Assistant Director of Public Safety

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Police/Nurse

Position Title: Assistant Director of Public Safety  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

57000 - Public Safety

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications plus a comprehensive benefit package.  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Supervises the daily operations of the Public Safety department. Works under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Minimum education required is a Associate’s degree.  
Required Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years as a police supervisor.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) certification within 90-days of appointment. Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license.  
Physical Demands:



  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Inclement Weather
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Climbing
  • Driving
  • Balancing
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
  • Must be able to perform the duties of a police officer if emergency response is required.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: A Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field is desirable.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Supervise the daily operations of the department including responding to complaint reports, personnel issues, etc. Directly supervises Sgt.’s. Oversee supervision of student employees. This is a uniform position, unless otherwise assigned in plain clothes by the director. This person needs to be able to respond to complaints and emergencies on campus, which includes the occasional assignment to fill in a shift assignment as needed, or assigned by the director.

Serve as the hearing officer for parking violation appeals.

Represent the department and the University as a member of the Mecosta County Local Emergency Planning Commission and/or other law enforcement committees as requested.

Recommend equipment purchases for the department. Responsible for ordering, inventory, and maintenance of department equipment.

Maintain efficiency of departmental radio equipment, ordering repairs as needed.

Identify, facilitate, and assist in the training of departmental officers, both in annual required training, policy and procedures, and additional training as needed.

Perform liaison duties with Michigan’s Law Enforcement Information Network and Uniform Crime Reporting System and other state agencies as requested.

Assume responsibility for the department in the absence of the Director.

Maintain evidence and property in the property room and arrange for evidentiary items to be sent to the crime lab.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.

Reports directly to the Director of Public Safety.

Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.

Supervises all Public Safety Sergeants, Officers, support staff and student employees.

Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Serve on various University committees as appointed.  
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:
  • Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Certification
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of an Associate’s degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
December 2, 2022  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes   
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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