Supervisor - Campus Safety

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Safety & Security
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 Supervisor assists the Director in the daily operation of the Campus Safety Department. Duties include immediate supervision of officers and dispatchers, training, scheduling, shift assignments, review and investigation of complaints about staff performance, and coordination with other college departments. This person will serve as the Director is absence of the Director.

What You'll Do

  • Supervise Campus Safety officers and dispatchers on the evening and night shifts.

  • Provide supervisory direction regarding staff actions, concerns and complaints, and resolving personnel problems at the first level for all Campus Safety personnel.

  • Inform all employees of changes and interpretation/application of policy or procedures related to safety and security operations.

  • Complete staff performance appraisals.

  • Provide significant input to the Director on decisions relating to hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, and/or correction action for department employees.

  • Schedule employees for shifts, overtime, and holiday coverage.

  • Provide, schedules, and assist with instruction of department in-service trainings.

  • Primary on-call Supervisor. Make decisions in absence of the Director.

  • Provide DPSST unarmed training for Campus Safety Officers.

Campus Safety
  • Provide input to campus partners about security/safety concerns.

  • Function as a Campus Safety officer when needed.

  • Yearly emergency drill – collaborate with campus partners leading the drill.

  • Acts as a liaison between the department, the three schools – and when appropriate – neighbors and other community members, making recommendations regarding safety /security related issues.

  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with the Campus Living, Facilities Services, and other campus departments and groups, maintaining consistent, clear communication of Campus Safety’s role.

  • Occasionally complete important investigations. Prepare appropriate investigative reports or summaries. Review/dispose of physical evidence collected and submitted by Campus Safety officers, assuring that evidence is properly identified, tagged, and secured.

  • Assist officers in preparing and conducting classes on crime and fire prevention for the campus community. Conducts security/safety surveys and inspections of all college facilities; conducts and evaluates fire drills within the campus.

  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and related emergency training; includes both preparing and helping lead training regimens.

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

  • At least three years of experience as a college campus safety Officer.

  • At least two years of supervisory and management experience in college campus safety, or a combination of the same level of experience in college campus safety/private sector.

  • Have or obtain state ( DPSST ) certifications as an unarmed professional, Supervisory manager, and Unarmed Instructor immediately after hire.

  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

  • Working knowledge of Oregon criminal statutes.

  • Oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of crime scene investigation and preservation of evidence.

  • Ability to identify narcotics.

  • Knowledge of sexual assault investigation procedures.

  • Knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office programs and Adobe software.

  • Ability to remain calm in emergency and crisis situations.

  • Working knowledge of crisis management issues and appropriate response; includes working knowledge of NIMS and ICS.

  • Possess sound judgment in decision making.

  • Ability to work with a diverse campus community.

Nice to Haves
  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • At least five years’ experience as a college campus safety or private sector security officer.

  • At least two years of supervisory and management experience in college campus safety, or a combination college campus safety/private sector.

  • At least two years of experience and demonstrated ability using different computer operating systems (PC and Mac), software programs (File Maker Pro) and website applications (Google).

  • At least one year of demonstrated experience using ICS in a college campus safety or private sector setting.

Security experience acquired in the Armed Forces will be considered

Work Schedule
  • Full-time

  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate
  • $54,000 to $60,000

  • Commensurate with experience

  • Salary, not eligible for Overtime

Physical Requirements
  • Moderate amount of lifting of light weight (up to 15 lbs.) to medium weight (15 to 35 lbs.), climbing or working in physically tiring work

  • Bending, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing (stairs), standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, push/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, listening ​

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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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