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CAMPUS SAFETY - Patrol Officer

Job Classification

  Hourly Full-time (35-40)

Position summary

This position is posted for the filling of a night shift position.

The responsibilities of this position are to fulfill the needs of a Patrol Officer, capable of working in the Patrol Division. Primary responsibilities include providing for the safety of the campus through a myriad of responsibilities, including responding to emergencies, requests for assistance, and the physical security of buildings and property.

The position is considered an essential employee and will be responsible to work a regular shift schedule that can include; working during a section of a 24 hour day, working weekends and holidays, including during Sabbath hours.

Qualifications summary

Associate’s degree from two-year college or university; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Any military and/or law enforcement/security experience is preferred. Candidate must pass a criminal background check and drug screening. Candidate must meet qualifications in several areas, including skills in language, reasoning, physical requirements.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

Supervisory responsibilities




Language Skills:

The position requires the ability to explain college policies in difficult situations; write and edit reports or technical documents, and prepare public education documents.


Mathematical Skills

Ability to add and subtract and to multiply and divide. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to understand and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving variables in non-standardized situations. Ability to respond to varying incident types under stress and make leadership decisions affecting subordinates and the campus population. Must be capable of patience and flexibility inherent in the Safety Officer position in dealing with the multitude and variations of problems that arise in the function of the Office of Campus Safety, which includes the security and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff on campus while ensuring the security of property and the grounds.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



The position has the authority to take action or make recommendations that will affect procedures, processes, and practices involving customers or employees within the same department as well as campus wide in regards to the safety of the campus. Requires the ability to work unsupervised and efficiently to accomplish assigned tasks. This includes building evacuations, stop work orders, and/or other actions that affect the operational safety practices of the University.


Other Skills and Abilities:

  1. Understanding of security and safety related matters.

  2. Training in basic first aid and emergency medical procedures preferred.

  3. Crisis intervention skills are necessary.

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies

Candidate must be proficient in computer skills including:

Candidate must complete University Office Proficiency Assesment with minimum scores as follows:

Able to become proficient in communication equipment including; 800mhz Radio, two way radio, and office telephone system.

Interpersonal interactions

This position is a main point of contact for Campus Safety with the public. The employee is expected to meet the objectives of Campus Safety while promoting a Christian, friendly environment, both to our diverse campus as well as within the office.

Physical demands

While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is regularly required to use other senses to talk, hear, taste, and/or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to sit, stand, jump, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Employee will also be required to work in/be exposed to, all weather conditions associated with the State of Michigan.

Work environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While it is impossible to predict all situations that someone might encounter while performing their duties, it is understood, that employees are expected to conduct security patrols at all hours of the day and night, during many different types  of weather conditions. During these common activities an employee might be confronted with potentially dangerous situations associated with security type work.