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PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER

Company: Lycoming College
Location: Liberty
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Lycoming College is hiring Public Safety Officers to join the Public Safety team.Lycoming College, one of the nations oldest residential liberal arts and sciences colleges, invites candidates for either a full-time or part-time opening with the Public Safety team as a Public Safety Officer. With a first-rate undergraduate education and an increased commitment to fostering an inclusive and equitable campus community that supports all faculty, staff, and students, we are seeking candidates who can support and contribute to our and . This position is often the first departmental contact for the Lycoming Community within the Public Safety Office. Public Safety officers perform a variety of safety and public safety-related functions serving the role of protecting our students, employees, visitors and campus property. Fulfilling this role requires Public Safety Officers to be exceptionally attuned to the needs and experiences of all members of Lycomings diverse community and be adept at supporting and enhancing the campus experience of all with whom they work.There are currently two vacancies for a 5:00 pm 3:00 am, full-time shift within the office of Public Safety. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position that requires a valid drivers license and ability to pass a motor vehicle record check compliant with insurance regulations of the College. Who We Are: Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nations oldest and most respected residential liberal arts and sciences colleges and is becoming increasingly recognized for the quality of its experiential programming and for students gaining the skills needed upon graduation in todays world. Students partner with faculty in doing original research, thrive in a robust program of internships, study abroad in more than two dozen countries, and compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports. Lycoming Colleges strong endowment per student provides the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College offers more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to about 1,100 active learners, including 30% international and domestic students of color. Students represent 25 states and territories and 15 countries. The College proudly celebrates and values the principle of inclusive excellence. In support of its commitment to establishing an inclusive and equitable campus, Lycoming College seeks to recruit more faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups with the recognition that doing so advances institutional excellence. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer. What will I do in this role?

  • Protect people and property while acknowledging the unique identity characteristics and lived experiences of individuals in order to create confidence and authentic relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Perform routine patrols of and through on campus buildings and near off-campus areas on foot and in motorized vehicles (i.e. golf cart. Public Safety vehicle) to provide incident prevention and detect signs of unsafe conditions or criminal suspicious activity in support of the success of all students, faculty and staff.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with all visitors and all members of the campus community in order to foster a sense of inclusion and belonging.
  • Respond promptly to investigate and properly document calls for service in accordance with applicable policies and procedures for functions including, but not limited to:
    • Alarms (fire, panic, carbon monoxide, etc.)
    • Assisting with students, employees and visitors
    • Directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic
    • Emergency medical assistance
    • Motorist assistance (vehicle jump starts)
    • Parking enforcement
    • Student, staff, visitor safety escorts or transports
    • Suspicious circumstances
    • Unlock/lock building doors
    • De-escalate difficult situations by remaining calm, being empathetic, and maintaining impulse control to resolve matters while ensuring the exercise of authority respects the rights of individuals and groups, identities and lived experiences
    • Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures, including parking rules and regulations, and perform appropriate enforcement actions that is in support and service to all students and employees
    • Observe and report unsafe hazardous, or unusual conditions.
    • Assist local law enforcement, fire, and other emergency service agencies in the performance of duties when requested
    • Perform simple vehicle maintenance procedures, such as checking fluids and reporting mechanical or other problems to supervisors
    • Perform routine fire safety checks on fire extinguishers per procedures
    • Provide Public Safety at special events on campus properties (e.g., Baseball Stadium, Shangraw, etc.,)
    • Prepare and submit incident and other reports containing required and pertinent information in a timely and efficient manner per proceduresWhat are we looking for?Education Required: High school diploma; two years of college level course-work related to safety and Public Safety disciplines preferred.Experience and Qualifications
      • Experience in providing organizational safety, security and public safety preferred (significant preference given to experience in safety and Public Safety positions in an educational setting)Knowledge of: (preferred knowledge but will train on job)
        • Criminal law and safety codes preferred
        • Common fire and safety hazards and use of related equipment
        • Techniques and procedures applicable to theft and loss prevention
        • Traffic and parking patrol
        • Appropriate safety precautions and emergency proceduresSkills
          • Computer skills essential (knowledge of Microsoft Word; experience using email and internet)
          • Excellent customer service and interpersonal/ communications skills required to respond to sensitive situations with diplomacy and tact (e.g. listening, verbal/non-verbal skills) reflecting the utmost respect for all campus community members
          • Strong written communication skills to effectively communicate and document required reports.Abilities
            • Ability to develop and maintain a working knowledge of college polices and procedures.
            • Ability to deal effectively with diverse campus groups and individuals under routine or adverse conditions.
            • Ability to make quick decisions using sound judgement in emergency situations.
            • Ability to memorize details of an incident occurring on campus and write detailed and accurate reports
            • Ability to operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices, possess a valid PA drivers license, and maintain a good driving record
            • Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions
            • Ability to establish and maintain effective and authentic relationships with those contacted in the course of work
            • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times
            • Ability to demonstrate professional conduct in highly sensitive or volatile situations
            • Ability to hand multiple, simultaneous responsibilities at all times, most significantly in stressful situations
            • Ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures within limits of authority
            • Ability to effectively organize, manage and complete concurrent priorities and responsibilities within set time periodsPhysical Demands:
              • Incumbent must be able to perform and meet the physical demands required of the job responsibility
              • Willingness to wear established departmental uniform while on duty
              • Willingness to work various shifts and overtime hours (day, night, weekend, holiday) if requestedJob Competencies:
                • Commitment to fostering an environment of inclusivity and belonging.
                  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work/learning environment that reflects the utmost respect for all individuals, identities and lived experiences.What We Offer!Lycoming College has an excellent benefits package available for the full-time candidate that includes: Health & Wellness Benefits:
                    • Health insurance Lycoming College offers a wide variety of health plan options available.
                    • Dental insurance, including orthodontia coverage.
                    • Vision insurance
                    • Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
                    • Life & accidental death and dismemberment insurance
                    • Long-term disability insurance
                    • Short-term disability insurance
                    • Cancer insurance
                    • Personal accident insurance
                    • Wellness program
                    • Employee assistance programRetirement Benefits:
                      • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 9% contributions from the CollegeTuition Benefits:
                        • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at Lycoming College
                        • Free tuition for eligible dependents at over 600 colleges nationwide through Tuition Exchange, Inc.
                        • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at the Pennsylvania College of TechnologyPaid Leave Benefits:
                          • Generous paid time off (PTO)
                          • Paid Parental Leave
                          • 14 holidays per year
                          • Summer hoursEmployee Perks available for both full-time and part-time candidates:
                            • 15% discount at the campus bookstore, excluding textbooks and snacks
                            • Reduced rates for meal packages for on-campus dining facilities
                            • Use of the campus recreations center and gym facilities for employees and household family members
                            • Use of the campus LibraryHow do I Join the Warrior Team?Please submit a cover letter, Resume/CV, and a list of three references with contact information. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to illustrate how their experience and skills connect to the qualifications of this position.Review of application materials will begin immediately and will cease once the position has been filled. Lycoming College Proudly Celebrates and Values Diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse identities and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission and strategic plan. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer. Powered by JazzHRPI074426ca8eae-26289-34778259

Keywords: Lycoming College, Binghamton , PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER, Other , Liberty, New York

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