ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS •Assumes full management responsibility for all Public Safety Department services and activities; manages the development and implementation of departmental goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service area; recommends and administers policies and procedures. •Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Public Safety Department, providing general law enforcement, criminal investigation, fire suppression and prevention, rescue services and emergency medical services, disaster responses, nuisance abatement, and code enforcement. •Oversees the hiring, supervision, training, evaluation and discipline of all department employees. •Ensures all local, State and Federal laws and ordinances are properly enforced. • Develops long term plans to improve departmental operations. • Evaluates pending legislation and statutes and responds to changing regulations and technology regarding law enforcement and fire prevention and suppression through review of technical materials and professional education. • Develops annual department budgets for operations and equipment.
Also assists in developing long-range capital budgets for various public safety programs. Monitors the departmental budgets throughout the fiscal year and oversees the purchase and maintenance of equipment, vehicles, and supplies. • Coordinate with the planning and zoning department including the enforcement of zoning regulations, nuisance ordinances and code enforcement. • Establishes, within policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly. • Plans, directs, and coordinates, through subordinate level staff, the Public Safety Department's work plan; assigns projects and programmatic areas of responsibility; reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures; meets with key staff to identify and resolve problems. • Prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence; attends IAA Board of Director Meetings and other meetings as required. • Represents the Public Safety Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations. • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues. • Participates on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; serves as the IAA’s representatives to committees and community organizations concerned with improvements in IAA public safety services. • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the field of law enforcement, crime prevention, fire suppression, fire prevention, and related support services; incorporates new developments as appropriate. • Responds to and may command police and/or fire emergencies or community disasters. • Performs related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in political science, criminal justice, police science, fire science, behavioral science, business or public administration, or a related field; or any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of this position.
Ten to fifteen (10-15) years of law enforcement, fire safety or emergency services experience.
Ten (10) years supervisory experience.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be acquired within a reasonable period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Administration of police, fire, emergency medical, code enforcement, public information programs.
TSA/FAA safety and security regulations.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs.
Law enforcement theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs including investigation and identification, patrol, traffic control, records management, care and custody of persons and property, and crime prevention.
Principles and practices of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
General Operational characteristics of police and fire apparatus and equipment.
General knowledge of hazardous materials mitigation management.
Court decisions and how they affect department operations.
Methods and techniques of public relations.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Principles and practices of municipal organization, administration and personnel management.
Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
Pass a 10-year FBI background check
Manage and direct a comprehensive public safety program including law enforcement, crime prevention, fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, disaster preparedness, code enforcement, and associated programs, services, and operations.
Effectively work with the Airport Executive Director, Mayor, department supervisors, citizens and other persons on the telephone and in person; ability to work amicably as a team to accomplish individual and group assignments and goals.
Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments. Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
About Indianapolis Airport Authority
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is 16 minutes from downtown Indianapolis off I-70 via Exit 68.
The airport averages 135 daily flights to 38 nonstop destinations on eight major airlines. In 2013, approximately 7.2 million passengers were served at IND.
A destination and launching pad for both commerce and community, IND is strategically located just minutes from major U.S. interstates including I-65, I-865, I-69, I-70, and I-74, all of which connect to the city's I-465 beltway. It is also within minutes of U.S. 40, U.S. 31, and U.S. 52.
The eighth largest cargo center in the U.S., IND is home of the second-largest FedEx Express operation in the world. Approximately 2.2 billion pounds of cargo were managed at IND in 2013. IND is an important catalyst for economic development in Central Indiana and the Midwestern region, generating an annual economic impact of more than $4.5 billion for the area.
One of the first new airports to open in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001, Indianapolis cut the ribbon to its 1.2 million square foot airport complex off I-70 on November 11, 2008.