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Security Officer Per Diem

Husson University
Bangor, ME, ME

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details


The successful candidate will perform the duties of a uniformed Per Diem Safety and Security Officer, as well as the duties of a dispatcher. Campus Security Officers are responsible for the comfort, safety, and security of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Husson University.

Security Officers maintain a safe environment and minimize the potential for loss or damage of all property controlled by Husson University by conducting high visibility patrols on foot and in University-owned vehicles, monitoring CCTV equipment, and monitoring radio communications. Officers provide a wide variety of services to our campus community, and are expected to proactively seek opportunities to provide excellent customer service.

Security Officers enforce Husson University rules and regulations, the Community Conduct Code, and coordinate with law enforcement in enforcing state statutes. Security Officers recognize potential safety concerns and take measures to mitigate these concerns. Security Officers respond to disturbances and mitigate disruptive conduct, respond to emergencies as needed, and coordinate with all local, county, and state agencies as necessary to maintain the safety of Husson University.

Security Officers may serve in a dispatch role, facilitating communication with officers, directing them to respond to requests for service, and providing pertinent information necessary to maintain a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Husson University. Security Officers also coordinate with all local, county, and state agencies as necessary to maintain the safety of the Campus.

Examples of Duties

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Provide prompt, courteous service to students, staff, and visitors
  • Work a part-time schedule, evenings, or overnights, including weekends and holidays as necessary
  • Work a minimum of two shifts (patrol shift or event shift) per fiscal quarter
  • Must be available to cover other shifts due to absences, inclement weather, or other unforeseen circumstances
  • Attend and/or complete all departmental and University training requirements to include CPR/AED certification.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies & procedures
  • Perform lead Security Officer duties in the absence of a supervisor
  • Maintain complete awareness of Husson University Campus property, life safety systems, and emergency plans including the proper use of fire extinguishers
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all departmental and University information and paperwork
  • Be well-groomed and properly wear the issued uniform
  • Appropriately maintain all issued duty equipment
  • Monitor and operate a two-way radio utilizing proper radio protocol to maintain FCC & NIMS compliance
  • Must have appropriate report-writing skills, as well as the ability to utilize electronic reporting systems
  • Patrol University property to prevent and detect signs of intrusion, theft, and life safety concerns
  • Provides safety and traffic control during Campus events
  • Ensure all necessary doors and buildings are properly secured
  • Ensure resolution of any safety concerns noted during your shift
  • Monitor and regulate as necessary building systems including building boilers, as well as refrigerator and freezer units
  • Monitor CCTV and review as necessary for security and investigations
  • Answer telephone calls, take messages, answer questions and provide information
  • Enforce University rules & regulations and notify violators of infractions including the issuance of parking tickets
  • Escort students, staff, faculty, and visitors to various locations on as necessary
  • Investigate suspicious activity, security issues, and criminal incidents
  • Gather and process evidence and properly document it in verbal and written reports
  • Respond to accidents and medical emergencies and provide First Aid and CPR
  • Respond to disturbances and emergencies on University property
  • Write technical reports to document incidents and investigations, as well as daily activities
  • Coordinate emergencies until a supervisor arrives on the scene
  • Contact the Associate Vice President of Security or designee as needed during emergencies
  • Contact local police and fire departments as necessary and act as a liaison between these agencies and the University as needed
  • Escort and remove undesirable persons from the Campus
  • Apprehend suspects and use departmentally approved restraint techniques as necessary, including but not limited to pepper spray, baton, and handcuffs
  • Keep a daily dispatch log of calls, events, and activities
  • Create digital and hard-copy documents and forms as needed
  • Perform a daily inventory of first responder keycards and maps
  • Maintain working knowledge and the ability to use all Safety and Security systems and technology platforms
  • All other duties as assigned
Typical Qualifications

  • Must have attention to detail and respond promptly and professionally when necessary
  • Be able to prioritize, organize, and follow up when needed
  • Have a clear command of the English language and be able to complete computer-generated reports
  • Be a clear thinker, display the ability to remain calm, and show good judgment when resolving problems
  • Follow directions thoroughly, speak and interact with students, staff and visitors as necessary
  • Work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team
  • Work with minimal supervision
  • Maintain confidentiality of departmental and University information
  • Safely operate motorized vehicles, bicycles, and other department-owned equipment
  • Must possess a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Maine
  • Must be certified or have the ability to be certified in First Aid, CPR/AED, and other equipment as assigned.
  • Work a minimum of two shifts (patrol shift or event shift) per fiscal quarter
  • Attend all Department training unless previously excused by the Associate Vice President or Associate Director of Safety and Security.

High school education or equivalent required. At least 6 months of security, military, or law enforcement experience is preferred.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach overhead, talk, hear, operate foot controls on automobiles and golf carts, climb stairs and use hands and fingers, and/or feel. The employee is also required to occasionally run, balance, crawl, climb, and use ladders (up to 20 feet in height), as well as push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 25 pounds. The employee must also exert physical effort including foot patrol and restraint of individuals as needed. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Supplemental Information



**Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.


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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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