Provides high profile, uniformed public safety and security services for the University campus and community. Engages in active and regular patrols to assist in providing a safe and secure campus environment.
STATUS: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits WORK HOURS: Rotating shifts, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as necessary FLSA: Non-Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $15.98 / hour
Public Safety is committed to the development of an inclusive campus community and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
Essential and Related Functions:
Performs active and regular patrols (foot, bicycle or vehicle) of all campus areas.
Provides effective response, investigation and documentation of routine and emergency calls for service, unusual or criminal incidents, medical emergencies, and fire and burglary alarm activations.
Close and regular surveillance of campus properties, including locking and unlocking buildings according to designated schedules.
Enforces University rules and regulations.
Assists with all traffic and parking related responsibilities.
Acts as a knowledgeable resource to students, staff and visitors to campus. Provides general information such as directions as well as more up to date information about campus events.
Creates written reports and other documentation as necessary and appropriate (i.e. patrol logs, incident reports, parking surveys, etc.)
Cross-trained to fill the dispatch function when necessary or assigned.
Actively reaches out to the campus community establishing relationships with students, faculty and staff in order to foster a sense of trust with the public safety function and its officers.
Other duties as assigned.
Plan and Coordinate - Complies with attendance and work hour standards. Makes an effort to communicate scheduled absences and late arrivals to supervisors in advance. Makes an effort to learn and observe quality/safety/cleanliness standards when handling the University resources (e.g., workspace, equipment, tools, etc.).
Technical Skills - Performs simple and routine work requiring basic skills and functionality, in a timely, thorough and accurate manner. Readily learns new information, practices and selects correct processes from clearly prescribed rules, standards or instruction. Makes an effort to seek advice and clear non-routine problems with senior work group member and/or supervisors.
Results Focused - Able to change work habits and approach to a particular task. Presents a positive outlook and is willing to devote the time and effort necessary to get the job done well. Able to quickly identify what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or required to do so.
Communication and Relations - Able to speak and write clearly (within role requirements) to convey messages effectively. Makes an effort to act on all requests independently and recognizes when to escalate issues/ problems to supervisors. Courteous and prompt when listening and responding to requests and requirements.
Teamwork - Participates willingly towards accomplishing work group goals. Listens carefully and attentively, encourages and accepts other points of view. Demonstrates respect and concerns for thoughts, feelings and rights of others.
Position requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have valid certification through VA DCJS as a Campus Security Officer, or able to obtain certification within 180 days of hire. Must be able to be recertified as required and maintain valid certification at all times during term of employment. Prior law enforcement or security experience is preferred. Officer must be able to provide a high degree of reliability, have the ability to maintain confidentiality, and work independently as well as part of a team. It is critical that the Officer relate well to students, faculty and a diverse community. Applicant should have a working knowledge of computer programs such as email, word processing and basic spreadsheets. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and a good driving history. Must be able to pass an extensive background check.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Types of Work:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references with contact information, and the online application forms.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.