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Campus Safety and Security Officer

University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia

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

The University of Lynchburg is seeking services for a full-time Campus Safety & Security Officer. This position provides for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, guests, and property through enforcement of university policies and procedures. This position is currently for the late evening power shift or the 11 pm to 7 am shifts, however, the candidate must have availability and willingness to work a wide variety of shifts, including late night/early morning, weekend and holiday hours.

Essential Functions

Provide security services which include direct patrol of campus buildings and grounds on foot, include climbing steps, driving a vehicle, or a bicycle and performing security checks as needed, gives directions, providing first aid, locks, and unlocks doors as required. Enforcing the policies and procedures set by the University, state, and local laws.

  • Shall submit a written report which is the physical record of an incident deemed to be necessary to document illegal or potentially illegal activity as well as other incident documentation. It is taken by a representative of a Campus Safety and Security department and filed according to University requirements and procedures.
  • Provide crowd and/or traffic control during scheduled activities and/or emergency situations.
  • Provide access to buildings when requested and verify that such access is authorized.
  • Enforce parking regulations throughout the university parking lots. Issues tickets and regulates campus vehicle and pedestrian traffic to enhance safety and expedite traffic flow.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the campus including its topography, buildings, streets, persons and/or organizations.
  • Must have the ability to maintain the chain of command.
  • Acts as an information resource to university personnel, students and guests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or greater
  • Preferred three years of security, law enforcement or military experience is preferable
  • Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
  • Maintain confidential information
  • VA DCJS Campus Security Officer Certification (within 180 days of employment)
  • CPR/AED Certification(within 30 days of employment)
  • Proficient in MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and other campus databases)
  • Valid driver’s license with a favorable driving record

The Candidate must:

  • Exercise sound judgment and work independently
  • Multitask in often time stressful situations
  • Working knowledge of computer-aided dispatch and records management programs preferred)

The successful candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Review of application materials begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please complete a University job application (, along with names and contact information of three professional references to: University of Lynchburg, Attn: Human Resources, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or E-mail: [email protected] EOE.

The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.


The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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