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Job Details

Deputy Chief of Public Safety

Category: Public Safety
1035 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Department: Public Safety
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 7-3
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 08/28/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-91095

Job Details

  • The Deputy Director is responsible for departmental operations and performance and for achieving financial, strategic and operational goals in the Departments of Public Safety & Security at all CHA locations. Oversees all the information systems and interfaces of information systems, to include the understanding of how to utilize technology to enhance site physical security and theft / loss prevention. Assures compliance with regulatory codes as required for licensure and accreditation.

    Job Purpose: 1.Effectively defines vision and mission, and develops goals / objectives for department in conjunction with the Chief Security Officer; on a daily basis directs and ensures communication of above to all security and public safety staff and on a continuous basis through regular staff meetings. 2.Promotes team work and cohesiveness in the department and across campuses. 3.Develops, operates, reconciles and oversees the submission of a realistic operating budget and report for all areas within his/her purview. 4.Monitors revenue and expenses; effectively explains variances, responds to emergent situations and/or negative trends in a timely manner. Meets yearly expense management expectations. Minimizes use of premium labor dollars including overtime dollars while ensuring effective and safe staffing levels. Holds supervisory staff accountable for close monitoring of utilization of overtime. 5.Responsible for reviewing and setting productivity standards, consistent with best practice benchmarks. To include tracking, reporting and improving quality of services for areas of responsibility 6.Presents to the Chief Security Officer with an annual infrastructure capital budget for Public Safety and Security. Overseeing the management of the annual security infrastructure portion of the capital budget. 7.Seeks and evaluates salary/non-salary reductions for area of responsibility. 8.Plays a leadership role in employee retention programs; ensures that employee compensation is fair and equitable. 9.Actively participates as a CHA management representative in labor relations functions associated with the Public Safety department, including negotiations, formulating and analyzing proposals; departmental authority with respect to reviewing grievance resolutions 10. Serve as the CHA liaison to all Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. 11.Leads and participates in the departmental education and training programs.

    Qualifications/Requirements: Should have a minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or related field, a successful candidate may also have an advanced degree in Criminal Justice or a related field along with professional designations such as CPP or CHPA. Ten years of Security Management or Public Safety / Law Enforcement experience required. Experience in having managed or worked in a Healthcare environment is highly desirable. Seven to ten years experience in having managed a diverse work force of Security or Public Safety/ Law Enforcement staff that are also covered under the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement with experience in contract negotiations preferred. Minimum of 7-10 years experience in Security / Public Safety/ Law Enforcement management operations with at least one - three years of experience in a healthcare setting is highly desirable. Financial and budgeting skills required. Experienced in being able to implement and manage within an environment that requires continuous quality improvement.


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