Campus Safety Officer
University of La Verne
Campus Safety Officer
Job Description Summary:
To provide a safe and secure campus environment. Facilitate and encourage respect for the law, campus safety, and institutional policy. Provide a safe environment to foster student learning and development.
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.
If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!
Safety and Security
Patrol the University campus to maintain high visibility to foster a safe and secure environment; Observe and report incidents and complete necessary paperwork; Enforce University rules and regulations, including the Student Code of Conduct and Penal Code laws and regulations; Investigate violations and crimes; Escort University assets; Effectively asses incidents and develop proper course of actions; Escort persons from campus as necessary; Respond to emergency and safety concern calls (such as but not limited to medical emergencies, traffic accidents, terrorist threats, bomb threats, workplace violence, domestic violence, crime situations, including stalking, felony assault, and other various incidents); Assist the Housing Department with student code of conduct investigations. Verify credentials of persons on campus and prevent and grant entry where appropriate. Mandated Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Act. Prepare accurate and detailed written reports using the Campus Safety report management software.
Relationships and Community
Positively engage with diverse individuals and groups in support of an inclusive environment; Create positive interactions with campus community; Provide outstanding customer service to and communication with campus community; Engage in practices and behaviors that support the educational mission of the institution.
Respond to calls for service; Proactively assess and communicate safety concerns and maintenance issues; Open and secure buildings and offices; Lock and unlock buildings, lock doors and gates; Provide information and respond to inquiries from students, staff and visitors; Provide directions to campus locations and information related to University programs and services. Perform dispatch duties as needed or scheduled.
Training and Development
Participate in training and personal development courses to maintain and enhance broad expertise and capabilities in all Campus Safety functions; develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in a specific area of Campus Safety.
Serve as liaison during disasters such as fires andearthquakes; respond to hazardous materials spills, industrial accidents, and emergencies and take appropriate action; Operate various campus systems, including water valves, electric switches and related systems during emergency situations; investigate unusual conditions and take immediate action to reduce danger and possible malfunction of equipment; notify appropriate internal managerial staff and other departments.
Issue parking notice; Respond to requests to block off parking lots and spaces, perform routine maintenance of Campus Safety vehicles at the request of the University Safety Operations Department as needed or required.
Other duties as assigned.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THE CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER POSITION REQUIRES THE OFFICER TO BE AVAILABLE TO WORK ALL SHIFTS. DAYS OFF WILL VARY.
- Diploma or GED required.
- Minimum of 2 years experience in safety or security.
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Strong customer service
- Excellent Report writing skills
- Technology background
- Ability to problem solve
- Current First Aid, CPR, & AED Cards
- BSIS Guard Card
- CA Driver’s License
- PC 832 Powers of Arrest Course
- This position requires obtaining and reviewing motor vehicle records (MVRs) prior to or during consideration of application as well as ongoing review through California’s Electronic Pull Notice (EPN) Program. This position is contingent upon meeting and maintaining acceptable and satisfactory driver’s driving records.
- Campus Safety Officers are subject to continuous screening/periodic background checks as a condition of employment and / or continued employment.
- Experience in a college/university setting.
- Familiar with security and fire alarms, two-way radios, computers, tablets, and smartphone devices.
Location: La Verne Central Campus
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.
The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.
The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation