Dean of Transportation & Public Safety

Dean of Transportation & Public Safety


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, North Carolina


$71,832.00 - $86,500.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Closes: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, July 16, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function
Education Minimum: Bachelors Degree with 8-10 years related experience OR Masters Degree with 5 years of related experience
Experience Minimum: Combination of Education and Experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: At least 5 years administrative experience in Public Safety

Position Description

Provides overall strategic leadership to the Public safety and transportation programs. Plans, organizes and directs the academic, faculty, student support and administrative activities of department to ensure that assigned programs comply with college standards, policies and procedures. Program areas include curriculum, certificate and continuing education programs for Fire, EMS, Criminal Justice, Truck Driver Training and other driving programs to include Motorcycle Basic Rider Course, Defensive Driving and Street safe programs.

Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Represents instructional programs and services in college planning processes and decision-making.
  2. Provides academic leadership to foster student learning, effective teaching, and meaningful instructional programs resulting in the achievement of identified outcomes.
  3. Recruits, hires, orients and develops directors and other direct reports
  4. Acts as a liaison with relevant community agencies, colleges and universities, businesses, industries, secondary schools, and peer institutions in order to respond effectively to community needs and concerns.
  5. Manages the instructional process through appropriate planning, completion of scheduling activities, and assuring adequacy of supplies equipment, and facilities.
  6. Provides leadership in faculty/staff development.
  7. Monitors the effectiveness of the instructional department.
  8. Provides directional leadership in aligning the instructional department with College competencies and the achievement of strategic goals.
  9. Provides leadership in making course and programmatic changes or recommendations to a program offering when deemed necessary to advance the learning for all (faculty/students).
  10. Coordinates and collaborates with directors, other deans, Vice-President of Instruction and with institutional departments and outside agencies and organizations on assigned activities.
  11. Provides leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining curriculum and programs that respond to community needs, prepare students for success, and which meet the external requirements of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and other accrediting agencies.
  12. Directs the development and administration of budget as appropriate; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for instruction, equipment and supplies; monitors, recommends, and/or approves expenditures.
  13. Seeks/manages alternative funding resources including donations and grants
  14. Represents the college in instructional and community meetings.
  15. Confers with and provides assistance and advice to the vice-presidents; develops, prepares, and presents recommendation and reports as requested.
  16. Carries out overall day-to-day operational supervision of faculty and assigned staff.
  17. Oversees the recruitment, hiring, supervision, training, and evaluation of all assigned faculty and staff.
  18. Reviews and enforces college administrative and personnel policies and procedures.
  19. Counsels and advises students, faculty and assigned staff; suggests appropriate courses of action; and coordinates grievances.
  20. Serves on committees.
  21. Supports and advances the mission and values of the College.
  22. Performs other duties as assigned by supervising administrator.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    
This job has supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Information:

Language Skills:                                               
Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as policy manuals, Employee Handbook, SACS Criteria Manual, program guidelines from DCC, course syllabi and course textbooks.
Mathematical Skills:                                                    
Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, ability to calculate decimals and percentages.
Reasoning Ability:                                                
Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, teaching pedagogy, and leadership.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control and planning of instructional programs.

Computer Skills:                                              
A complete knowledge of Microsoft Products as used in overall management in an educational environment is required. 
Human Interaction:
Requires the ability to function in a supervisory/managerial capacity for a group of workers. 
Includes the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:
Requires the ability to use, operate, and/or handle office equipment, such as a computer and printer, facsimile machine, copier, calculator and communications equipment.
Physical Demands:  The physical demands are very limited, position is primarily restricted to an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment:  The work environment is a general office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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