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Security Specialist B

Community College of Philadelphia
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Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
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Security Specialist B

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General Description:

Under the supervision and in accordance with the policies of the Community College of Philadelphia, the Security Specialist B is responsible for maintaining campus security and safety. Primary responsibilities involve performing routine security checks, recording observations on conditions within buildings or assigned work area, reporting any unusual occurrences, property damage, or rule violations.The primary work location for this position is the College’s Main campus. Re-assignment to any of the College’s Philadelphia campus locations may be needed based on staffing needs. Normal working hours are from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

College Intro:

Success starts at Community College of Philadelphia. Innovators and difference makers work at Community College of Philadelphia. Diversity thrives at Community College of Philadelphia. We are a college that is committed to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff. We challenge each other and ourselves to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College and the betterment of Philadelphia. We value and support an intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us and become a part of a community that has long been and will continue to be generators of generational chance in this city and beyond.
Community College of Philadelphia is an open-admission, associate-degree-granting institution which provides access to higher education for all who may benefit. Its programs of study in the liberal arts and sciences, career technologies, and basic academic skills provide a coherent foundation for college transfer, employment and lifelong learning. The College serves Philadelphia by preparing its students to be informed and concerned citizens, active participants in the cultural life of the city, and enabled to meet the changing needs of business, industry and the professions. To help address broad economic, cultural and political concerns in the city and beyond, the College draws together students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds and seeks to provide the programs and support they need to achieve their goals.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Patrols designated areas of all college facilities.

  • As directed by supervisor or shift leader, patrols stairwells, classrooms and public restrooms to ensure safety and to detect hazards such as fire, theft, vandalism, etc.

  • Examines credentials such as ID cards, verifies persons against Banner system for legitimacy and purpose for being on college property to prevent entry by unauthorized persons and to maintain a permanent record of those using the facility.

  • Operates badge systems and use computer network environment including but not limited to data entry of on-line incident reporting system.

  • Inspects assigned areas, through electronic tour system or otherwise, for those conditions that may contribute to fire, theft or vandalism and reports such conditions to his/her supervisor.

  • Performs key locking duties, locking and unlocking such areas as authorized; also secure various buildings as required.

  • Monitors and operates alarm monitor screens, CCTV system and remains alert as to the activation of alarm systems, and presence of unauthorized persons or intruders in restricted areas.

  • At the direction of the supervisor or shift leader, after normal hours, escorts employees to their vehicles in the parking lot to ensure their safe departure.

  • Prepares simple but clear, accurate, informative and legible reports.

  • Takes the measures required to ensure that assistance is given when accidents or illness occur, that first aid is provided, and in emergencies, ambulances and/or fire and police are summoned.

  • Assists in college functions involving large numbers of persons.

  • Use and maintain radio and other communications in the total security program.

  • Receives and carries out appropriate assignments, instructions and details given by the Office in Charge.

  • Investigates complaints, conducts investigations to determine the facts, and prepares reports to document dangers and hazards.

  • Travel to regional campus locations as directed.

  • Provide transportation for the College’s executive staff, as needed.

  • Provide coverage for other shifts, as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent (i.e. GED) is required.. Associate’s degree in Criminal justice or related field preferred. Any and all degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in security related work required.

  • Ability to travel between the College’s regional campus locations for work assignments required.

  • Ability to work extended hours and various shifts, as needed, is required.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Basic computer proficiency is required.

  • Valid driver’s license is required.

  • Experience operating radio, fire and safety systems preferred.

  • Certification in CPR and first aid required, or must be obtained during probationary period.

  • Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds is required.

Work Location:

Main Campus

Benefits Summary:

“Success Starts Here” at Community College of Philadelphia. We recognize that our success as a college and the success of our students starts with our employees. Our employees are vital to our success. Our total compensation package includes a comprehensive offer of benefits that are unrivaled by most.
Full-time faculty and staff benefits include:
· College-paid medical, dental, drug, life and disability insurance
· Tuition remission (for classes at the college)
· Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
· 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution with employee contribution 5%
· Flexible spending accounts
· Paid vacation, holiday and personal time
· Partial remote work schedule for remote work eligible positions
Additional College benefits:
· Winter break: 1 week around the third week in December and New Years
· Spring Break: 1 week in March
· Summer Hours: 4-day work week (closed on Fridays) from the 2nd week in May through the 3rd week in August
For More information about the College benefits and eligibility based on employee class, please visit:

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Instructions to Applicants:Interested persons should complete an online application.

• Cover letter of interest and CV/resume REQUIRED.
• Name and contact information for three (3) references REQUIRED.
• Employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of background checks in accordance with the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law.
• Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer.• Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Working at Community College of Philadelphia

Welcome to Community College of Philadelphia, a public, open-admission institution that provides both academic resources and support services to help students achieve their academic goals. As the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, the College has served more than 685,000 of the city's residents since 1965. We serve a diverse population of students, from recent high school graduates starting here on their path to a bachelor's degree, to adults looking to change careers. On our Main Campus or at any of our three Regional Centers within Philadelphia, we offer the convenience our students need to fit classes into their busy schedules.

We seek to empower our community through education, one individual at a time. More than 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and strengthen our local economy. It is our mission to prepare Philadelphians for a new career or transfer to a four-year college so that they can achieve their educational and career goals.

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented, high caliber faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College.

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