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Security Officer

Fort Valley State University

This is a Contract position in Fort Valley, GA posted August 28, 2020.

Job Summary: The Campus Security Officer is responsible for the general security of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property. This is a 24-hour/7-day operation that involves shift work and rotating shifts. This position reports to the Chief of Police or designee.Duties and Responsibilities:* Projects positive image of the university and Campus Police and Safety Department by maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor with students, employees, and visitors* Patrols campus grounds and buildings, checking doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are secured. In addition, watches for any signs of fire or safety hazards* Monitors and responds to fire alarms, and checks fire extinguishers* Contributes to overall safety and security of students and employees by maintaining a uniformed presence and requesting police assistance when needed* Gives directions, renders assistance, and provides information as requested* Renders motorist services in the form of jump-starts, assisting in tire changes, and the calling of wreckers as requested* Responds to incidents requiring documentation after hours, including but not limited to: stuck elevators, minor medical calls, maintenance emergencies, and fire alarms* Provides walking escorts for any person who requests one from building to building, or to and from parking lots* Responds to low-risk calls for service to assess scene and determine the need for police, fire, or EMS response* Responds to maintenance emergencies (plumbing, power outage, etc.) after hours to document incident and protect university property until Plant Operations responds* Locks/unlocks doors as needed on a regular schedule, and as requested by community members* Works fixed-post positions or reception desks to provide security for buildings, and special events, as needed* Assists FVSU police officers as directed within the scope of their ability to do so* Enforces city and university regulations of a non-law enforcement nature (parking, smoking, etc.)* Makes written reports regarding suspicious activity, safety hazards, etc.* Performs other duties as assignedQualificationsMinimum:* High School Education or GED required* Valid Georgia driver’s license and meet driving record criteria established by the Department* Prior security experience in an educational, medical, or corporate environment is desirable* Excellent written and verbal communication skills* Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to think and act quicklyPreferred:* Security experience in an educational, medical, or corporate environment* Experience working on a college campusKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities:* Ability to work in conjunction with the community in the furtherance of institutional goals, preferably in an educational environment* Ability to exercise self-restraint and maintain composure under pressure or adverse conditions required.* Ability to operate with limited supervision and maintain efficient, self-directed job functions necessary.* Ability to make sound decisions based on good judgment on a frequent basis* Skilled in conflict resolution and avoidance, and have exemplary public relations skillsWorking conditions:* Work is performed primarily out-of-doors, and may require exposure to extreme weather conditions* Has potential for exposure to potentially dangerous interpersonal situations, necessitating the observance of appropriate safety precautions* Requires weekend, holiday, and shift work* Must fully understand the role of a non-sworn guard in a support role to the FVSU police unit and know when to summon police assistance or fire/EMS helpPhysical requirements:* Job may be physically demanding at times and may require physical exertion including bending, reaching, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc.* Requires long periods of walking, standing, and sitting* Requires the ability to defend oneself or a member of the community in exigent circumstancesReview of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.