The Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles is seeking a skilled and experienced law enforcement and security professional to be a collaborative leader in the role of Public Safety Director. This single-incumbent classification is responsible for the overall safety of Court facilities, Judicial Officers and Court staff for the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, and serves as the main point of contact and project manager for all safety, security, and emergency management-related issues. Reporting to the Chief Deputy of Finance and Administration, the Public Safety Director is an at-will, executive-level, appointed position and provides recommendations to the Presiding Judge and Executive Officer/Clerk of Court on all safety and security-related matters, which may include safety systems, policies and procedures, and emergency planning and preparedness. The incumbent will also serve as the liaison between the Court and all law enforcement agencies and other first responders for planning, response, and after-action administrative activities related to security incidents. Supervision extends to a team which includes rotating, part-time public safety advisors.
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice, Public Administration, or a related field. A Master’s Degree may be an added plus based on overall career experience. Significant executive level experience is desired in (1) municipal law enforcement administration; or (2) equivalent senior managerial experience with a court system (i.e., federal or state courts); or (3) Federal Law Enforcement or similar protection agency. This position is eligible for limited telework although at this executive level the position will require the ability to visit various courthouses and facilities on a regular and consistent basis. This will also include being visible and present throughout the workweek to meet with judicial officers, staff, and operational unit(s). Ability to attend meetings in downtown Los Angeles within a two-hour travel window is required from place of residency. This position does not require POST Certification by the State of California although applicants that have had this level of public safety in-state or nationally are strongly encouraged to submit credentials for consideration.
All applicants must be able to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to beginning employment with the Court.
The annual salary for this position is $156,752 to $243,781 DOQ. Additionally, the Public Safety Director is eligible for County benefits and retirement programs including a defined benefit pension program through LACERA.