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Company: Bellevue College
Location: Bellevue, WA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education



The Assistant Director of Public Safety reports to the Director of Public Safety and assists in the daily operations of the public safety department. The Assistant Director is responsible for 24-hour coverage of campus security, safety operations, crime prevention, security/safety training, alarm/security systems, CCTV, and assuring compliance with current laws and regulations as they pertain to the functions and activities of the campus Public Safety Department.

Salary range begins at $68,000. Annual salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to  section.

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

The Bellevue College (BC) Public Safety Department's well-trained and courteous staff provides personal safety, security, crime prevention, preliminary investigations, and other services to the campus community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Public Safety staff is trained and instructed in non-violent crisis intervention skills allowing them to avoid and defuse most confrontational situations. All Public Safety staff are trained in basic CPR and emergency response for major incidents (e.g., Weather Conditions, Earthquake, Medical Emergency, Power Failure, Fire , Evacuation Procedures, Acts of Violence, Hazardous Substances, Bomb Threats, Weapons Use or Threats). The BC Public Safety Department acts as the first responder for all criminal incidents, provides general patrol of campus facilities and property, investigates collisions, manages traffic safety and parking, coordinates emergency preparedness planning, and provides crime prevention programs. The department responds to all reports of fire and/or medical aid, working in support of the Bellevue Fire Department.

The BC Public Safety department works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Public Safety Officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and determine if the individual has lawful business on campus property. The Public Safety Department maintains a professional working relationship with the Bellevue Police Department (BPD), which has jurisdiction on campus property. 



  • Assists the director in directing public safety personnel in their efforts to maintain a safe, secure, and orderly campus.
  • Collaborates with other departments to ensure effective security coverage at all BC activities and events.
  • Manages parking services and initiatives, including parking policies and operations to ensure maximum efficiency with parking services.

Training, Record keeping, and Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Ensures that the protocol manual and performance standards for the department are being followed and are up to date.
  • Schedules, facilitates, and tracks department training for Public Safety staff.
  • Establishes and oversees the maintenance of a reporting mechanism and recordkeeping that complies with state records requirements while meeting all administrative needs.
  • Identify, develop and implement security/safety training programs.

  • Interviews, selects, and trains staff.
  • Plans, assigns work, evaluates performance, resolves grievances and takes corrective action.
  • Serves as essential personnel during suspended operations, emergency response, and recover operations.
  • Serves as the alternate chair of the campus safety committee, Clery committee, Care Team, and other committees as required.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation of the college emergency preparedness process and coordinates/leads appropriate training as required.
  • Fills in for Director as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • An Associate's Degree in criminal justice, police science, or related field of study.  Relevant experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.
  • Five (5) years of experience working in Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Security or related field.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience in Law Enforcement, Public Safety, Security or related field.
  • One (1) year experience working in higher education.
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead others and manage department resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment and/or unionized work force.
  • Knowledge of laws applicable to higher education, including but not limited to the Jeanne Clery Act, Federal Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Campus Safety Act.
  • Experience in safety, security, and emergency preparedness operations on a college or university campus.
  • Experience working with student conduct, Title IX and other collegiate departments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential and sensitive materials and issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement and ethical decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote and foster a healthy and inclusive working environment, and commitment to cultural pluralism.

Applications received by 04/24/2020 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. This position is not eligible for relocation allowance.

Background Check:
Prior to start an employment, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

How To Apply:
Click on the word Apply at the top right corner of the job announcement.

Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will be considered incomplete and will not be screened for the position.

  • Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
  • Attach a Cover Letter 
  • Attach a Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College (maximum 2 pages). 

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