Lead Officer, Public Safety and Security

Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Lead Officer, Public Safety and Security

Division: Operations

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Location: St. Charles Campus

Starting Salary: $ 17.20 per hour

Reports To: Associate Director, Public Safety and Security

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The lead officer is responsible for providing oversight for security officers during assigned shifts and coordinating daily activities as directed by department leadership.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees security staff during assigned shifts
  • Reviews security reports and daily activity logs at the end of each shift
  • Ensures adherence to the Clery Act and Title IX policies and procedures
  • Ensures directives are carried out for special events and provides dignitary protection when needed
  • Acts as a primary point of contact during emergencies
  • Ensures all crimes on campus are reported and properly documented

Service Orientation

  • Assists all campus departments with safety concerns
  • Collaborates with other departments to promote safety programs

Communication, Collaboration, and Teamwork

  • Understands, supports and enforces university policies
  • Provides assistance for students experiencing emotional, academic or physical hardships
  • Assists in developing and administering trainings on security and emergency response for public safety and residential life staff

Planning, Organizing and Accountability

  • Ensures operational plans are carried out for events
  • Approves security incident reports
  • Disseminates information to subordinates at daily briefings

Initiative, Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Participates in Public Safety and Security administrative tasks and committee assignments
  • Conducts monthly meetings with staff

University Mission

  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Maintains professional integrity in all responsibilities

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in law enforcement, military or campus security with progressive responsibility
  • St. Charles County security license
  • Valid operator’s license
  • Two or more years of college course work in criminal justice, or a related field preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic knowledge of criminal investigations
  • Knowledge of Title IX and Clery Act

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • Evening and overnight work required
  • Availability during campus emergencies required
  • Ability to work outside in inclement weather

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand or walk for hours at a time

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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