Public Safety Officer

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
LSC-System Office

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Job Title: Public Safety Officer
Location: LSC-System Office
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36614
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Public Safety Officer assist in providing a safe and secure environment for all employees and visitors at assigned location so faculty can focus on teaching and students can concentrate on learning. Provides general assistance (gives directions, answers questions, provides information…etc.) to faculty, staff, students and visitors and projects a positive image of LSC by maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor. Contributes to the overall safety and security of students, employees, visitors and LSC property by maintaining a uniformed presence. Requests assistance from LSC police officers for law enforcement matters, or off-campus police, fire, and EMS personnel as needed. Assists LSC Police Officers as directed within the scope of responsibility.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    Patrols campus grounds and buildings on foot or in golf carts; reports safety hazards and physical security deficiencies verbally and in writing. Walks through buildings monitoring the hallways with attention to classroom activity to create a comfortable and safe academic environment. Makes written reports regarding suspicious activitiesIn conjunction with an LSC Police Officer, responds to medical or fire assistance requests, aiding the Officer and/or leading the responding EMS / Fire Department personnel to the appropriate locationResponds to low risk calls for service to assess scene and determine the need for police, fire, or EMS responseStays vigilant in order to observe and report any need for police officer responsePeriodically tours parking lot to ensure safety of property. Renders vehicle services in the form of jump-starts, vehicle door unlocks, and the calling of wreckers as requestedMonitors and responds to fire alarms, checks fire extinguishers while on patrol to ensure that they are in place and charged, and reports those that need maintenance
  1. Enforces LSC and location regulations of a non-law enforcement nature (parking, smoking, etc.)
  2. Upon request, ensures faculty and staff have access to the facilities they need to perform their job. Locks/unlocks doors on a regular schedule and as requested by individuals (if appropriate)Provides general assistance to students, visitors, faculty and staff as needed. Answers questions from employees and visitors. If unable to give correct information, directs them to the proper person to answer their question
  3. Directs traffic and guests on events held at various locations within the confines of LSC owned or controlled property
  4. Handles after-hours safety escorts
  5. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to think and act quickly
  • Skilled in conflict resolution and avoidance, and have exemplary public relations skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to meet the driving record criteria established by the LSCS
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on good judgment on a frequent basis
  • Ability to exercise self-restraint and maintain composure under pressure or adverse conditions
  • Ability to operate with limited to no supervision and maintain efficient, self-directed job functions

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items, such as cones and motorist assist equipment. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

    Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas driver’s license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree
Salary

Hiring salary range is $27,910 to $32,097

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

Organization

Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit www.LoneStar.edu to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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