Campus Public Safety Officer


Southern Oregon University -


This posting is to fill one full-time permanent vacancy and one part-time temporary vacancy. Please indicate in the supplemental questions which type(s) of position you are interested in.

Campus Public Safety serves Southern Oregon University in providing a safe and secure campus environment for University staff, faculty, students, residents, and visitors, as well as protecting campus property. The department achieves this mission by recommending, and enforcing related campus policies and procedures while providing appropriate training for University personnel and students. The Department patrols, investigates criminal activities and takes enforcement action for violations of local and state law while working in concert with outside law enforcement agencies.

Diversity Statement
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.

Minimum Classification Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications are not established for this classification. The appointing authority is responsible for recruitment and selection. Refer to Personnel Rule 105-43-005.

Position Specific Minimum Qualifications
Required training may include, but is not necessarily limited to: first aid or first responder medical training, CPR training, crisis intervention techniques, fire or emergency response techniques, special driver training, physical fitness training, or the basic course(s) provided by the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training. Must be able to successfully pass a criminal history and background check. Possession of a valid Oregon driver’s license and clearance to drive Oregon state owned vehicles or the ability to obtain by the date of hire. Ability to obtain current Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Certification within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment. BA/BS Degree in criminal justice or related field. Knowledge of how a Campus Public Safety Department operates.

This position must possess and maintain a current, valid Driver License. Yes This position is designated as a critical, security-sensitive or safety-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal Background Check. Yes Lead work/Supervisory Responsibilities Physical Demands

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism to effectively handle a broad range of sensitive interpersonal situations.
Ability to interpret and consistently apply a wide variety of policies and procedures. Ability to work with frequent changes in policies and procedures, under pressure of deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Analytical and research skills; ability to gather, evaluate, and to develop well-reasoned conclusions and recommendations. Ability to proactively assess work operations and anticipate potential problems; ability to develop and implement strategies for preventing/resolving problems.
Ability to effectively perform work of a highly sensitive and confidential nature that requires access to information. Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, tact, and diplomacy. Must have high ethical standards.
Must be able to make decisions under pressure.
Initiative in independently planning, organizing, and performing work assignments within broadly defined parameters.
Ability to coordinate various matters and determine the relative importance of each; ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.
Computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, online systems, social media platforms, Internet as well as online calendaring and email.
Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.
Ability to adapt to and work effectively in a heavily bureaucratic environment which requires regular interaction with a number of levels within the organization and outside agencies.
Working knowledge, or ability to quickly learn, university infrastructure, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of investigative techniques and procedures.
General knowledge of first aid. Ability to render assistance in accordance with procedures.
General knowledge of crime prevention. Ability to assess hazardous situations and determine an appropriate course of action.
Familiarization with current briefing information, orders directives, and bulletins.
Application must be received by:
for priority consideration 08/12/2018 Posting Date 07/24/2018 Closing Date Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/03/2018 Work Hours
CPS is on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Position is expected to conform to flexible schedules that may include eight (8), ten (10), and twelve (12) hour shifts.

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Job Duties
High visibility: Vehicle and foot patrol of University grounds and buildings. Ensures the security of the buildings. Observes persons and conditions and provides assistance when necessary (e.g., information, directions, access to buildings, late night escort, etc.)

Percent of total time 30
Job Duties
Responds to complaints and conducts effective comprehensive investigations to aid in the prosecution of suspects and/or the administering of SOU sanctions for prohibited conduct. Takes enforcement action when appropriate. Maintains personal log of all on-duty activities, noting date, time, location and circumstances of all incidents; writes complete standardized report of all accidents, injuries, crimes, or other reportable matters; reports any and all unusual conditions or occurrences to supervisor.

Percent of total time 25
Job Duties
Provides assistance to the public, students, faculty and staff by being a problem solver and performing community caretaker functions (e.g.assists drivers with jump starts).

Percent of total time 15
Job Duties
Works with student agents by training, supervising and coordinating special projects to be determined as the need arises.

Percent of total time 10
Job Duties
Responds to emergencies on campus and works with other public safety agencies to mitigate the situation. Responds to situations representing a threat to persons or property (e.g., break-ins, fights, drug activity, etc.); may intervene to prevent injury, and call for police assistance as necessary.

Percent of total time 10
Job Duties
Performs office duties, enforces parking violations, assists with servicing parking meters, assists with maintaining and editing Parking Web page and fills in for support staff when necessary

Percent of total time 10

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