Northern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Director of Public Safety.  The Director is the administrative head of the Department of Public Safety and reports directly to the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief of Operations.  The Director advises the Executive Vice President on all public safety and security matters.  Responsibilities include selection, training and evaluation of departmental personnel including police officers, security guards, telecommunicators, and administrative and clerical personnel; many of whom are covered by collective bargaining agreements.


Candidates should possess knowledge of organizational and management policies, principles and practices, especially as they apply to university law enforcement.  Must effectively manage the department consisting of 101 employees and a $2.4 million annual budget.  Experience in negotiation, bargaining and the administration of a bargaining agreement desired.  The successful candidate will possess the ability to work with a diverse and multicultural student and staff population.  Completion of a bachelorís degree in a field appropriate to the position and a minimum of eight years of supervisory experience in law enforcement required.  Additional specialized training in law enforcement areas is highly desirable.  The ability to manage a technologically modern police force is essential.  The candidate must be eligible for Certified Police Officer Status, as granted by the Illinois Local Governmental Law Enforcement Officers Training Board and meet fitness standards.  Candidates must provide evidence of strong commitment to Affirmative Action.  This position requires a background check.


Northern Illinois University, a state-assisted institution, enrolls more than 23,000 students and has a faculty of more than 1,200.  Its seven colleges--Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts--offer a total of 52 undergraduate majors, 52 graduate majors, and one professional (J.D.) degree.


To apply submit cover letter and resume with the names and addresses of four (4) references to: Admasu Zike, Office of the Provost, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115.  Deadline: April 2, 2001.  EOE

    Northern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity Employer