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Officer, Public Safety and Security

Lindenwood University
St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 3, 2024

Job Details

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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Upon hire, employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only).
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only).
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options.
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1).
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy .

Job Title: Officer, Public Safety and Security

Division: Fiscal Affairs

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Associate Director, Public Safety and Security

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The public safety and security officer is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors by patrolling the campus, reporting crime and enforcing university policies.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Secures premises by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment and inspecting buildings and access points
  • Upholds university’s standards and reputation by complying with legal requirements of the Clery Act
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the university’s Emergency Action Plan
  • Enforces campus parking regulations
  • Completes incident/accident reports for missing or stolen property and criminal activity; assures accurate reports, including detailed, complete observations and information
  • Conducts surveillance
  • Interviews witnesses and obtains signatures
Service Excellence
  • Supports the university mission and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports and holds others accountable to the university’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity and teamwork
  • Accompanies visitors, students and employees on campus upon request
  • Provides public assistance, including lockout services, first aid, vehicle jump‐starts and traffic direction
Communication, Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Prevents loss and damage via consistent reporting of concerns
  • Educates violators on proper policies and procedures
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Acceptable criminal background check
  • Security license must be obtained within 60 days of employment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid certifications must be obtained in a timely manner
  • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) 100 Higher Education (HE) and 700 courses must be passed with certifications obtained
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Security, military or law enforcement experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Ability to use good judgement, think critically and problem solve
  • Ability to mediate, intervene and remain calm during emergencies, hostile situations and physical altercations
  • Ability to work with large groups of students
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong personal integrity
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions. Please click here to view Lindenwood University’s flexible work designation descriptions.
  • General office setting
  • Indoor and outdoor – often extreme – weather conditions
  • Ability to work different shifts including days, afternoons or midnights
  • Some exposure to hazards and physical risks, which require basic safety precautions
  • Essential worker designation
  • Fully-On Ground
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
  • Ability to use a two-way radio
  • Ability to walk and stand for duration of shift
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to report to work during emergencies, unless otherwise notified
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.


Lindenwood University

Founded in 1832, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic campus is situated in the heart of Saint Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.

Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.

Lindenwood is an independent institution firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian values. Those values include belief in an ordered, purposeful universe, the dignity of work, the worth and integrity of the individual, the obligations and privileges of citizenship, and the primacy of truth.

Lindenwood is a great place to work, and we would love for you to join us as we strive daily to accomplish our University mission: REAL EXPERIENCE. REAL SUCCESS. Enhancing lives through quality education and professional preparatory experiences.

Lindenwood University is home to over 800 full- and part-time faculty and over 400 staff members that work together to provide more than 100 degree programs to students from every state and over 70 countries through values-centered education that lead to development of the whole person.

Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. 

Lindenwood values its employees and provides MANY employee perks including great tuition benefits!

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