Campus Safety Officer

Employer
University of La Verne
Location
La Verne Central Campus
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Functional Title:

Campus Safety Officer

Position Type:

Classified

Appointment Type:

Regular

FTE %:

100

Work Schedule (if atypical):

Various rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays. Shifts generally change every 6 months.

Job Description Summary:

To provide a safe and secure campus environment. Facilitate and encourage respect for the law, campus safety, and institutional policy. Provide a safe environment to foster student learning and development.
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The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.
If you’re passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:

Safety and Security
Patrol the University campus to maintain high visibility to foster a safe and secure environment; Observe and report incidents and complete necessary paperwork; Enforce University rules and regulations, including the Student Code of Conduct and Penal Code laws and regulations; Investigate violations and crimes; Escort University assets; Effectively asses incidents and develop proper course of actions; Escort persons from campus as necessary; Respond to emergency and safety concern calls (such as but not limited to medical emergencies, traffic accidents, terrorist threats, bomb threats, workplace violence, domestic violence, crime situations, including stalking, felony assault, and other various incidents); Assist the Housing Department with student code of conduct investigations. Verify credentials of persons on campus and prevent and grant entry where appropriate. Mandated Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Act. Prepare accurate and detailed written reports using the Campus Safety report management software.

Relationships and Community
Positively engage with diverse individuals and groups in support of an inclusive environment; Create positive interactions with campus community; Provide outstanding customer service to and communication with campus community; Engage in practices and behaviors that support the educational mission of the institution.

Customer Service
Respond to calls for service; Proactively assess and communicate safety concerns and maintenance issues; Open and secure buildings and offices; Lock and unlock buildings, lock doors and gates; Provide information and respond to inquiries from students, staff and visitors; Provide directions to campus locations and information related to University programs and services. Perform dispatch duties as needed or scheduled.

Training and Development
Participate in training and personal development courses to maintain and enhance broad expertise and capabilities in all Campus Safety functions; develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific area of Campus Safety.

Emergency Operations
Serve as liaison during disasters such as fires andearthquakes; respond to hazardous materials spills, industrial accidents, and emergencies and take appropriate action; Operate various campus systems, including water valves, electric switches and related systems during emergency situations; investigate unusual conditions and take immediate action to reduce danger and possible malfunction of equipment; notify appropriate internal managerial staff and other departments.
Additional Duties
Issue parking notice; Respond to requests to block off parking lots and spaces, perform routine maintenance of Campus Safety vehicles at the request of the University Safety Operations Department as needed or required.

Other duties as assigned.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THE CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER POSITION REQUIRES THE OFFICER TO BE AVAILABLE TO WORK ALL SHIFTS. DAYS OFF WILL VARY.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in safety or security.
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service
  • Excellent Report writing skills
  • Technology background
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Current First Aid, CPR, & AED Cards
  • BSIS Guard Card
  • CA Driver’s License
  • PC 832 Powers of Arrest Course
  • This position requires obtaining and reviewing motor vehicle records (MVRs) prior to or during consideration of application as well as ongoing review through California’s Electronic Pull Notice (EPN) Program. This position is contingent upon meeting and maintaining acceptable and satisfactory driver’s driving records.
  • Campus Safety Officers are subject to continuous screening/periodic background checks as a condition of employment and / or continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a college/university setting.
  • Familiar with security and fire alarms, two-way radios, computers, tablets, and smartphone devices.

Benefits Summary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.

Location:

La Verne Central Campus

Number of Vacancies:

2

Posting Number:

2018-190634SA

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to submit the following documents:

BSIS guard card
First Aid/CPR AED card
DMV Print out
832 PC certification

Campus Safety Officers are subject to continuous screening/periodic background checks as a condition of employment and / or continued employment.

This position requires obtaining and reviewing motor vehicle records (MVRs) prior to or during consideration of application as well as ongoing review through California’s Electronic Pull Notice (EPN) Program. This position is contingent upon meeting and maintaining acceptable and satisfactory driver’s driving records.

Open Date:

11/08/2019

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at http://www.laverne.edu.

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