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Campus Safety Security Officer

Employer
Spartanburg Methodist College
Location
Spartanburg, SC, 29301

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

Job Details

Hours:07:00 AM to 07:00 PM, 07:00 PM to 07:00 AM, or 02:00 PM to 02:00 AM – 12HR Shifts Job Summary:Campus Security Officers are responsible for following the core principles of Spartanburg Methodist College and the Campus Safety mission for providing a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, and students. Security Officers are required to work closely with Campus Safety Officers as well as individuals and groups within the College community to maintain an atmosphere that enhances the quality of campus life and reduces risks and vulnerabilities on the campus. Campus Security Officers must demonstrate excellent communication and decision-making skills as they patrol campus buildings, grounds, and parking lots; respond to calls for service; enforce College policies and state laws; and render services unrelated to enforcement.Major Areas of Responsibility:
  • Protect life and property, and maintain a practical, working knowledge of Federal, South Carolina laws, and Spartanburg Methodist College policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Determine when reasonable suspicion exists to detain a suspect, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and to what degree force and what restraint may be used.
  • Ensure that victims and witnesses are informed of their rights and responsibilities as mandated by law, and that they are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Perform security patrol duties that include such things as working rotating shifts, foot patrol, and physically checking doors and addressing suspicious activity.
  • Communicate information effectively to faculty, staff, students, and other persons in the SMC campus community and gather information, sort, compile and interpret information received.
  • Cooperate with other campus officials to implement college policies.
  • Initiate and complete verbal, written and computerized reports which include sketches, symbols, mathematical computations, and narratives.
  • Maintain weapons and equipment in a state of operational readiness.
  • Report maintenance concerns or safety hazards using the Maintenance or IT on-line reporting system.
  • Respond as quickly as possible to any fire alarms, ensure that the fire department has been notified if appropriate, and assist in evacuating any building(s) affected or threatened.
  • Respond to any crisis or emergency that occurs and notify appropriate personnel/offices.
  • Supervise any work-study or intern students who are present during the assigned shift.
  • Coordinate with other campus safety agencies in the enforcement of laws and ordinances on SMC property.
  • Participate in assigned Higher Education Law Enforcement training designed for Campus Safety or Campus Security Officers as assigned by the Chief or Operations Lieutenant.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the criminal laws of the State of South Carolina and the rules and regulations of Spartanburg Methodist College.
  • Ability to pass and maintain certification for First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Ability to solve problems and relate to faculty, staff, students and other community members positively and professionally.
  • Recognize the cultural diversity of the campus community and ensure sensitive and equitable treatment of all citizens.
  • Knowledge of and skill in utilizing computers, two-way radios, body-worn cameras, and general office machines such as printers, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing MS Word, Google, Outlook, Colleague, Slate, E2 Campus, and Civic Eye.
  • Maintain Daily Shift Reports (written and/or computerized) denoting occurred activities (e.g., accidents, significant incidents). Maintain other records as needed.
  • Ability to work any shift. Assigned Shift may be altered due to Departmental Needs
Working Conditions:Campus Security Officers may be exposed to various environmental and weather conditions as they patrol campus. They may patrol on foot or in a golf cart or automobile. The position requires frequent contact with students, faculty, and staff, and cooperation with other campus officials.Special Conditions:
  • Armed and uniformed.
  • Pass SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and SMC pre-employment and personal background check.
  • Pass SLED Security Officer Training if not already certified.
  • Pass drug testing and remain drug free.
  • Maintain yearly training and other requirements to renew SLED Armed Security certification.
  • Possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s license.
Required Physical Abilities:
  • Ability to access all campus areas, move around campus to patrol and respond effectively to emergency situations.
  • Manual and physical dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents.
  • Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on a computer display screen, in hand-written form, and printed on paper.
  • Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person, by telephone, and on the two-way radio system.
  • Mobility to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, and lift up to 25 pounds.
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma required; Associate’s degree or completion of two years of college preferred.
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Minimum of two years’ relative experience preferred
About the College: Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success. Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members.All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program. SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered. Hours: Hours Hours : 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM, 07:00 PM to 07:00 AM, or 02:00 PM to 02:00 AM – 12HR Shifts Job Summary: Job Summary Job Summary : Campus Security Officers are responsible for following the core principles of Spartanburg Methodist College and the Campus Safety mission for providing a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, and students. Security Officers are required to work closely with Campus Safety Officers as well as individuals and groups within the College community to maintain an atmosphere that enhances the quality of campus life and reduces risks and vulnerabilities on the campus. Campus Security Officers must demonstrate excellent communication and decision-making skills as they patrol campus buildings, grounds, and parking lots; respond to calls for service; enforce College policies and state laws; and render services unrelated to enforcement. Major Areas of Responsibility: Major Areas of Responsibility Major Areas of Responsibility :
  • Protect life and property, and maintain a practical, working knowledge of Federal, South Carolina laws, and Spartanburg Methodist College policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Determine when reasonable suspicion exists to detain a suspect, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and to what degree force and what restraint may be used.
  • Ensure that victims and witnesses are informed of their rights and responsibilities as mandated by law, and that they are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Perform security patrol duties that include such things as working rotating shifts, foot patrol, and physically checking doors and addressing suspicious activity.
  • Communicate information effectively to faculty, staff, students, and other persons in the SMC campus community and gather information, sort, compile and interpret information received.
  • Cooperate with other campus officials to implement college policies.
  • Initiate and complete verbal, written and computerized reports which include sketches, symbols, mathematical computations, and narratives.
  • Maintain weapons and equipment in a state of operational readiness.
  • Report maintenance concerns or safety hazards using the Maintenance or IT on-line reporting system.
  • Respond as quickly as possible to any fire alarms, ensure that the fire department has been notified if appropriate, and assist in evacuating any building(s) affected or threatened.
  • Respond to any crisis or emergency that occurs and notify appropriate personnel/offices.
  • Supervise any work-study or intern students who are present during the assigned shift.
  • Coordinate with other campus safety agencies in the enforcement of laws and ordinances on SMC property.
  • Participate in assigned Higher Education Law Enforcement training designed for Campus Safety or Campus Security Officers as assigned by the Chief or Operations Lieutenant.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.
  • Protect life and property, and maintain a practical, working knowledge of Federal, South Carolina laws, and Spartanburg Methodist College policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Determine when reasonable suspicion exists to detain a suspect, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and to what degree force and what restraint may be used.
  • Ensure that victims and witnesses are informed of their rights and responsibilities as mandated by law, and that they are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Perform security patrol duties that include such things as working rotating shifts, foot patrol, and physically checking doors and addressing suspicious activity.
  • Communicate information effectively to faculty, staff, students, and other persons in the SMC campus community and gather information, sort, compile and interpret information received.
  • Cooperate with other campus officials to implement college policies.
  • Initiate and complete verbal, written and computerized reports which include sketches, symbols, mathematical computations, and narratives.
  • Maintain weapons and equipment in a state of operational readiness.
  • Report maintenance concerns or safety hazards using the Maintenance or IT on-line reporting system.
  • Respond as quickly as possible to any fire alarms, ensure that the fire department has been notified if appropriate, and assist in evacuating any building(s) affected or threatened.
  • Respond to any crisis or emergency that occurs and notify appropriate personnel/offices.
  • Supervise any work-study or intern students who are present during the assigned shift.
  • Coordinate with other campus safety agencies in the enforcement of laws and ordinances on SMC property.
  • Participate in assigned Higher Education Law Enforcement training designed for Campus Safety or Campus Security Officers as assigned by the Chief or Operations Lieutenant.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics :
    • Knowledge of the criminal laws of the State of South Carolina and the rules and regulations of Spartanburg Methodist College.
    • Ability to pass and maintain certification for First Aid/CPR/AED.
    • Ability to solve problems and relate to faculty, staff, students and other community members positively and professionally.
    • Recognize the cultural diversity of the campus community and ensure sensitive and equitable treatment of all citizens.
    • Knowledge of and skill in utilizing computers, two-way radios, body-worn cameras, and general office machines such as printers, copiers, and fax machines.
    • Ability to learn and become proficient in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing MS Word, Google, Outlook, Colleague, Slate, E2 Campus, and Civic Eye.
    • Maintain Daily Shift Reports (written and/or computerized) denoting occurred activities (e.g., accidents, significant incidents). Maintain other records as needed.
    • Ability to work any shift. Assigned Shift may be altered due to Departmental Needs
  • Knowledge of the criminal laws of the State of South Carolina and the rules and regulations of Spartanburg Methodist College.
  • Ability to pass and maintain certification for First Aid/CPR/AED.
  • Ability to solve problems and relate to faculty, staff, students and other community members positively and professionally.
  • Recognize the cultural diversity of the campus community and ensure sensitive and equitable treatment of all citizens.
  • Knowledge of and skill in utilizing computers, two-way radios, body-worn cameras, and general office machines such as printers, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing MS Word, Google, Outlook, Colleague, Slate, E2 Campus, and Civic Eye.
  • Maintain Daily Shift Reports (written and/or computerized) denoting occurred activities (e.g., accidents, significant incidents). Maintain other records as needed.
  • Ability to work any shift. Assigned Shift may be altered due to Departmental Needs
  • Assigned Shift may be altered due to Departmental Needs Working Conditions: Working Conditions Working Conditions : Campus Security Officers may be exposed to various environmental and weather conditions as they patrol campus. They may patrol on foot or in a golf cart or automobile. The position requires frequent contact with students, faculty, and staff, and cooperation with other campus officials. Special Conditions: Special Conditions Special Conditions :
    • Armed and uniformed.
    • Pass SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and SMC pre-employment and personal background check.
    • Pass SLED Security Officer Training if not already certified.
    • Pass drug testing and remain drug free.
    • Maintain yearly training and other requirements to renew SLED Armed Security certification.
    • Possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s license.
  • Armed and uniformed.
  • Pass SC Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and SMC pre-employment and personal background check.
  • Pass SLED Security Officer Training if not already certified.
  • Pass drug testing and remain drug free.
  • Maintain yearly training and other requirements to renew SLED Armed Security certification.
  • Possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s license.
  • Required Physical Abilities: Required Physical Abilities Required Physical Abilities :
    • Ability to access all campus areas, move around campus to patrol and respond effectively to emergency situations.
  • Ability to access all campus areas, move around campus to patrol and respond effectively to emergency situations.
    • Manual and physical dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents.
  • Manual and physical dexterity and visual acuity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents.
    • Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on a computer display screen, in hand-written form, and printed on paper.
    • Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person, by telephone, and on the two-way radio system.
    • Mobility to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on a computer display screen, in hand-written form, and printed on paper.
  • Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person, by telephone, and on the two-way radio system.
  • Mobility to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, and lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Education and Experience: Education and Experience Education and Experience :
    • High school diploma required; Associate’s degree or completion of two years of college preferred.
    • Minimum 21 years of age
    • Minimum of two years’ relative experience preferred
  • High school diploma required; Associate’s degree or completion of two years of college preferred.
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Minimum of two years’ relative experience preferred
  • About the College: Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success. Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members.All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program. SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered. About the College: Founded in 1911, Spartanburg Methodist College is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. SMC is growing significantly, adding new programs, and consistently evaluating operations because of a campus-wide commitment to innovation and a passion for designing all campus programs to serve its student population intentionally. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees. SMC is committed to its student demographic and believes that global impact is possible through their success. About the College Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members. Spartanburg Methodist College Spartanburg Methodist College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status in any personnel action regarding the recruiting, hiring, and promotion of faculty and staff members. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program. All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results of a background investigation. SMC participates in the federal E-Verify program E-Verify program . SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered. SMC SMC does not maintain an open application file. Unsolicited resumes will not be considered.

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    Spartanburg Methodist College, founded in 1911, is a private residential liberal arts institution serving a diverse student population (38% first generation, 52% minority, 59% Pell) within the United Methodist Connection. Since its founding as the first co-op school in the nation, SMC has remained dedicated to its mission to connect education and employment. After over 100 years as an Associate Degree granting institution, the college launched its first bachelor’s degree in 2019. Today, the college’s emphasis on education and employment includes a unique professional development concentration comprised of eight required courses for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.

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