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Campus Safety Specialist I

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Campus Safety Specialist I

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
Job Summary
Campus Safety Specialists are tasked with providing a safe and secure environment for the University community and all its members. As members of the Student Life Team, Campus Safety Specialists are expected to serve as a resource for students and the community; with the overall goal of enhancing the quality of life and student experience on campus. NOTE: This position requires the ability to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts, as well as some weekends and holidays.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, guests, and works with law enforcement Specialists to provide positive customer service and build relationships both on campus and in our local communities.
    o Serve as a community outreach liaison
    o Build trust-based relationships with students both formally and informally
  • Attend events as a representative for the Campus Safety Department
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Residence Life Team and other University Departments.
  • Under general supervision, Campus Safety Specialists are responsible for conducting mobile and foot safety walks and checks of the campus, responding to fire and security alarms, suspicious person reports, and medical emergencies, securing buildings, and providing safety escorts for students.
  • Conduct, or assist in conducting, investigations into violations of university policies and federal, state or local laws, motor vehicle accidents, and other incidents as assigned. Prepare reports documenting investigation.
  • Monitor and enforce on campus parking regulations, to include issuing citations and towing vehicles. Process parking citations and prepare reports of enforcement activities.
  • Monitor and document conditions that create a security or safety hazard.
  • Prepare preliminary and follow-up reports, take statements from individuals, collect and process property and evidence following standardized procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information and records pertaining to investigations and college operations.
  • Provide assistance and direction to university visitors, students and employees.
  • Follow written and oral directions given during the performance of daily assignments
  • Assist with special events and programs sponsored by the University or other individuals and organizations.
  • Assist in training newly hired Specialists.
  • Attend/participate in in-service training and specialized training programs.
  • Conduct, or assist in conducting, specialized training programs for the University community as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
    The ideal candidate is customer service orientated with strong communication skills, and has experience working with young adults with a background that might include but is not limited to: education, community-based organizations, public service, or youth ministry. Candidates who do not already have familiarity with Pennsylvania state and federal laws and regulations will demonstrate the aptitude to learn laws and regulations applicable to the University; excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be service oriented and competent in interpersonal/human/intercultural relations; ability to interact with others in a professional manner and use sound judgement when resolving issues and assessing situations; demonstrate appreciation for diverse and cross-cultural communities; ability to respond to an emergency call-in situation; ability to demonstrate physical and psychological fitness; ability to satisfactorily complete a training program prescribed by the Department within a six-month probationary period; ability to use a variety of computer software programs including Microsoft Office products; computerized records management systems, and video surveillance equipment; ability to work differing shifts, or for a specific period of time, to meet University and/or Department needs; ability to work mandatory overtime is required; and ability to satisfactorily complete an annual in-service training program.

    High school diploma or equivalent is required.

    Additional Requirements
    This position requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive and qualify under the university’s insurance carrier when driving a university and/or leased vehicle.

    Ability to obtain, in first 60 days of hire, and maintain certification in First Aid, CPR and AED operations is required .

    Physical Demand
    Campus Safety Specialists must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, including but not limited to: working in extreme weather conditions; ability to ride a bicycle, if assigned; remaining seated in a normal position, or remaining standing for long periods of time; ability to maintain balance while walking, standing, crouching or running; ability to reach up and out with hands and arms; ability to talk and hear and verbally express information or instructions; ability to use hands to grasp objects, type, pick up objects, move objects, or hold objects; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl; ability to climb stairs and/or ladders; ability to pick up, push, or pull up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 10 feet.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Associate degree or bachelor’s degree preferred.

    Experience working with a diverse population strongly preferred.

    Special Instructions to the Applicant:

    Benefits Eligible: Yes
    Number of Months: 12 months
    Other Number of Months:
    Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
    Posting Date:
    Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled: Yes
    Anticipated Start Date:
    Posting Number: AH00753

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