Bluefield College Employment Opportunities

Campus Safety Officer

PRIMARY PURPOSE/SCOPE

Under the general supervision of the Director of Campus Safety and the Vice President for Student Development, the Campus Safety Officer is a member of a team of safety officers who are responsible for providing personal safety for members of the campus community through a courteous, helpful and professional manner. This position provides a highly visual deterrent to campus crime while protecting the property and assets of the College. This is a non-sworn position.  This is a position that will require the Campus Safety Officer to become Virginia certified in the following areas: Armed Security, Campus Security, and pepper spray within one year of the hire date.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS  

  • Providing security for persons, buildings, and assets of the College through a variety of security measures.
  • Responding to requests for assistance and information in a helpful and courteous manner.
  • Patrolling the grounds and facilities of the College in a manner consistent with the Department, College Policy, and Mission.
  • Enforcing appropriate College regulations and policies including, but not limited to parking and traffic regulations.
  • Routine involvement in directing vehicular or pedestrian traffic in a variety of situations.
  • Assisting designated Campus Safety Officers in their campus law enforcement duties.
  • General knowledge of data entry and other technical skills.
  • Position may require evening or weekend hours.

The duties of the position require well developed interpersonal skills including:

  • The ability to demonstrate good judgment in enforcing College regulations and security policies and practices, while maintaining confidentiality in all security matters.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing – through security reports, complaint and witness statements, and in assisting and providing general information to the College community and visitors.
  • A high degree of tact and diplomacy in dealing with the College community under a variety of difficult situations. This position requires the incumbent to provide helpful general information to the community and in other situations when “instructions” may have to be given to violators of College regulations.
  • Sensitivity toward the cultural diversity of the campus community.
  • Ability and willingness to work hourly rotating shifts. Physically fit to withstand the challenges of extensive walking, climbing, and descending numerous interior and external stairs and campus grounds including multi-level building facilities, and parking lots.

 MARGINAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS

The marginal duties, responsibilities, and functions of the Campus Safety Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Represents the College at meetings with College employees and/or external persons and agencies as required.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet College and/or project schedules.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS

The Campus Safety Officer typically has no supervisory responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills are necessary.
  • Customer service skills and the ability to be flexible are essential.
  • Previous experience as a Campus Safety Officer is preferred and consideration will be given to those who have Campus Safety Certification.
  • Knowledge of the College policies and procedures preferred.
  • Familiarity with office practices and procedures, including computer systems, computer software, electronic mail, and the internet. Experience with Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred.
  • Ability to work with multiple groups simultaneously.
  • Ability to respond to or coordinate response to campus community needs and emergencies 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to effectively relate to all levels of employees, students, and external contacts.

 ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS

 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.  This position is a physically demanding job and requires specific physical demands other than those typical in a modern office environment.

  • Specialized Equipment Requirements

 The use of specialized equipment listed here is representative of equipment an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position requires equipment typically used in a modern office environment, including personal computers, calculators, copiers, and fax machines.  This position requires driving (must be 21 years of age) the Campus Safety vehicle, side by side ATV loaned to the Campus Safety Department by the Athletics Department during off season for the football team, and Maintenance vehicles in unique situations.

  • Working Conditions and Environment

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties, responsibilities, and functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties, responsibilities, and functions.  This position has no specific working conditions; the work environment is typical to that of a small private residential institution of higher education with summer school offerings and summer programming for and by external groups and visitors.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS 

The qualification standards of the Campus Safety Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A Christian commitment and lifestyle that acknowledges a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a personal commitment to the Christian purpose and mission of Bluefield College.
  • Neat appearance and presentation in the working environment (including casual attire).
  • Knowledge of the College policies and procedures is preferred.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills are necessary.
  • Customer service skills and the ability to be flexible are essential.

 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

 This position may be subject to periodic evaluations based upon the job duties, responsibilities, and functions as set forth above.

 APPROVALS 

 The job duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements delineated above should not be interpreted as an all-inclusive list of the same.  Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, responsibilities, and functions, or combine positions at any time.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the College.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The College maintains its status as an at-will employer.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply for this position, please visit https://www.bluefield.edu/employment/ to complete the electronic staff employment application and upload the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and full contact information for at least three professional references
  • Statement of Christian Faith

Hard copy application materials may be sent to Judy Pedneau, Director of Human Resources at Bluefield College, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, jpedneau@bluefield.edu.

Additional information about Bluefield College is available at www.bluefield.edu.

To be considered for this position, all application requirements listed above must be completed.

Bluefield College is a Christ-centered, multicultural learning community that values and seeks faculty and staff who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

Bluefield College is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield College shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the College is prohibited from discrimination under local, state, or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other College-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.