NOTE: THIS IS AN INTERNAL RAMAPO COLLEGE SEARCH, ONLY. YOU MUST BE A CURRENT RAMAPO COLLEGE PUBLIC SAFETY SECURITY OFFICER TO APPLY.
Salary Range : I15 *NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, Classified, IFPTE position, and hours of work and days are determined by the supervisor. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. This is a 40 hour workweek position.
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York. Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and more than 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
Under direction of a Ramapo College of New Jersey supervisor, during an assigned tour of duty, provides assistance and protection to persons and property in and about College owned and leased buildings, office grounds, and parking areas; maintains orderly conditions, and takes the measures required to assure observance of the law; does related work as required. The Senior Security Officer assumes the authority of the Tour Commander in the absence of an Assistant Chief.
Supervises the use of radio and other communications in the total security program.
Gives appropriate assignments, instructions and supervision to Security Officers.
Establishes work priorities; maintains a follow up system in order to insure adherence to schedules and work standards.
Supervises the operation of traffic and personnel circulation control systems and the enforcement of appropriate standards of conduct and appearance of Security Officers.
Investigates and reports complaints involving misconduct procedures to their immediate supervisor and/or the Office of the Chief; makes investigations to determine the facts and sees that proper remedial actions are taken.
Patrols (foot, vehicle and bicycle) an assigned area of offices, buildings, and grounds including parking areas, and makes the required reports by telephone and/or radio.
Prevents unauthorized persons from entering the grounds and buildings; checks automobiles and trucks entering and leaving the installation and makes a report of each College owned vehicle indicating mileage, destination, the time of entering and leaving the installation, the name of the person driving the car, and the license number.
Takes action as required to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, disorder, and/or damage or loss to state property and equipment.
Opens and closes gates, doors, and windows, and raises and lowers flags.
Opens and locks offices and rooms on the campus daily.
Gives assistance when accidents or illness occur in emergencies; summons the fire department, and/or police as may be required. In all cases of an activated Fire Alarm, will notify the Mahwah Police Department of the activated alarm within 1-minute of the alarm being activated on the Public Safety Desk alarm panel.
Periodically makes inspections of the assigned areas and sees that articles of value are found, turns these over to the custody of the supervisory officer and makes necessary reports.
Directs callers to the reception desk or to other locations, and provides desired information to callers in accordance with established procedures.
Maintains order and decorum in the assigned office or other areas, and sees that rest rooms, buildings, grounds, and other areas are kept free from loiterers.
Escorts or removes offenders from the premises, when so required, with minimum disturbance to office routine; assists the staff in the maintenance of order within the premise.
Responsible for sending required “test” Alert Me Now messages and seeing that all security officers on their Tour are in compliance with sending “test” messages.
Must have full knowledge of the Weather Assessment protocols for the college as well as implementation of the weather related closings of the college.
Takes the measures required to ensure that assistance is given when accidents or illness occur, that first aid is provided and in emergencies , physicians, ambulances, and or fire and police departments are summoned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of and familiarity with the problems which arise in safeguarding buildings and grounds covering a considerable area, and the procedures used in dealing with such problems.
Knowledge of and familiarity with the problems which arise in safeguarding property and equipment of varied types.
Knowledge of the methods likely to be effective in dealing with varied types of persons, of the behavior of people, individually and in groups, and of the motives which govern them when they depart markedly from the conventions of behavior.
Knowledge of the difficulties encountered in following closely prescribed procedures of the type embodied in police rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the methods used in maintaining order in the buildings and on the grounds among visitors and employees, and in controlling and regulating vehicular traffic in designated public areas to assure safety, reasonable rapid movement of traffic, and a minimum of interference.
Notes and reports conditions which constitute dangers and hazards, and takes the actions necessary to assure orderly and safe conditions; sees that established safety regulations are observed in simple factual reports accurately and legibly. Have the ability to properly record all incidents on campus and operation of the LawSoft Computer Aided Dispatch/Report Writing/Evidence system.
Ability to understand and navigate the Banner computer system used by the college.
Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions.
Ability to learn quickly from oral and written explanations and from demonstrations.
Ability to comprehend, analyze, interpret, and apply to specific situations, laws, local ordinances, and rules and regulations.
Ability to deal courteously but effectively with varied types of persons, individually and in groups, in varied situations.
Ability to note significant and potentially dangerous facts and conditions by observation.
Ability to remain cool and decisive in emergency situations.
Ability to perform repetitive operations, including the answering of inquiries without loss of equanimity, patience, or courtesy.
Ability to take the actions necessary to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, disorder, and/or damage or loss of property and equipment, and to prevent harm to employees and visitors.
Ability to work harmoniously with associates, superior officers, and individuals of varied types, ages, and social and economic status.
Ability to take and maintain a firm and correct stand when controversies arise, and to escort offenders from premises with a minimum of disturbance.
Ability to conform to official and unofficial requirements as to dress, conduct, and behavior.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by college.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
Directs traffic in and around buildings and in parking areas; regulates and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic at designated public intersections to assure safety, reasonably rapid movement, and a minimum of interference.
Takes needed action as to suspicious persons and conditions, and reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions on the grounds and in the buildings.
Prepares recommendations concerning the management of large numbers of people and the avoidance or alleviation of crowded and/or unsafe conditions.
Takes appropriate actions as to suspicious persons and conditions, and reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions.
Investigates complaints involving misconduct, suspicious behavior, illegal activities, and other matters within the province of police operations and prepares reports thereon.
When complaints are made as to lack of order or nonobservance of prescribed procedures, makes investigations to determine the facts and sees that proper remedial actions are taken; notes and reports dangers and hazards.
Sees that office staff and other employees are acquainted with security procedures.
Obtains, records, and properly uses needed equipment, materials, and supplies.
Prepares simple but clear, accurate, informative, and legible reports.
Keeps simple records.
May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.
Two (2) years of full time paid experience in work involving the safeguarding of property and persons.
LICENSE OR PERMIT
Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. All applicants must possess or be eligible to receive a permit as a Special Policeman as provided in N.J.S.A. 40A:14-146 (In order to direct traffic in a public street, the employee must have a certificate as a Special Police Officer of the municipality in which (s)he is assigned.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, values, strategic plan, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity-focused conferences, trainings, and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
Internal Number: 109902471
About Ramapo College
"Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,008 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers six graduate programs as well as articulated programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine."