Campus Security Officer

Job description

Open Date:


Classification Title:

Campus Security Officer


Provost's Office


Sewanee Police Department

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt Hourly

Career/Pay Band:


Work Schedule:

Full Year

If Other, specify months:

As needed

Full Time vs Part Time:

Part Time



Primary Function:

Provide protection for all persons and property, assist with crime prevention duties, providing information and directions, walking escorts to residential halls, enforcement of University of the South polices and procedures, conduct campus building checks of campus facilities, monitor planned campus activities. Security Officer will report any actions that appear to violate Tennessee Code Annotated to the Sewanee Police Department for further investigation. It is imperative that a Campus Secuirty Officer support the University’s mission, respecting all person’s rights and dignity.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Campus Security Officer duties include:
    • Serving the community by a proactive approach to possible security issues and addressing the potential situation to deescalate prior to harm or danger comes to another.
    • Provide effective problem solving techniques to complete the detail assigned to you individually or through assistance of other officer and supervisors.
    • Be willing to follow direction and maintain posts until relieved.
    • Complete duties and tasks oriented in a community policing atmosphere while involved in community relations and activities.
    • Always designate your demeanor in a positive, respectful manner to others as duties are completed.
    • Must be able to complete a typed report or written citation.
    • Provide crowd control and order for Commencement ceremonies, indoor / outdoor events/ concerts, athletic competitions, traffic direction and varied activities associated with a university campus.
    • Issue university citations, assist the Sewanee Police Department Officers with on-site incidents that occur in your presence.
    • Assist those in need of assistance by utilizing dispatch system for appropriate resource (i.e. medical situation, locked out of dormitory, etc.
    • May have to appear in court as a witness.

Judgment Required:

Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.

Budgetary Responsibility:


Machines & Equipment Used:

Mobile Radios, computer and University Policy Handbook


High School Diploma or Equivalent

Job Related Skills:

Problem solving
Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, show restraint/ control under duress and aid and assist in a multicultural setting.


A valid Tennessee Driver’s License

Student Contact:

Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.


Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.


Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.

Supervision Received:

This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.

Positions Directly Supervised:


Positions Indirectly Supervised:


Confidential Information:

Police investigations, arrests, offense information, student and employee information.

Working Environment:

Required to work nights and weekends
Must be able to work in a loud environment
Outdoor work is required
May be exposed to both blood borne and air borne pathogens, infectious disease, smoke and hazardous materials.
Must be able to stay at fixed posts for duration of shift.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to climb (many stairs, ladders), Must be able to crawl and or kneel, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain, Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work), Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 11/17/2020
Application Due: 2/15/2021
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