SOWELA Technical Community College

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Safety and Security Officer

We are searching for an experienced Safety and Security Officer at our Oakdale Campus.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

This position reports to the Manager of Safety & Security.  This position will provide a full range of Campus Safety and Security services with primary emphasis on enforcing campus laws, protecting the college personnel, protecting state property, investigating campus crimes and accidents, providing emergency assistance, securing campus facilities, conducting active foot and mobile patrols, enforcing parking and traffic regulations, working with local law enforcement in liaison with the Lead and/or the Chief Safety and Security Officers; and the Executive Director of Facilities Planning & Management on all emergency issues. The incumbent shall develop and maintain positive public relations with students, faculty, staff/administrators, and patrons.

·       80% – Securing and/or opening facilities, enforcing parking and traffic regulations, conducting active foot and mobile patrols, trains and oversees campus security officers and student worker parking attendant officers, provide emergency assistance, intervene in serious complex matters, surveilles every site facility being visible to faculty and staff. Assist faculty and staff as needed, attend offsite activities as applicable, work special assignments and meets daily with the Lead and/or the Chief Campus Safety and Security Officer; and/or the Executive Director of Facilities for updates, as applicable; Attends offsite security training, liaise with sister college police forces and/or safety and security units to ensure smoother operations; Develop a relationship with local law enforcement; and Provide foot or mobile security patrol.

·       10% – Monitor surveillance cameras, investigate campus crimes and emergencies, monitor traffic, maintain security logs, prepare reports that include the number of traffic violations and cost to assist in managing the Safety and Security department needs; and reports weekly activities to the Lead and/or the Chief Safety and Security Officers; or to the Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Management as applicable.

·       5% – Develop applications of policies/procedures using independent judgement; identifies and recommends changes to processes, policies and procedures to better expedite departmental processes. Attend emergency medical training.

·       5% – Perform any other duties as assigned by the Lead and/or the Chief Campus Safety and Security Officer(s); or the Executive Director of Facilities Planning & Management.

Physical Requirements / Efforts:

In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:

·       Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information.

·       Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

·       Perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete assignments.

·       Read and interpret computer printouts and numerical data which may be in very small print.

·       Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet deadlines.

·       Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.

·       Lift and move items weighing up to 40 pounds.

·       Work a regular Monday through Friday schedule of eight hours per day and occasional weekends and overtime as may be required.

·       May be required to intervene in situations utilizing force if necessary to make an arrest, to restore order, prevent interference with normal operations or to protect persons or proper.

Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

Required Qualifications:

·       High School Diploma or GED.

·       Military or law enforcement experience preferred.

·       Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at the time of application and/or employment in this position.

·       Possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license at time of appointment.

·       Be State Board Certified to carry a firearm or have completed the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) course.  May be required to qualify annually with a firearm.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Respond to emergencies and renders assistance as required.

·       Prepare reports on activities.

·       Provide crowd and traffic control at special events.

Employment Type: Regular

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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