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Dalton State College Regular/Temporary:
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Dalton State College delivers a transformational education experience in a diverse, caring community to approximately 5,000 students. We are proud to be recognized in 2020 as one of 79 colleges that are a "Great Colleges to Work For" by ModernThink. A member institution of the University System of Georgia, Dalton State provides broad access to high-quality bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and career certificate programs. Dalton State is nestled in the foothills of Northwest Georgia and surrounded by a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The college is about 90 minutes from Atlanta and 30 minutes from Chattanooga, TN. Dalton State is Georgia's first and only Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and attracts students from about 40 countries worldwide. Approximately one third of our student body identifies as Hispanic/Latinx. As an HSI, Dalton State administers a Title V program for developing institutions serving Hispanic populations. We are searching for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and a proven success working in a welcoming and diverse multicultural environment.
Job Summary This position is responsible for providing law enforcement and security services for the campus community.There are multiple open positions.This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.Updated: 02/21/23 Pay Rate: $22.50Responsibilities Maintains responsibility for security and safety of persons and property. (60%)
Identifies potential security and safety hazards. Patrols campus on foot and in a vehicle to detect and deter criminal activity, parking violations, and traffic violations.Responds to routine and emergency calls for service. Provides traffic direction and escorts as needed.Assists motorists as needed.Provides first aid and CPR to victims as necessary.Apprehends, arrests, and processes offenders.Fills in for emergency dispatcher as needed. Provides various types of public service and assistance to the campus community. Is a source of information and direction to the campus community.May assist with training other personnel in department policies, practices, methods, and techniques of their jobs.
Provides security and maintenance of campus buildings. (20%)
Assists with securing and unlocking buildings daily.Assists with checking campus emergency equipment including fire extinguishers, AEDs, etc. Identifies safety and security issues and follows appropriate reporting procedure.
Assists with investigations and maintains required documentation. (15%)
Completes all required reports and forms including accident and incident forms and student injury reports as well as others.Collects, processes, and submits evidence and property.Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of crimes and other offenses against persons and property.Prepares for and testifies in judicial and campus proceedings.
Performs related duties. (5%)
Valid driver’s license.Must be 21 YOA.Must be a Georgia Certified Peace Officer or the ability to obtain certification.Must maintain a Georgia Certified Peace Officer Certification and other applicable certifications. High school diploma or equivalent required.Good moral character, good under stressful conditions, good decision making ability. Satisfactory results from a criminal background investigation including drug screen, credit check, psychological exam, physical exam, and others. Ability to meet and maintain current requirements set forth by the Police Standards and Training Council for the State of Georgia.
Georgia Certified Peace Officer Higher Education Past Experience as a Peace Officer
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Develops and maintains a working knowledge of state laws, municipal codes, judicial proceedings, and others. Develops and maintains a working knowledge of Department policies and procedures.Skill in operating law enforcement equipment and firearms. Skill in exercising good judgment and decisiveness, in various low and high stress situations. Skill in operating a vehicle, computers and software, handheld ticket writer, camera, , and other public safety equipment.
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Dalton State College, as determined by Dalton State College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Dalton State College is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, ADEA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Dalton State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact Dalton State College's Office of Human Resources at 706-272-2034. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 706-272-2034.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The employee may be exposed to dangerous situations with the possibility of injury and/or death. Must have an acceptable level of physical fitness to meet the physical demands of mandatory training and the performance of the job. Some of the physical demands are: running, standing for long periods, being able to lift/pull individuals, having the cardiovascular and muscular ability to physically control suspects, having the manual dexterity to utilize a firearm and other required equipment.