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Job Title


Part-Time Security Officer


Company : Fort Valley State University


Location : Fort Valley, GA


Created : 2021-01-29


Job Type : Full Time


Job Description

Job Summary: The Campus Security Officer is responsible for the general security of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property. This is a 24-hour/7-day operation that involves shift work and rotating shifts. This position reports to the Chief of Police or designee.Duties and Responsibilities:Projects positive image of the university and Campus Police and Safety Department by maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor with students, employees, and visitorsPatrols campus grounds and buildings, checking doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are secured. In addition, watches for any signs of fire or safety hazardsMonitors and responds to fire alarms, and checks fire extinguishersContributes to overall safety and security of students and employees by maintaining a uniformed presence and requesting police assistance when neededGives directions, renders assistance, and provides information as requestedRenders motorist services in the form of jump-starts, assisting in tire changes, and the calling of wreckers as requestedResponds to incidents requiring documentation after hours, including but not limited to: stuck elevators, minor medical calls, maintenance emergencies, and fire alarmsProvides walking escorts for any person who requests one from building to building, or to and from parking lotsResponds to low-risk calls for service to assess scene and determine the need for police, fire, or EMS responseResponds to maintenance emergencies (plumbing, power outage, etc.) after hours to document incident and protect university property until Plant Operations respondsLocks/unlocks doors as needed on a regular schedule, and as requested by community membersWorks fixed-post positions or reception desks to provide security for buildings, and special events, as neededAssists FVSU police officers as directed within the scope of their ability to do soEnforces city and university regulations of a non-law enforcement nature (parking, smoking, etc.)Makes written reports regarding suspicious activity, safety hazards, etc.Performs other duties as assignedQualificationsMinimum:High School Education or GED requiredValid Georgia driver's license and meet driving record criteria established by the DepartmentPrior security experience in an educational, medical, or corporate environment is desirableExcellent written and verbal communication skillsExcellent decision-making skills and the ability to think and act quicklyPreferred:Security experience in an educational, medical, or corporate environmentExperience working on a college campusKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Ability to work in conjunction with the community in the furtherance of institutional goals, preferably in an educational environmentAbility to exercise self-restraint and maintain composure under pressure or adverse conditions required.Ability to operate with limited supervision and maintain efficient, self-directed job functions necessary.Ability to make sound decisions based on good judgment on a frequent basisSkilled in conflict resolution and avoidance, and have exemplary public relations skillsWorking conditions:Work is performed primarily out-of-doors, and may require exposure to extreme weather conditionsHas potential for exposure to potentially dangerous interpersonal situations, necessitating the observance of appropriate safety precautionsRequires weekend, holiday, and shift workMust fully understand the role of a non-sworn guard in a support role to the FVSU police unit and know when to summon police assistance or fire/EMS helpPhysical requirements:Job may be physically demanding at times and may require physical exertion including bending, reaching, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc.Requires long periods of walking, standing, and sittingRequires the ability to defend oneself or a member of the community in exigent circumstancesReview of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.