Security Shift Supervisor

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Security Shift Supervisor
Department/Unit Safety and Security – Dal AC
Location Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number S99-23
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $56,685 – $75,834 per annum
Classification ADM-05
Provisional Statement
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Dalhousie’s Security department is a diverse group comprised of over 30 full-time professional staff along with numerous part-time student employees. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Shift Supervisor is a member of the Dalhousie Security management team. In a patrol area covering 130+ buildings across four campuses, the Shift Supervisor is primarily responsible for the field supervision of security officers by offering direction and task assignment; staff development and training; and providing on-scene resource coordination and support.
Key Responsibilities
  • Promote accountability through regular supervisory patrols with shift members ensuring service delivery is professional and all personnel are following approved SOPs and University policies.
  • Provide on-scene coaching and instruction to staff. Serve as the first level escalation point for service complaints, recurring issues, or safety concerns; as well as the primary point of contact for security management during emergency events.
  • Manage personnel by directing daily assignments with real time priorities, while balancing staffing levels with upcoming commitments, keeping in mind past incident trends and organizational values.
  • Manage personnel administration functions including daily time entry, overtime, assignments, professional development, performance evaluation, training, attendance management, and discipline.
  • Work cohesively as part of the management team through crossover briefings, understanding that shared work and responsibility rely on good and consistent communication.

Note Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Patrol supervision is delivered in a 24/7 continuous operation environment. The Shift Supervisor works a rotation of day shifts and night shifts that includes shifts on weekdays, weekends and holidays. While the primary workplace assignment is the Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, NS, there will be an occasional requirement to travel to the Halifax campuses. Operational priorities and realities may necessitate schedule modifications. The Shift Supervisor remains flexible to accommodate other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Post-secondary education in law enforcement, criminology, or related field plus at least five years’ relevant experience, including a minimum of two years’ supervisory experience.
  • Well-versed in environmental health and safety regulations, Criminal Code, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Human Rights Act, and Protection of Property Act.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, and embrace a collaborative style of leadership with the ability to focus on team and community building.
  • Proven above average problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated consistent confidence in taking initiative.
  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Nova Scotia issued Class 5 driver’s license without restrictions. A recent driver’s abstract must be submitted.
  • Experience in a large institutional setting and/or a unionized environment.
  • Experience using sophisticated alarm monitoring and electronic access control systems, CCTV, and dispatch software.
  • Proven understanding and experience working with restorative approaches to justice.
  • Additional training in Crime Prevention (CPTED) and the Incident Command System.
Job Competencies The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:
– Self-Awareness & Professionalism
– Integrity
– Respect & Inclusion
– Adaptability
– Knowledge & Thinking Skills
Additional Information Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.
We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies One (1)
Open Date 03/16/2023
Close Date 03/23/2023
Open Until Filled No
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