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30 Nov 2022

Full-Time Security Manager

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description

Security Manager

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $5,165.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 23E01

Location: Kirkland, WA

Department: Administrative Services

Closing: Continuous


Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the


The Manager of Campus Public Safety will assist with supervising assigned staff and contracted security services to provide protection and security for individuals, facilities, and on campus property. Assist in patrolling, inspecting buildings, grounds, and equipment. Coordinate and respond to requests for assistance. Enforce rules of behavior on campus. Manage department operations, including but not limited to: safety, security, first aid training, emergency management operations, parking and traffic management, environmental health, and hazard control programs. This is an exempt, professional-technical management position that reports to the Director, Campus Public Safety.


• Supervise and direct the safety and security office’s operations; ensure operations follow college policies and local, state, and federal laws and regulations

• Liaison with college management and community to ensure compliance with policies and regulations; meet with internal constituents and external agencies on safety and security procedures, equipment purchases or repairs

• Prepare and present oral and written reports and presentations; develop, maintain, implement, and communicate current safety, security, and health policies and procedures

• Patrol and inspect buildings and grounds by foot, bicycle, and/or vehicle to ensure personal safety and to detect and prevent theft, illegal entry, escapes and fire/water property damage; enforce rules and policies; monitor erratic behavior and escort hostile visitors from buildings. Maintain safety and security databases and management information systems; ensure compliance with college, local, state, and federal reporting requirements for crime and safety statistics and information

• Manage college building access and security management systems; maintain, issue, and track all college keys

• Assist in compliance with Clery Act regulations. Participate as a member of the Clery Compliance Committee

• Manage college hazardous waste program; serve as chemical spill response team leader; train employees and students on storing and removing hazardous waste. File the annual hazardous waste activities report with the Department of Ecology

• Monitor and conduct safety and ergonomic inspections; investigate work related accidents and injuries and recommend appropriate corrective action

• Perform regular tests and drills on the emergency management communication systems and solicit feedback from key stakeholders

• Manage emergency management operations, coordinate emergency response with appropriate administrators, and act as an on-scene commander; maintain college emergency management plan; ensure compliance with the national incident management system (NIMS)

• Manage campus parking and traffic program; monitor vehicles on campus; issue citations for violations; report suspected criminal activity to law enforcement; review and recommend action on parking citations and appeals

• Maintain current knowledge of safety and security management including best practices, standards, and all applicable laws; coordinate and provide training to college employees

• Coordinate and conduct investigations as needed in line with proper investigative techniques Assist with supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff and contractors; develop and monitor staff annual growth/professional development plans; determine schedules and ensure proper security coverage for the college

• Assist with managing assigned departmental budgets as assigned; also assist with departmental planning, establishing departmental goals, and assessing department activities

• Chair college safety committee and make recommendations to Executive Cabinet as needed

• Provide information and assistance to individuals as needed; escort visitors, staff, and students to and from buildings; respond to requests and public inquiries; promote community and staff goodwill; on occasion, represent the college at professional and community organizations; take part in college and state committees as needed and college professional development and in-service activities

• Assist supervisor and other college administrators as necessary; assume and effectively discharge other duties as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree with major study in criminal science, occupational health, public administration, or related field; significant combination of education and professional experience may substitute for degree

• Minimum of three years’ experience administering environmental health, safety, and security programs; related experience in a large/complex organization required

• Valid WA state driver’s license and First Aid/CPR certification

• Satisfactory completion of criminal history background investigation required before employment

• Formal investigation training preferred

• Knowledge of local, state and federal safety and environmental regulations; knowledge of accident prevention principles and environmental/safety program management

• Ability to perform assigned duties consistent with applicable laws and college policies and goals

• Ability to respond calmly in stressful situations; knowledge of on-scene command and control principles

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

• Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required; ability to manage self and others effectively; demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with diverse populations

• Due to the diversity of the college population, we encourage applicants who are multilingual


Compensation & Work Schedule

Salary is $5,165 per month. This is a full-time, position. Working hours are typically 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday; however, hours may vary as needed. This is an exempt position and employment is at-will.

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter, responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.

Conditions of Employment

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checksPhysical RequirementsAbility to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability Accommodation

LWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility to Work

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park,

Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212.

Jeanne Clery Statement:Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years.

LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034.

Sexual Misconduct

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form.

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