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Certified Security Officer (Applicant Pool)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu. Complete applications are to include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This is a pooled position from which Certified Security Officers will be hired if and when the need to hire arises. As openings occur, we will draw candidates from this pool up through May 31, 2018. Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D

Position Information

Position Information (Default Section)

Position Title: Certified Security Officer (Applicant Pool)
Open to: Internal and External Applicants
Full-Time or Part-Time Status: Full-Time, 12 months, Full-Time, 9 months
If Part-Time, hours per week:
If temporary, please provide a start and end date:
Staff Job Type: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Position Summary or Faculty Qualifications

The Saint Joseph’s University Office of Public Safety & Security seeks applicants for 12 month and 9 month Certified Security Officer positions to serve on any of 3 shifts. This posting will serve as a repository for applications in anticipation of future hiring needs. This pool will remain open year round and, as openings occur, we will interview and select candidates from this pool.

Public Safety Certified Security Officers are responsible for proper patrol of areas or posts, as assigned. Such personnel must conduct themselves in a professional manner and display courtesy to all individuals with whom they have contact. Emphasis must be placed on positive communication and interaction with students, employees and visitors. Public Safety Officers must wear official uniforms which are issued by the Office of Public Safety & Security (OPSS) at Saint Joseph’s University (SJU).

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Public Safety Officers are assigned to a specific shift; they must patrol a certain area of assignment, including but not limited to a patrol area, roving patrol (vehicle), parking lot, foot beat, fixed post, residence hall, Public Safety Headquarters, or other assignments, as directed by a Public Safety Shift Supervisor, Shift Manager, Assistant Director or the Director of Public Safety & Security.

Secondary Responsibilities:

• Enforce rules and regulations, as mandated by SJU, and in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines; conducting patrols, security checks, traffic enforcement, property accountability, security escorts, and building safety and access control.
• Responsible for opening/closing and securing buildings and classrooms, as directed; respond to calls for service, including but not limited to disturbances, loud music, alcohol violations, sick assists, burglar/fire alarms.
• Conduct initial investigations and complete Incident Reports, as directed by a Public Safety Shift Supervisor; preparing handwritten forms neatly, accurately and completely, including but not limited to patrol logs, guest logs, key control logs and patrol cards; assist with on-the-job training of other personnel.
• Maintain positive communication and professional conduct when responding to incidents and interacting with students, employees and visitors; honesty, integrity and service are important characteristics of a Public Safety Officer.
• Comply with the rules and regulations of the University and the OPSS; maintain, account for and properly care for all property, equipment and uniforms issued during employment; be consistently dependable with attendance.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

• Capable of walking up and down steps both inside and outside of buildings
• Willingness and ability to walk outdoors in your assigned area in all types of weather conditions
• Must be able to walk, sit, drive and stand for extended periods of time
• Some lifting up to 25-30 pounds
• Public Safety Officers are assigned to one of three specific shifts for either 12 months or 9 months of the year

Minimum Requirements:

• High School Diploma
• A minimum of three years of experience in law enforcement, military, security or related field
• Pennsylvania Act 235 Certification
• Valid driver’s license
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle
• Must have the ability to be professional and courteous when interacting with students, employees, visitors and the public
• Above-satisfactory oral and written communication skills; ability to write neat, accurate and complete incident reports
• Must be proficient in writing and speaking in the English language
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Saint Joseph’s University

Preferred Qualifications:

• Background in policing/law enforcement
• Previous experience working in higher education
• Knowledge of the Clery Act

Additional Information:
Position Classification: Service
Union: Public Safety and Security
Number of direct reports to this position: 0
Department: 443005 - Office of Public Safety & Security
Band:
Date Open to Internal Applicants: 02/22/2017
Date Open to External Applicants: 02/22/2017
Job Close Date: 05/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu. Complete applications are to include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. This is a pooled position from which Certified Security Officers will be hired if and when the need to hire arises. As openings occur, we will draw candidates from this pool up through May 31, 2018.

Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.
EOE M/F/V/D

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * At the time of this application, do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * At the time of this application, how many years of experience do you have in law enforcement, military, security or a related field?
    • None
    • Less than 3 years
    • 3-5 years
    • 6-9 years
    • 10+ years
  3. * Do you have an active PA Lethal Weapons Training Act 235 Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have previous experience working specifically in policing/law enforcement?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have previous experience working in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you knowledgeable about the Clery Act?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please indicate how you FIRST learned of this position
    • Internal Job Announcement
    • Periodic search of the SJU website
    • Employee Referral (Specify name of employee below)
    • On-line Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Social Media (Please specify venue below)
    • Email Announcement (Please specify listserv or other source below)
    • Print Advertisement (Please specify source below)
    • Networking Event or Conference (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Job Fair (Please specify event name and date below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  9. * Per the question above, please specify the name of the venue or place where you FIRST learned of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents