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Security Officer - Sergeant or Corporal

Husson University

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Institution Type
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Security Officer - Sergeant or Corporal



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Job Description Summary:

This position will act as a first line supervisor managing Safety and Security personnel on a given shift. Depending on the qualifications, experience level and background of the successful candidate, this position will be classified as either a Sergeant (SGT) or a Corporal (CPL). The successful candidate will be responsible for the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to Husson University. The Sergeant or Corporal also maintains a safe environment and minimizes potential for loss or damage on all property controlled by Husson University. The Sergeant or Corporal maintains the security of our Campus by patrolling areas on foot, in University vehicles and by enforcing Husson University rules and regulations, Community Conduct Code and state statutes.

The Sergeant or Corporal is required to recognize potential safety concerns and to take measures to mitigate these concerns. The Sergeant or Corporal responds to disturbances and mitigates disruptive conduct and respond to emergency situations as needed. The Sergeant or Corporal also coordinates with all local, county and state agencies as necessary to maintain the safety of the Campus. The Sergeant or Corporal supervises the officers of the department, and should be able to assume operational leadership and patrol supervision in the absence of superior
officers. The Sergeant or Corporal should be able to express themselves clearly and competently both verbally and in writing, and should be able to author and review investigative reports and make presentations to assembled groups.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervises all full- and part-time officers
• Assume operational leadership and patrol supervision in the absence of superior
• Must be available to cover other shifts due to absences, inclement weather situations, or other unforeseen circumstances
• In the absence of the AVP of Safety and Security or designee, be prepared to activate the Emergency Warning System upon orders from senior university administrators to include the University President, University Provost, University Vice President of Administration, and AVP-Safety and Security.
• Complete necessary departmental/University training as required. The
supervisor’s role in this training process will be directly related to his/her training certification. These training sessions will include:
o First Aid/CPR/AED
o Baton/ASP/OC Training
• Schedule officers for patrol duties and events
• Manage the Work Study Program and supervise Security Assistants
• Have a valid Maine Driver’s License and be able to drive department issued vehicles
• Review and correct all incident reports and assist officers with report writing skills
• Maintain a Criminal Trespass Warning (CTW) Journal and distribute updates to
Residential Life Staff
• Maintain and update all departmental materials and portals
• Be well groomed and wear the proper issued uniform
• Appropriately maintain all issued duty equipment
• Maintain a Vehicle Tow Journal
• Act as Fleet Commander
• Act as Supply Officer for Safety & Security department
• Act as Medical Supply Officer, which includes completing an inventory &
restocking of all medical bags and the medical supply kit located in the Security Office, and ensure adequate back-up supplies are kept on hand and place orders as necessary
• Act as Community Resource Officer – act as liaison with Residential Life staff
• Act as Field Training Officer for all subordinate officers – complete all necessary
training paperwork and ensure proper filing
• Inspect and maintain campus wide Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

Education and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


High school education or equivalent required; Associate’s degree or higher preferred. The successful candidate will have experience in the security, military or law enforcement fields and supervisory experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have a history of making rational and reasonable decisions in uncertain circumstances. The successful candidate will have a history of working independently and taking decisive and safe actions without consulting a supervisor first.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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