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Officer, Campus Safety

Company: Laramie County Community College
Location: Cheyenne
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.

A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.

Job Summary:

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Campus Safety Officer position for LCCC is a Full-time, benefited, position that maintains safety and security of people and property on the College campus by assisting people in need and patrolling areas. The campus safety officer is expected to build positive relationships with the campus community and the public.

This position regularly interacts with the public to provide a variety of assistance. This position performs routine security and public safety patrol duties including checking for fires, vandalism, suspicious activity or persons or safety hazards. Additionally, campus safety officers provide safety related trainings for campus personnel and students as well as identifying areas of safety concerns. Campus Safety Officers remain alert for emergency situations and provide first-line response, emergency management, and/or referral of off campus emergency services if required. This position must demonstrate good judgment in dealing with a variety of safety related situations and security policies and practices, while maintaining confidentiality in law enforcement and/or security matters. Additionally, this position communicates effectively both orally and in writing - through assisting and providing general information to the campus community and visitors, as well as completing security reports, and gathering witness statements.

Campus Safety provides services 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, on the Cheyenne campus to assist the campus community as needed, provide emergency first aid care, monitor public safety and provide limited emergency vehicle assistance. Officers work with the Laramie County Sheriff's Department regarding any criminal activity that may occur on campus.

LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them.

http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

Shift Times:Required to work various shifts as needed, including weekends and holidays. 8:00am to 4:00pm, 4:00pm to 12:00am, 12:00am to 8:00am.

Benefits & Compensation: This is a Classified 7 position. Hourly wage placement: $21.30

Start Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by June 2nd, 2021.

For information about Cheyenne http://lccc.wy.edu/about/welcome.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions: (to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions - this position is Non-Exempt, i.e., is eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned).

  • Provides escort services for visitors and employees, as necessary; provides other public assistance such as directions and routine information
  • Works with the Director of Residential Living and Learning to ensure the welfare of the students that live on the College campus
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required
  • Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons. Approaches suspicious persons and/or notifies law enforcement as appropriate; may approach and assess suspicious persons and verbally deescalate/or detain violators, as appropriate, until law enforcement arrival
  • Works closely with the Laramie County Sheriff's office assisting in criminal matters that have taken place on the College campus
  • Patrols assigned area on foot, in assigned motor vehicle to ensure personal, building, and equipment security
  • Uses master keys or card access to open and close buildings; monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities
  • Provides training for campus personnel and students in safety related issues
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
  • Informs and warns violators of campus policy and procedure infractions
  • Performs periodic checks of emergency call boxes and/or street lights to ensure proper functioning; reports malfunctions as required
  • Patrols and monitors assigned areas to provide public security and assistance
  • Safeguards and controls loss of campus property
  • Prepares routine, standardized reports and daily logs
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
  • Performs duties as training officer for newly assigned personnel, as required

Nonessential Functions:

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.

  • Assists in the design, improvement, and implementation of department practices
  • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
  • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to the profession via professional development activities
  • As required attend college, division, and program trainings/meetings. Overnight travel may be required
  • Provides training assistance and mentoring for new employees within discipline area, as needed
  • Full participation in required trainings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings - either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means - ability to communicate in an informative manner, effectively listen, and be able to handle escalating situations with concern and confidence
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability and skill in appropriately responding to emergency situations, triage, and taking appropriate actions per College procedure
  • Skill and knowledge of resolving conflicts between individuals and de-escalating situations
  • Ability to common tasks for the position including but not limited to: operating a motor vehicle, completing reports/paperwork, operating radios, responding calmly to high stress situations, completing foot patrol, and representing the College in a professional manner
  • Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources-written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries from college faculty and staff, regulatory agencies, vendors, regional business community, and others as may be necessary
  • Capable of exercising discretion and good judgment; able to maintain a positive attitude, exhibit patience, and persistence, especially when dealing with various internal and external constituents
  • Ability to effectively execute the essential functions of this position with appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other's needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Ability to travel when necessary
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process)
  • Working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications - specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional)

Physical/Mental Demands: (The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The functions of this position involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme weather, temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, and unpleasant odors. Appropriate safety precautions and equipment must be utilized as warranted
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards, emergency response, or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions and department standard operating procedures
  • Ability to effectively listen and perceive the nature of sounds and spoken words at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound
  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. For lifts exceeding 50 pounds, a team lift technique is required
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Two years of experience in a customer service or security role with working in a diverse, multicultural community
  • Associate degree from an accredited institution OR two years of experience in law enforcement, or customer service, or security role working with a diverse, multicultural community
  • Valid driver's license and ability to be insured by the College's insurance provider
  • Basic First aid/CPR/AED/Blood Borne Pathogens certifications or ability to obtain certifications within the first two months of employment

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five years of experience in a law enforcement, or customer service, or security role working with a diverse, multicultural community

LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

http://lccc.wy.edu/

http://www.lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources

Keywords: Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne , Officer, Campus Safety, Other , Cheyenne, Wyoming

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