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Security Officer

The Security Officer is responsible for all facets of Campus Safety and Security. The Security Officer will maintain and update security plans, provide safety and prevention information and presentations to students and staff, and ensure compliance with the Campus Safety and Security Act and all related federal requirements. This person is responsible for maintaining and compiling security incidents, statistics, records, reports and daily campus crime logs required for federal compliance. A high degree of student and staff interaction is expected. Primarily weekday responsibilities, some evening and weekend work is required. This position reports directly to the Director of Security.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • To understand and commit to the Mission of the College  ~  To provide challenging and   diverse opportunities for the pursuit of learning and to enhance personal and community development in a responsible, accessible and  learner-centered environment.
  • Ensure compliance with the Dodge City Community College Crisis Plan/Emergency Response Plan and serve as a member of  the Campus Security Task Force
  • Works directly with the Director of Security as the designated “Key Emergency Response Person” for the Campus Emergency Response Alert System.
  • Works directly with the Director of Security for scheduling and maintaining sufficient coverage on all shifts during vacation, sick leave, holidays, and special events
  • Serve as a liaison with local law enforcement agencies and emergency personnel
  • Enforce parking regulations and monitoring of large groups and special events
  • Maintain confidentiality on all records, reports and incidents
  • Patrols parking area on campus grounds to enforce college rules and regulations and for the detection of safety hazards
  • Inspects buildings for illegal entry or vandals, to prevent theft or destruction of property and equipment
  • Provide security escorts on campus and deliver emergency messages upon request
  • Responsible for insuring that all reports are complete, accurate/grammatically correct and coordinate the necessary follow-up for further investigation
  • Responsible for informing the director of all necessary equipment and supplies for use by Security officers and ensuring upkeep and maintenance of security vehicles
  • Attend classes, seminars, conferences and assists in developing training for on campus officers that will enhance job knowledge and benefit the college
  • Responsible for verifying the accuracy of personnel time cards and completion of required payroll forms in a timely manner
  • Be punctual and dependable when reporting for duty
  • Ability to recall and record information in a concise and accurate manner
  • Exhibit professional manner and appearance in performing safety and security duties on campus and in the community
  • Ability to work in both inside and outside work conditions for extended periods of time, subject to temperature changes
  • Ability to work closely with Residence Life staff, Human Resources staff and other appropriate college employees
  • All other duties as assigned.

The above job description supersedes all previous descriptions.  This description is intended to be a tool to describe the primary purpose of the job and the Essential Functions and Responsibilities.  The job description may not be inclusive of all duties and job responsibilities.  Administration has the right to add to or change the job responsibilities to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods at any time.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or relevant field and/or equivalent work experience
  • At least three years experience in Law Enforcement or Security
  • Ability to meet the public
  • Ability to make public and campus presentations
  • Must have good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to interact with members of the community and project a positive image of the college at all times
  • Must comply with all college policies and procedures
  • Computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups
  • Knowledge of Kansas criminal statutes, federal and local regulations
  • Must possess and maintain valid Kansas Driver’s License
  • Must pass a background test

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or relevant field
  • Prior experience in teaching or training of Law Enforcement or Security staff
  • Prior experience with College or University Security
  • Emergency medical response training
  • Current Kansas Law Enforcement Certification

Physical Requirements

With or without assistance

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. (plus)
  • bility to stand for 3 hours or longer
  • Ability to physically restrain another person
  • Ability to operate security equipment as needed
  • Ability to speak clearly and hear at distances of 50 feet or more
  • Must be able to sit at a desk for 3 or more hours, and sit in and operate a vehicle for an extended period of time