Tallahassee Community College is seeking candidates for the position of:



Tallahassee Community College was recently ranked among the nation’s top producers of A.A. graduates. The College offers post-secondary instruction of the highest quality for citizens of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties – the primary service area – as well as for students from throughout the state, nation and world. The College serves a diverse student population of over 12,000 credit students each semester. Approximately 80% of TCC’s enrollment is in the Associate of Arts Transfer Program. In addition to the Associate of Arts Transfer Programs, the College is also home to the Florida Public Safety Institute which serves as a premier certificate program for law enforcement, fire training and correction officer training. The Florida Safety Public Institute is the home of the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy and the Tallahassee Fire Academy, as well as several state agency training academies and staff. The Florida Public Safety Institute sits on a 1,500-acre site in Gadsden County that includes a training and conference center, shooting and driving ranges, dining facility, 200-room housing facility, and more than 35 technologically advanced classrooms.


The position primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Provides vision for and leads and directs the Florida Public Safety Institute including all facets of managing a 1,500-acre remote site of the College. Implements public
safety training and programming for law enforcement, fire, criminal justice and correction officers.
2. Provides direct leadership of the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy and the Tallahassee Fire Academy.
3. Directs strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation and coordination of all public safety certificate and continuing education programs. Collaborates with all
College departments to acquire and promote awareness of needs and opportunities for students.
4. Manages periodic programmatic portfolio analysis to generate plans to ensure alignment with the College’s strategic plan.
5. Responsible for overseeing personnel and budgets for facilities, housing, dining, the business office and student services.
6. Evaluates program needs and conducts cost and productivity analyses to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
7. Promotes marketing strategies to market the Institute’s programs to high school students, law enforcement agencies and organizations, civic organizations, businesses
and other community partners.
8. Collaborates with other departments to develop support programs for students enrolled in the Institute.
9. Advises the President and Executive Team members on matters involving the strategic direction of the College.
10. Leads and encourages shared governance across the College among students, staff and faculty. Develops strategic and operational goals aligned with the College’s
mission and vision.


The College is seeking an experienced professional who can demonstrate unwavering integrity, interpersonal and organizational skills that can develop effective relationships with stakeholders and deliver results through exemplary leadership. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in Criminal Justice or a closely related field with ten years of progressively responsible experience in the criminal justice or public safety field, five of which must have been in a responsible administrative or managerial position in criminal justice or public safety. Must possess a law enforcement certification from a federal or state law enforcement agency.


Applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter, which may provide information that demonstrates their ability to foster and maintain high ethical standards; an effective decision-making style based on collaborative relationships; skills in building partnerships and collaborations with local law enforcement agencies, government entities, universities, and other community groups. Applicants must also provide a current resume or vitae and contact information for three professional references.

The College offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package. A TCC online application must be submitted and will be accepted until the position is filled, however, applications received after April 30, 2021 may not receive full consideration. Applicants may contact the college’s Human Resources Department at (850) 201-8510 for application assistance.

Preference is given to veterans and spouses who are eligible under the Veterans’ Preference Law. At time of application, submittal of Form DD214 is the minimum requirement for veterans’ preference claim. Note: Please upload your DD214 as an attachment as part of your application at the time of submission.

***TCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/E-Verify Employer ***

The selected candidate identified for this position will be required to successfully complete a criminal background check, which includes fingerprinting.

The College uses E-Verify as part of the I-9 process to verify the work eligibility of all new hires. Tallahassee Community College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies may be directed to: Renae Tolson, Equity Officer, Room 239 Administration Building, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32304, (850) 201-6074, tolsonr@tcc.fl.edu.

All persons are encouraged to apply.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please notify Human Resources; (850) 201-8510, Fax (850) 201-8489 or via website at www.tcc.fl.edu.

Job Description Document – Exec.-Director-FPSI-P00494.docx