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Security Dispatcher

University of Puget Sound
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration
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Full Time
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Security Dispatcher
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 6405
Location: Security
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: regular, full-time, (1.0) FTE, graveyard shift.

Position Summary:

All Security Services staff members genuinely care for the community, are actively engaged, and demonstrate the high values of the university and department through their daily work. Additionally, they understand their work supports and affirms the mission of the institution.

Security Dispatchers serve as the communication hub of Security Services and is responsible for providing customer service to internal and external customers. Effectively gather, record, and disseminate information in support of Security operations as well as customer requests. Must be effective and maintain a professional and calm demeanor in stressful situations. Monitor burglar alarm, fire alarm and video camera software.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
  • Dispatches security staff, via radio, to routine, priority and emergency calls for service.
  • Answers multi-line telephone for Security Services and, after hours, for Facilities Services, Conference Services and Campus Operator.
  • Maintains an accurate and detailed shift log while in high volume, hi pace environment.
  • Monitors fire and burglar alarms, security cameras, card access, 911 call monitoring system and other dispatch related computer programs.
  • Corresponds via telephone or radio with Tacoma Police and Fire Departments.
  • Notifies and dispatches Facilities staff, after hours, via radio or phone.
  • Provides information to and advises security and university administrative staff, including Resident Directors, who serve in an on-call capacity.
  • Greets visitors and provides information over the telephone and in person.
  • Responds effectively and competently to emergencies which may develop in the work space without immediate assistance or support.
  • Operates campus emergency mass communication systems for timely notification of the campus in the event of an emergency.
  • May take information over the phone to complete routine incident reports.
  • Provides support for the parking program, key control, and bicycle registration programs.
  • Receive, log, and notify recipients of deliveries and lost and found items.
  • Issue keys as necessary and directed.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of department standard operating procedures, incident response protocols, university policies and campus geography.
  • Advises and apprises as necessary on-duty officers and part-time student staff members.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned shifts and department trainings and meetings is required and an essential function of the position.

Commitment to serve fairly, protect, and communicate, within a diverse campus community.

Supervisory Responsibilities

No Supervisory Responsibilities

Budget Responsibilities

No Budget Responsibilities

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate's degree, or prior experience with call and incident management software in security environment is preferred.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community.
  • Must be able to speak clearly, listen attentively, read, write, and understand English.
  • The job offer to the successful candidate will be contingent upon the results of a background inquiry and drug test.

Compensation and Benefits: The anticipated budget for this position is $17.27 - $18.36 DOE. Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Shift differential pay for evening and night shifts.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of all required background checks. All new hires will be required to submit proof of current COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) or receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the university.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" ( to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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