Summary of Duties, Responsibilities and Goals
Reporting to the Chief of Campus Safety or their designee, Campus Safety Officers are the main work force of the Occidental Campus Safety Department and are responsible for performing a wide variety of campus safety functions. Campus Safety Officers must exhibit discretion, a comprehensive knowledge of the law, and the highest ethical standards. Campus Safety Officers must be service-oriented and must actively assist Occidental College community members in solving problems and maintaining the peace. Campus Safety Officers shall be held accountable for their actions and must adhere to the Department Motto –
Compassion, Excellence, and Integrity:
The duties of this classification include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Protecting life and property;
- preventing crime;
- ensuring a safe learning environment;
- investigating reports of crime and Occidental College Code of Conduct violation; and
- working in a patrol or support function.
Shift rotation and days off vary according to assignment with occasional mandatory overtime required.Essential Functions
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an individual assigned to this job. Other duties may be assigned.
Demonstrate the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all situations;
- ability to communicate in a helpful, courteous, effective and professional manner in person, by telephone, two way radio, and electronic media;
- perform high visibility vehicle, bicycle and foot patrols on campus, at adjacent rental homes, and at sorority/ fraternity houses to discourage and apprehend lawbreakers, and to deter crime;
- respond to requests for assistance;
- respond to emergency calls, fire alarms, intrusion alarms on campus and at rental homes;
- render emergency first aid and CPR when needed and stabilize injured persons prior to arrival of paramedics;
- investigate traffic accidents;
- respond to reports of crime;
- investigate College Code of Conduct violations;
- conduct residence hall, vehicle, locker, and personal property searches;
- prepare a daily log of shift activities and write incident reports;
- make periodic checks of interior and exterior of residence halls, administrative and academic buildings and grounds;
- checking doors and windows to see that they are properly secured and detecting fire, safety and health hazards.
- Write work requests to correct deficiencies;
- patrol parking areas;
- regulate traffic;
- enforce traffic parking and vehicle permit programs;
- issue traffic, warning, and parking citations to repeat violators;
- provide appropriate services consistent with College policies and practices to all members of the campus community and visitors: vehicle let-ins, vehicle battery jump-starts, information, directions to campus and assistance;
- provide dispatching services;
- receive incoming telephone calls and dispatch information/requests to officers working in the field;
- facilitate calls for emergency services;
- answer requests for information;
- provide access to authorized persons to College buildings and facilities;
- provide a presence at College sponsored events on and off campus;
- perform special assignments, post and surveillance details as required by circumstances;
- provide safety escorts on and off campus;
- interface with local police and fire agencies as appropriate;
- represent the College as appropriate in its relationships with the community, government agencies, professional societies and similar groups;
- ability to prepare incident reports for judicial review and/or submission to the District Attorney if needed, and effectively testify in court;
- analytical and problem solving skills with experience in collecting and reviewing simple and complex data, drawing valid conclusions and making effective decisions;
- ability to prioritize work assignments;
- excellent computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, internet, email applications, Microsoft office suite and databases;
- stay abreast of pending changes to best practices in campus safety and community oriented policing strategies;
- accurate report writing skills including the proper use of grammar, punctuation and spelling;
- participate in crime analysis and prepare crime data as applicable;
- maintain and update crime maps and statistics on a regular basis; and
- perform assigned duties as requested.
The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:
1. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.Qualifications
Previous related experience in municipal law enforcement, campus law enforcement, corporate security, military police or master at arms, and/or campus safety in a higher education environment. Candidates must exhibit excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Must have a valid California BSIS guard card, first aid, and CPR certification; California driver’s license (with a clean driving record) and be able to be qualified as an Occidental College designated driver (subject to the specific requirements approved by the College’s insurance carrier).
Qualified candidates must meet the minimum education requirement of 30 units from a regionally or nationally accredited college/university - criminal justice courses or training preferred. Satisfactory completion of Peace Officers Standards & Training 832 P.C. and/or 832.2 P.C. course(s) required prior to appointment. Qualified candidates shall have a minimum of 2 years previous security/campus safety experience and or equivalent. Must be able to compose and comprehend written reports.
Must be able to work any day/shift.
The position requires a physically agile person with the ability to:
- Lift 50 pounds or more;
- walk/stand without any restrictions;
- stoop and climb ladder/stool to a height of 8 feet or more; and
- use both hands and arms with full range of movement.
- May not have a hearing loss of greater than 40 decibels.
- May not have vision loss greater than 20/40 (may be corrected with glasses or contact lenses).
A comprehensive background/criminal history/Megan’s Law check will be completed.
Physical Agility Test (PAT) and Written Test will be administered in phase two of the application process.
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