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Requisition Number 17-0060
Post Date 10/12/2017
Title Assistant Director of Campus Safety
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Director of Campus Safety, the full-time qualified individual will assist the Director with the administration of College and department personnel policies involving hiring, scheduling, daily supervision, evaluation, disciplinary action and the resolution of all reported incidents. The individual will meet with College community members to discuss, review and investigate situations that violate the Code of Student Conduct, departmental misconduct, criminal statutes, and other matters of substantial College interest. This individual will serve on college-wide committees, in which his/her job knowledge would be beneficial. This individual will assist the Director in identifying departmental and College training needs for the campus at large and perform the duties of a campus safety officer daily. As a member of the Department of Campus Safety, the assistant director must support and comply with College and departmental policies and decisions. In the absence of the Director and Chief of Campus Safety, the assistant director will temporarily assume administrative and supervisory responsibilities, ensuring the safety and security of the campus community.

General Information

  • Compensation for this position is $20.19 per hour
  • Full-time, Benefited Position

Investigator (40%)

  • Conducts preliminary and ongoing investigations as assigned.
  • Investigates crimes against individuals and/or property; locates, identifies and interviews victims, witnesses and suspects with the assistance of the director.
  • Corresponds and cooperates with campus community and other law enforcement agencies to gather and exchange information; submits evidence to outside agencies; receives and identifies evidence submitted by the patrol division.
  • Prepares and reviews campus incident reports of activities and investigations and maintains related files; prepares case reports for court action; testifies in court as necessary.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates training programs on safety issues and crime prevention for students, faculty and staff.

Safety Patrol (40%)

  • Makes routine foot and vehicular patrols.
  • Responds to all radio/telephone calls, whether routine or emergency in nature.
  • Conducts briefing at shift change to update oncoming shift.
  • Enforces state/federal/local laws, plus Hood College policies and regulations.
  • Monitors on-campus traffic and parking regulations; issues citations as necessary; issues vehicle registrations.
  • Patrols and/or directs traffic at special events.
  • Understands fire and safety regulations and equipment. Responds immediately to fire alarm activations.
  • Understands crime prevention techniques; makes recommendations for crime prevention and reduction.
  • Provides medical transportation (routine and emergency), as needed.
  • Provides let-in services for room lock-outs.
  • Records and produces identification cards for students, faculty and staff.
  • Provides assistance to campus switchboard operators, as needed.
  • Performs basic maintenance duties as required (i.e., throwing circuit breakers, shutting off leaking toilets, resetting door and fire alarms, etc.)

Training/Community Support (20%)

  • Promotes crime prevention and awareness services to the campus community including, but not limited to orientation for new students, faculty, and staff; crime prevention literature, alcohol awareness and crime watch programs for residence halls, student organizations or other campus groups, upon request.
  • Activates the Hood Emergency Mass Notification System, at the discretion of the Director.
  • Conducts/participates in department sponsored training with Hood community members.
  • Participates/supports campus in-service training for safety officers and other campus safety staff.
  • Serves on the Title IX committee and other campus-wide committees as assigned.
  • Maintains officer certification training requirements.
  • Provides orientation and field training for new officers.


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 communicate and exchange ideas effectively with students, faculty, staff, municipal officers, and the public; be alert, friendly, mature, tactful, and firm;
  • Excellent common sense applicable to situations with varying levels of urgency;
  • Ability to provide appropriate guidance and action in emergency situations;
  • Ability to handle confidential material;
  • Available for rotating shifts and rotating days off;
  • May be subject to emergency calls 24 hours per day, seven days per week;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must understand and adhere to a belief in the role of college campus safety officers to support the mission of the college and to facilitate student education and growth, persistence and success.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; one to two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of Maryland criminal and civil codes is required.

Technology Skills

Ability to monitor computer aided dispatching systems. Proficient with productivity software such as Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Word. Also may need to become proficient with other campus safety-related software. Proficient with internet and email.

Language Skills

Strong written and oral command of the English language essential. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.

Communicate in the English language by phone, two-way radio, and in person in a one-to-one or group setting. Ability to communicate clearly and calmly in the event of an emergency situation or during a special event. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and/or employees of the College and provide one-on-one or group training.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator. Able to use data to identify trends and generate suggestions/ solutions to address issues.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current valid driver’s license is required. Must have the ability and willingness to obtain the following certifications:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Opioid Overdose response training

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. When saving documents, all document titles related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number. (i.e. c.smith, 17-0060).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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