Provides oversight and day-to-day management of the technology and systems in the Department of Public Safety. Proposes policies, procedures, and practices for safety technology systems implementation within the department and campus wide. Provides recommendations for implementation of new operational technology, or expansion of existing systems, especially during new construction and renovation projects on campus. Provides training to Public Safety staff, and other University employees as necessary. Provides project management for capital projects involving Public Safety systems and technology.
STATUS: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits WORK HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Must also be willing and able to work nights, weekends, holidays and extra hours as necessary. FLSA: Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $54,155 / year
Washington and Lee University, the nation’s ninth oldest institution of higher education, is an independent liberal arts university that develops students' capacity to think freely, critically and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity and civility.
The University is deeply committed to fostering a community of excellence, diversity, and inclusion. We welcome applications from members of underrepresented communities and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.
Essential and Related Functions:
Manages and oversees a variety of departmental and campus-wide enterprise security technologies utilized by the Department of Public Safety. These technologies and systems include but are not limited to; electronic access control, security cameras, alarm systems, dispatch and incident reporting systems, parking management system, radio communication equipment, key control system, emergency communication systems, etc.
Ensures Public Safety systems are in working order and regularly maintained and serviced. Oversees the maintenance and repair of Public Safety systems, including coordination with other University departments or outside vendors as necessary. Liaison with Information Technology Services for infrastructure support, data needs and related technology projects as necessary.
Responsible for project management, in consultation and coordination with other University departments, for capital projects involving public safety systems and technology.
Develops recommendations, plans strategically, and manages implementation of new software/technology/systems, or expansion of existing systems, especially during new construction and renovation projects on campus. This involves close coordination with the Public Safety administrative team and coordinating with other University departments and/or outside vendors as necessary. Document systems requirements and design, and implement associated policies and procedures.
Provides day-to-day management of University’s electronic access control system (Blackboard) including but not limited to; privileges, time schedules, alarm follow up, coordination with University Locksmith on technical/maintenance issues, etc.
Collaborates with the Public Safety administrative team to propose and create departmental and University-wide policies, procedures, and best practices related to Public Safety technology and systems.
Coordinates with Rockbridge County radio communications technician (per contract) to ensure Public Safety radio communications equipment is in working order and regularly maintained and serviced.
Consults with a variety of prospective users concerning requirements for projects such as electronic access control, alarm and video surveillance systems, and other equipment or software technologies. Develops recommendations and manages implementation of new systems, or expansion of existing systems, especially during new construction and renovation projects on campus. Works with Director to consult with other University departments and/or outside vendors as necessary.
Develops and manages a Public Safety systems and technology training program for Public Safety staff, and other University constituencies as necessary. Creates training documents/standards for new staff, as well as ongoing training/refreshers, for all Public Safety systems and technology.
Other duties as assigned.
Strategic Thinking - Keeps the University's strategic objectives in mind when developing and contributing to plans and initiatives for own work group. Is able to explain the link between team goals and the University's strategic direction to work group. Makes informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the impact and consequences involved. Considers key financial factors (e.g., budget, revenue, resources) when making decisions.
Change Adaptability - Stays focused on own work and responsibilities in a changing work environment. Is able to quickly reprioritize to ensure resources (e.g., work group members, systems, tools, etc.) are in place to achieve change objectives. Responds positively and is supportive of change initiatives.
Communication and Networking - Articulates thoughts clearly and is able to offer logical arguments to gain acceptance of an idea in a positive manner. Consistently communicates to work group and/or supervisor ensuring that everybody is well informed. Proactively builds informal networks at own level and uses them to drive results within own work group.
Drive for Results - Seeks to identify specific improvements or opportunities to combine duplicate efforts to increase efficiency. Takes personal responsibility for seeing tasks and assignments through to completion. Sets high standards for work/deadlines and demonstrates a drive to deliver quality work within the allotted time.
Self Development and Motivating Others - Establishes productive working relationships by actively participating in meetings and activities. Listens carefully, encourages and accepts other points of view. Seeks work group input and encourages their participation and involvement. Stays informed on events, trends and other developments in own field of work (e.g., regulations, policies, standards and practices).
A high school diploma or equivalent is required with strong preference for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Experience working with Electronic Access Control systems necessary, and familiarity with the Blackboard Transact platform is beneficial. Previous experience with Public Safety CAD/RMS systems such as ARMS (End2End Software) systems preferred. Experience with installation/repair/maintenance of security cameras, as well as operations of video management systems and servers, experience with VI Monitor preferred. Experience or potential to execute project management-related responsibilities such as proposing actionable plans to meet technological requirements for new capital projects is desired. The successful candidate will possess a high degree of reliability, ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality, and ability to work independently. S/he will also possess the ability to relate well to students, faculty and a diverse community. Prior experience working with Public Safety technology systems in a college or university setting preferred. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good driving history. Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Types of Work:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by December 20, 2019.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references with contact information, and the online application forms.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.
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