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Coast Community College District
  • Position Number: 4548337
  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Director, Campus Security

Coast Community College District

Salary: $122,004.00 - $162,143.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: GM-007-24

Location: Huntington Beach, CA


Please be advised this is a Classified Management position and is designated as a CalPERS position. There are limited circumstances in which an active CalSTRS member may have the option to elect to remain in CalSTRS. Questions about how this may effect your CalPERS or CalSTRS retirement should be directed to calpers website and calstrs website.

About Golden West College
Located in beautiful Huntington Beach, California, Golden West College is a two-year college, serving over 10,500 students on a 122-acre campus. GWC offers over 60 Associate degrees, a strong university transfer program, more than 40 Career and Technical Education certificates, community education, and extensive student support services. Founded in 1966, Golden West College has been widely recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its students. Additionally, GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). At Golden West College we are committed to providing high quality education and equitable outcomes through inclusive practices that support and celebrate everyone. We welcome candidates that share our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative students, employees, and community populations. Please visit the links below to learn more information about GWC:

Provides leadership and supervision over campus security, intervention enforcement of laws and policy, and related public information duties that provide a safe environment for students, staff, and the public while on campus properties and District offices. Protects students and property by carrying out proactive programs and public safety processes. Researches, and implements traffic flow and parking regulations. Designs and develops schedules and surveillance routines for patrol of the campus, its grounds, and related facilities. Provides training on public safety matters. Provides training to employees assigned emergency operations duties.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Director of Campus Security serves in a supervisory management capacity, responsible for optimizing around-the-clock service delivery in a department that is housed at one campus requiring a security and safety presence on campus buildings, grounds, athletic, and parking facilities. Advancement to this position would require compliance with the qualifications of the position and be made through promotion from a position requiring leadership training and experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties, as assigned:
  1. Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates activities of campus security staff, actively participating in delivering services ranging from enforcing laws, College policy and public safety initiatives, command of incidents, to assistance for all who are on campus/college properties.
  2. Researches, reviews, recommends, and implements traffic flow and parking regulations. Designs and develops schedules and surveillance routines for patrol of the campus, its grounds, and related facilities.
  3. Establishes scope and efficiency of services, and continually reviews and evaluates staffing levels to accommodate daily routines and scheduled events.
  4. Manages, facilitates, and participates in developing the department's annual work plans. Assigns, monitors, and reviews work activities, projects, and programs to support annual work plans.
  5. Ensures campus Public Safety officers and staff conduct themselves in a professional, respectful manner, exercising their authority with appropriate discretion and treating all staff, students, and visitors in a fair and equitable manner.
  6. Develops and monitors methods that ensure staff, students, and visitors have opportunity to openly communicate their thoughts and concerns. Develops internal performance standards and investigation procedures for the Officers.
  7. Oversees the development and administration of the department budget. Identifies funding opportunities and revenue sources to meet growing demands for services. Forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies. Approves purchases and monitor expenditures to ensure proper disbursement of funds.
  8. Oversees research and identification of suspicious and criminal activity trends in the community that may affect the campuses. Works with other agencies, community resources, and deterrent methods to increase effectiveness of law enforcement and emergency management efforts.
  9. Serves as a member of, and facilitates discussions for committees such as, but not limited to, safety, security, disaster response, and environmental compliance.
  10. Participates in civic, professional, community groups regarding the activities and programs of the department to promote public confidence in the department's role in supporting education and safety on campus.
  11. Participates in the development of and maintains individual disaster plans for various physical aspects of the campus.
  12. Directs the parking, traffic management, carpool, and environmental quality programs for the College. Monitors and accounts for Campus public safety-related revenues from parking, fingerprinting, and other services.
  13. Provides initial triage and direction and participates in supervising emergency operations during major incidents.
  14. Provides training to faculty, staff and students in public safety matters. Provides training to employees assigned emergency operations duties.
  15. Manages and leads in required and optional emergency exercises such as earthquake and evacuation drills.
  16. Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
  17. Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 - Code of Professional Ethics.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills
  1. The position requires specialized occupational knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of modern public safety administration, organization, and operation.
  2. Requires considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of community public safety programs, public safety procedures, and emergency response planning.
  3. Requires working knowledge of the pertinent Federal, State, local and District laws and ordinances including applicable sections of the Calif. Penal Code, State Education Code, Motor Vehicle Code, Health and Safety Code, business and professional policies related to the area of responsibility.
  4. Requires working knowledge of the principles and practices of police service organizations and management in a municipal or education environment.
  5. Requires knowledge of current social, political and economic trends and operating issues of educational institutions.
  6. Requires knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation, and supervision of personnel.
  7. Requires sufficient English language skills to prepare professional correspondence and reports suitable for external distribution.
  8. Requires sufficient business math skill to prepare and administer budgets and statistics.
  9. Requires skill at using a personal computer. Requires well-developed human relation skills to speak to large and diverse audiences, resolve confrontation, and review performance.

  1. Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.
  2. Requires the ability to supervise staff and conduct performance evaluations.
  3. Requires the ability to utilize all of the tools and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner.
  4. Requires the ability to use appropriate defense measures to protect self or others in adverse situations.
  5. Requires the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and administer the activities of the department in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  6. Requires the ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  7. Requires the ability to develop strategic long-range plans.
  8. Requires the ability to meet and deal tactfully and professionally with college and community groups, the public, and the media.
  9. Requires the ability interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
  10. Requires the ability to work constructively to resolve conflict and develop a consensus.
  11. Requires the ability to assume command by acting quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  12. Requires the ability to work as contributing member of a team, work productively and collaboratively with other teams and external customers, and convey a positive image of the College.

Physical Abilities
  1. The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.
  2. Essential functions will vary by position.
  3. As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), the District shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience

The position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or directly related military service from an accredited college or university in police science, criminal justice, public administration, or a closely related field. Graduation from a police standards academy and achieving the rank of Sergeant may serve as an acceptable alternative. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for the position. Law enforcement, security management, or emergency management.

Preferred qualifications
  • Leadership in a public safety position.
  • P.O.S.T supervisory or P.O.S.T management certificate
  • Master's Degree

Licenses and Certificates

Requires a valid driver license. May require possession of an intermediate Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.)

D.E.I.A. - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access
Golden West College is committed to fostering a culture of inclusive excellence by uplifting employees and students through an environment that is equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible. Throughout the application and interview process, we want to hear about your understanding and experience as it relates to D.E.I.A. We will be actively listening, assessing, and evaluating this throughout each stage of the process. Please visit the GWC Student Equity and Achievement Programs website to learn more about our programs and events.

Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors and outdoors where significant safety considerations exist from physical effort, and dangerous incidents. This job specification describes the general nature of the work performed, representative duties as well as the typical qualifications needed for acceptable performance. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, work steps, and skills required of the job.

Conditions of Employment

This recruitment is for 1 full-time, 12-months per year, Classified Management position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flexible schedules and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of programs and job duties. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

Please be advised this is a Classified Management position and is designated as a CalPERS position. There are limited circumstances in which an active CalSTRS member may have the option to elect to remain in CalSTRS. Questions about how this may effect your CalPERS or CalSTRS retirement should be directed to calpers website and calstrs website.

ATTENTION: Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310) (Download PDF reader) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.

Application Requirements

To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet at by the application deadline: 11:59 p.m. September 13th, 2023

Incomplete applications, application materials submitted by mail and documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered. Please note that the district does not return materials submitted in the application process (copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).

A complete application packet includes:
  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  2. Responses to Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses, as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).
  3. A Cover Letter that outlines your education and experiences relevant to this position and addresses the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications.
  4. A Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance by emailing or by calling 714.438.4716.


Through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, Coast Community College District delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees. (Salary Schedule DG-8) (Download PDF reader)


This position is eligible for the following benefits. Please visit the benefits tab above for additional information.
  • Generous medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans for employees and dependents
  • 21 paid holidays
  • Cumulative sick leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Longevity salary programs
  • PERS or STRS retirement plans depending on position classification.
  • Deferred compensation/457 plans
  • Employee Assistance Program

Employment Information
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 )
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The SELECTED CANDIDATE is required to complete the following prior to employment:
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate's expense (Clearance must be received prior to the first day of employment).
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States including a Social Security Card; AND
  • Participate in a new hire onboarding appointment with an Employment Services Representative.

Additional Information

Selection Procedure
  • All online applications received by the application deadline will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the highest committee evaluation will be invited to an interview.
  • During interviews the search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, and any additional testing exercises such as a demonstration/presentation, writing exercises and/or hands-on practical. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited for a second-level interview.
  • The hiring manager will conduct reference checks on the final candidate. The district reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The hiring manager, in collaboration with the selection committee, will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.
  • The start date will be determined based on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position, or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. We are committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information. The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline, Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College.

Coast Community College District Title IX:

This direct link 2022 Coast Community College District Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Download PDF reader) is the 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. The crime statistics for calendar years 2018 - 2021 were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A hard copy can be provided from one of the Campus Safety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices for any questions regarding the report.

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