The Professional Safety Officer is responsible for the safety and security of the Pacific Lutheran University campus and its personnel. This is accomplished through patrolling the campus, interacting positively and professionally with community members and guests, and performing a variety of daily tasks. Reports to the Assistant Director of Campus Safety.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Patrol the campus as directed by the Shift Supervisor. Lock and unlock buildings and perimeter gates and check fire panels in buildings.
Respond to emergencies, ensuring proper procedures are followed and notifications made.
Assist local fire and law enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties as requested.
Use weaponless defensive tactics, employing verbal skills to diffuse volatile or hostile situations.
Assist individuals in locating or obtaining resources to address issues or special needs.
Perform dispatcher duties: answer multi-line phone, data entry, and address walk-in visitors.
Administer first aid and operate an AED machine as needed.
Provide assistance in vehicle jump starts, walking escorts, and shuttle transports.
Operate university vehicles in conformance with local laws and PLU policies.
Engage with community in a culturally responsive manner with the goal of on-going relationships.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Excellent interpersonal skills; experience dealing with a wide variety of people; intercultural skill and capacity necessary to effectively engage individuals from a range of salient identities.
Knowledge and skill in confrontation management.
Ability to follow department policies, standard operating procedures, and directives.
Ability to multi-task and make decisions quickly.
Knowledge of radio operations, video console operations, and driving operations.
Ability to deal with a variety of personalities in stressful situations.
Ability to effectively and clearly read, write, speak, and communicate the English language.
Ability to communicate clearly on a handheld radio.
Experience within a safety or security setting.
Experience in an academic setting.
Experience writing activity reports on a regular basis.
Work is normally split between indoor office work and the field patrol environment.
Exposure to all kinds of weather conditions and occasional exposure to physical risk.
PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.
1. 3 years of job-related work experience. Education may substitute for some experience. 2. High school diploma or GED. 3. Valid driver’s license (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years). 4. First Aid/CPR/AED certification required and provided upon employment. 5. Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, physical exam and drug screen (including marijuana), pass PLU’s Driver’s Certification Training, and provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5-year Employment Abstract).
Ability to walk, run, and/or climb stairs for extended periods of time.
Ability to sit and operate computer related equipment for extended periods of time.
Additional Salary Information: DOE + excellent benefits.
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.