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Campus Security Officer (Part-Time)

Sewanee: The University of the South
Sewanee, TN

Job Details

Position Overview

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

Position Description

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: None
    Personal 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

    Supplemental Information

    Confidential Information: Police investigations, arrests, offense information, student and employee information.
    Working Environment:
    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.

    Physical Requirements:
    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:

    DEI Institutional Statement:

    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.


    Working at Sewanee: The University of the South

    Known familiarly as “Sewanee” by its students, faculty, staff and friends, The University of the South offers an unmatched educational experience. The university remains purposefully small and dedicated to building a sense of community. All classes are taught by professors, not graduate teaching assistants, and close faculty-student interaction ensures that each student enjoys a rich and personal educational experience. It is not unusual for students and faculty members to work shoulder to shoulder on research projects and journal articles, to meet for coffee at a local eatery, or to serve together as members of the university orchestra, volunteer fire department, and other civic groups.

    The result of such individualized education is clear in the academic success of Sewanee students and alumni. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four nationally among American liberal arts colleges—as well as 27 NCAA Postgraduate Fellows, 43 Watson Fellows, and dozens of Fulbright Scholars, and has an acceptance rate to graduate and professional schools that far outpaces its peers. The School of Theology has added to its alumni ranks countless bishops, including three of the last four presiding bishops of the Episcopal Church.

    Sewanee offers 36 majors, 32 minors, and 15 special programs, along with pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-law, and pre-business. More than 40 percent of students participate in study-abroad programs, and a comprehensive endowed program that provides financial support for summer internships has greatly strengthened career development for undergraduates. See more about Sewanee in the "Sewanee Snapshot" here.

    In an era of specialization, Sewanee upholds the broad-based ideals of liberal education as a surer means to success. At the University of the South, the adherence to outstanding liberal arts education and enduring traditions of honor, community, and respect have transformed many generations of students, and have earned the abiding loyalty and support of alumni who are enjoying lives of integrity, leadership, and service.

    The University is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sewanee’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000–acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect. It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

    As the University celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding in 2007–2008, it looked back on a rich history and forward to new opportunities for the next generations. “The essence of Sewanee is consistent from generation to generation,” said Vice Chancellor emeritus Joel Cunningham. “We are a university dedicated to liberal education, to time-honored traditions, and to our commitment to serve our students and this nation. We have been successful in advancing our mission, and I believe we have the resources and the will to ensure that Sewanee’s best years are still to come.”

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