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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Campus Safety Officer I
Office of Campus Safety

SUMMARY

Conducts active and random patrols of campus grounds and buildings in uniform on foot and by vehicle to ensure the effective and efficient execution of the mission of the department in providing a safe and secure environment for individuals and property at the Colleges. Perform initial investigations of incidents and crime. Make accurate and timely written reports of all activity. Respond to emergencies, problems and complaints. Conduct special duties as assigned.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Patrol grounds and buildings in assigned area, occupied or vacant, to deter and detect criminal activity, security breaches, safety hazards maintenance problems and enforce the rules of the Colleges. Take appropriate and necessary action to eliminate problems reported or discovered. Lock and unlock buildings and rooms according to schedules, authorization lists and upon request.
  • Respond to reported incidents and calls for service, takes necessary action appropriate for the situation according to guidelines established by the Colleges and departmental policies and procedures. Assist victims of crimes with making a police complaint, as desired or required.
  • Write and submit complete, detailed, legible, and accurate reports in a timely manner, concerning incidents, accidents and calls for service.
  • Enforce campus traffic and parking regulations. Direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic, provide information and directions, arrange assistance for motorists with mechanical problems, issue parking tickets and arrange towing of vehicles as necessary.
  • Assist Colleges' officials, law enforcement agencies, fire, and other public safety officials in the performance of those duties which relate to the mission of the department in maintaining law, order and public safety on the campus. Will function as the Colleges first responder to criminal incidents, fires, medical emergencies, chemical spills, natural disasters and other emergencies on campus.
  • Perform various duties consistent with the Colleges' fire prevention and general safety program. These include inspection of fire safety equipment, conducting fire drills and other duties related to the Colleges' safety programs.
  • Attend and participate in department meetings, successfully completes training programs when scheduled, including programs held during regularly scheduled hours and outside regularly scheduled hours. Some training programs may require travel.
  • Perform the duties outlined for the Campus Safety Dispatcher. Function as officer in charge if individual is the senior officer on duty and there is no Sergeant or Lieutenant assigned to the shift. Perform other duties as assigned or necessary for departmental operations.
  • Be available for additional work assignments outside regularly scheduled shifts, which may include security for special events, athletic contests, manpower shortages and weather/disaster emergencies. Shift assignments may change to meet needs of the department.
  • Transport students and others to and from the hospital and from class to class when circumstance requires.
  • Secure and care for stray animals on occasion.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED required. Associate's degree in criminal justice, related discipline or specialized training in security and safety, or two years security experience in a college/institutional setting or police/peace officer experience with certified academy training is preferred.
  • Be of good character and able to pass a background investigation and reference check. Become registered as a security guard in NY within a reasonable time frame and maintain registry during employment with the department.
  • Must possess and maintain valid New York State Driver's License with a good driving record. Must qualify for and pass Colleges' driving test.
  • Maintain certification in Responding to Emergencies and automated external defibrillator (APR/CPR).
  • Reliable and able to work independently under established guidelines. Must display sensitivity to the unique role that Campus Safety plays in a college setting. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be in good physical condition with weight in proportion to height. Good eye sight with vision correctable to 20/40. Capable of performing the physical requirements of the position including walking for extended periods of time; standing/sitting at a fixed post for sustained periods; climbing stairs/fire escapes/ladders; running in response to emergency needs; reach extending hands/arms in any direction; flexibility to crouch, kneel, bend or stoop. Able to perform duties at night and during inclement weather including rain, snow, extreme heat or cold.

OTHER INFORMATION

This is a 12-month, full-time, hourly (40 hours per week), benefits-eligible, non-bargaining unit position with a starting rate of pay $12.00. After training, which may involve all shifts and days of the week, a regular shift assignment will be established. Additional hours may be required on occasion. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested applicants should contact Human Resources for an application or send a cover letter, current resume, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
e-mail: ferran@hws.edu
EOE

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,100, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.