Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is
hiring an Armed Safety Officer (3rd shift) to support the Campus
Safety and Security team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is
respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for
tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders.
Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable
weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the
summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it
boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and
nearby national forests. The university is a small, private,
residential university in the mountains of Arizona with
approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is
highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located
100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand
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. As an
armed officer you are also expected to respond to the scene of life
threatening violence and control or contain the threat until public
law enforcement personnel arrive.
Upon successful completion of the armed officer selection,
screening, training and certification process
Abide by the University “Use of Force” policies and procedures.
Wear and properly utilize issued sidearm, retention holster, body
armor, OC agent, or restraints whenever on duty in uniform. Use of
the handgun and hard armor whenever practical as you respond to
reports of brandishing of deadly weapons or life threatening
violence. Successfully complete specified ongoing training.
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
Respond to and mitigate emergencies including but not limited
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
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:
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
fire hazards, trip hazards, view obstructions, road
obstructions, unsafe work practices, unsafe lighting.
Departmental administrative tasks including but not limited
preparing reports and briefing shift relief. Attend
training sessions and reviewing logs, memos, and the policy and
procedures manual. Actively participate in departmental staff
Team support duties including but not limited to:
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 3.5% of employee contributions
- Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a
health savings account
- Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent
- Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail
room and enjoy observation flights
High school (or GED) level ability in spelling, grammar, basic
composition, and math.
Minimum of one to three years of work related experience.
Required skills, knowledge, abilities:
- Must have relevant prior armed (Law enforcement, Military MP,
Private Security), experience in the last 10 yrs. and separated in
- Must have good physical ability, aptitude and community
- Candidate must pass extensive background investigation
including check for criminal history and DMV
- Successfully pass a Psychological Screening
- Must be able to qualify and maintain certification and
proficiency with department issued firearm and all a defensive
weapons and equipment
- Willing to take a life in defense of yourself or another
- Be an employee in good standing with the University (internal
- 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
- 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