UNC System Public Safety Training Director
Chapel Hill, NC, United States


About the Opportunity
The UNC System Public Safety Training Director will lead and oversee the on-site planning, directing, and maintaining of the UNC System’s Public Safety Training Program at the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) Samarcand Training Academy in Jackson Springs, NC. The position will be responsible for providing direction, development, and delivery of all training programs and provide leadership and logistical support to the UNC System’s public safety instructor staff and non-affiliated instructors. The position will create and maintain an affinity group network with all UNC System Public Safety/Law Enforcement instructors; to include curating a master list of certified instructors and their fields of expertise. Work duties include responsibility for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating all public safety/criminal justice-related training courses; identifying and developing financial and budgetary plans for educational and training programs; liaising with DPS staff at Samarcand Training Academy to address all logistical needs for inbound UNC System training cohorts; developing and negotiating contractual and temporary teaching agreements with non-affiliated instructors and staff as needed.

Other responsibilities include: developing Emergency Management Courses in Continuing Education. articulating the status and operating picture of law enforcement and emergency management System-wide to trainees; assisting the UNC System Emergency Management Eco System by staying informed on current trends, practices, risks, and vulnerabilities, liaising with Local, State, and Federal partners for training and support, assisting in analyzing current events, emergency, and disaster experiences along with current hazards, threats, and vulnerabilities to address training needs.

The UNC System Public Safety Training Director will report to the UNC System VP of Safety and Enterprise Risk Management. Position will be housed at the Samarcand Training Facility Jackson Springs, North Carolina.

About the UNC System Office
The UNC System Office includes the offices of the President and other senior administrators of the multi-campus University of North Carolina System. The UNC System is a treasured public institution dedicated to serving the people of North Carolina through world-class teaching, research, and community engagement. Today, nearly 250,000 students are enrolled in our 16 universities across the state and at the NC School of Science and Mathematics. System Office staff is responsible for executing the policies of the UNC Board of Governors and providing University-wide leadership in the areas of academic affairs, business and financial management, long-range planning, student affairs, research, legal affairs, and government relations. The UNC System Office also has administrative oversight of a number of University affiliates, including PBS North Carolina, the North Carolina Arboretum, the NC State Education Assistance Authority, and University of North Carolina Press.

About the Team
The Safety and Emergency Operations office is a source of leadership, subject matter expertise, and coordination in the areas of institutional law enforcement, security, preparedness, and emergency management and response. The office functions include leading law enforcement, emergency preparedness and response, and related activities at the UNC System level, and serving as a point of liaison and coordination in partnership with the chiefs of police and emergency management leads at the University of North Carolina’s constituent institutions and affiliates. This office keeps the president and other University senior leaders informed of major critical incidents at affiliated entities, leverages emergency response capabilities across the UNC System, and serves as the principal liaison on behalf of the UNC System with local, state, and federal law enforcement and public safety partners.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Skills
Master’s degree in Criminal Justice/Emergency Management/Homeland Security; and five (5) years of work experience in the administration of public safety, emergency management, or business continuity operations. Or Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience as an instructor; experience serving in the field of Higher Education-based policing and emergency management. Or Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience in the administration of public safety, emergency management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience as defined above. Sworn law enforcement experience is required.

Required Competencies
• Demonstrated knowledge of local, municipal, State, and federal training programs in the fields of public safety, law enforcement, and criminal justice.
• Demonstrated knowledge of basic education, training methods, and techniques.
• Demonstrated knowledge of public safety, emergency management, and law enforcement service.
• Ability to develop comprehensive training calendars and schedules to serve multiple campuses.
• Ability to plan and execute evaluative measures regarding training programs, instructional quality, and student progress.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities.
• Demonstrated organizational and project management skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
• Current General Instructor certification through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission or the ability to acquire experience is preferred
• Experience in recruitment and training of law enforcement candidates and/or leadership experience at a law enforcement training academy to include Academy Director or Assistant to Academy Director

Classification: Program Coordinator

Appointment Type: Permanent

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time

Employment Type: EHRA

EHRA Category: Instructional, Research and Information Technology

Location: Jackson Springs, NC

Position Number: 20036018

To Apply: https://northcarolina.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/206?c=northcarolina

Special Instructions to Applicants: The position remains open until filled, but applications received by September 16, 2022 will be given priority consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Other Information
The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

To claim veteran’s preference, all eligible persons must indicate their eligibility as requested on the application. A DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, may be required later in the selection process.

The UNC System Office (includes PBS NC, NCSEAA, and NC Arboretum) participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Human Resources Contact Information
Applicants needing assistance with the application process are asked to contact: recruiter@northcarolina.edu