This position functions under the administrative direction of the Chief of Police. It is responsible for the internal day-to-day management of the Police Division including the planning, assigning and coordinating of all police-related activities for both sworn and non-sworn personnel. Assists the Chief of Police with strategic planning, establishing division goals and initiatives and overseeing the performance management process for the Police Division. Develops, directs and evaluates Police Division services and programs. Provides a wide range of administrative duties such as payroll, grievance processing and direct supervision of Police Division personnel and teams. Serves as chair or team member on various division and university committees and workgroups. Collaborates with DPS leadership, university leadership and external customers to promote, provide and maintain public order and safety. Oversees and coordinates major event planning and Homeland Security initiatives. Meets with and communicates with community leaders and members regarding complaints and concerns over police actions. Handles media inquiries as needed. Assists in the hiring and training processes of division personnel. Assists in the development and implementation of division general orders. Provides leadership for special projects as assigned by the Chief of Police and/or Director of Public Safety. Assumes control of the Police Division in the absence of the Chief of Police.
All applicants must submit a response to the writing prompt listed in the Additional Information section of the posting in order to be considered.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Applicants should answer the following questions (limit 1 page response per question) and upload it within the Other document within the application:
1. In your opinion, what is your biggest concern in managing a university police department the size of Ohio State? What problems can you anticipate facing the position of Deputy Police Chief at Ohio State and explain how you will overcome them?
2. By this point in your career, you have undoubtedly experienced many styles of leadership from many different leaders. Please compare and contrast the leadership styles that you found beneficial and the leadership styles that you found to be ineffective. Please explain your own predominant style of leadership and provide examples to illustrate your style of leadership.
Subject to 24-hour call in. May work evenings and weekends. Required to work all home football games.
This position is identified as an “Essential” position, whose presence is required regardless of the existence of an emergency condition, and whose absence from duty could endanger the safety and well-being of the campus or university property.
Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Criminal Justice, a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; current peace officer certification, with the ability to obtain Ohio Peace Officer certification within 12 months of hire; ability to obtain secret clearance to attend security briefings within 12 months of hire; ability to pass medical and psychological testing, background check, vision testing and obtain a valid Ohio driver’s license within 30 days of hire; nine years of progressively responsible law enforcement experience, and three years of direct supervision experience; demonstrated initiative by taking advantage of a leadership educational opportunity, such as completing the FBINA, PELC, CLEE, SPI, or SPSC; extensive experience with the principals of modern crime prevention, knowledge of criminal investigative techniques and rules of evidence; knowledge of ICS and NIMS protocols and a basic understanding of Clery Act requirement; no conviction record for a felony or crime of moral turpitude or domestic violence.
Master’s degree; knowledge of CALEA accreditation process and requirements; knowledge of best practices in university policing; strategic or long-range planning experience; experience with major event security planning; extensive knowledge of Ohio criminal law.
Target Salary: $140,000.00 - $143,500.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Job Appointment (FTE%):
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.