The University of Lynchburg is seeking services for a full-time Campus Safety and Security Officer (CSO). This position provides for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, guests and property through enforcement of university policies and procedures. This position is currently for the late evening power shift or the 11pm to 7am shifts, however, the candidate must have availability and willingness to work a wide variety of shifts, including late night/early morning, weekend and holiday hours.
Responsibilities include: Provide security services which includes direct patrol of campus buildings and grounds on foot, includes climbing steps, driving a vehicle, or a bicycle and performing security checks as needed, gives directions, providing first aid, locks and unlocks doors as required; enforcing the policies and procedures set by the University, state, and local laws; shall submit a written report which is the physical record of an incident deemed to be necessary to document illegal or potentially illegal activity as well as other incident documentation; provide crowd and/or traffic control during scheduled activities and/or emergency situations; provide access to buildings when requested and verify that such access is authorized; enforce parking regulations throughout the university parking lots. Issues tickets and regulates campus vehicle and pedestrian traffic to enhance safety and expedite traffic flow; maintain a thorough working knowledge of the campus including its topography, buildings, streets, persons and/or organizations; must have the ability to maintain the chain of command; acts as an information resource to university personnel, students and guests.
- High school diploma or greater
- Preferred three years of security, law enforcement or military experience is preferable
- Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills
- Maintain confidential information
- VA DCJS Campus Security Officer Certification (within 180 days of employment)
- CPR/AED Certification (within 30 days of employment)
- Proficient in MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) and other campus databases
- Valid driver’s license with favorable driving record
The candidate must exercise sound judgement and work independently, multitask in often time stressful situations, and working knowledge of computer-aided dispatch and records management programs preferred).
To apply, please submit an application, cover letter and résumé with three business references to: University of Lynchburg, Attn: Human Resources, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501, fax 434.544.8658 or email email@example.com. EOE.
The successful candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Review of application materials begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. EOE
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The University of Lynchburg strives for a diverse and inclusive community; under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a multicultural and diverse student body.