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CAMPUS SAFETY - Dispatch Lieutenant

Job Classification

  Salaried Full-time (75-100%)

Position summary

This position is posted for the filling of a salaried supervisory position within the Office of Campus Safety’s chain of command.

The primary responsibilities of this position are:

As a Lieutenant, this position must also be capable of fulfilling any temporary shift coverage needs in both Patrol and Dispatch divisions, which can include providing for the safety of the campus through a myriad of responsibilities, including responding to emergencies or requests for assistance, through either in-person response (Patrol) or through use of communication systems (Dispatch).

Qualifications summary

Education/work experience in higher education and/or any military/law enforcement/security experience is preferred. Certification or ability to certify in similar fields required. Candidate must pass a criminal background check and drug screening. Candidate must meet qualifications in several areas, including skills in computer use, language, reasoning, and physical requirements. Candidate must be capable of being cross-trained as a Patrol Officer.

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

Duties and responsibilities

The position is considered an essential employee of the University (may be required to report for duty even when University operations/classes are cancelled). The position may also be responsible to work a regular shift schedule during subordinate shift vacancies (sick/leave) that can include; working during a section of a 24 hour day, working weekends and holidays, including during Sabbath hours.Examples of specific duties can include, but are not limited to:

Supervisory responsibilities

This 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. This includes building evacuations, stop work orders, and/or other actions that affect the operations of the University with concerns to immediate threat to life or injury. Examples of specific supervisory duties can include, but are not limited to:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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

Technical competencies

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

Interpersonal interactions

This position is a customer service position as a main point of contact for the Office of 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. Specific skills can include, but are not limited to:

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, and crouch. 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 may 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 primarily operate in a customer service/office type setting. Employees are also regularly assigned to work out of the University Gatehouse, where they will be working at service window interacting with vehicles entering and exiting the campus. Due to the nature of security work, during these common activities an employee might be confronted with potentially dangerous situations associated with security type work.