Campus Safety Officer

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

About the Position

The Campus Safety Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of all members of the Lewis and Clark community and the security of all Lewis and Clark College property. This position responds to emergencies and resolves effectively situations independently or with the assistance of internal or external resources.

This position is represented by the Lewis & Clark College Support Staff Association Local 4912 of the American Federation of Teachers.

The current LCCSSA Bargaining Agreement can be found here: /

What You'll Do

Patrol (20% of the time)

Vehicle and foot patrol of campus property to observe campus conditions, preventative measures to deter crime .

Security (20%)

Building security, including physically locking and unlocking doors, managing access for digital card reader locks, and afterhours access to secured areas.

Enforcement (10%)

Enforcement of college policy and State and Local laws, specifically related to smoking policy, drug and alcohol policy, and safety related policies.

I nvestigation (10%)

Investigating policy violations and crimes on campus, including theft, graffiti, criminal mischief, public intoxication, mayhem.

Reporting (10%)

Writing detailed reports of policy violations and/or crimes on campus, determined by severity of the violation or crime.

First Response (15%)

First responder to medical and other emergencies, including, but not limited to: simple first aid, determination of medical/hospitalization necessity, mental health crisis, weather or natural disaster related, chemical spills, fire. Responding to alarms (intrusion, fire, trouble and panic).

Service (15%)

Public service, including assisting visitors to campus, monitoring after hours events, escorting employees and students for safety concerns, providing vehicle assistance (for dead batteries, etc), responding to neighborhood complaints.

Must Haves
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

  • 2-3 years of experience with college campus safety, private safety, park rangers, police or military

  • Working knowledge of local, county and state laws and regulations

  • DPSST certification for unarmed private security

  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification

  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record

  • Knowledge of defensive tactics

  • Ability to comprehend information that leads to a conclusion of policy violation and/or criminal act

  • Ability to determine the procedures needed to resolve criminal acts and/or policy violations

  • Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark.

  • Working knowledge of local, county, and state laws and regulations

  • Ability to work varied schedule and at short notice

  • Ability to report to work even when the college is closed on account of hazardous conditions due to inclement weather or other natural or human-caused disasters.

Nice to Haves
  • High school diploma plus specialized training in the field and 6 years of related work experience; OR Associate's degree or two years of college coursework or specialized training in the field and 4 years of directly related job experience; OR Bachelor's degree and 2 years of directly related job experience.
  • 4 years of experience in college or other educational setting.

Work Schedule
  • 37.5 hours per week for 10 months/year
  • Annual FTE: .85
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate
  • $24.11/hr (LCCSSA Grade 15)

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods.

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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