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Deputy Director of Public Safety

Company name
Fashion Institute of Technology

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Bluecollar, Law Enforcement

Date Last Verified
Apr 18, 2021

Posted on
Apr 16, 2021

Valid Through
Jul 30, 2021


Deputy Director of Public Safety


[Security] (835)


Public Safety


New York, NY


Apr 16, 2021


Open Until Filled



Position ID:



About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is seeking an experienced public safety professional to serve as the Deputy Director of its Department of Public Safety. Reporting to the Director of Public Safety, the Deputy Director will play a critical role in the selection, training and management of the College's security staff and in the oversight of the daily campus safety and security operation.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be the second-in-command in the Department of Public Safety, which includes 20 supervisory public safety personnel and more than 100 contract officers. The Department operates 24/7, providing security and public service for an urban campus in mid-town Manhattan in a neighborhood that includes Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, and the Empire State Building. The campus is comprised of five academic buildings, four residence halls, and 100,000 square feet of leased space in two nearby office buildings. Specialized spaces on the campus include: the Museum at FIT, the Gladys Marcus Library, the Haft Auditorium, the Katie Murphy Amphitheater, the Great Hall, as well as additional public and classroom spaces.

In collaboration with the Public Safety management team and under the leadership of the Director, the Deputy Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Department of Public Safety including the planning, assigning, and coordinating patrol-related activities for both supervisory and contract personnel. Additionally, the Deputy Director assumes control of all functions and operations of the Department of Public Safety in the absence of the Director. This position will assist the Director of Public Safety with strategic planning, the development of goals and objectives, and the implementation of special initiatives in the Department. The Deputy Director will work with the Director in setting departmental metrics and benchmarks and in reviewing, assessing, and reporting on the department's performance against these metrics and benchmarks. Further, the Deputy Director will assist the Director in the tactical planning and the deployment of staff for major campus events and in emergency preparedness and response.

In consultation with the Director of Public Safety, the Deputy Director will

Provide leadership for all aspects of the public safety program that practices a proactive, collaborative, and educational approach to developing a safe student-centered learning community in support of the FIT mission and strategic plan.

Plan, develop, and supervise community relations activities related to crime prevention and safety awareness to assure the well-being of the college community.

Develop, review, recommend and enforce policies, regulations, and programs for the department that foster a safe, respectful environment and a secure campus.

Maintain good working relationships and important partnerships with college personnel in Residential Life, Student Life, Health and Counseling Services, Facilities Management, the Museum at FIT, the Gladys Marcus Library, the Office of Facilities Rental, the Office of Continuing and Professional Education, and other campus offices as appropriate.

Supervise, train, evaluate and manage the staff of the Office of Public Safety to be community oriented and proactive in creating a safe and respectful environment.

This is a general description and is not to be construed as all-inclusive


Bachelor's degree in criminal justice, political science, public administration or related field required and a minimum 6 years of progressively responsible law enforcement, public safety or related field experience;

In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible law enforcement, public safety or related field experience.

Extensive (5-7 years) of administrative and/or supervisory experience in law enforcement and/or criminal justice system.

Demonstrated ability to inspire, engage and lead a sworn and civilian multidisciplinary staff.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relations with various stakeholder groups.

Demonstrated ability to produce written documents with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, grammar and punctuation.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups.

Demonstrated commitment to staff training, officer development and motivation of the department, consistent with the values and leadership philosophy of the department.

Knowledge and experience with computer access control systems and CCTV systems.

Current NY state peace officer certification, or the ability to obtain peace officer certification within 12 months of hire preferred.

Satisfactory completion of a background check which may include fingerprint screening, a drug test and verification of all educational and experience information is required. Professional work experience at an urban college/university preferred.

Additional Information:

FLSA-exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Night and weekend work is required. FIT will not entertain New York Retirement and Social Security Law (RSSL) 211 waivers for this position. Please Note: NY State residency and citizenship necessary for NY State Peace Officer certification.

Salary: Based on experience

Full Time Benefits

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested to apply MUST submit the following documents online

. * Resume/CV

* Cover letter

Please indicate current salary and salary requirements

Please include 3 professional references with contact information.

Please note due that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually.

The position will remain open until filled.

Company info

Fashion Institute of Technology
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