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CAMPUS SAFETY - Security Officer (Full-time)

Job Classification

  Hourly Full-time (35-40)

Position summary

The responsibilities of this position are to fulfill the needs of a Security Officer, capable of working in the Patrol or Dispatch Division. Primary responsibilities will be Patrol and secondary responsibilities will be Dispatch. This position is considered an essential employee and will be responsible to work a shift schedule that can include; working during a section of a 24 hour day, working weekends and holidays, including during Sabbath hours.

Qualifications summary

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have or be capable of obtaining; law enforcement type certifications (Reserve Police Academy or higher, PPCT, Reid, ICS, etc.) dispatch type (ACPO, etc.), as well as general safety training (CPR/First Aid or other assigned by the office). Additionally they must be proficient in computer skills and have excellent customer service skills. See full posting for further detail.

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

Duties and responsibilities

Patrol Division

Dispatch Division

Supervisory responsibilities

While the individual does not have supervisory responsibilities internally within the office, as the on-duty officer, they do represent the University and policies to anyone accessing the campus. They must be capable of:


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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

Technical competencies


Interpersonal interactions

An employee's interactions represent the office, the University, and the Seventh-day Adventist faith. Their interactions must be befiting of both their responsibility and that which they represent.

Employees will routinely interact with individuals on campus, both employees/students as well as community members accessing the property.

Through these interactions employees are required to enforce University policies through verbal direction, public education, or other enforcement. This can include interacting with individuals who may be suspected of committing a criminal act and/or violation of University policy.

During these interactions employees must also be capable of:


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.

In the completion of these activities an employee will have acecss to a patrol vehicle and office. 

While completing these duties, the employee will be walking through campus grounds including sidewalks, parkinglots, roadways, grass areas, and wooded trails. The employee will also be accessing buildings, from common spaces to classrooms, labs, mechanical/electrical rooms, residential spaces, roof-tops, or any other area belonging to the University.