Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: X7009 / AD,Unv Scty/Dpty Chf of Police
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 16
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Manages and oversees all law enforcement and community security service programs and activities of the University, ensuring adherence to all local, state, and federal laws and University policies and procedures. Participates in the establishment and enforcement of rules and regulations for department as designated by applicable code. Develops and implements day-to-day operating policies and procedures, and administers daily police and security activities through subordinates. Acts on behalf of the Director, University Security / Chief of Police as and when appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Designs, develops, implements, and manages services and programs which support and respond to the police and security needs of the University community.
  2. Oversees all facets of the daily operations of the organizational unit, ensuring compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, policies, and operating agreements.
  3. Oversees the implementation and management of the University's access control and intrusion detection programs, systems, and initiatives.
  4. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  5. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  6. Directs activities of personnel engaged in preparing budgets, maintaining police records, and recruiting staff.
  7. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and/or the general public.
  8. Directs and coordinates activities and personnel in emergency and unusual or controversial situations.
  9. Participates in the establishment and implementation of short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement.
  10. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organization.
  11. Recommends and participates in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy-making committees.
  12. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of progressively higher level experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local public safety and security regulations, protocols, and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of police records management policies and procedures.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills.
  • Knowledge of emergency and disaster recovery planning.
  • Strategic knowledge and appreciation of state-of-the-art industrial access control and intrusion detection systems and programs.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; evaluating performance; and mentoring and coaching employees to achieve maximum productivity.

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid New Mexico Driver's License within 30 days of date of hire is a requirement of this job.
  • New Mexico certification as a Law Enforcement Officer must be obtained within 1 year of date of hire.
  • Must be able to secure and maintain appropriate level of Federal security clearance.
  • Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination including drug scan and psychological evaluation.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017