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Job Overview Reporting to the Chief of Campus Security and Parking Services or their designee, Campus Security Officers are the main work force of the Institute Campus Security Department and are responsible for performing a wide variety of campus safety functions. Campus Security Officers must exhibit discretion, a comprehensive knowledge of the law and Caltech policies, and the highest ethical standards. Campus Security Officers must be service-oriented and must actively assist Caltech community members in solving problems and maintaining the peace.
The duties of this classification include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Protecting life and property - Preventing crime - Ensuring a safe learning environment - Investigating reports of crime - Working in a patrol or support function
Shift rotation and days off vary according to assignment with occasional mandatory overtime required.
Job Duties The following statements are the essential functions to be performed by an individual assigned to this job.
Must be able to: - Communicate in a courteous, effective, and professional manner in a person, by telephone, two-way radio, and electronic media - Perform high visibility patrols on campus, at Caltech properties, and at student/faculty houses to discourage and deter crime - Respond to requests for assistance - Respond to emergency calls, fire alarms, intrusion alarms on campus - Render emergency First Aid and CPR when needed - Conduct health and safety checks as required - Prepare a daily log of shift activities and write incident reports - Write work requests - Patrol parking areas - Support traffic, parking, and vehicle permit programs - Receive incoming telephone calls and dispatch information/requests to officers working in the field - Provide access to authorized persons to Institute buildings and facilities - Provide safety escorts on- and off-campus - Work closely with local police and fire agencies - Represent the Institute in its relationships with the community, government agencies, professional societies, and other similar groups - Ability to testify in court - Stay current with best practices in campus safety and community oriented policing strategies - Participate in crime analysis and prepare crime data - Maintain and update crime maps and statistics on a regular basis - Perform assigned duties as requested
Basic Qualifications - Analytical and problem solving skills with experience in collecting and reviewing simple and complex data, drawing valid conclusions and making effective decisions - Ability to prioritize work assignments - Accurate report writing skills including the proper use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling - Excellent computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, internet, email applications, Microsoft office suite and databases - Must be able to walk the Campus properties - Candidates must exhibit excellent interpersonal and customer service skills - Must have a valid California BSIS guard card, first aid, and CPR certification - California driver's license (with a clean driving record) and be able to be qualified as an Institute's Caltech designated driver (subject to the specific requirements approved by the Institute's insurance carrier) - Must be able to compose and comprehend written reports - Must be able to work any day/shift
*The position requires the ability to: - Lift 50 pounds or more, without assistance - Walk/Stand/Stoop frequently, climb ladder
Preferred Qualifications - Possession of a Basic POST Certificate or its equivalent (Ex: Levels I, II, and III Reserve POST certification) - Previous related experience in municipal law enforcement, campus law enforcement, corporate security, military police or master at alarms, and/or campus safety in a Higher Education environment - A minimum of 30-semester units from a regionally accredited college/university, with a focus on criminal justice or organizational leadership - Peace Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) 832 P.C. and/or 832.2 P.C. certification - Two years of previous security/campus safety experience and or equivalent - Comprehensive knowledge of the Jeanne Clery Act - Comprehensive knowledge of Title IX and VAWA
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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