Bluefield University Employment Opportunities

Part Time Campus Safety Officer

PRIMARY PURPOSE/SCOPE

Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Campus Safety and Title IX Investigator, the part-time 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 University.  This is a part-time position.  Working hours will include weekends, days, evenings, nights, and holidays.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND FUNCTIONS

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

  • Providing security for persons, buildings, and assets of the University through a variety of security techniques and methods.
  • Respond to requests for assistance and information in a helpful and courteous manner.
  • Patrolling the grounds and facilities of the University in a manner consistent with the Department, University Policy, and Mission.
  • Enforcing appropriate University 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.
  • Completing a daily activity log to record the Officer’s activity and response to calls for service
  • Other duties as assigned.

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 the essential functions.

  • The ability to demonstrate good judgment in enforcing University 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 University community and visitors.
  • High degree of tact and diplomacy dealing with the University 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 University 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 and climbing and descending numerous interior and external stairs and campus grounds including multi-level building facilities, and parking lots.

 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 not necessarily a physically demanding job but does require a great deal of walking and possible climbing.  Normal responsibilities should not afford risks of accidental injury.

  • 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.

  • 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 physical remote site locations within 500 miles of the main campus in Bluefield, Virginia.

 QUALIFICATION STANDARDS 

The qualification standards of the Institutional Advancement Assistant include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. 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 University.
  2. Professional appearance and presentation in the working environment (including casual attire, particularly as pertains to information services and technology installation and infrastructure responsibilities).

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

 This position is subject to at least an annual evaluation 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 same.  Additional duties, responsibilities, functions, and requirements may be assigned as deemed appropriate.  The University 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 University.  Position descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The University 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 University, 3000 College Avenue, Bluefield, VA 24605, [email protected]

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

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

Bluefield University 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 University is a private, not-for-profit institution affiliated with the Baptist General Association of Virginia. Bluefield University 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 University 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 University-administered programs. This institution encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231