The Vandy Ride Safety Officer is part of the Public Safety Department at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor responsible for providing transportation of students, visitors, campus pedestrians as required throughout the campus. This position reports suspicious or hazardous situations, provides general security and patrol and performs proactive patrols on foot. The Vandy Ride Safety Officer may utilize only non-police vehicles, may staff security posts and will enforce parking regulations.
This role will have daily contact with members of the university community to include students, parents, staff, faculty, physicians and visitors to give information/directions, take reports, and provide assistance. This role will also have frequent contact with other Community Service Officers and Police Officers as well as university staff members to assist with complaints and other tasks as needed. This role will occasional have contact with members of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to exchange information, provide assistance, or request assistance as necessary.
Vanderbilt University Public Safety comes under the charge of the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor / Chief of Police for the Division of Administration. The Public Safety Department includes a staff over 200 people. The department is organized into three Divisions: Administration, Operations, and Auxiliary Services. The Department employs commissioned officers, non-academy trained officers for security-related functions, and administrative personnel.
This position's schedule is 4 days per week from 5:45 PM until 3:45 AM. The position pays $15.55 per hour.
Duties and Responsibilities
Transport of Passengers
Provide safe and proper transport of passengers in concert with VU safety guidelines and policies.
Obey all local, state, and federal laws regarding proper operation of shuttle vehicles.
Maintain a thorough knowledge of all routes to include Vanderbilt garages, major streets, landmarks, etc.
Maintain vehicles according to defined standards (inspections, cleaning, fueling, and logging of transports).
Report accidents, observed or suspected violations of Vanderbilt policies, safety hazards and/or unusual incidents to Manager.
Provide customer service as required and assist disabled passengers when necessary.
May be assigned to a fixed security post and will perform specific tasks and assignments defined for the post.
May be assigned to traffic mitigation, and/or parking enforcement.
May be assigned to proactive patrols of facilities, grounds, parking lots and garages to check for safety and security hazards. Enforces fire lane loading and handicap parking including towing vehicles as necessary.
May lock and unlock facilities or areas.
May be assigned to monitor nonviolent psychiatric patients.
Community Oriented Policing
May serve the community through proactive security post assignments or patrol functions including self-initiated activities.
Develop rapport with members of the university community as well as surrounding areas; participates in community relations activities.
Assist community members as necessary.
Calls for Service
May respond to non-police emergency calls to include but not be limited to the following: alarms (fire, general security), hazardous material spills and leaks, and pedestrian or vehicular traffic control.
May be required to assist in controlling, de-escalating, or restraining combative and/or violent patients as requested by medical personnel.
May provide back-up and assistance for other officers within guidelines specified in department policy and procedures
May respond to general security or safety hazard calls for service as directed and maintains familiarity with personal protective equipment including protective suits and N-95 respirators.
Maintain knowledge of the Institutional Disaster Plan.
May provide appropriate internal and external disaster assistance according to Departmental, University, and Medical Center policies and procedures.
May provide walking escorts as necessary.
May be assigned to investigate and write reports for non-criminal activities according to established procedures.
Special Events and Assignments
May provide security for events such as athletic, concerts, speakers, visiting dignitaries, commencement and numerous other social activities where personnel may be required to provide crowd control and maintain order.
May assist with annual parking permit registration
Internal Number: 2000898
About Vanderbilt University
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