Campus Safety Officer (Full Time)

New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Purpose

Provides safety services that assist the campus community in maintaining order and/or improving the personal safety of the students, faculty, staff and guests and ensures the security of Academy property.

This position is considered “Essential Personnel” in the event that:

  • an emergency occurs on the PEA Campus or in the vicinity that would impact PEA;
  • inclement weather forces the closing of campus or;
  • other emergency events deemed appropriate.

Essential Personnel are required to report to or remain at work if instructed to do so if contacted directly by the supervisor (or his/her designee), the Principal or a member of the Principal’s Staff (Leadership Team).

Full-time, 12 months/year, 40 hours/week, varied shifts dependent on scheduling, hours assigned to maintain 24/7 coverage including holidays. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy needs.

Potential Shifts : Saturday and Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm and then work Monday and Tuesday 4:00pm – 12:00am with Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off, or Saturday into Sunday and Sunday into Monday from 8:00pm – 8:00am and then work Monday and Tuesday 12:00am – 8:00am, with Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off

Key Accountabilities
  • Provides high-level, professional and courteous service through interaction with the Academy community via personal contact, telephone service and timely radio dispatch services.
  • Immediately responds to all calls for emergency service or dispatches other necessary Academy personnel or equipment and Exeter police, fire and emergency medical personnel.
  • Answers incoming calls on a multi-line switchboard, the Campus Safety phone line as well as the elevator emergency phone and takes the appropriate information and/or makes proper connections.
  • Immediately makes necessary notifications to the Academy community via several Emergency Notification Systems as well as to a supervisor and/or key Academy personnel in the event of major incidents that occur on and/or around campus.
  • Conducts vigilant patrols of Academy property to ensure a safe and secure campus.
  • Investigates incidents as assigned and completes detailed and accurate reports both verbally and in writing.
  • Ensures the safety and security of students, faculty and staff by identifying and responding to hazards in a prompt and proficient manner.
  • Inspects all campus buildings, doors, gates, windows and points of entry to Academy property to ensure that unauthorized persons are not able to gain entry to the premises.
  • Responds to inquiries and furnishes information on campus activities, organizations, key personnel, administrative/academic offices and locations or transfers callers to offices, which can provide information.
  • Examines all fire extinguishers on a monthly basis to ensure readiness and compliance with state and local fire regulations.
  • Assists faculty and administration in enforcing Academy safety rules, regulations and policies.
  • Maintains a pleasant and professional rapport with Academy departments and personnel as well as with the Town of Exeter and other outside agencies.
  • Maintains a thorough daily log of activities and assorted reports for each assigned shift.
  • Monitors Academy property for safety hazards and reports all violations or hazards.
  • May handle hazardous materials in the work area and will be required to wear personal protective equipment as appropriate for the work assigned.
  • Adheres to the established policies and guidelines of the Academy as well as the General Orders of the Office of Campus Safety Services.
  • Perform all other duties as directed by the Lead Campus Safety Officer, Safety Operations Manager or Director.
Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent works under the direction of the Lead Campus Safety Officer and Safety Operations Manager, but is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff and department operations.

Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.

Direct/Indirect Reports


Internal & External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, and staff. External contacts may include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.

Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Associate’s degree preferred.
  • Completion of CPR/AED and First Aid certification training within 60 days of employment.
  • Full-time staff must complete Campus Safety Training from Training Academy held annually.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid operator’s license.


  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Experience in an institutional or campus setting preferred.
  • Customer service experience desirable.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.

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