University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Division of Public Safety Operations Manager

Payroll Title: UCP X
Class Code: 1036-9090
Job Family: ADM
FLSA Code: E
Score: 710


Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Public and Environmental Safety, manages the administrative operations of the Division which includes all administrative processes, budgeting, personnel, special projects, and resource allocation and formulation of priorities, goals, policies, and procedures.


  1. Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates administrative and clerical support staff; determines work assignments and work schedules to most effectively meet Division needs, and has principal responsibility for resolving personnel problems.
  2. Prepares and projects the Division’s annual budget and monitors approved budget with broad authority to approve expenditures.
  3. Is responsible for managing and supervising the activities of the Locksmith Department which include campus-wide key control, building access authority and lost key interventions.
  4. Assists in the development of various police department initiatives and is responsible for special operations and projects which may be ongoing or short-term and which require planning, coordination and supervision.
  5. Researches and advises the Associate Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety of departmental needs and current trends in uniforms, weaponry, armor, radio and dispatch systems, fleet management, and other equipment needed by the Division of Public Safety.
  6. Works closely with the Department of Education, local and state police departments, the President’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office to write and prepare the annual campus crime report to assure the University’s compliance with the Clery Act.
  7. Negotiates contracts for equipment, uniforms, and other purchasing needs on behalf of the Division of Public Safety.
  8. As part of the leadership team, collaborates with administrators in policy decisions regarding the administration of the Division of Public Safety.
  9. Under the direction of the Associate Vice President, develops and writes the COPS grant proposals which provide partial funding for the community policing program.
  10. Keeps abreast of International Accreditation and Public Safety Industry Standards to assure all police administrative functions are compliant and all equipment is state of the art.
  11. Coordinates and participates in dignitary protection and homeland security assignments as needed.
  12. Participates in all planning activities surrounding the development and/or redesign of the regional campus police departments and other space needs of the Division.
  13. Evaluates existing facilities and equipment and recommends appropriate changes; oversees major renovation projects and purchases including dispatch centers, space planning, technology needs, evidence lockers and other areas; assures that all equipment and space meets international accreditation standards.
  14. Performs other related duties as required.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in appropriate discipline.
  2. Five to ten years experience in public safety or a related field.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of internal operations of a Public Safety Division and its interdependency within both large and small campus settings.
  4. Knowledge of International Accreditations and Public Safety Industry Standards relating to staffing, fleet, equipment, infrastructures and management structures.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of budget, facilities and personnel management.
  6. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve complex problems efficiently, effectively, and independently
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  9. Ability to respond in a statewide, 24/7 capacity regarding emergency operational supervision.

    Date Scored: 10/21/05