Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") is seeking a Campus Security Officer to perform security work to protect life and property and enforce College rules and regulations, as well as local, state and federal laws. The Campus Security Officer will prevent and investigate crime(s) for referral to local law enforcement and/or the Student Conduct Office as appropriate. As a member of the Campus Security Department, the Campus Security Officer will foster an optimal learning environment that supports the College's mission and student success. This position reports to the Campus Security & Safety Supervisor.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled (First consideration closes July 09, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m. PST)
Monitor and maintain safety and security of students, staff, College property, and members of the public in College facilities, by patrolling on foot and bicycle and enforcing College rules and regulations;
Serve as a resource officer for questions related to security, and provide any persons needing directions or general campus information in a helpful and professional manner;
Assist in maintaining a safe work environment with an effective security presence on campus that includes appropriate use of de-escalating techniques and College-issued equipment (i.e. taser, pepper spray, handcuffs) and use of force only as authorized under the College's Use of Force policy;
Act as a deterrent to unsafe behavior in violation of the Student Rights & Responsibility Code, College rules or regulations and stated behavioral expectations by providing high visibility, walking, cycling and surveying common areas, hallways, parking and other campus areas;
Intervene in any verbal or physical encounters among students, diffuse hostile situations and enforce policies regarding building use, weapons, tobacco, illegal substances, traffic rules, etc.;
Provide copies of written accounts of unacceptable behavior/incidents to the College's Assistant Dean for Student Conduct for further evaluation of disciplinary measures as necessary or verbal accounts for immediate review given the severity of the situation. In the event the behavior may violate the law, local law enforcement may be forwarded the same written accounts for review as appropriate;
Maintain security presence and order during campus events and activities and enforce appropriate regulations;
Assist staff and student during any crisis situations, including drills, weapons control, bomb threats and lockdowns;
In emergency situations, respond to the scene; provide first aid, and alert additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate;
Report unusual or suspicious activity to local law enforcement for follow-up as appropriate;
Draft and submit incident reports to Safety and Security Supervisor, law enforcement agencies or other appropriate administrative staff on campus as appropriate;
Patrol other areas on foot and bicycle, checking for fires, vandalism, suspicious activity or persons or safety/fire hazards;
Performance of work in support of keeping fire extinguishers, AEDs, and other equipment in working order and/or certified;
Conduct routine and special request locking and unlocking of campus buildings;
Assist in key making and lock or door repairs when assigned; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
One (1) year of college-level, trade, or vocational education;
Prior work experience as a police officer, police reserve, military police, or in a campus/university security capacity;
Have and be able to maintain a valid driver's license, clean driving history and ability to be insured;
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, and general computer usage;
Ability to accurately type reports that are grammatically and structurally correct;
Current CPR, first aid and AED certifications or attainable by date of hire.
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish;
Bachelor's degree in Police Science, Criminal Justice, or Psychology;
EMT Basic Certification;
Experience in key making and general locksmith knowledge related to key usage and lock systems.
Skills & Abilities:
Problem Solving Skills – Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem solving situations; and use reason even when dealing with emotional topics;
Interpersonal Skills – Focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas and try new things;
Oral Communication Skills – Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; demonstrate group presentation skills; participate in meetings;
Written Communication Skills – Write clearly and informatively; edit work for spelling and grammar; vary writing style to meet needs; present numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information; with knowledge of WACs and RCWs related to safety and security;
Customer Service Skills - Manage difficult or emotional customer situations; respond promptly to customer needs; solicit customer feedback to improve service; respond to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments;
Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensure work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrive at meetings and appointments on time; and
Safety and Security – Observe safety and security procedures with knowledge of rules related to buildings, student behavior and facility specific rules; observe skills and law enforcement basics, along with investigation procedures.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is a twelve (12) month full-time represented classified staff position. The work week is 40 hours per week, with occasional overtime as assigned. The schedule for this position after the training period will be 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm Monday - Thursday and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, though the schedule may change in the future to accommodate a rotation of campus security officer schedules. There will be an orientation/training period lasting at least one (1) month on a weekday schedule with other security officers on their work shifts of 6:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday. Any permanent change after the orientation/training and start of the regular schedule will be made with advance written notice. Working hours may vary due to work demands; evening and weekend work may be required. This position is overtime eligible and available immediately.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
**Please note that selected interview candidates may be subject to supplemental testing that will measure skills and abilities in the following areas: Typing, Word, Excel, and other dispatch type testing.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In the interest of providing a healthy, safe and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Columbia Basin College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.
If you are hired, you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
Columbia Basin College operates under an approved affirmative action plan and encourages applications from persons of color, women, veterans and persons of disability. The Human Resources Office is accessible to those with disabilities. If you need accommodation in application or employment, contact the Human Resources Office at (509) 542-4833.
Physically able to walk, run, climb multiple staircases, ride a bicycle, bend, stoop and carry 60 pounds at minimum. Able to complete repetitive patrol circuits both on foot and on bicycle over duration of work shift;
Must maintain a level of physical fitness that would enable incumbent to be trained and certified in use of taser, pepper spray, handcuffing and de-escalation techniques and otherwise perform duties typically associated with police work;
Frequent repetitive hand and wrist motions;
Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time;
Frequent need for oral, written and auditory communication; and
Ability to perform computer work for report writing and other clerical duties.
This is a bargaining unit position. Pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement, the successful applicant must (1) become a member of the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA), (2) pay a representative fee, or (3) pay a non-association fee within 30 days of employment.
CBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates under an Affirmative Action Plan, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. CBC reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Discrimination is prohibited by state and federal laws and regulations, as well as the College policy. Coordination of the compliance efforts of CBC with respect to equal opportunity and disability accommodation regulations is under the direction of Camilla Glatt, Vice President of Human Resources and Legal Affairs, telephone 509-542-5548.
CBC complies with the American with Disabilities Act and Washington's Law Against Discrimination. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact 509-542-4740 or leave a TYY/TDD message at 509-546-0400 by the application closing date.
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin... College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin College continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.