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Sauk Valley Community College Human Resources

Job Descriptions

Campus Job Descriptions

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description Listing

TITLE:

Chief Safety and Security Officer

SUPERVISED BY:

DEPARTMENT:

Campus Safety and Security

GRADE:

J

CATEGORY:

Full-time Professional-Technical

STATUS:

Exempt

FUNCTION OF THE JOB:

Serves as the Chief Safety and Security Officer of the College. The major areas of responsibility include supervision and administration of physical campus security.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Serve as liaison with Lee County Sheriff’s Office for administration of the College Resource Officer program. (5%*)
  2. Nurture relationships with public safety agencies, including emergency management agencies, health departments, fire departments, and law enforcement agencies within the SVCC district. (2%*)
  3. Administer and provide recommendations for policy and procedures concerning emergency preparedness and security. (15%*)
  4. Monitor OSHA requirements and compliance for campus safety. (2%*)
  5. Collaborate with the Director of Facilities and Vice President of Business Services to maintain the College’s Risk Management Plan. (2%*)
  6. Collaborate with the Director of Research and Planning to maintain and update the Emergency Operations Plan and Violence Prevention Plan, serve as a member of the Emergency Preparedness Committee and Violence Prevention Committee. (5%*)
  7. Administer the Emergency Operations Plan and oversee Operations and Logistics sections of emergency response. Serve as Liaison Officer in unified command situation or serve as Incident Commander if President is unavailable. (10%*)
  8. Serve as a member of the Leadership Council.
  9. Represent the institution at relevant statewide community college professional organizations.
  10. Prepare annual budget requests; manage and maintain the budgets for supervised areas.
  11. Develop annual goals and objectives for supervised areas.
  12. Serves as the SVCC Title IX Coordinator. (25%*)
    1. The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the College’s compliance with Title IX, and other related discrimination laws, and serves as the College’s primary contact for cases alleging misconduct, specifically sexual misconduct, gender-based discrimination, harassment, intimate partner violence, and stalking for students, faculty, and staff.
    2. Provides ongoing consultation with College stakeholders regarding Title IX requirements, compliance, and grievance resolution.
    3. Provides resource referrals to students and staff involved in investigations.
    4. Cultivates relationships and collaborates with a variety of campus partners to ensure Title IX policies are communicated to all constituencies, including the gathering of a Title IX task force, if necessary. 
    5. Remains knowledgeable of federal and state law and regulations, and trends within higher education related to harassment and other discriminatory practices. Identifies and integrates best practices into knowledge base and practice.
    6. Organizes and maintains all training and complaint records.
    7. Develops and implements a case management database to organize, manage, and track Title IX incidents.
    8. Coordinates Title IX efforts with other institution offices that receive or investigate complaints.
    9. Gathers evidence and investigates incidents and complaints reported as Title IX violations filed with the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Advises impacted parties and respondents of their rights.
    10. Coordinates interim measures and accommodations throughout the College.
    11. Ensures a fair, timely, and well-documented investigative process. Maintains accurate and thorough records and notes of the investigation process.
    12. Creates comprehensive written investigation reports that clearly identify the issues investigated, identify all relevant university policy, and summarize all relevant evidence.
    13. Creates partnerships among the diverse constituency of the district and region.
    14. Evaluates and determines merit/no merit of complaint claims.
    15. Summarizes case findings in preparation for distribution.
    16. Tracks, trends, reports, and addresses systemic problems relating to complaints.
    17. Prepare an annual budget request; manage and maintain the Title IX budget.
  13. Assume all other reasonable professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Must understand and support the mission of the community college.
  2. Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  3. Must be able to communicate effectively by phone and email on a daily basis.
  4. Must be able to provide verbal/visual presentations.
  5. Must be able to work with computers.
  6. Must be able to work non-standard hours.

PERSONAL INTERACTION:

Frequent contact is made with all levels of College personnel, students, the general public, and outside organizations in relation to routine departmental services and duties and in providing appropriate assistance and information as requested.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over the Campus Safety and Security Officers, and Shield Testing Operators.

REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field is required or equivalent education and experience. National Incident Management Systems 700, 100, 200, and 300 certification is required or ability to obtain certification within a one year of hire.

Revised:

2/8/2022

TORT LIABILITY STATEMENT:

Coordinates the College Risk Management Program in a capacity appropriate to this position. This includes, but is not limited to, monitoring conditions, events and circumstances present through daily College operations, and communicating observations to the appropriate supervisor or taking necessary actions to correct, prevent or limit safety problems. May serve as a member of a committee that supports the health, safety and/or legal rights of visitors, students and staff. Such committees may include the AA/EEO, Sexual Harassment, and Safety/Loss Control committees. (Risk Management Categories I, III, IV. See Tort file.)


This description is intended to indicate the kinds and levels of work difficulty that will be required of the position that will be given the title and shall not be construed as declaring what specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of the supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.