Lane Community College Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness in Eugene, Oregon

AA/EEO Statement

AA/EEO Statement

Lane Community College is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Veteran / Disabled Employer embracing equity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage a safe and hospitable environment for women, minority, veteran and disabled candidates.

  • Lane actively recruits Veterans and those with Disabilities for all positions. For accommodations and questions call 541-463-5586.
  • Veterans, please fax, e-mail, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources, 541-463-3970

Position Information:

Applicant Notification
Search Information

Lane Community College, a comprehensive community college in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, has begun the search for the Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

  • First review date is Monday, August 27, 2018, and additional review dates will be based on department need and quality of pool. Lane reserves the right to modify this information.
  • Unofficial or official transcripts are required for this position at the time of application. See instructions below.
  • Provide all documents as requested; a resume may not take the place of any one section of the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered and applications must be submitted online. Include employment and education dates, and hours worked per week.
  • Candidates will be able to implement and ensure an “equity lens” is used to assess, implement and maintain systems and structures that are inclusive and respectful.
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Salary/Compensation Statement

In addition to salary, an excellent benefit package is provided.

  • Our Management Benefits package includes a generous contribution toward medical, dental and vision insurance, long term disability as well as paid sick leave and vacation time.

You may also view our Management Working Agreement online.

All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.

Working Schedule

In addition to a regular daytime work schedule, position may include weekend and evening shifts. Must also be available to participate in, and provide support for, emergencies during all shifts.


Required Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement, Human Relations, Business Administration, Management or closely related field.
  • Certifications: Successful candidate will be required to have the following certifications upon hire and/or ability to obtain within 180 days of employment. 1, Current State of Oregon Executive Security Management Certification
  • Must be currently DPSST certified as a Public Safety Professional in the state of Oregon
  • Current AED/CPR and First Aid Training
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License
Required Experience
  • Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible leadership positions with “hands on” work experience in public campus safety or security, law enforcement, or other closely related field. *This experience must involve working in an environment where a developmental approach to human relations, interpersonal relations and problem-solving skills are used.
  • There is no acceptable substitution for the above experience requirement.
Conditions of Employment
  • Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check and meet the standards of ORS 181.875 regarding criminal history.
  • All public safety employees must be able to pass a pre-employment completed medical examination indicating the ability to complete the physical elements of the classification description.
  • Successful candidate must not have been convicted of a felony or any crime involving false statements or dishonesty within the last 15 years.


Preferred Education
  • Advanced degree in related field
  • Training in AMAG security systems
  • CERT certification
  • Incident command training
Preferred Experience
  • Experience as a manager of a public campus safety or security or law enforcement department, or other closely related field.
  • Experience working in an active, union represented work environment.
Bilingual/Multicultural Statement

Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in World languages is preferred.

A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance the concepts of social justice and culturally competent behaviors is expected.

Equivalency Statement

Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications.

Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.

Position Purpose

The Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is a hands-on, collaborative leadership opportunity in a diverse, participatory environment that includes interaction with students, staff, administrators, and the community. Serve as the primary emergency management coordinator, and the primary liaison to all local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency management personnel. Implement and administer all security and emergency operations for the college. Supervise and direct all activities and efforts of the Department of Public Safety.

Essential Functions
Essential Functions
  • Manage, develop plan, and actively implement the college’s overall campus security program operations to include incident reporting, policy and procedure, Clery Act compliance, accident reporting and review, incident management, collaboration with local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency response agencies as well as public safety and property security planning.
  • Collaborate with Vice President of College Services in the implementation of the Student Conduct Code.
  • Monitor and communicate legal and governmental requirements promptly and appropriately.
  • Generate, develop and implement department policy and procedures.
  • Develop, refine and train Public Safety staff to provide friendly, welcoming, professional and responsive safety and security services
  • Assure that all college, FERPA, LEDS and other applicable confidentiality standards are maintained, followed and applied appropriately by authorized Public Safety staff, and ensure that associated periodic reports are accurate, complete and generated in a timely fashion.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with Human Resources regarding staff safety and security. Develop, schedule, and/or conduct safety training and education programs for staff, students and campus users based on timely topics and staff and student input.
  • Provide, maintain and encourage a positive insightful vision for progressive teamwork that includes training programs and performance measurements that provide a framework of trust that promotes individual and team responsibility, accountability, respect and effective communication.
  • Assure, generate and provide active coordination, collaboration and communication, as needed, between Public Safety department and the college and public, monitor and communicate various legal and governmental requirements
  • Serve on Emergency Response team, threat assessment team and college safety committee
  • Collaborate with staff to develop appropriate and effective individual and team goals, priorities and performance measures
  • Hiring, evaluation, professional development and overall personnel administration of the department including scheduling, training, discipline, performance reviews, coaching, mentoring, setting priorities, prompt time sheet processing and the application of classified labor union agreements.
  • Promote and facilitate the integration of Lane’s Core Learning Outcomes Core Learning Outcomes (CLOs) into curricula and the assessment of student learning at the course, program, and college levels.
  • Assure the implementation of the College’s Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunities concerning policies, goals, and timetables in assigned areas. Ensure staff development on diversity, inclusive climate and respectful learning and working environment issues.
  • Ensure the college engages in an effective system of evaluation and assessment of its programs and services, wherever offered and however delivered.
  • Conduct an effective, regular, and comprehensive assessment of student achievement at the college wide level to evaluate clearly identified program goals or intended outcomes for student recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Ensure department direct reports are participating in student assessment and meeting accreditation standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Equity and Inclusion
  • Demonstrate Lane’s core value of social justice by ensuring equity and inclusion skills such as respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing of cultural and personal differences, are the basis of employee and student interpersonal communications and relationships, and are applied to all position responsibilities.
  • Duties are carried out inclusively, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
  • Must demonstrate an active concern for students and staff.
  • Actively assist with ADA compliance in conjunction with Lane’s Human Resources and Disability Resources departments; support appropriate access for persons with disabilities to facilitate student and staff success; mentor and role-model cultural competency for persons with disabilities.
Supervision Statement

Reports to and works under the general supervision of the Vice President of College Services. Work is performed independently and collaboratively using the knowledge of applicable procedures, rules, regulations and statutes. Work is reviewed periodically to assure conformance with established policies and to measure results. Persons in this classification are required to lead, manage, participate in the work of employees in the Public Safety Officer 1 and Public Safety Sr. Officer classifications as well as on-call positions, administrative staff, temporary employees and student assistants.

Physical Demands/Working Environment
  • Working conditions include exposure to potential violent, hostile, or emotionally unstable individuals and potential exposure to body fluids. Public Safety department staff are typically exposed to all weather elements and/or occasionally challenging working conditions. Stand and walk up to 8 hours daily. Sit at and operate computer up to 4 hours daily. Repeatedly life/transport up to 50 pounds. Safely use ladders, voice projection equipment, all tools used as a Public Safety Officer 1 or 2.
  • Campus Public Safety Officer work requires normal mental and visual attention and activities that require manual coordination for frequent periods of time.
  • Some weekends or evening shifts may be required. Must be available to participate in, and provide support for, emergencies during all shifts.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

The Director of Public Safety shall also perform similar tasks and duties to those outlined in the Public Safety Officer 1 and Public Safety Officer 2 job classification descriptions.


Knowledge of personnel administration and supervision to oversee and manage campus safety officers who may be unarmed or armed as private security professionals. Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply state and federal regulations such as Title IX, Federal Campus Crime Reporting (Clery) Act, Anti-terrorism Standards, NIMS, ICS and other regulatory requirements in order to assist campuses and departments in maintaining a safe work environment and maintaining reporting compliance. Knowledge of Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules pertaining to higher education and campus safety. Knowledge of the principles and practices of managing security operations. Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency planning.


Skilled in the use of personal computers and general office software. Skills to learn college specific computer programs, phone system, and standard office equipment. Collaborative decision-making skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Written and verbal communication skills. Problem solving skills. Working well with others cross-functionally.


Ability to research information and prepare administrative and incident reports. Ability to provide public safety officer coverage in uniform while on duty as a hands-on manager, be on site if needed to provide timely on-campus suport for emergencies and urgent personnel and student issues during all shifts throughout the wee; research, present, and implement needed cost effective training opportunities to maintain all officer certifications and best practices, operate two way radios, learn and apply knowledge of Oregon Criminal Statutes. Support and administer the AMAG keyless access building system and issue badges. Ability to maintain a budget and plan appropriately for current and future operational needs. Ability to lead, manage, coach and evaluate employees. Ability to travel between campus locations. Ability to work cooperatively and effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter. Ability to present information to a variety of audiences in both informal and formal settings. Ability to demonstrate essential job functions as outline above. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with management, students, staff, other agencies, and the general public; manage time effectively; develop programs, modify existing practices, and develop new policies and regulations as they relate to this job; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must meet college requirements for driving a college owned vehicle.Maintain a high degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information. Physical ability to perform the essential job functions.

  • Provide support to employees working to meet accreditation standards through evaluation and assessment of student outcomes.
Applicant Instructions
Applicant Instructions
  • All fields in the application must be completed, including employment dates, work hours, part-time or full-time and detailed job duties.
  • Resume may not take the place of any section of the application.

To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

  1. Online Application – complete in entirety. In order to be considered for this position no section of the application can be left blank.

  2. Curriculum Vitae – Submit a copy listing all relevant educational and professional experience and activities, including a list of courses taught within the last five years, if applicable.

  3. Cover Letter – attach a concise letter clearly detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  4. References – provide a minimum of three (3) work-related references; four (4) references preferred. Must include current and valid contact information.

  5. Transcripts – Unofficial or official transcripts are required at the time of application. Attach, fax, deliver or mail per instructions below.

  6. DD214 – Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation to Human Resources at Lane Community College., 541-463-3970

  • For assistance with the online application call 541-463-5586
  • For position questions contact, 541-463-5473

Additional Documents and Letters of reference are not accepted.

Transcript Instructions
Transcripts are required

In order to be considered for the position unofficial or official transcripts must be provided.

  • Attach under “Optional Document”, fax, email, deliver or mail to: Lane Community College HR Public Safety Director Attn: Dana Castro Building 3 4000 E 30th Ave Eugene, OR 97405

Fax: (541) 463-3970 Email:

College and Division Information
College Information

The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.

Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.


Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College. One of the advantages of working Lane is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what’s new at Eugene, Cascades & Oregon Coast (link is external).

Posting Number: 180083

Job Title: Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Department /Division: Public Safety

Location: Main Campus

Classification: Director of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Position Type: Management

Anticipated Start Date: Upon Hire

Salary/Wage: Annual

Salary/Wage Range: Starting Salary Range $70,396 - $89,175 Annual (Management Salary Band 4, Range A)

FLSA: Exempt

Position Status: Permanent

Full/Part: Full-Time

Annual Schedule: 260 Day (12 Month)

Quicklink for Posting:

Posting Date: 06/13/2018

Applicant Pool: No

Open Until Filled: Yes

Union Association: Managers Working Agreement