The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
About the Position
Campus Safety Officer: The responsibility of the Campus Safety Officer is to ensure the safety of all members of the Lewis and Clark community and the security of all Lewis and Clark College property. Respond and effectively resolve emergency situations independently or with the assistance of internal or external resources.
Dispatcher: Provides visitors with information and directions, answers phones, communicates via radio to dispatch Campus Safety personnel, creates staff and student ID cards, assists employees and students with vehicle registration, answers questions regarding parking, Campus Safety policies, and fields requests for department services.
This position is represented by the Lewis & Clark College Support Staff Association Local 4912 of the American Federation of Teachers. http://www.lclark.edu/dept/hr/lccssa.html
What You'll Do
Campus Safety Officer:
Vehicle and foot patrol of campus property to observe campus conditions and provide preventative measures to deter crime.
Building security, including physically locking and unlocking doors, managing access for digital card reader locks, and after hours access to secured areas.
Enforcement of college policy and State and Local laws, specifically related to smoking policy, drug and alcohol policy, and safety related policies.
Investigate policy violations and crimes on campus, including theft, graffiti, criminal mischief, public intoxication, and mayhem.
Write detailed reports of policy violations and/or crimes on campus, determined by severity of the violation or crime.
First responder to medical and other emergencies, including, but not limited to: simple first aid, determination of medical/hospitalization necessity, mental health crisis, weather or natural disaster related emergencies, chemical spills, and fire. Respond to alarms (intrusion, fire, trouble and panic).
Public service, including assisting visitors to campus, monitoring after hours events, escorting employees and students for safety concerns, providing vehicle assistance (for dead batteries, flat tires, etc), and responding to neighborhood complaints.
Receives and evaluates calls for service to determine level of urgency and required initial action. Prioritizes dispatch calls for service.
Support Officers in the field with necessary resources.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark.
High School Diploma
3 years of experience in a similar role, such as private safety, park rangers, police officer, military
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
First Aid/CPR/AED certification
Working knowledge of local, county, and state laws and regulations
Ability to work varied schedule and at short notice
Ability to report to work even when the college is closed on account of hazardous conditions due to inclement weather or other natural or human-caused disasters.
High school diploma or equivalent.
One year of experience dispatching in college campus safety, law enforcement or other emergency response setting.
Strong computer skills, using various software and applications.
Strong customer service skills.
Nice to Haves
Previous experience as a campus safety officer.
Ability/willingness to become trainer in emergency response – CERT, DPSST, ICS, etc.
Ability to serve as lead officer
Prior sales and office experience.
Ability to effectively work with people in difficult situations.
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously under stressful conditions.
Working knowledge of Lenel Security and ID card software and hardware applications.
Working knowledge of Blackboard Connect or other emergency notification systems.
37.5 hours per week
$22.73 per hour - work associated with Campus Safety Officer duties
$18.96 per hour - work associated with Dispatcher duties
Some danger of injury or probability of physical harm is inherent in the job
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment
About Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.