Job details

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Position Number: 5144004
  • Location: Chattanooga, TN
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police


Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Chief of Police
23000002LE

Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Chief of Police - 23000002LE

Description

Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Chief of Police

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Safety and Chief of Police (AVCPS) serves as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and administrator for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Police Department (UTCPD), in addition to providing organizational vision and oversight for the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). The incumbent is responsible and accountable for the safety and security of the University community, including all (1) law enforcement and security operations, (2) emergency planning and management, (3) occupational and environmental safety, (4) life safety systems, (5) security and surveillance systems, and (6) Clery Act Compliance.

The AVCPS will establish and maintain departmental priorities and organizational structures for the Department of Public Safety (DPS). The incumbent has final approval on all allocations of resources, personnel, and responsibilities within DPS. The AVCPS prepares the budget for UTCPD and serves as the final approval for all financial expenditures in for all Public Safety units. The incumbent will oversee the hiring of all UTCPD sworn and unsworn personnel, Director(s) of the OEM and EHS, and the Clery Compliance Coordinator, in addition to providing oversight for personnel decisions regarding UTPCD personnel and guidance on personnel issues within other Public Safety units. The AVCPS will serve as the primary liaison to all local, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency medical service, and emergency management agencies, maintaining regular communication and interagency cooperation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Police
  • Oversees all financial aspects of the departments operations; responsible for financial management according to University policies and procedures, and financial accounting practices; overall responsibility for department budget, and final authority on all department expenditures; approves financial and human resource transactions in appropriate system; responsible for ensuring reimbursable events are recovered in departments budget.
  • Overall authority for hiring, discipline, and serves as the appointing authority for the department, including decisions on staffing for benefited and non-benefited positions; assesses personnel allocation and determines if appropriate personnel are assigned to shifts.
  • Reviews, updates, and approves all policies in TLEA accredited agency; provides proofs of accreditation adherence and directs others to do the same; ensures sworn and non-sworn personnel receive proper training to maintain certifications.
  • Serves as the primary liaison to all local, state, and federal law enforcement, fire, emergency medical service, and emergency management agencies, maintaining regular communication and interagency cooperation; serves on various University committees.
  • Makes trained staff available for security assessments as needed; ensures that the campus community is kept apprised of safety and security concerns; coordinates the release of information to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Delegates duties as needed to Police Command Staff.

Emergency Management / Environmental Health and Safety
  • Oversees the performance and expectations of the Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

o Provides annual performance and achievement goals for OEM; provides input on institutional safety emphasis and emergency management efforts; provides budgetary support and leadership to help OEM reach established goals.

o Provides annual performance and achievement goals for OEM; provides input on institutional safety emphasis and emergency management efforts; provides budgetary support and leadership to help OEM reach established goals.

Clery Act
  • Provides direct oversight of all efforts regarding compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
  • Life Safety, Security, and Surveillance systems Provides oversight of all campus life safety, security, and surveillance systems; approves or rejects all proposals of new or additional equipment, and ensures such equipment meets established requirements for addition to campus infrastructure; maintains inventory, orders repairs, and replacement of equipment; updates campus Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) policy in accordance with state and federal laws; approves or rejects applicable requests for UAV operations on campus.


Application Process:

In addition to the online application, a resume and cover letter are required.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Management, or related field.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Possess and maintain an active Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certification; or possess an active equivalent certification from another state that will meet. Tennessee POST requirements for participation in Transition School within six (6) months.
  • Excellent knowledge of Clery, Title IX, VAWA and Campus SAVE Act regulations.
  • Excellent knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Knowledge of state and federal criminal laws.
  • Knowledge of law enforcement Accreditation standards, particularly those standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement (CALEA).


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Management, or related field.
  • Graduate of FBI National Academy of similar professional law enforcement leadership academy.
  • 10 years overall command level experience in law enforcement.
  • Maintains a Federal Security Clearance.


The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

Qualifications

Job
Executive/Administrative

Primary Location
US-Tennessee-Chattanooga

Organization
Executive Director Of Public Safety Campus/Institute Chattanooga

Schedule
Full-time

Job Posting
Dec 14, 2023, 9:09:31 PM

EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the appropriate affirmative action office. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the campus ADA Coordinator.


To apply, visit https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_chattanooga/jobdetail.ftl?job=23000002LE&tz=GMT%2B00%3A00&tzname=UTC






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