The Public Safety Officer performs safety, loss prevention, parking and traffic control duties on the University campus. Conducts regular vehicular and foot patrols and responding to emergency situations as appropriate. The Public Safety Officer enforces University parking and traffic regulations, provides directions and information, and renders assistance to students, faculty, staff, visitors to campus and top executives and their family.
- Maintains a safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors as well as University buildings, facilities, and grounds by regularly patrolling assigned areas, observing for unauthorized personnel or activities, enforcing University rules, regulations and policies and reporting violations to appropriate authority, checking doors and locks for proper operation, securing and locking buildings and windows as directed, rendering assistance and responding to emergency situations as appropriate.
- Reduces the potential for the loss of life and/or destruction of property by conducting visual surveys for potentially dangerous or unsafe areas, buildings, and conditions, (e.g., inoperative lighting), and making on-the-spot corrections if possible or reporting the conditions to an appropriate authority for correction.
- Enforces University parking and traffic regulations by being knowledgeable of the parking and traffic regulations, advising faculty, students, staff and visitors about the parking rules and regulations, issuing parking tickets, arranging for improperly parked vehicles to be towed from campus and for bicycles to be secured and issued a violation notice. Rendering assistance with traffic accidents and assist in preparing reports regarding on-campus traffic accidents.
- Assists in responding to weather, fire, and security emergencies as well as natural disasters by following procedures prescribed in the Policy and Procedures Manual and/or Employee Handbook or as directed by the Supervisor and/or Director of Public Safety and Security.
- Renders assistance to injured students, faculty, staff, and visitors to campus by determining the need for medical attention beyond the capability to provide, contacting the appropriate agency/office to facilitate emergency medical attention, and remaining with the injured person(s) until relieved by an appropriate authority.
- Promotes an awareness of safety issues by talking to students, faculty, staff and visitors regarding safety during normal patrol duties, and conducting briefings as scheduled by the Safety Supervisors.
- Promotes a positive image of the University by providing directions and information to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus regarding campus locations, facilities, and activities and rendering such assistance as requested within capability to provide.
- Ensures that information regarding changes to departmental procedures or policies, particularly regarding unique or special up-coming events, is provided to successive shifts by briefing the subsequent shift regarding such changes and any other information gathered during the shift which may be useful or appropriate.
- Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Supervisor or Director.
- Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Public Safety and Security by adhering to company and departmental policies and procedures. Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Will make bank runs as requested.
- Will fill-in for other officers including dispatch as requested.
- Documents incidents on appropriate departmental forms or computer files, whether the incident is considered major or minor in nature.
- Performs special assignments, "pickups" and deliveries as necessary.
- Assist part-time police officers working on campus as necessary.
- A service-minded attitude.
- Proven ability and problem solving skills.
- A high school diploma or the equivalent is required.
- Must meet minimum firearms qualifications and requirement of 70% with department handgun.
- Must be bondable.
- CLEET certified/licensed is required within 90 days of employment. Must maintain good standing with the licensing authority with state of Oklahoma and meet all future and current requirements.
- Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver's license and have an excellent driving record for the purpose of driving University vehicle.
- Certification for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid is preferred.
- Experience in a law enforcement or security related field preferred.
- Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word are preferred.
- Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are a must in regards to effective, consistent and accurate communication with administration, staff, students, parents and the general public.
- Ability to speak and understand Spanish is a plus. Must maintain a high degree of professionalism at all times.
- Must exhibit the ability to take direction and responsibility for follow-up of assigned tasks to ensure they are completed satisfactorily, accurately and on time.
- Must have the ability to prioritize multi-tasks in the midst of a fast-paced, high-demand, and sometimes unpredictable work environment.
- Must have proven ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making while working without constant supervision and within a framework of specific guidelines.
- Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
- Maintains compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) policy and its procedures.
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS will include but not be limited to: sitting, standing for prolonged periods of time, bending, stooping, walking, running, crouching, manual dexterity for operation of equipment related to the field and office machines/computer equipment, twisting of upper body, and the ability to climb hand-over-hand. Must wear duty belt weighing 6 lbs while on duty. Vision to include: near, far, visual accommodation, color, peripheral and depth perception. Must have the ability to hear sounds clearly and distinctly. There will be occasional exposure to paper dust/mites, and electrical hazards associated with computer equipment. On occasion there may be lifting of up to 75 pounds or more. Must have the ability to physically subdue an individual in the event circumstances require.
After an offer of employment is made successful completion of a pre-employment physical, drug test, and agility test are required. Incumbent(s) must successfully pass the agility test throughout employment.
The department area is properly illuminated and climate controlled. There is exposure to varying temperatures and environmental conditions both inside and outside of buildings as the nature of the work dictates.
Oral Roberts University is accepting applications throught January 31st, 2018.