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Safety Officer

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 10, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace, and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is looking to build a candidate pool for the Safety Officer position to support the Campus Safety and Security team. This position is unarmed. As an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Safety Officer, your primary task is to provide a safe and secure campus for the students (residential and non-residential), faculty, staff, contractors, and guests. You are also tasked with protecting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s assets, facilities, property, business interests, and reputation. These goals will be accomplished by taking a service-oriented, community-building educational approach. Our objectives include deterrence, detection, timely response, effective action, and accurate reporting. All members of the Prescott Campus Safety and Security Department are expected to project a professional appearance and demeanor in all their interactions with the campus community and the public.

Job Duties:

Community Crime Prevention and safety activities including, but not limited to: General campus patrol duties, investigating incidents, performing building checks, surveillance, and application of the traffic and parking regulations. Apply university administrative policies and procedures.

Respond to and mitigate emergencies, including but not limited to: Fires, medical emergencies, criminal incidents, misconduct issues, and facilities problems.

Housing support activities, including but not limited to: Foot patrol of each residence hall every shift, inspection of parking lots and grounds; conducting educational programs, and responding to calls for service from students and housing staff.

Technical support for fire, life, safety, and security systems, including but not limited to: Notifier/ONYX Works, Prowatch, RAVE, ARMS, department web pages, Eagle Card administration, access control programming and downloads, inspection and testing of code blue phones, courtesy phones, elevators emergency functions, evacuation chairs, AED maintenance, fire extinguishers.

Campus service calls including, but not limited to: Placing signage for events, unlocking/locking doors, monitoring and staffing special events, and disabled vehicle jumpstarts. Other duties as assigned.

Inspect for and report any safety hazards, including but not limited to: fire hazards, trip hazards, view obstructions, road obstructions, unsafe work practices, unsafe lighting.

Departmental administrative tasks, including but not limited to: preparing reports and briefing shift relief. Attend training sessions and reviewing logs, memos, and the policy and procedures manual.

Actively participate in departmental staff meetings.

Team support duties including, but not limited to: Staffing the dispatch desk, maintain radio dispatch/log, administrative/desk tasks, answering the phone, and serving walk-in clients. Expertise on the following systems and processes required: ONYX Works, ARMS, T2, Prowatch, MaxPro, RAVE, Onnity, Key control, Radios, Landlines, Smartphones, SchedulER and Access lists.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions
  • Two BCBS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account
  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children
  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mailroom and enjoy observation flights

High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basic composition, and math.

Minimum of one to three years work-related experience.

Required licenses, certificates, and /or security clearances:
  • Valid Arizona Driver license, “D” license from Arizona Department of Transportation.
  • Must meet the University’s standards for approved drivers. Unacceptable driving records (as stated in the Use of Equipment and Vehicles Procedure 1.17) include the following (for three years from the date of each occurrence): More than 3 moving violations and/or accidents in 3 years and/or more than 2 moving violations and/or accidents in any 1 year.
Strongly preferred skills, knowledge, abilities:
  • Must have good physical ability, aptitude and community policing skills
  • Candidate must pass extensive background investigation including check for criminal history and DMV
  • Psychological Screening
  • Willing to take a life in defense of yourself or another
  • Be an employee in good standing with the University
  • Meets or exceeds performance evaluation
  • Not currently on a PIP
Ability to:
  • Promote good community relations and build community confidence in the campus security department.
  • Ability and willingness to work any shift covering all days of the week and all hours of the day including weekends and holidays.
  • Think clearly and logically, exercise sound judgment, and make quick and appropriate decisions in emergency situations
  • Recognize signs of danger to people, property and grounds associated with the campus, and its surrounding areas
  • Be in good health with normal vision, hearing and dexterity, with the ability to withstand sudden energy demands.
  • Possess a positive attitude and have good oral and written communication skills.
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