Department Chair, Public Safety

Department Chair, Public Safety


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

Job Location

Sanford, NC




Full Time

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Monday, April 29, 2019
Closes: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, June 3, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Mon-Thurs 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Fri 7:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Employment Type

12 Month Contract

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree with extensive related experience and appropriate credentials to teach in a public safety discipline, AND
  • Minimum of two years' adult teaching experience.
  • Background in public safety field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Teaching experience, especially at the post-secondary level, is preferred

Position Description

The purpose of the Department Chair at the Central Carolina Community College, in addition to teaching, is the administration of all the programs in the department. This is accomplished through continuous evaluation and revision of course objectives, course outlines, course competencies, course descriptions, teaching strategies, in the specific curriculum to ascertain that they are appropriate and relevant as well as the management of personnel and resources.

The Department Chair of Public Safety provides instructional vision, leadership, management, administrative oversight and support for faculty and for all Public Safety programs in collaboration with the Dean of Career & Technical Education. The chair will also teach a reduced course load in a public safety discipline in accordance with the faculty workload policy and as approved by the Dean.

This position serves as the site director for the college's Emergency Services Training Center in Lee County.  Dependent on department need, teaching at 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.

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, Fire & Rescue, Law In-Service Training, 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;
  • Teach a reduced load of contact hours in accordance with college policy;
  • 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.

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC  27540

(919) 718-7493