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Campus Public Safety Officer

Seattle University will be one of the most innovative and progressive Jesuit and Catholic universities in the world, educating with excellence at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We embrace an intersectional framework for defining diversity in its broadest sense, including differences in gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, generational history, culture, socioeconomic class, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, political perspectives, geographic origin and physical ability. Seattle University strives to be a welcome, open and safe campus climate for all who learn, live and work at Seattle University.

Position Description

Position Summary:

Seattle University has an exciting, dynamic opportunity for a Campus Security Officer to join our community.Under the direction of the Public Safety Supervisor or their designee, provide security, safety and community services to University employees, students and visitors.This position is on continuous recruitment. Although there may be no current openings for Campus Security Officers, applications will be accepted at all times due to the critical nature of services to be performed and the urgent need to have them filled.Work includes rotating shifts and campus closures (holidays).Currently we are recruiting and have openings.

Essential Job Functions:

Provide campus wide safety and security services for campus community members and university’s physical property. Provide patrol presence to prevent, deter and respond to campus safety and criminal incidents. Provide first responder services for criminal, fire, medical and safety hazard incidents and work with emergency responder services to resolve incidents. Provide documented written reports for criminal and safety incidents on campus.Operate the campus public safety communication center. Monitor security and fire life safety systems and dispatch responders. Contact and coordinate Police, Fire and Medical emergency response onto the campus. Intake campus emergency line calls while remaining calm and assist in emergency response. Monitor and utilize the campus video surveillance system for the purposes of deterring and responding to criminal and safety incidents. Monitor and track life safety system during impairment. Responsible for maintaining a computer aided dispatch program to track calls, incidents reporting and response, and field officer activity.Inspect and test security alarm systems for proper function. Provide basic repairs to return systems to normal operation. Inspect fire life safety systems for basic functions and replace bad or defective smoke detection heads to return them to normal operation. Respond to elevator emergency calls and assist in coordinating repair response.Provide parking and traffic control on the campus property. Provide parking information and perform parking enforcement duties on the campus.Provide direct support to the campus community, departments and public visitors in the way of information, logistical set up, access to campus malls and buildings,as well as miscellaneous support tasks.Provide crime prevention and safety information and support to the campus community.

Marginal Job Functions:

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma and one or more years of previous security experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
Ability to perform tasks requiring bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, walking and running significant distances; restrain and take into custody another person; receive university sponsored self defense training; lift or otherwise move up to the weight of a person; climb stairs; occasionally work at heights above 30 feet. Must be able to perform duties in confined spaces and varying outdoor weather conditions.
Ability to communicate effectively, in both oral and written form, including use of two-way radio, telephone, and in face-to-face contacts. Must be able to give or take direction in stressful or emergency situations.
Must be at least twenty-one years of age in order to legally enter a licensed or unlicensed drinking establishment to enforce rules and regulations.
Valid Washington State driver’s license required.
Certification in CPR and First Aid required within three months of hire.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values.
All positions at Seattle University require a criminal history background check.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Higher education experience.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Application Instructions

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870.

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122