Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
Department: Campus Public Safety
Salary/Rate: $19.11/hr (If designated, this position may be eligible for a monthly ten-percent Special Campus Security Officer Differential)
Campus Public Safety serves Southern Oregon University in providing a safe and secure campus environment for University staff, faculty, students, residents, and visitors, as well as protecting campus property. The department achieves this mission by recommending, and enforcing related campus policies and procedures while providing appropriate training for University personnel and students. The Department patrols, investigates criminal activities and takes enforcement action for violations of local and state law while working in concert with outside law enforcement agencies.
Minimum Classification Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications are not established for this classification. The appointing authority is responsible for recruitment and selection. Refer to Personnel Rule 105-43-005.
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment. BA/BS Degree in criminal justice or related field. Knowledge of how a Campus Public Safety Department operates.
All Listed Duties:
High visibility: Vehicle and foot patrol of University grounds and buildings. Ensures the security of the buildings. Observes persons and conditions and provides assistance when necessary (e.g., information, directions, access to buildings, late night escort, etc.)
Responds to complaints and conducts effective comprehensive investigations to aid in the prosecution of suspects and/or the administering of SOU sanctions for prohibited conduct. Takes enforcement action when appropriate. Maintains personal log of all on-duty activities, noting date, time, location and circumstances of all incidents; writes complete standardized report of all accidents, injuries, crimes, or other reportable matters; reports any and all unusual conditions or occurrences to supervisor.
Provides assistance to the public, students, faculty and staff by being a problem solver and performing community caretaker functions (e.g.assists drivers with jump starts).
Works with student agents by training, supervising and coordinating special projects to be determined as the need arises.
Responds to emergencies on campus and works with other public safety agencies to mitigate the situation. Responds to situations representing a threat to persons or property (e.g., break-ins, fights, drug activity, etc.); may intervene to prevent injury, and call for police assistance as necessary.
Performs office duties, enforces parking violations, assists with servicing parking meters, assists with maintaining and editing Parking Web page and fills in for support staff when necessary
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be able to work a variety of shifts in all weather conditions and patrol campus in vehicles and on foot. Must be physically fit to perform the essential functions of the position and defend oneself and others if necessary.
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” are subject to overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8465
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.