The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Competition Number: 2023-153

Lead Public Safety Officer (FS14)

Ivany Campus
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Department of Facilities & Engineering
Continuing Full-time Position: Commencing approximately June 19, 2023
Application deadline is 11:59PM, May 30, 2023
Competition No. 2023-153
Salary range: $49,007.62 to $53,138.84 annually

What you'll do


As part of the College Safety team, the Lead Public Security Officer (LPSO) will provide leadership to ensure safe and secure working and learning environments. Reporting directly to the campus Facilities Manager, along with functional supervision from the Manager, OHS&E, you will take the lead to coordinate and follow appropriate security and public safety programs for Ivany Campus. With a focus of nurturing a welcoming and inclusive environment for a diverse student and employee population, you will implement proactive public safety and security measures to ensure these functions are coordinated and effective. You will respond to all medical and security emergencies as well as criminal behaviour on campus and take appropriate action. You are responsible for the daily coordination and scheduling of contract security personnel within Ivany Campus. You will participate in committees and remain current in skills and knowledge relevant to this position. You will be trusted with sensitive matters and must maintain the highest level of confidentiality and diplomacy. You will work closely with campus management teams, student services, law enforcement and other stakeholders to address daily Public Safety requirements for Ivany Campus.

What you'll need


You are a collaborative, team player who takes personal accountability to deliver on what is expected in your role and you strive for excellence every day. You understand your position as a role model to each of our students and as such, you demonstrate the utmost professionalism, integrity and respect for all persons in everything you do. You are committed to life-long learning, occupational currency and a belief in NSCC's mission. You bring a learning-centered perspective to everything you do. You think broadly, celebrate diversity of thought, and respect the uniqueness of individuals. You flourish in a dynamic, changing and sometimes ambiguous environment by keeping informed and connected within your role and the College. Is this you?

Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate in Law and Security Administration, Public Safety, Policing or acceptable equivalent, or graduation from a recognized police academy. Medical First Responder (MFR) certification, or willingness to obtain within the first year, and proof of valid, clean criminal record check and the ability to pass requirements for special constable are requirements for this role. In addition, you are certified in defensive tactics as required.
  • You have valid CPR, First-Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.

  • You have a minimum of five (5) years of recent and related occupational experience in security or policing, with a minimum two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience in a post-secondary educational environment is considered a strong asset.
  • Occupational experience that includes coordination and scheduling of contract staff is considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite and e-maill. Knowledge of a SARA system is considered an asset.
  • Experience monitoring a CCTV system.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Understand the principles of equity as it relates to human rights and inclusive practices.

  • You possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are able to interact effectively and positively with a diversity of people.
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and can create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment.
  • You are familiar working within and committed to complying with OHS policies and procedures.
  • You have a proven ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • You are able to perform all physical duties of the job as required.
  • You possess a valid class 5 driver's license.

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You will change lives. You will join committed individuals as we work to build Nova Scotia's economy and improve quality of life through education and innovation. As an NSCC employee, you will be part of that change.
You will find a place to grow personally and professionally with opportunities for professional development and collaborative projects.
You will do meaningful and challenging work in a publicly accountable and respectful working and learning environment that is diverse, safe and inclusive. You will have the freedom to enable innovation, improvement and excellence.
You will celebrate the uniqueness of individuals. NSCC campuses are located on the traditional territory of the Mi'kmaq People. Nova Scotia Community College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing an online questionnaire with your application.

NSCC offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package. As a learning-centred organization, we provide opportunities for every NSCC employee to be a life-long learner. Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Jaclynn Kelly, HR Generalist, at [email protected] Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.