Campus Safety Officer
Santa Clara University
Department: Campus Safety Admin
Part Year: No
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Standard Hours (hours per week):
Under the management direction of the Assistant Director, Campus Safety Services, and immediate supervision of a Watch Commander, helps to provide a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students and guests of the University while protecting the assets of the University. The Santa Clara University Campus Safety Services Department is a son-sworn, unarmed security, safety and service function.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Conduct security patrols of the 101+ acre SCU properties 24 hours a day, year-round.
-A vehicle may be assigned, depending on the beat area assigned. Otherwise areas are patrolled by foot or bicycle if available.
-Conduct routine security checks of the campus 68+ buildings and structures.
-Conduct random patrols in assigned beat area when not a call or working on administrative tasks.
-Look for possible criminal activity, persons needing assistance as well as maintenance issues. Report any maintenance issues to the Facilities Department.B. Dispatch
-Answer both routine and emergency telephone calls. Dispatching appropriate CSO on patrol to calls for service and alarms.
-Monitor the alarm systems that report to the Dispatch center.
-Maintain the dispatch log.
-Issue keys to authorized personnel as needed and appropriate.
-Take desk reports on cold crimes.
-Sell parking permits to faculty, staff, and students.
-Greet and serve customers that come into the Dispatch center.
-Maintain various administrative records.
-Prioritize Campus Safety Services response to competing calls for service, as well as provide emergency notifications to senior staff.
-Arrest persons who commit offenses in the presence of a CSO and turn custody over to the Santa Clara Police Department.
-Respond to all emergencies on campus and request additional response if needed.C. Campus Services
-Secure (arm/disarm) most administrative and academic buildings on a set schedule throughout the week.
-Secure buildings upon request for Orradre Library, the Adobe Lodge, and the Mission Church.
-Unlock and secure specified classrooms on the weekends and on holidays when directed to do so by the Scheduling Office, Business School, or Engineering School.
-Ensure that any hazard a problem may pose is made as safe as possible including attempting to remedy the problem entirely.
-Serve as emergency notifying agency for Facilities related issues after business hours.
-Work with responding personnel (Santa Clara Police, Fire Department, Utilities, EMT s, Paramedics) in handling emergencies on campus.
-Provide delivery service for sensitive items/materials such as paychecks and other important materials.
-Provide jumpstarts and lock out assistance. Provide escorts to SCU affiliates from/to SCU property to a 2-block radius upon request.
-Set up barricades and other traffic controls to assist various Facilities projects and arrange for the towing of vehicles out of restricted areas.
-Perform any other service as directed by a Watch Commander, Campus Safety Manager, or Director.D. Housing & Residence Life Services
-Perform lockouts for resident students whenever the Housing & Residence Life Office is closed (5 PM to 8 AM, Monday through Friday) or at the request of HRL.
-Respond to all reported disturbances, emergencies, and suspicious circumstances in the residence halls and report findings when necessary.
-Work with responding personnel (Santa Clara Police, Fire Department, Utilities, EMT s, Paramedics) in handling emergencies in the residence halls and document involvement as appropriate.
-Assist HRL staff in handling uncooperative or confrontational residents, and non-affiliates in the residence halls.
-Check on maintenance problems after hours and report findings to the Resident Director on duty.
-Perform room searches upon request of HRL staff.E.Parking Enforcement
-Enforce all parking regulations in all campus parking lots.
-Patrol the parking areas during the enforcement hours.
-Issue citations to vehicles found in violation of the parking regulations.
-Arrange towing of vehicles when the offence warrants.
-Set up and break down parking barricades upon request.F.Administrative
-Document in a report any affiliates found disturbing the campus or committing minor criminal offenses or violating campus regulations. When appropriate, forward this report to Santa Clara Police, the Dean of Student Life & Leadership Office or to the person s supervisor.
-Make reports on most misdemeanor level crimes as provided for in the current memo of understanding with the Santa Clara Police Department.
-Complete all required reports and associated paperwork in a timely, accurate, and complete fashion.
-Comply and enforce administrative policies and procedures.
Provides Work Direction:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.
A. Current first aid and CPR certificates.
B. Valid California drivers license and excellent driving record.
C. Candidate must pass extensive background investigation including check for criminal history.
D. Maybe required to complete psychological suitability testing upon written offer of employment.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
May be required to provide foot patrol security at Events.
May be wearing a Uniform and driving a CSS Vehicle with Officers.
May be lifting barricades and other security barriers for setup or break down.
May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
May be required to attend conference and training sessions within Bay Area or in- or out-of-state locations.
May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.
The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Outdoor Event Security oversight and uniform patrol.
Large crowd venues on occasions.
-Understanding and support of the Jesuit tradition of Christian humanism, on which the University was founded, and a commitment to the fundamental values of service to others, community and diversity is essential.
-Effective written and verbal communication skills required.
-Basic computer skills required.
-Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills required.
-Ability to work independently and exercise good judgement and common sense appropriate to the related circumstances.
-Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions and prepare accurate and clear information for comprehensive report preparation.
-Ability to deal with diverse groups of people.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality of job related information.
-Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts covering all days of the week and all hours of the day including weekends and holidays.
Education and/or Experience:
-High school diploma plus two years public safety, security or closely related experience required.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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