Primary Function: Provide protection for all persons and property, assist with crime prevention duties, providing information and directions, walking escorts to residential halls, enforcement of University of the South polices and procedures, conduct campus building checks of campus facilities, monitor planned campus activities. Security Officer will report any actions that appear to violate Tennessee Code Annotated to the Sewanee Police Department for further investigation. It is imperative that a Campus Secuirty Officer support the University’s mission, respecting all person’s rights and dignity.
Opportunities for Leadership:
This position reports to Assistant Chief of Police.
Career Band: NE7
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:Serving the community by a proactive approach to possible security issues and addressing the potential situation to deescalate prior to harm or danger comes to another.Provide effective problem solving techniques to complete the detail assigned to you individually or through assistance of other officer and supervisors.Be willing to follow direction and maintain posts until relieved.Complete duties and tasks oriented in a community policing atmosphere while involved in community relations and activities.Always designate your demeanor in a positive, respectful manner to others as duties are completed.Must be able to complete a typed report or written citation.Provide crowd control and order for Commencement ceremonies, indoor / outdoor events/ concerts, athletic competitions, traffic direction and varied activities associated with a university campus.Issue university citations, assist the Sewanee Police Department Officers with on-site incidents that occur in your presence.Assist those in need of assistance by utilizing dispatch system for appropriate resource (i.e. medical situation, locked out of dormitory, etc.May have to appear in court as a witness.Machines & Equipment Used:
Mobile Radios, computer and University Policy Handbook Budgetary Responsibility:
NonePersonal Interaction/Communication:Student Contact: Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.Internal: Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations. External: Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.
Attributes of a Successful Candidate
Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Job Related Skills:
Problem solvingDemonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, show restraint/ control under duress and aid and assist in a multicultural setting.
Licenses & Certifications: Valid Tennessee Driver's License
Confidential Information: Police investigations, arrests, offense information, student and employee information. DEI Institutional Statement:
Required to work nights and weekendsMust be able to work in a loud environmentOutdoor work is requiredMay be exposed to both blood-borne and air-borne pathogens, infectious diseases, smoke, and hazardous materials.Must be able to stay at fixed posts for the duration of shift.
Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to climb (many stairs, ladders), Must be able to crawl and or kneel, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain, Must be able to lift between 21-50 pounds (Medium work), Must be able to carry between 21-50 pounds (Medium work)
Any additional requirements specific to this position:
At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility.Equal Employment Opportunity:
The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.