24-40 Security Officer I (Five Vacancies) - Public Safety Department
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Public Safety Department invites applicants for five vacant Security Officer positions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
As part of the Finance and Administration Division at West Chester University, the members of the Department of Public Safety are committed to enhancing the university experience by maintaining a safe, orderly and inviting environment for our students, employees and guests to study, work and enjoy all of what the university has to offer. In partnership with our community, we are committed to being campus guardians and to serve our community by treating all with respect, compassion, and fairness.
All Security Officers are responsible for providing security services to the university community and for the protection of state property. To help to maintain the safety and wellbeing of our campus community, Security Officers are responsible for active patrol of our campus property. This includes all residence halls, academic buildings, parking garages, and campus grounds.
The ideal candidate possesses a firm understanding of the role of security in a university environment. A successful candidate must embrace the concept of fair and impartial enforcement with respect for the rights of others.
Answer phone calls, both emergency and non-emergency, transfer calls to the appropriate department and provide information on university events, policies and procedures
Monitor closed circuit camera system
Handle callers and walk in traffic in emergency and non-emergency situations in a problem-solving way that projects a positive image
Detect and limit all contraband from entering the residence; make sure all students and their guest present valid picture identification upon entering the residence halls and conduct periodic floor checks during assigned duty shifts
Enforce university parking regulations; provide security for special events
Assist in medical emergencies, fires and fire drills
This position is deemed "essential" and must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the university due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons.
GED or high school diploma
A valid driver's license
Must have clean criminal record
Ability to use computers and electronic handheld devices
Experience in the security or law enforcement fields
Experience working in a campus community or similar environment such as parking or crowd control
Ability to work under varying weather conditions
Ability to remain alert and to act quickly and calmly in emergencies
Demonstrated excellent customer service and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
Ability to enforce violations of the student code of conduct fairly while maintaining a respectful demeanor
There is a shift differential of $1 per hour available for second and third shift assignments.
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.