Certified Officer, Public Safety and Security

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JOB TITLE SUMMARY

Job Title: Certified Officer, Public Safety and Security

Division: Operations

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Starting Salary: $16.50

Reports To: Associate Director, Public Safety and Security

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The certified public safety and security officer is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors by patrolling the campus, reporting crime and enforcing policies of the university.

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 and Execution

  • Secures premises by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment and inspecting buildings, equipment and access points
  • Upholds the university’s standards and reputation by complying with legal requirements of the Clery Act
  • Provides public assistance, including lockout services, first aid, vehicle jump‐starts and traffic direction
  • Prevents loss and damage by reporting irregularities and informing violators of policy and procedures
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the university’s Emergency Action Plan
  • Enforces campus parking regulations
  • Completes incident/accident reports for missing or stolen property and criminal activity; assures accurate reports, including detailed, complete observations and information
  • Enforces and upholds university policies


Service Excellence

  • Accompanies visitors, students and employees upon request
  • Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork


Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences and surveillance activities
  • Educates violators on proper policies and procedures
  • Interviews witnesses and obtains signatures


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.

  • Associate degree or equivalent experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Acceptable criminal background check
  • Law enforcement experience
  • Missouri law enforcement officer certification
  • Firearm proficiency as well as ability to meet state qualifications
  • Must obtain CPR and First Aid certifications in a timely manner


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Ability to use good judgment, think critically and solve problems
  • Ability to respond to hostile situations, intervene in physical altercations and act as mediator
  • Ability to work with large groups of students, including students with special needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to remain calm while responding during emergencies
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite


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

  • General office setting
  • Outdoor – often extreme – weather conditions
  • Varied shifts, including days, afternoons or midnights
  • Some exposure to hazards and physical risks, which requires basic safety precautions
  • Essential worker designation


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.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions
  • Ability to use a two-way radio
  • Ability to walk and stand for duration of shift
  • Ability to handle and lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to report to work during emergencies, unless otherwise notified


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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