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CAMPUS SAFETY - Compliance Lieutenant

Job Classification

  Salaried Full-time (75-100%)

Position summary

The primary role is to maintain and improve the University’s compliance regarding fire safety, occupational safety, and emergency management. This includes compliance with applicable regulations/standards, as well as industry specific best practices. This is accomplished through policy development/management, developing campus relationships, campus education, managing inspections, and working with emergency services including the LEPC.
The secondary role is leadership within the office, assisting with the primary function of providing patrol/dispatch services, and fulfilling any incident command role during an emergency. This is accomplished through participating in command decisions, supervising employees, and being capable of working a patrol/dispatch shift as needed.

Qualifications summary

A bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution, or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of both.
Must be capable of obtaining certifications through NFPA, MIOSHA, and FEMA.  Must be proficient in computer skills, including use of spreadsheets and/or data analysis-based software.
Must have strong interpersonal skills and be capable of working with/leading a team. 
Preferred experiences: Management, working at educational institutions, working through committee/group processes, developing/writing policies.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

Compliance Administrative

Fire Safety

Occupational Safety

Emergency Management

Supervisory responsibilities


Education, Experience, and/or Certifications

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present both technical and general information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, supervisors, employees, and the general public.
Leadership & Received Direction
The position has the authority to take action or make recommendations that will affect procedures, processes, and practices involving customers or employees within the same department as well as campus wide in regards to the safety of the campus. This includes building evacuations, campus lockdowns, stop work orders, and/or other actions that affect the operational safety practices of the University
Ability to provide leadership to both the Compliance Division and the entire office. Expected to lead by example and be capable of developing leadership skills in subordinates.
Ability to work/function with minimal direction and provide Command with recommendations/guidance on objectives for the Compliance Division.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, distances, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Additionally, able to calculate occupant loads and minimum distances for life safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, AEDs, and first aid cabinets.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies

Computer Skills
Must be proficient in using computers and associated software and satisfactorily complete an office skills test. Must be proficient in software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
Experience in web-based platforms such as Learning Hub or CMS is preferred. Experience in Adobe Illustrator also preferred for use in developing educational posters and inspection tags.
Equipment/Software Used
Must be proficient or able to become proficient in the use of:

Will also be expected to operate vehicles, including ¾ ton trucks, minivans, golf carts, as well as utility based vehicles such as forklifts, aerial lifts, and bucket trucks.

Interpersonal interactions

Must act comfortably with all who interact with this office, including:  students, employees, administration, community members, emergency services, contractors and vendors. 
Must have a friendly personality and be willing to help "clients," according to their needs, while also being capable of enforcing University policy in a professional and courteous manner.
Must be willing to train and supervise students, and also interact on a professional level with faculty and staff.  Must be a team player and fit comfortably with the office atmosphere and philosophy of advocacy.

Physical demands

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to use other senses to talk, hear, taste, and/or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, jump, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While it is impossible to predict all situations that someone might encounter while performing their duties, it is understood that the employee will be expected to work both in an office setting as well as operate on University property, including inside buildings, rooftops, utility/mechanical spaces, workshops, chemical storage, and campus grounds. Employee will be expected to be able to work outside in Michigan type weather as needed.
As a function of assisting in shift coverage, for either Patrol or Dispatch, expected to cover a specific shift that operates within a 24hour period, including days and nights and any associated weather conditions. During these common activities an employee might be confronted with potentially dangerous situations. All employees are expected to use their best personal judgment to ensure their own personal safety. Employees should not actively seek to engage threats but instead should be good witnesses for law enforcement.