Chief of Campus Police/Emergency Management & Environmental Safety Director
Missouri Southern State University
Location: Joplin, Missouri
Internal Number: 2066659
General Statement of Job
The Chief of Campus Police and Emergency Management & Environmental Safety Director ensures that faculty, staff, students, and visitors at MSSU are safe and successful.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Develops policies and procedures that are police department specific, such as; parking, traffic flow, lighting, fire safety, and hazardous material removal.
Supervises full and part time UPD staff. Oversees scheduling and training of officers and dispatchers. Supervises the budgeting, purchasing, and maintenance of all equipment for the department, including writing and reviewing grant applications
Ensures criminal investigations are carried out effectively and efficiently.
Reviews all reports, makes arrests, and submits cases to the prosecutor's office for adjudication.
Develops and conducts training programs for general safety, emergency response, fire safety, "Right to Know" and hazardous materials programs for all MSSU faculty and staff. Develops firearms testing, safety, qualifications, and remedial sessions for officers.
Represents MSSU in all external emergency management and safety activities and meetings. Gives news releases regarding events on campus, especially as they relate to emergency situations and criminal activity.
Keep informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation
Knowledgeable of the Federal, State and local laws, guidelines and best practices regarding emergency management and disposal of hazardous materials.
Serves as MSSU designated Incident Commander in the event of emergency situations, as necessary, and ensures a well-trained and highly functional Incident Command System at MSSU.
Responsible for the overall development and implementation of all emergency preparedness policies, procedures and guidelines, to include, but not limited to the assessment, planning, preparation, scheduling, training, testing of readiness, drillings, evaluating performance, implementing remediation steps and maintaining all required records relating to emergency preparedness.
Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.
Serves as the Chairperson of the Emergency Preparedness Committee and the Automated External Defibrillator Committee.
Completes, submits, and files all documentation involving the storage, handling, tracking, removal, and disposal of chemical, biological and hazardous materials on campus, according to federal, state or local laws and guidelines. Maintains files on all emergency and safety reports, guidelines, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's), etc.
Knowledgeable in the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes to ensure that University facilities (existing facilities and all new construction) meet compliance standards.
Responsible for and assists with making routine inspections, maintenance, and testing of campus emergency plans and providing corrective actions, when necessary (i.e existing safety and fire protection equipment and defibrillators).
Makes suggestions that would enhance the safety of students and faculty/staff regarding emergency management, hazardous materials or fire protection.
Works with the local police departments, fire departments, county departments, and emergency management agencies in the development of the University's emergency management plans, training sessions, response effort coordination, and the exchange of personnel and equipment.
Collaborates with the University Information Technology Department on the design, installation, and maintenance of closed-circuit security camera systems on campus.
Other duties may be assigned.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Environmental Health/Safety, or related field. Master's preferred.
Minimum of five years of experience in law enforcement.
Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal laws, rules, codes and currently accepted principles and practices relevant to emergency management, safety and security operations in an educational or public facility including OSHA, NFPA, and FEMA NIMS.
Police Administration Training certification required. FBI Range Master Course, Administrative Officer's Course, and National Incident Command Administration Training preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge and successful experience, obtained from a combination of formal education and work/life experience in Emergency Planning and disaster management to include, but not limited to: Severe Weather Events, Active Shooter, Abductions, and Hazard Materials Emergencies and other events preferred.
The employee must maintain all the continuing education requirements to remain POST certified as a condition of continued employment. If not currently certified, certification of successful completion must be secured within three (3) months of employment.
Must have valid Driver's License and be able to meet the University's insurance requirements for driving University vehicles.
Preferred Certification in NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800.
Preferred 40-hour HazWoper training or equivalent program.
Preferred experience in emergency management, safety, security, fire, or related field, with experience in a supervisory capacity including personnel management.
Preferred previous experience in Fire Science and NFPA/Life Safety Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to compute all units of measure for statistical analysis.
Ability to make informed decisions pertaining to the department budget. (i.e. Prepare and process purchase orders, administer grants funds, manage inventory, and allocating funds).
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to perform in a calm, pleasant, professional manner combined with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Must have a general knowledge of computer operations (prefer Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point).
Ability to oversee purchasing authority up to $5,000 without approval from supervisor.
Ability to supervise employees, as well as, establish policies and plans pertaining to the development, installation, and maintenance of technology systems.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or use a computer keyboard and talk or hear. Employee is required to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.