Campus Safety Officer

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The purpose of a Campus Safety Officer is to maintain a safe and secure learning and working environment for all members of the Regis University Community, as well as for its guests and visitors. Additionally, employees of the Department of Campus Safety are committed to maintaining a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for and development of skills to effectively engage with diverse individuals and communities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Patrol buildings and grounds of the University campus, by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot, on a continuous, daily basis in order to identify and assess situations that may impact the safety and security of the University community.
2. Act as an incident commander in response to campus emergencies, reports of crimes, and incidents including medical/mental health emergencies, natural disasters, trespassing, intrusion alarms, burglaries, robberies thefts, drug and alcohol incidents, fire alarms, energy management alarms, assaults, threats of violence, disturbances, and emergency facilities problems. Locate, identify, evaluate and act upon the source or cause of the situation, effectively resolve/assist in the situation, and coordinate as needed with the appropriate resources needed such as police, fire, EMTs, or internal departments such as Physical Plant or Information Technology Services.
3. Perform routine monitoring of safety concerns and hazards for campus buildings and grounds, including fire dangers, lighting needs, toxic spills, water leaks, and heating/hot water equipment problems.
4. Perform continuous inspections of campus buildings on a daily basis including locking and unlocking entry doors, and checking authorized building uses.
5. Enforce all University policies, student conduct regulations, and appropriate Federal, State, and local laws as necessary to ensure compliance by the Regis community and its visitors. Investigate incidents on campus as needed in order to provide for immediate safety needs and proper handling of the incident and its aftermath as appropriate.
6. Document incidents for administrative action or subsequent criminal prosecution.
7. Maintain regular contact with appropriate law enforcement agencies, University staff offices, and off-campus departments as needed, to guarantee the clear and timely exchange of information. These entities include, but are not limited to, the Office of Student Life, Residence Life and Housing, Health and Counseling Services, Physical Plant Operations, Public Information/Media Relations (as needed), Adams County Sheriff, and the Denver Police Department.
8. Ensuring proper functioning of building alarm systems, camera surveillance systems, AED Cabinets/alarms, Emergency Phones, and Call boxes.
9. Prepare clear and thorough written incident reports as necessary or appropriate. Give testimony at judicial hearings when requested.
10. Participate in staff training activities, workshops and departmental meetings as needed in order to maintain current knowledge and certification of essential campus safety practices and procedures.
11. Perform other duties as required to maintain a safe and secure campus and support the University Mission.
12. Assisting people with stranded/locked vehicles on campus.
13. Escorting individuals from buildings to and from their vehicles.
14. Providing security services for special events, such as gate control, crowd control, parking control, locking and unlocking rooms for meetings, etc.
15. Provide safety and security information and guidance to the extended campuses
16. Identifying and reporting maintenance issues to Physical Plant.
17. Delivering emergency messages, mail or other special communications on campus when needed.
18. Upon special request, securing cash from events.
19. Open offices or room for authorized use on request.
20. Make educational presentations on safety topics to University community groups.
21. Answer visitor requests for information on events, location, and individual whereabouts.
22. Provide safety and security information to staff, faculty, student, and visitors to aid in any concerns they may be presented to the Department of Campus Safety.
23. Demonstrate proficiency with the use of all issued weapons and equipment including but not limited to: expandable baton, chemical defense spray and handcuffs. Annual re-certification with each is required.

Campus Safety Officers work in an environment that exposes the officers to physical risks from emergencies, criminal events, and personal confrontations. The Campus Safety Officer must know how to incorporate all facts available in an incident with his/her experience, abilities, skills, and knowledge of University and department policies, local, state and federal laws. Decisions range from handling the situation with the resources at hand to summoning other resources within the University or outside the University which may include police, fire departments, EMS and the like.
Decision-making issues may include, but are not be limited to:
1. Whether to contact emergency medical or mental health personnel to deal with an injured or ill person.
2. Whether to activate the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when a crisis situation occurs on campus.
3. Determine if an Emergency Notification or Crime Alert requires distribution.
4. Whether to contact local law enforcement to assist in a situation.
5. Whether and when to intervene in physical confrontations that arise on campus.

The Campus Safety Officer has complete decision-making authority to handle safety and crime incidents on the Northwest Denver Campus as they arise, and may also be called upon to assist in decision making regarding safety and security at an extended campus. Prompt and effective decision-making skills are essential to resolve many situations in a timely manner to ensure the safety and security of the campus and its community.

a. University community on the Northwest Denver Campus: As needed by Regis’ RU Alert mass notification system to alert Regis community of situations that may affect the safety and/or security of the campus. When deemed necessary issue Timely Warning (Crime Alert), via RU Alert or by postings on the main doors of campus buildings or issuing Emergency Notifications via the RU Alert.
b. Residence Hall Staff; as needed, in person, radio, writing, and telephone to respond to incidents in and around the halls.
c. Calls from University staff, faculty, contractors (bookstore, custodial, food service), and students to respond to campus incidents.
d. Physical Plant; as needed by radio, telephone, in writing, and personal contact to report problems and safety concerns.
e. Health/Counseling Services; as needed by telephone, in writing, and personal contact to respond to medical or mental health issues.
f. Student Life Staff; as needed telephone, in writing, personal contact, and in writing by the way of incident reports.
g. Extended campuses; as needed by telephone, email, and in-person when possible
h. Event Services, Classroom Management, Food Service, Athletics; as needed, in person, telephone, and in writing, to support event or activity needs.
i. Student/Faculty/Staff/Visitors; as needed in-person, radio, telephone and in writing to respond to requests for information, assistance, directions, parking issues, etc.
j. Denver Police, Adams County Sheriff, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Personnel; as needed to respond effectively to campus emergencies, alarms, etc.

The consequences of errors in this position are mostly of judgment decisions, but may include clerical or technical errors. A fault in judgment or poor response could be detrimental to the health or safety of a person or the Regis community, or University equipment/property. Clerical errors may subject the University to fines or legal actions. Technical errors may compromise safety and security systems. Some of these potential risks and judgmental decisions may be presented at any time in areas such as:
1. Medical/mental health emergencies.
2. Criminal incidents or attempted incidents.
3. Physical altercations, arguments or crowd control situations.
4. Fire safety, hazardous conditions or equipment failures.
5. Natural disasters.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent required.
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hiring.
One (1) year of law enforcement, campus safety or security experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (successful candidates will be required to provide transcripts pertaining to formal education).
Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
Must have a current Colorado driver’s license, and must be approved as an authorized driver by the University prior to recommendation for hire, and be insurable under University guidelines.
Must be able to obtain City and County of Denver Merchant Guard License.
1. First Aid/CPR/AED.
2. Pressure Point Control and Arrest Tactics (PPCT) or other law enforcement/security self- defense tactics.
3. Working Knowledge of applicable federal laws which are, but not limited to; the Clery. Act, Title IX, and the Violence Against Women Act.
4. Working knowledge of applicable local and state laws and ordinances.
5. Working knowledge of the University’s security procedures and policies.
6. Working knowledge of the University’s Emergency Operations Plan.
7. Working knowledge of the department’s technology and safety systems.
8. Strong verbal/written communication skills in order to interact with student, staff, and faculty and with outside agencies.
9. Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills and high public interaction.

The employee should be able to attain adequate performance after three months on the job and proficiency within six months, including on-the-job training and contact with the campus safety supervisors and staff.

Physical and Mental:
It is the policy of the Department of Campus Safety that all uniformed officers maintain a level of physical fitness to perform job-related tasks that they may be called upon to do in the performance of their duties. In accordance with the requirements of obtaining a Merchant Guard license, a medical exam and accompanying tests will be administered by a health care provider at the time the Merchant Guard license is obtained, and prior to acceptance of employment by the department. It is the responsibility of the Campus Safety Supervisor to remain in such physical condition that they can successfully maintain fitness standards to ensure the ability to physically apprehend and detain suspects, provide emergency and protective services, and conduct other physically demanding assignments. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and run, climb stairs and may lift and/or move 50 pounds or more, such as when moving incapacitated individuals away from dangerous circumstances. Specific vision abilities required by this job include correction to 20/30 vision, close vision, distance vision, night vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Uniformed supervisors must also possess the ability to hear for safety reasons inherent to the essential functions of the job.

Lifting & Carrying:
Occasionally required to lift or move equipment to support campus activities or resolve emergencies. (Essential)

Pushing & Pulling:
Same as above.

Body Positions:
A complete range of body motions and exertions are required on a regular basis in order
to complete patrol rounds and respond to emergency situations. (Essential)

Body Movements:
Same as above.

Hand Use:
Continuous, as noted above.

Sense of Touch:
Continual use of radio equipment, emergency equipment, fire safety equipment, and patrol vehicle.

Keen sense of hearing consistently needed to respond to community needs, often from a distance, as well as to operate radio communications. (Essential)

Good vision is essential to proper patrol functions and to respond to situations that arise. (Essential)

Mathematics ability for counting, adding, subtracting, etc., which is required to complete accurate reports and monitor University safety, security, and facility equipment. (Essential)
Remembering: (Recalling information)
Essential skill in order to report on, document, or follow-up on situations that requires investigations, police contact or judicial action. (Essential)
Language Ability: (Reading, writing, speaking)
Must be able to read and write well in order to comprehend campus safety policies, procedures, and related laws to prepare clear incident reports and other department and University documents. (Essential)
Reasoning: (Judgment and decision making)
The ability to make appropriate judgments based on available information is vital for the complete and proper resolution of emergency, safety or security issues. (Essential)
WORKING CONDITIONS: (Physical environment)
Work outdoors in all weather conditions and temperature extremes requiring extensive foot, bicycle, or vehicle patrol. Long periods of standing may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:
About Regis:
Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its motto, “Men and Women in Service of Others,” describes the purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge in the unselfish service of others. Regis is composed of five colleges: the College of Contemporary Liberal Studies, Regis College, College of Computer & Information Sciences, College of Business & Economics, and Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, which includes the schools of pharmacy, physical therapy and nursing.
Beyond its historic campus in Northwest Denver, there are Regis campuses in Thornton, the Denver Tech Center and in Colorado Springs. Regis currently serves about 10,000 students in online and campus environments and has been ranked as a top school in the Western Region for 20 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report.

UA EEO Statement:
This statement is intended to indicate clearly that the University is morally committed to the principles of nondiscrimination – that we want to do this rather than just have to by law.

“In accordance with its Jesuit Catholic mission, Regis University is committed to maintaining a humane atmosphere in which the civil rights of every individual are recognized and respected. Regis University does not unlawfully discriminate in either the provision of educational services or in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law. Within this context, Regis University does reserve the right to give employment preference to persons who demonstrate by word and practice a commitment to the University’s mission and educational goals.”

Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No
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