• Public Safety Manager

    Location US-WI-Eau Claire
    Posting #
    Close Date
    FLSA Status
    Hourly Pay Rate/Salary
    Based on management, level 4 salary range: starting salary of $62,879 and midpoint of $78,333. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
    Hours per Week
    Work Schedule
    Salaried Position
    Anticipated Start Date
    As soon as possible
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    The Public Safety Manager provides leadership for CVTC’s Public Safety team and is responsible for the development and compliance of security, safety, and environmental programs at all CVTC locations. This position interacts with College employees and students, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, and other appropriate agencies on matters related to safety and security and ensures the College has comprehensive safety and security programs that comply with federal, state, and local regulations. This management position reports to the Director of Facilities.



    • Manage Public Safety staff, including training and development, annual performance evaluations, and communications to promote and maintain a successful team environment.
    • Ensure College security, emergency response, safety, and environmental policies and procedures are developed, maintained, and communicated. Coordinate efforts with various regulatory agencies (OSHA, DSPS, EPA, DNR, etc.).
    • Direct the Safety and Security Committee with an emphasis on programs and procedures, education, regulations, and monitoring the effectiveness of safety and security efforts on campus.
    • Plan, organize, and supervise training of College employees in safety, security, and loss prevention.
    • Develop and manage annual capital and operating budgets.
    • Develop and manage projects from design to completion.
    • Participate as a member of the Behavior Intervention Team, consult with the team on safety and security risks as related to specific cases, and develop safety plans for specific individuals as needed.
    • Security:
      • Develop, implement, and maintain college-wide security plans and procedures to ensure safety of employees, students, and visitors.
      • Conduct building inspections and recommend preventative and corrective measures. Partner with the college’s insurance provider on security audits.
      • Manage building security systems (fire alarms, access control, video, keys, etc.).
      • Investigate security incidents, violations, and concerns.
      • Manage parking services, policies, procedures, and enforcement (permitting and ticketing).
      • Remain current with respect to all government/regulatory requirements (CLERY, ASR, etc.) and best practices pertaining to security programs and procedures.
      • Possess and maintain working knowledge and expertise of security including principles, practices, regulations, and techniques.
      • Possess and maintain working knowledge of video surveillance systems, access control systems, fire alarm systems, and other technologies.
    • Emergency response:
      • Develop, implement and maintain college-wide emergency response plans and procedures to ensure safety of employees, students, and visitors.
      • Lead efforts related to development and training for Emergency Operations Center organization and staff.
      • Represent the college with local officials and outside agencies; coordinate law enforcement and loss prevention activities. Investigate and prepare materials for evidence and write reports as requested by local, state, and federal agencies.
    • Safety:
      • Develop, implement, and maintain college-wide safety and environmental programs and procedures to ensure safety of employees, students, and visitors.
      • Conduct safety and environmental inspections and recommend preventative and corrective measures. Partner with the college’s insurance provider on safety audits.
      • Oversee hazardous materials program including compliance with safety data sheet, communication, and disposal guidelines.
      • Investigate safety incidents, violations, and concerns.
      • Remain current with respect to all government/regulatory requirements (OSHA, EPA, DNR, DSPS, etc.) and best practices pertaining to safety and environmental programs.
      • Possess and maintain working knowledge and expertise of workplace safety, risk, and environmental management; including principles, practices, regulations, and techniques.
    • Risk management:
      • Partner with Human Resources on Workers’ Compensation/Return to Work assessments and audits.
      • Maintain vehicle records – titles, license plates, insurance, and inventory.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to communicate effectively across the organization; from leadership to individual contributors.
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as the ability to work independently toward department goals.
    • Ability to use judgment, discretion, and decision-making skills in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including being available on a call-in basis in the event of emergencies, and traveling to various campuses.
    • Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
    • Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
    • Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
    • Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
    • Intermediate knowledge of and skills with technology including software programs for communication, data collection, and decision making including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel.


    • Bachelor’s degree in a criminal justice, safety, security, risk management, or other related field.
    • Minimum of six years of related work experience.
    • Minimum of two years of management/supervisory experience.
    • Current CPR/AED and first aid certifications or ability to obtain within six months of hire.

    In evaluating candidates for this position, the College may consider a combination of education, training, and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform duties of position.

    As an equal opportunity/access employer and educator, CVTC is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Benefits Summary

    • Health and dental insurance for all family members
    • Life and long-term disability insurance
    • Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
    • 403(B) tax deferred annuity program
    • 457 deferred compensation plan
    • Section 125 flexible spending accounts
    • Paid vacation, holidays, personal and sick leave
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Tuition reimbursement (eligibility requirements apply)
    • Professional development


    CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Director of Human Resources, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711


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