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Safety & Security Officer (Part-time)

Company: OTTAWA UNIVERSITY
Location: ottawa
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job DetailsLevelEntryJob LocationOttawa, KS - Ottawa University Residential Campus - Ottawa, KSPosition TypePart Time Under 20 HoursEducation LevelHigh SchoolTravel PercentageYes driving will be part of the regular Job CategoryFacilities - Maintenance, Custodial, SecurityFounded in 1865, Ottawa University (www.ottawa.edu) is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The University's traditional campuses are located in Ottawa, Kansas and Surprise, Arizona. In addition to the traditional campuses, Ottawa University offers innovative, flexible adult education programs for both the bachelors and graduate level at its campuses located within the United States and through online degree programs throughout the U.S. Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. The University's Code of Conduct and Ethics interprets this mission as it applies to the everyday decisions, behaviors and actions of those within the community. All members of the Ottawa University Community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University, and of the broader communities in which it functions. Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.A completed Application for Employment is required as a part of the application process. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three professional references to complete the application for employment. Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.Position DetailPosition is primarily responsible for providing personal protection and security for all students, employees, and others common to Ottawa University. Secondary role is to provide protection to the Campus facilities, property, and personal property of all common to the Campus. The nature of the position requires night and weekend duty. Works effectively as a member of the Facilities and Plant Operations Department.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Must be observant for suspicious/irregular or threatening activities across facilities. Must be available to provide assistance and security in escorting students and employees to appropriate destinations. Must be highly visible and available at all times for student and employee safety needs.Requires regular inspection tours, on foot, of assigned buildings which requires the employee to walk long distances, climb stairs, and may subject the employee to extreme weather conditions. Inspections include checking doors, windows, and gates. Must monitor people in buildings requiring authorization for being there and requiring those not authorized to leave. Maintain an awareness of route information such as building hours, fire and intrusion alarm status, and on-going maintenance problems. Stay knowledgeable of state fire codes, university safety guidelines, and policies governing university buildings.Safeguards the university against hazards, safety problems, and property damage. Insure appropriate illumination of buildings to include exits and stairwell lights. Inspect buildings with an eye toward utility conservation. Takes prompt action to eliminate immediate danger to life or property.Responds, usually on foot, immediately to emergency situations. Assist in building evacuations, when needed. Assist in perimeter control, when necessary, which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Reports life threatening conditions and/or property loss/damage to proper authorities. Provide assistance in accordance with training and common sense and/or stands by until help arrives.Must work cooperatively with others providing a courteous, complete and efficient service. Must maintain proper care and control of department equipment and vehicles. Participate in and/or provide training as required. Must have a positive work attendance, work in a variety of environments and climatic conditions, have flexibility to work evenings and weekend hours, and the willingness to work overtime as necessary. Represent the University in a positive and responsive manner.Perform other duties as assigned and required which may be with little or no advance notice. May involve standing for long periods of time and/or exposure to extreme weather conditions.Understand the University's policies and procedures as they apply to your unit and exercise judgment accordingly. Maintain a high degree of confidentially with regard to records and issues.Provide an effective and responsible interface for persons external to the University who are seeking information and assistance. Represent the University in a positive and responsive manner. Handle information in an ethical and confidential manner. Treat others with respect and service as a priority.Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. Qualifications:Education: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Training in the field preferred.Work Experience: Prior safety related work experience preferred; 5 plus years related work experience required. Required Skills and Abilities:Display effective use of professional judgment and discretionDisplay strong communication skills. Be able to react quickly and respond in a helpful manner.Physically able to provide assistance and protection to others in any situation.A completed employment application is required for each position you wish to apply. Candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references as a part of this application for employment.Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Lawrence , Safety & Security Officer (Part-time), Other , ottawa, Kansas

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