Associate Dean of Public Safety

Associate Dean of Public Safety


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Sanford, NC


$65,796.00 - $81,480.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Monday, August 1, 2022
Closes: Friday, September 30, 2022

Target Start Date

Monday, October 3, 2022

Expected Work Hours

40 Hours Weekly

Employment Type

Full-time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Required educational background:

  • Associate's degree with extensive public safety related experience and appropriate credentials to teach in a public safety discipline.

Required kind and number years of work experience:

  • Five years’ work experience in a public safety field. 
  • Two years’ work experience in a supervisory capacity in the fields of public safety, education, or a related field.


Required knowledge, skills and abilities: 

  • Knowledge of public safety content and training.
  • Strong commitment to learner success, instructional quality, and experience working in a team environment.
  • Innovative, creative leader with the administrative skills to meet the demands of a highly complex, flexible, and adaptive learning environment.
  • The ability to respond effectively to meet community and customer needs.
  • A demonstrated success in forming highly functional project teams, communicating, decision making skills, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate experience in conflict resolution and relationship management.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Leadership in technical and adult education preferred.
  • Final candidates' employment offers will be subject to completion of a criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Career experience with two or more areas of public safety, including, but not limited to law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, and emergency management
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to public safety or education
  • Teaching experience

Position Description

At Central Carolina Community College, we create transformative lifelong learning opportunities! We expect all employees to find ways to remove barriers to student success and provide all students a pathway to achievable dreams. Our employees are charged to recognize the challenges we face and to respond to them with empathy, understanding, and a willingness to help.  

The purpose of the Associate Dean of Public Safety at Central Carolina Community College is the administration of all public safety programs. This is accomplished through the leadership and management of all public safety programs, employees, students, facilities, and equipment, with the goals of meeting the education and training needs of students, public safety employees, public safety agencies, and ultimately the communities we serve.  

The Associate Dean of Public Safety provides instructional vision, leadership, management, administrative oversight and support for faculty and students for all Public Safety programs in collaboration with the Dean of Continuing Education Programs.  

This position also serves as the site director for the college's Emergency Services Training Center in Lee County.  Dependent on program need, travel to any college location within the College's three-county service area may be necessary. Some in-state or out-of-state travel related to discipline specific training could be required.

This position is open until filled.    

Diversity Policy:  Central Carolina Community College believes the college experience is greatly enriched through diversity; therefore, the college encourages diversity of thought within the student body and staff. Furthermore, the college seeks to promote awareness of diversity and the respect for all individuals, and the college pledges to adhere to this mission in its relationship with the community.     

Essential Duties


  • Develops and implements a vision for all public safety programs and courses including various course work in both curriculum and continuing education programs, including: BLET, Criminal Justice, EMS, Fire & Rescue, Law Enforcement In-Service Training, Public Safety Administration, other related offerings, and possible future programs;
  • Build and maintain professional relationship with local and regional public safety "first responder" agencies, correctional agencies, and act as a liaison with relevant community agencies, colleges and universities, businesses, industries, secondary schools, and peer institutions in order to respond to community and workforce need;
  • Ensure vision, mission, goals, and strategic priorities maximize the college's capacity to serve workforce need and align with priorities and guidelines of North Carolina Training and Standards, the NCCCS Public Safety Division, the OSFM and other third-party accreditors or regulatory bodies;
  • Responsible for monitoring workforce trends and needs in the public safety field and developing training and coursework in response to those needs including, but not limited to new curriculum programs, new continuing education offerings, and new in-service trainings;
  • Ensure the college continues to offer accessible life-long learning opportunities appropriate for public safety audiences.
  • Responsible for staffing, program development and expansion, coordination, assessment and supervision of related faculty, courses, and programs;
  • Provides for the quality delivery of course content of the assigned program in compliance with curricular expectations, accrediting agency requirements, college policies, and state/provincial regulations;
  • Assess and continually improve curricula, materials, and delivery and ensure instructional methods and materials are of quality and industry/academic standard;
  • Collaborate with Dean and other department chairs/program directors to ensure efficient, logical, and student-centered course offerings that meet industry needs;
  • Assists the Dean in evaluating, managing, and maximizing FTE generation in accordance with strategic priorities;
  • Directs the development and administration of related budget and ensures funding requests match department goals and needs in accordance with the college mission and monitors, recommends, and approves expenditures.;
  • Works with Grants & Strategic Initiatives to seek additional external funds as needed for instruction, equipment and supplies;
  • Ensures proper management of department resources, including rooms, buildings, equipment and supplies, textbooks and media as appropriate, specifically at the Emergency Services Training Center;
  • Works collaboratively with ESTC personnel and the college's Maintenance staff to ensure a safe and functional teaching and learning environment;
  • Collaborate with other directors, deans, administrators and departments on assigned activities as necessary and ensures compliance with Employee and Student Code of Conduct policies and procedures in collaboration with fellow administrators;
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, regional and federal accrediting agencies, including SACS-COC;
  • Assist in the review, update, and documentation of processes, procedures, protocols, website, catalog, etc. related to the areas;
  • Serve on College committees as assigned.
  • Complete the annual five-hour staff development.
  • Encourage and support College activities, policies, procedures, and philosophies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Career & Technical Education.
  • Recognizing and respecting the variety of experiences and contributions represented by all of our students, employees, and community, the Associate Dean of Public Safety Programs will encourage a learning environment where everyone is supported and valued for their unique perspectives and experiences and will foster and promote the participation of all members of our diverse communities. 

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493