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Campus Safety Officer

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Position Details

Position Title Campus Safety Officer
Position Status Full-Time

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The Lewis University Police Department is a trained, professional organization committed to providing a safe and secure educational and working environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The Campus Safety Officer is a member of the Police Department professional staff. The function of the Campus Safety Officer is to maintain security and safety for assigned areas, effectively respond to requests for service, and enforce University policies. Campus Safety Officers are part of the University’s team of first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and non-emergency situations.


The Campus Safety Officer’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: -Being responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituents, respectful collaboration, and active support of the University’s Catholic and LaSallian Mission.
-Act as one of the University’s first responders equipped to assist in various emergency and non-emergency situations. -React quickly and calmly to emergency situations, determine an appropriate course of action, and ensure an appropriate response utilizing tact, diplomacy and good judgment to resolve the issue. -Provide first-responder first aid including CPR and utilization of an AED. -Understand basic emergency response principles. -Respond to and investigate fire and burglar alarm activations. -Assist in implementation of the University Emergency Operations Plan as prescribed. Participate in routine patrol and security activities: -Provide campus wide security patrol on foot and in vehicles to protect the University’s students, faculty, staff, real property and equipment; report any observed disturbances, irregularities, hazards, or suspicious circumstances. -Provide assistance with investigation of suspicious and/or criminal occurrences on campus. -Assist police, fire, and public safety agencies as necessary. -Provide functional supervision to student workers as assigned. – Regulate access to the campus after hours in compliance with University policy. -Operate and service department vehicles safely and in compliance with all applicable Illinois Vehicle Code provisions and University policy. -Perform individual post functions as set forth in department orders including checking, locking, and opening University buildings and offices. -Provide motorist assistance such as vehicle unlocks and jump-starts. -Maintain working knowledge of the locations of various departments, buildings, key personnel and access routes. -Provide security escorts to students and others upon request. -Perform crowd control duties as necessary during special events or emergency incidents. -Perform various required errands such as bank deposits and equipment/vehicle pick-ups and drop-offs. -Control vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow. Enforce University policy: -Enforce University behavioral standards and policies firmly, tactfully, equally, and with respect for the rights of others. – Enforce University traffic and parking regulations. -Demonstrate an understanding of department policy regarding limits of authority. -Possess an ability to manage conflict in unstructured, controversial, or complex situations.’

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 21 years of age and have a high school diploma.
-Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with a good driving record.
-Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
-Ability to walk, run, climb, provide assistance to persons in distress, operate required equipment, work outdoors in a variety of adverse weather conditions.
-Must be able to work with flexible schedules involving evening, weekend, and holiday work.
-Ability to successfully complete various required departmental training programs.
-Ability to send and receive information with necessary optical, auditory, and manual dexterity

Preferred Qualifications

The most qualified candidates will have successfully completed some level of post-secondary education and have previous public safety experience in addition to being proficient in common business computer software applications such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

Essential Duties
Work hours

Full time

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00217
Posting Date 08/21/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have previous experience in law enforcement, security or public safety?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience working in an educational campus environment?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents