Campus Safety Officer - Pooled Positions

Employer
Lamar University
Location
Beaumont, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

20112080

Position Title:

Campus Safety Officer - Pooled Positions

FTE:

1.00

Position Type:

Staff

Department:

Police Department

Job Summary/Basic Function:

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Campus Safety Officer – Open Recruitment
(FY21)

SUMMARY:
Function: To provide service, information and aid to all citizens as circumstances require, assist and support victims of crime when directed by a supervisor, deter crime through constant uniformed presence, take non-criminal reports, and observe and report safety issues on campus. Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Scope: Responsible for safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and all property under the control and jurisdiction of Lamar University. Exercises independent judgment and discretion within the limits prescribed by the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents, institutional rules and regulations, and the Lamar University Police Departmental policies and procedures.

DUTIES:
Typical: To perform security and safety duties on the property of Lamar University. Preserve the safety and security by interceding, to prevent or deter crime. Investigate non-criminal incidents to detect safety or security issues, and lost property. Prepare various written reports narrating incidents, supplemental information, and non-criminal activities. Give credible and accurate testimony in the criminal courts of this state and the United States –if required. Provides assistance and support to the victims of crime, and to all student, faculty, staff and visitors to the Lamar University campus.

SUPERVISION:
Received: Direct supervision of work by Corporals, Sergeants and other supervisors –as assigned.

Given: Assist and direct Security Guards, at the direction of the Residence Life Police Liaison.

Minimum Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Required: High School Diploma or GED

EXPERIENCE:
Required: None

EQUIPMENT:
Required: Proficient with all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties, to include but not be limited to handcuffs, oleoresin capsicum spray (OC), public safety vehicles, communications equipment, computers, investigative and surveillance equipment.

ACCURACY:
Proficiency in all phases of duties performed. Must demonstrate logical and effective
problem solving ability. Must be able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law.

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:
Duties involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding. Good physical condition and vision, ability to hear and speak and full use of arms and legs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Usual: Exposure to outside weather conditions. May be required to work either day or night on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work may involve a degree of hazard.

Must be eligible to drive a University owned or leased motor vehicle. Must have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a non-commissioned uniformed officer of Lamar University. Effective written and oral communications skills. Knowledge and skills in emergency medical procedures, first aid and CPR techniques.

OTHER:
Must successfully complete a minimum six probationary period upon hire.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION:
Preferred: Enrolled in classes at Lamar University to complete degree.

EXPERIENCE:
Preferred: Experience in a safety and security position, with similar duties.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary:

$24,000

Posting Date:

03/15/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.

Academics

A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.

Athletics

Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.

History

Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.

Visit/Apply

Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to http://lamar.edu/admissions

 

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