Location: Newport, RI Category: Education Posted On: Mon Aug 3 2020 Job Description:
A University Safety and Security Officer will promote lawful behavior and protect the welfare of students, faculty, staff and visitors as a uniformed presence on campus. A Safety and Security Officer performs foot, vehicle and bicycle patrols of the university campus to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during events and enforce regulations. They will monitor the physical safety of campus buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling university property or monitoring buildings using video surveillance systems, and reporting suspicious behavior. Officers are also tasked with enforcing traffic and parking regulations and ticketing offenders in accordance with the university's parking policy.
In emergency situations, Safety and Security Officers will respond to the scene, provide first aid, and alert additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate. They maintain radio communication with other security personnel on campus, and at times with the Newport Police and Fire departments, helping to coordinate emergency plans. Safety and Security Officers will write and submit detailed incident reports to department supervisors or law enforcement agencies as appropriate.
Other duties may include, but are not limited to:
Serve as primary guardian of University personnel and property
Reduce the opportunity for the commission of crime through preventative patrol and other measures.
Patrol interior and exterior of administrative, academic and residential buildings. Makes log entries of broken windows, open doors, and other observances that require attention or repairs
Be thoroughly familiar with the assigned route of patrol, including location of residential, administrative and academic buildings. Special attention should be given to the location of fireboxes, telephone and other emergency operational services.
Identify criminal activity and notify local police authorities of such activities.
Operate the radio in accordance with FCC Regulations and departmental procedures. Keep radio equipment operational at all times and make frequent radio contact with Dispatch.
Regulate University parking and traffic patterns.
Serve as radio dispatcher. Dispatch campus patrols when necessary.
Monitor police and fire department radio channels and emergency phone lines.
Dispatch and supervise University campus transportation systems.
Identify safety and security problems that are potentially serious in nature and report same.
Lock and unlock buildings at specified times.
Check the operating condition of the campus intrusion and fire alarm systems.
Assist in fire safety education drills.
Check on the operating condition of heating and hot water systems.
Monitor Card Access and RAVE Guardian system, responding to alerts.
Training additional security officers and serving as crowd control at special events.
High School diploma or GED.
Associate or BA/BS preferred
Minimum 3 years of experience in security, public safety or related field.
Must possess a valid driver's license from any US state.
Ability to read and transcribe data accurately. Must be able to prepare and type detailed reports and possess strong interpersonal skills.
Must possess good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
Must have ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules and regulations, and communicate interpretations to subordinates and others.
Candidates must provide their own transportation to and from work. They must accept that they are "essential personnel" and be able to report for duty in adverse weather conditions.
Must be willing to participate in campus emergency drills with local authorities, as well as other emergency exercises deemed necessary by the university in accordance with current training requirements.
Must be able to perform duties of a physical nature. Requiring constant walking, climbing stairs, lifting objects up to 25 pounds, entering and exiting vehicles and other required duties of a physical nature, consistent with the duties described within.
This position requires the candidate to submit to psychological and physical examinations along with having a Rhode Island State Police campus security personnel nationwide criminal records check conducted on him/her.
A Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician License (EMT) and/or EMS instructor credentials is preferred and may be required.
NOTE: If a qualified applicant is willing to obtain their Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician License within the first six months of employment, that criteria will be strongly considered. The successful completion of a certified school may be a condition of employment. Applicants who are willing to attend EMT school will incur the costs of the course, books and testing at their own expense. If this condition exists as a matter of employment and the applicant fails to successfully complete the course on their own within the agreed upon six month period, the failure to obtain such license may be grounds for termination.
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:
health and dental coverage
tuition benefits and more
Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition. We empower students to explore their talents through our diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.