Campus Safety Officer - Pooled Positions

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Campus Safety Officer - Pooled Positions



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Police Department

Job Summary/Basic Function:

Campus Safety Officer – Open Recruitment

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.

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.

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:

Required: High School Diploma or GED

Required: None

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

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.



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Posted: 3/24/2021
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time