Public Safety Officer, Senior

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Coastline Community College


Public Safety Officer, Senior

Job# C-020-18

Salary: $47,978.00 - $64,684.00 Annually

Deadline: 03/21/18


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Performs proactive security, intervention, law enforcement, and public information duties that provide a safe environment for students, staff, and the public while on District or campus properties.   Protects students and property by carrying out proactive programs and public safety processes, enforcing California Education Code and District policies.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Senior Public Safety Officer represents the second and senior level career ladder for college campus safety, student engagement, and security.  Incumbents are fully competent to perform all of the duties of the position and have received supplemental training to provide service.  Senior Public Safety Officers require at least 3 years of experience as a Public Safety Officer, advanced training and certifications, and the ability to work with students in peer-level mediation, direct student activities, attend formal court proceedings, organize and lead a team assigned to enhance safety, and security on campuses. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Provides leadership for a work shift on a designated campus and/or event by prioritizing patterns for surveillance and patrol, overseeing and directing movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic, and stationing selves at visible locales. 

Proactively monitors campus activity to ensure the safety and security of students, staff, and authorized visitors before, during, and after normal business hours.  Maintains a high level of positive and professional visibility. 

Enhances day-to-day customer relations by providing information and assistance to students, staff, and visitors in a way that establishes and maintains rapport with the student community. 

Attends student-faculty meetings on matters governing student safety.  Receives feedback on campus areas concerning students, faculty, and staff.  Recommends and prepares patrol routines in response to these and other customer responses. 

Conveys college policy, rules, and expectations for student conduct.  Answers questions from students regarding policies, procedures, and the role of the department. 

Anticipates and intervenes in potential and actual incidents where students, staff and or property may be at risk of harm or damaged. 

Protects campus property and facilities by making inspections.  Checks buildings for physical safety and security.  Inspects and monitors the security of doors, windows and gates.  Addresses unusual or suspicious activity. 

Responds to complaints, incidents, and hazardous situations.  Conducts investigations of reported injuries and accidents.  Responds to incidents putting students, staff, and the general public at risk or harm.  Interviews victims, complaints, and witnesses.  

Provides security at district and campus functions as required.  Opens and closes buildings and rooms for meetings.  Directs traffic and controls parking and safe movement of vehicles in parking areas. 

Detects and reports fire hazards.  Responds to fire and burglar alarms.  May be expected to extinguish small blazes while calling in fires to the local Fire Department using established emergency communications protocols. 

Contacts and cooperates with other law enforcement agencies in matters relating to the apprehension of offenders and the investigation of offenses. 

Works with staff in developing and implementing student activities and programs designed to reduce risk and enhance students' sense of safety. 

Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Skills:

The position requires in-depth knowledge of the methods and practices and procedures of effective security and safety enforcement.  Requires knowledge of the pertinent education codes, District policies, laws, ordinances, and Motor Vehicle code related to the area of responsibility.  Requires working knowledge of positive behavior intervention strategies, feedback, and support.  Requires knowledge of techniques for identifying weapons, drugs, impaired abilities, and other unauthorized apparatus or behavior.  Requires a basic procedural understanding of law enforcement and procedures and best practices connected with apprehension and custody of persons committing violations of the law.  Requires understanding of and skill at applying basic interviewing techniques, vehicle operations and safe driving practices, standard broadcasting procedures using a handheld radio system, and crowd, vehicle and pedestrian control.  Requires sufficient math skills to record distances, numbers, and times.  Requires sufficient writing skill to prepare incident reports.  Requires sufficient human relation skills to conduct peer-to-peer orientations, participate in advocacy meetings, resolve confrontation, affect behavior of others, advise students in positive behaviors and problem solving, and convey a positive image of the District and campus.


Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision.  Requires the ability to learn, interpret, and apply relevant education codes and District policies, rules, and procedures.  Requires the ability to utilize the authorized resources and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner.  Requires the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine and take proactive and professional action.  Requires the ability to use appropriate physical defense and suppression measures to protect self or others in the most adverse of situations.  Requires the ability to meet standards of physical stature, endurance, and agility established by the District.  Must be able to maintain two-way radio communication with campus administration and local police.  Requires the ability to administer first aid in injury and emergency situations. Requires the ability to communicate positively with students in a multi-ethnic and demographic setting and to interact both formally and informally with District staff, outside agency personnel, parents, and the public.


Education and Experience:

The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent, 21 years of age, and three years of security/surveillance experience, supplemented by specialized, successful training in security, safety, and behavior intervention.  Additional higher education in public safety, jurisprudence, or related field may substitute for experience. Or, any combination of education and experience that would meet the required equivalent qualifications.

Licenses and Certificates:

Requires a valid California Driver's License. 

Successful completion of an approved 832 P.C. Security Guard Training Course resulting in active, state-issued Security Guard License. 

Requires successful completion of an approved School Security Training (SB 1626)  resulting in active, state-issued license.

Requires current First Aid and CPR cards within a reasonable time after employment.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Job No: C-020-18
Posted: 3/7/2018
Application Due: 3/21/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $47,978.00 - $64,684.00 Annually