CAMPUS SAFETY - Safety Officer
Hourly Full-time (35-40)
This posting is for a midnight shift (11pm-7am) Safety Officer position.
The responsibilities of this position are to fulfill the needs of a Safety Officer, capable of working both Patrol and Dispatch. 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.
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
- Communicates with local emergency services for response assistance.
- Coordinates with on campus departments for report investigation.
- Creation and/or completion of incident reports.
- Investigates all matters reported to the Office of Campus Safety, which could include burglaries, auto theft, vehicles accidents, lost and found property, fights, and or any other criminal matter or reported/referred code of conduction violations which occurs on campus.
- Ensures proper recording, accuracy, safekeeping, and follow through of all investigative matters assigned.
- Enforce parking & traffic regulations.
- Crowd control/management for graduation event or special events.
- Ensures all campus buildings are secured and cleared of non-authorized individuals on a daily basis per the individual department schedule.
- Ensures operational readiness through inventory and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
- Operates University vehicles during all weather conditions, including inclement weather.
- Patrols the campus grounds and buildings by foot and vehicle.
- Responds to all requests for assistance; assists, criminal activity, and emergencies.
- Maintains communication and documents activity of patrol officers.
- Monitor 911 Onsite Notification Line for outgoing 911 emergency phone calls.
- Monitor Access Control System.
- Monitor both fire and security alarm reporting system.
- Monitors campus surveillance system.
- Performs University switchboard duties daily 5pm-9am (shift dependent)
- Receive Lost/Found items for campus with proper documentation.
- Receive reports from the anonymous Tip Line.
- Receives afterhours calls for Housing Office (shift dependent)
- Receives afterhours emergency call requests for Plant Services. (shift dependent)
- Regulates nighttime access onto the campus via gatehouse activities (shift dependent).
- Responsible to activate University Emergency Alert System.
- Searches applicable data bases for vehicles, citations, and historical files as necessary including NIDA, Banner and vault.
- Submit End of Shift (EOS) Reports.
- Uses a variety of office machines (copier, fax, scanner, credit card machine, shredder, etc.)
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
- Post-secondary education or two years job-related work experience in law enforcement and/or military preferred.
- Must have or be capable of obtaining certification in CPR, First Aid and AED.
- Must be capable of completing, or have completed, a formal law enforcement training academy (BCSD Reserve Officer Training Academy)
- Must have or obtain a valid Michigan driver’s license.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Ability to rely on experience, training and judgment to execute policies and procedures.
- Must obtain/maintain certification in Ground Avoidance Ground Escape.
- Must obtain/maintain certification in Pressure Point Control Tactics.
- Must obtain/maintain certification in the deployment and use of Olerin Capsicum Aerosol.
- Must pass a criminal background check.
- Must pass a drug screening test.
- A working knowledge of communications equipment.
- Must have or be able to obtain FEMA National Incident Management Courses and Series:
- IS 100 – Introduction to Incident Command Systems
- IS 200 – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action
- IS 700 – National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), An Introduction
- IS 800 – National Response Framework, An Introduction
- Available for on call response to emergencies involving fire, occupational safety, environmental safety, or emergency management.
- Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Professional and Excel.
- Language Skills:
- Advanced proficiency in English speaking and writing skills.
- Ability to explain policies in difficult situations
- Write and edit reports or technical documents
- Coordinate the work of others, or other activities requiring significant communication skills.
- Handling of confidential information.
- Ability to communicate with individuals coming from various linguistic backgrounds.
- Advance communication and customer service skills with the faculty, staff, students, community visitors and emergency response agencies over the telephone and in person to resolve conflicts or respond to emergency incidents.
- Mathematical Skills:
- Ability to add/subtract and multiply/divide.
- Ability to perform math operations using standard or metric units of measurement.
- Ability to use/understand mathematical formulas for statistical analysis.
- Reasoning/Decision Making Ability:
- The position has the authority to act 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 position regularly requires independent judgment in setting priorities and organizing work to accomplish results.
- Some of the responsibilities of this position are performed in accordance with existing procedures and instructions, while others may require decisions to be made without pre-established procedure/policy.
- 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 understand and to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
- Ability to deal with problems involving variables in standardized situations.
- Ability to respond to varying incident types under stress and make leadership decisions affecting the campus population.
- Must have excellent human relation skills, dealing with a wide variety of people.
- Ability to work cohesively in a team-oriented environment.
- Exceptional skill in time management
- Must be able to perform with limited direct supervision.
- Requires the ability to work unsupervised and efficiently to accomplish assigned tasks including building evacuations, work orders, and/or other actions that affect the operational safety practices of the University.
- Must be able to work shift assignments.
- Must function well while under stress.
- Crisis intervention skills are necessary.
Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.
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.
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.
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.