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Campus Security Officer

Job ID: 
Campus Security Officer
Institution: 
Covenant College
Location: 
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

The Campus Security Officer is responsible for the security and safety of the campus by patrolling and monitoring the property in observation of any irregularities or suspicious activities, all while ensuring the well-being of students, employees, and visitors. It is important that the Campus Security Officer has the ability to interact and build a strong rapport with students, employees, and visitors in a Christian college environment.  

This position reports to the Director of Safety and Security and is a part-time position (up to 20 hours/week).  Scheduled for evening or night shifts with frequent weekend and occasional holiday work required as job duties demand.  

DUTIES:

  • Assist in protecting the property and lives of all while on campus by guarding against theft, assault, fire and other safety issues, and to call for backup when necessary.
  • Responsible for assisting with all alarms and campus emergencies, following the appropriate protocol outlined by the College or Director of Safety and Security.
  • Remain in compliance with the College, local, state and federal regulations, regarding proper protocol in handling evidence associated with any incident or situation.
  • Report violations and investigate suspicious activities, accidents, and safety concerns, keeping the Director of Safety and Security informed of all incidents.  
  • Responsible for assisting with the upkeep and maintenance of all security cameras.
  • Supervise Student Safety Workers (SSW).  
  • Issue tickets and citations and assist with observing the parking areas for routine operations and special events on campus.
  • Assist in responding to calls as relating to Maintenance and Operations issues and emergencies that arise after hours.      
  • Assist in maintaining the Campus Security vehicles.
  • Assist in issuing keys and monitoring the repair and maintenance of all doors and key card access systems.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the Director of Safety and Security.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least two (2) years of experience within a security, public safety, or law enforcement organization. 
  • An in-depth understanding of applicable laws, risk management, safety procedures, policies and protocol necessary for an immediate response to emergency situations.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Experience working in a higher education security/public safety environment is strongly desired.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College
  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Subject to frequent standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling. 
  • Lifting:  Lifting or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) up to 30lbs on occasions.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Before being considered, an applicant will need to submit:

  • Letter of interest indicating part or full-time preference
  • Résumé, including contact information for three references
  • A statement of faith, sharing about his or her ongoing walk with Christ

 

Submit all documents to: employment@covenant.edu