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Campus Security/Information Officer

University of Lynchburg
University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA, 25401

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

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA

Position Type: Staff

Education Level: High School

Salary Range: $16.00 - $17.00 Hourly

Job Shift: Full time


Job Purpose:

  • To provide and assist in the immediate protection and security of students, faculty, staff, and visitors in various campus buildings and/or property within the university community by enforcing the policies and procedures set by the university, state, and local laws. This position is responsible for coordinating all activities on their assigned shift.

Essential Duties:

  • Responds to all calls for service.
  • Conducts investigations as required.
  • Provides security and protective services to the campus community by direct patrolling assigned buildings and grounds.
  • Responds to emergencies by assessing the situation and employing tact, diplomacy, and individual judgment in order to remedy and/or maintain control.
  • Completes necessary incident reports as required by policy.
  • Maintains radio contact with the dispatcher.
  • Provides crowd and/or traffic control during scheduled activities and/or emergency situations.
  • Provides access to buildings when requested and verifies that such access is authorized.
  • Observes and promptly submits work orders for all safety hazards for immediate correction by designated university personnel.
  • Ensures parking areas are patrolled and enforcement of campus parking regulations are followed, issuing citations as needed.
  • Ensures fire lanes remain clear and initiates actions necessary to remedy parking infractions in accordance with university policy.
  • Provides and ensures that all requested escorts are completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the campus including its topography, buildings, streets, persons and/or organizations.
  • Assists in the training of new officers assigned to the shift as directed by the training supervisor.
  • Provides relief at the Control Center.
  • Responsible for securing campus buildings on the assigned shift.
  • Patrols and completes security checks of assigned buildings and grounds, including exterior/interior doors, windows, and essential buildings equipment such as heating and air conditioning systems, etc.
  • Contacts appropriate Facilities Management personnel, if necessary, to respond to emergency repairs.
  • Shall attend all professional development and in-service training as assigned.
  • Performs any other work-related duties as required.

Equipment Used:

  • Computer
  • Google
  • Apple OS Software to include Mac and iPad
  • Campus Data Systems
  • Golf Cart
  • Multi-channel two-way radio system
  • Multiline telephone
  • Digital Camera

Manuals and References:

  • Virginia DCJS CSO Instruction Manual
  • Must be familiar with the Code of Virginia and Lynchburg City Code
  • Campus Safety & Security Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Administrative Memos
  • University Staff Handbook of Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Google Documents
  • Hornet Student Handbook
  • Other related materials necessary to the position

Oral or Written Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively and have good English-language skills for writing daily, weekly, and monthly reports.
  • Must be able to read and interpret printed information.
  • Must be able to remain calm in emergency situations and communicate with proper authorities.
  • The ability to recall events for completing reports, testifying in court, and presenting evidence at university hearing boards as required.
  • A working knowledge of computer skills is required.

Working Conditions:

  • Tasks require the ability to stand, walk, and continuously perform essential job functions for an 8-12-hour shift, with two fifteen-minute breaks.
  • Work a 40-hour week. Some overtime may be required. Shift assignments may be subject to change.
  • Must have the ability to lift or otherwise maneuver heavy materials weighing a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Tasks require frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching and walking significant distances between and within buildings on campus, often in adverse weather conditions.
  • This description is not exhaustive, other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

Minium Experience:

  • Entry level. (Prior law enforcement, security, or military experience preferred).

Minimum Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties of this position.
  • Must be certified by the State of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services as a CSO within 180 days of employment and have a valid Virginia State Vehicle Operators License.
  • Emergency medical (EMT), CPR and AED is also preferred.


The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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