DHS/DBHS Public Safety Supervisor

Company: Arkansas Department of Human Services

Updated: 4/21/2014


The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Public Safety Supervisor in Little Rock, AR. The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) Public Safety Supervisor is responsible for directing an uniformed law enforcement and security officers assigned to the division and overseeing security within an acute psychiatric hospital for the safety of patients, staff, and visitors. This position: Supervises and coordinates the activities of the DBHS Public Safety and administrative support staff, engaged in law enforcement and crime prevention within an acute psychiatric hospital setting by, hiring, evaluating, and terminating employees, issuing disciplinary actions for misconduct, and ensuring the department is properly staffed and work schedules meet standards. Directs the operations of staff assigned to investigations, crime prevention, campus patrol, unit security, responses to calls for assistance for hazardous patient behaviors; traffic, parking, communications with fire/police departments within the city/county, and oversees recruitment and training activities. Directs, supervises, and conducts special and/or complex investigations, compiles statistical reports, supervises maintenance of special files, confidential documents and legal and administrative reports. Plans and develops departmental goals, objectives, and programs, assists in developing and administering the departmental budget, communicates hospital directives to employees, and develops and maintains productivity standards for proper compliance to established criteria. Develops policy directives for assigned areas, remaining current in changes in laws, regulations, policies, procedures and practices. Coordinate public safety matters with prosecutors, attorneys, and courts. Performs other duties as assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree with a major in criminal justice or related field; plus four years of experience in law enforcement, including two years of supervisory experience. Must be certified by the Arkansas Law Enforcement Standards Training Academy or similar academy as a Police Officer in accordance with ACA 12-9-106. Position number: 22103368 Closing date: April 20, 2014 APPLY ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.ARSTATEJOBS.COM Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ardhsjobs and follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ARdhsjobs for more great DHS career opportunities!