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Campus Security Officer
South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, Washington
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Date Posted 02/19/2013
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Salary $3,063.00 - $4,014.00  USD Per Month
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
South Puget Sound Community College is currently recruiting for a Campus Security Officer in the Security Office of the Administrative Services Division. Recruitment is open to all applicants who meet the desirable qualifications stated below. Applications received by the closing date will be used to fill other Campus Security Officer vacancies which may occur over the next six months. Internal transfer candidates are required to submit their application and written request for transfer by the closing date. In accordance with the Classified Bargaining Agreement 2012-13, 4.3, Internal Seniority Transfer applicants must submit their request in writing to the Human Resource Office within seven days of this posting. The campus security officer reports directly to the Campus Security Sergeant and is responsible for general safety and security of the college campus, the protection of life and property, maintenance of order, providing assistance to visitors, students, faculty, and staff, the enforcement of applicable laws, college policy, rules and regulations, the detection, investigation, and reporting of violations of those laws, policies and rules, and the documentation of other non-criminal incidents reported to the security department. Incumbents may be required to successfully complete a law enforcement course approved by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. This position is a 40 hour, overtime eligible, permanent classified position. This appointment starts at $3,063.00 per month (Range 46 of the Department of Personnel Salary Schedule) with periodic increases to $4,014.00. *IMPORTANT NOTE: Temporary Salary Reduction: From July 1, 2012 through June 29, 2013 a 3% temporary salary reduction will be in effect for most state positions. The salary listed above does not include this reduction and will be adjusted at time of hire. Required Qualifications:  High School graduation or equivalent; possession of a valid driver's license; no previous felony convictions; satisfactory completion of a background check, AND two years of full-time college in police science or allied field; OR Two years of police or campus security experience.  Valid Washington State Driver’s license.  No previous felony convictions and satisfactory completion of a background check. Desirable Qualifications:  Demonstrated ability to multi-task, handle constant interruptions, and remain composed while providing assistance to staff, faculty and students and difficult customers.  Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Preferred Qualifications:  Successful completion of a state certified civilian law enforcement academy and two years of police or campus security experience. Skills, abilities and responsibilities of the campus security officer include, but are not limited to, the following:  Patrol campus property on foot or in a security vehicle to enforce college policy, rules and regulations, and applicable local, state, and federal statutes. Human Resources 2011 Mottman Road SW Olympia, Washington 98512-6292 www.spscc.ctc.edu Phone: 360-596-5500 Fax: 360-596-5706 2  Inspect buildings and grounds for prowlers, suspicious activity, fire, property damage, safety hazards, security of doors, or other irregularities.  Lock and unlock campus buildings, rooms, and areas, as needed for faculty and staff.  Traffic direction and control, investigate accidents or incidents; administer first aid; issue citations for traffic violations; gather evidence; locate witnesses; appear in court as required.  Enforce parking regulations and issue warnings/citations.  Operate department communication equipment; answer telephone inquiries; receive reports of incidents of concern to security regarding activity on campus; dispatch foot and mobile units; operate emergency alerting systems, control building access through software and key issuance; monitor alarm systems; prepare, type, and distribute reports.  Issue and enter data on parking permits and parking citations.  Provide escort and other public assistance services as requested for students, faculty, and staff.  Provide assistance to motorists on campus including jump starts, and lock outs.  Assist in providing safety instruction and public information and education on safety and security topics to students, faculty, and staff.  Coordinate activities of and with city police or county sheriff and state patrol in cases of emergency.  Assist maintenance and grounds in detecting and reporting maintenance and safety issues.  Assist with the emptying, accounting, and deposit of funds from the parking pay station.  Perform related duties as required. Physical Work Environment: This position may perform in an office setting as well as outdoors in all weather and requires manual dexterity and mobility. Officers must maintain a level of physical fitness sufficient to perform daily tasks with vigor, alertness, and only reasonable fatigue and must be capable of the high levels of exertion required to handle crisis and emergency situations. Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer: South Puget Sound Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, especially minorities, women, persons of disability, persons over forty and Vietnam-era and disabled veterans to apply. South Puget Sound Community College employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. As a condition of employment, new employees must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility. Application Process: Interested and qualified applicants are required to submit the following: 1. A letter of application that addresses your qualifications and how they relate to the desirable and preferred qualifications, skills, abilities and responsibilities set forth in this announcement; 2. A South Puget Sound Community College employment application, including 3 professional references; 3. A current resume; 4. Completed Supplemental Questions. By E-mail: jobline@spscc.ctc.edu By mail: Human Resources Office South Puget Sound Community College 2011 Mottman Road SW Olympia, Washington 98512-6292 Voice/Message: (360) 596-5500 By Fax: (360) 596-5706 Human Resources 2011 Mottman Road SW Olympia, Washington 98512-6292 www.spscc.ctc.edu Phone: 360-596-5500 Fax: 360-596-5706 3 Application packets received that do not contain all of the required materials will not be considered by the screening committee. All electronic submissions must be MS Word or PDF file formats only. Application materials become the property of South Puget Sound Community College. Conditions of Employment: All individuals hired must provide proof of identity and proof of citizenship, permanent resident status or employment authorization. This position is in a union shop bargaining unit. As a condition of employment, you must within 30 days after appointment (1) become a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees, or (2) pay a representation fee, or (3) pay a non-association fee. Nonpayment of such fee is grounds for dismissal. Any dispute between the employee and the employee organization as to the amount of the representation fee can be resolved only under the procedures provided by the employee organization, not the employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process may call (360) 596-5500. For TDD access call (360) 596-5439. CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS Your application and these questions will be used to evaluate your qualifications. Please make sure you fully address each job criteria listed below. Your experience and training may be paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time and gained in any setting, such as previous employment, schooling or personal time. You must complete this examination to be considered further. If your answers are misleading, your application may be rejected, or you may be dismissed if you are hired. 1. Working with the Public or Special Groups Give two examples of your experience dealing tactfully and effectively with various individuals and groups in a campus setting and resolving conflicts or solving problems. 2. Working Independently Give two examples of job responsibilities or assignments you performed relating to security work which best demonstrate your ability to work independently. 3. Written Communication Describe your experience composing written correspondence, procedures, reports and other documents. 4. Oral Communication Give one example of your experience providing safety instruction and education to the public. 5. Commitment to Diversity Describe your knowledge of or experience in working with people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and needs. 6. Do you have a valid Washington state Driver’s License? _________Yes ____________No
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