Campus Safety and Security Officer

Job Summary

This position is responsible for protecting individuals, property and maintaining the security of campus buildings, facilities, parking lots, walkways, and grounds of the College.

Job Duties

An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties:

  • Act as first responder to all campus emergencies, medical and criminal, that could potentially be hazardous and/or life threatening.
  • Enforce campus policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Assist Residence and Student Life with enforcement of regulations and Code of Conduct violations.
  • Make regular inspections of the campus facilities during shift, noting unusual occurrences.
  • Observe and report trespassers, fire, water leaks, or other hazardous conditions to supervisors/command staff/management which could lead to loss or damage to property and equipment.
  • Unlock buildings as scheduled for events and ensure all windows and doors are locked as scheduled.
  • Patrol assigned area.
  • Handle all dispatch duties, including radio communications and monitoring traffic entering/exiting campus, emergency phone lines and surveillance cameras.
  • Ensure only authorized persons are admitted to the campus while on duty.
  • Enforce campus traffic regulations including parking and speeding.
  • Observe weather conditions on campus and report dangerous or unusual weather-related activity to supervisors/command staff/management.
  • Complete investigations of College violations, including viewing camera footage, talking with witnesses, and writing incident/accident reports.
  • Act as a liaison for the College with local law enforcement.
  • Provide awareness education/information on an informal basis to students and employees during other duties.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Current policies, procedures, and strategies of public safety and security.
  • Customer service.
  • Computer software used within department to include but not limited to Microsoft Office
  • Strong written and oral communications and relational skills.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and members of the public.
  • Composing and writing reports, forms, and memos.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.

Physical and Availability Requirements

  • Responsible for being on-call, working odd shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Work independently.
  • Significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting.
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Must regularly stand or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must always be accessible for phone communication.
  • Mentally analyze a situation, solve problems, and make decisions under pressure.
  • Read and understand written instruction.
  • Communicate information, both verbal and written, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Valid state driver’s license.

This position description is a general guideline for work behavior and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all job duties. Therefore, it is also not, nor can it be implied to be, a contract of employment.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should email their completed application to [email protected]. No phone calls please. Download the application here (PDF).

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a selective institution of higher education located on 100 beautiful acres in the heart of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi — a progressive southern metropolitan city of nearly half a million. Millsaps is dedicated to academic excellence, open inquiry and free expression, the exploration of faith to inform vocation and the innovative shaping of the social, economic and cultural progress of the region. The college was founded in 1890 by members of the Methodist Church and is consistently ranked as one of the best values in higher education.

Millsaps has an enrollment of approximately 750 students and employs 80 full-time faculty members. The faculty/student ratio at Millsaps is 1:9, and the average class size is 14. Millsaps has graduated 25 Fulbright Award recipients, seven Rhodes Scholars, six Goldwater Scholars and two Truman Scholars. Millsaps is a member of the NCAA Division III and Southern Athletic Association and competes in 18 intercollegiate sports.

EEO Statement

Millsaps College values diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. Millsaps College does not discriminate in employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws.

All offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and verification of employment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Millsaps College provides a competitive benefits package.

It is the policy of Millsaps College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Additional Information

In compliance with the amendments to the federal Clery Act concerning annual security reports, all potential job applicants are free to view Millsaps College’s annual Campus Crime Statistics here.

The only national liberal arts college in Mississippi, Millsaps College has consistently been ranked a “Best Buy” among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report‘s America’s Best Colleges and is cited as one of Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives. It was the first institution in Mississippi with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and is the only institution in Mississippi ever to be listed in The Fiske Guide to Colleges.

Millsaps is a member of the ACS and NITLE, and has an AACSB accredited business school. In accordance with Federal law, we are making available our Campus Security Report to all prospective employees. Millsaps is located in Jackson, the capital of the state. The Jackson area has a population of around 400,000 and offers low cost-of-living, excellent schools, pleasant climate, and many recreational opportunities.

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