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On-Call Campus Safety Officer

Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 16, 2021
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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 Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of all members of the Lewis & Clark community and the security of all Lewis & Clark College property. This position responds to emergencies and resolves situations effectively, independently or with the assistance of internal or external resources.

Lewis & Clark College is a unique institution, known for its commitment to academic excellence and community engagement. Comprised of three distinct campuses, each with its own academic focus, Lewis & Clark offers a well-rounded educational experience. The undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) provides a vibrant, liberal arts education, while the Graduate School of Education and Counseling (GSEC) and the Law School offer specialized programs to prepare future leaders in their respective fields. One notable feature of Lewis & Clark College is the shared Campus Safety department, which serves as a common service for all three campuses. This ensures that students, faculty, and staff across the institution have access to a dedicated team promoting safety and security throughout their academic journeys.

We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive learning environment for all our students. Our approach to campus safety is rooted in restorative justice, student engagement, and a belief in collaboration over punitive enforcement. We value our partnership with Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR), and aim to ensure our campus remains a place where every individual can thrive.

Essential Functions:

  • Vehicle and foot patrol of campus property to observe campus conditions, preventative measures to deter crime.

  • Building security, including physically locking and unlocking doors, managing access for digital card reader locks, and after hours access to secured areas.

  • Enforcement of college policy and State and Local laws, specifically related to smoking policy, drug and alcohol policy, and safety related policies.

  • Investigating policy violations and crimes on campus, including theft, graffiti, criminal mischief, public intoxication, mayhem.

  • Writing detailed reports of policy violations and/or crimes on campus, determined by severity of the violation or crime.

First Response
  • First responder to medical and other emergencies, including, but not limited to: simple first aid, determination of medical/hospitalization necessity, mental health crisis, weather or natural disaster related, chemical spills, fire. Responding to alarms (intrusion, fire, trouble and panic)

  • Public service, including assisting visitors to campus, monitoring after hours events, escorting employees and students for safety concerns, providing vehicle assistance (for dead batteries, etc), responding to neighborhood complaints.

  • Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma ; Some job related experience preferred but not required, such as college campus safety, park rangers, private security officer. NOTE: a college degree may be substituted for some job experience.

  • Working knowledge of local, county and state laws and regulations

  • DPSST certified/ or the ability to be certified.

  • First Aid/CPR /AED certified: or complete certificate within 30-days of hire.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to comprehend information that leads to a conclusion of policy violation and/or criminal act

  • Ability to determine the procedures needed to resolve criminal acts and/or policy violations

Work Schedule:
  • On-call basis; as needed

  • Benefits Eligible: No

Pay Rate:
  • $25 per hour

  • 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, crawling, kneeling/squatting, twisting, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, standing, driving, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements, seeing, talking, listening

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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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