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Campus Safety Officer, On-Call

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This position is open until filled. Please feel free to apply and your application will be reviewed.

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Position Information

Posting Number S000094
Position Title Campus Safety Officer, On-Call
Department Campus Safety
Division Student Affairs
Supervisor Title Director of Campus Safety
Status Temporary
Position Summary

This is an on call position with no scheduled hours to work a variety of shifts including; evenings, overnights, and weekends, including special events.
To provide security and protection for persons, buildings and/or property within the college community, by enforcing state, federal laws and college policies outlined in the student handbook. To provide leadership for student campus safety officers. To promote safety consciousness among the entire campus community and to provide, within given limitations, a secure environment for students, faculty, administration, staff, and guests of the College.

Description of Key Responsibilities

1. Provide security and protective services to the college community by patrolling assigned areas or buildings to enforce policies and procedures, which may include security of individual buildings/stationary locations and/or college owned lands.

2. Ability to develop and maintain good public relations.

3. Patrol (60) acre campus via city streets and campus walkways. Patrol assigned zones observing campus activity and deterring criminal activity.

4. Responds to emergencies by assessing and prioritizing the situation, employing tact, diplomacy, and individual judgment to remedy and/or maintain control. Many situations will require the incumbent to provide on-site lead supervision over student campus safety officers who may be present.

5. Assist professional staff with deterring, restraining and the utilization of citizen’s arrest authority for individuals attempting to commit criminal acts or to inflict physical harm on themselves or others.

6. Monitor key card access to academic and residential buildings on campus. Respond to burglar alarms, fire alarms and system trouble alarms.

7. Complete necessary administrative forms/reports related to incidents and/or arrests, including gathering pertinent information from participants and/or witnesses.

8. Assist Director and/or Assistant Directors in conducting investigations or special projects as requested.

9. Provide security services to organizations that rent the use of college property.

10. Provide security during transportation of large sums of cash and/or other valuables.

11. Maintain regular communication with student campus safety officers to advise of unusual situations and to request backup when necessary.

12. Appear in DuPage County Court and campus judicial hearings regarding incidents that occur in the college community when necessary.

13. Provide traffic/crowd control during scheduled activities or during emergency situation as necessary.

14. Assist in the enforcement of state, local and college parking rules and regulations.

15. Provide emergency first aid and/or CPR/AED to injured persons, or assist in the transportation of non-emergency related ill or injured persons when necessary.

16. Become CPR/AED certified within 90 days of employment. Utilize AED device in the course of your daily duties if the need arises.

17. Attend and complete the mandatory basic training program covering college and dept. policy, city and state law, self defense, baton/OC spray, public relations, constitutional law, parking enforcement, civil and criminal liability, report writing, uniform crime reporting, radio communications and FCC regulations, safe driving practices, Illinois vehicle code, first aid and crisis management, high-risk confrontations and working with faculty and staff.

18. Attend external training courses, classes, and seminars through the North East Multi Regional Training Center and Homeland Security to further develop protective service skills and knowledge.

19. Assist in interviewing and training student officers.

20. Provide basic information and directions to students, faculty, administration, staff and/or the general public.

21. Provide campus safety leadership with daily activity reports/summaries related to the overall training and performance of student campus safety officers.

22. Maintain and provide to medical personnel, medical release forms for summer campers during campus and conferences.

23. Maintain key control and/or access to secure and restricted locations.

24. Maintain positive relations with external law enforcement agencies to obtain or exchange relevant protective service information.

25. Assist external law enforcement agencies when requested with issues concerning college students, faculty/staff and/or guests.

26. Fill collateral assignments to enhance department performance such as: Field Training Officer, Trainer, Quarter Master and Bike Unit Officer.

27. Provide safety escort service to students, faculty, administration, staff and guests of college.

28. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, ability to respond well under pressure.

29. Provide programs and presentations, which promote safety and security to students, faculty, administration and staff.

30. Performs other work-related duties as requested.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Good working knowledge of relevant laws and regulations. Ability to communicate clearly on those issues to students, faculty, administration and staff members.

2. Must be able to accept assignments on all three shifts, work (10) hours shifts, work overtime, extended schedules, weekends and holidays.

3. Knowledge of campus and community resources.

4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; good judgment; and ability to work with a diverse community. Ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing, in a manner consistent with professional standards.

5. Ability to apply campus security rules and regulations, write accurately and complete security reports, maintain a detailed security log and frequently patrol the campus property by means of foot, bicycle, or vehicle.

6. Ability to relate well, advise, and serve as a role model for a wide variety of students.

7. Ability to work as an effective member of a team; to work any emergency that endangers or disrupts the life and/or safety of students or college personnel, or jeopardizes the condition of North Central College facilities or equipment.

8. Evidence of high energy, creativity and attention to detail.

9. Physical ability to perform all job duties.

10. Knowledge of information technology related to campus safety, computer proficiency, excellent customer service, presentation and communication skills.

11. Ability to quickly grasp knowledge of the College organization and operation especially as it relates to campus safety.

12. Ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe and proficient manner.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The individual in this position must cooperate as a team member with the campus safety staff in performing duties essential to efficient campus safety operations. Because the duties of this position require extensive personal interaction with students, faculty, administration, staff and the general public, excellent interpersonal skills are essential.


High school graduation or GED. Must be able to pass the College’s basic security training course during the first 90 days of employment. Must be able to possess a certification in emergency CPR / AED within the first 90 days of employment.


Prior security, military or law enforcement training or experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are preferred. No record of convictions or moral turpitude.

Experience in campus safety in a higher education setting is preferred. Ability to apply campus rules and regulations, write and complete timely incident reports accurately, and maintain a detailed security log.

Licenses or Certifications

A valid Illinois driver’s license.

Security officer certifications preferred.

Is This a Temporary Position? Yes
Employment Conditions

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

Number of Vacancies 1

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

This position is open until filled. Please feel free to apply and your application will be reviewed.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
Optional Documents