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Campus Safety Officer

Otis College of Art and Design, Safety & Security

Job Title: Campus Safety Officer
Job Location: Los Angeles , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-02-02
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Campus Safety Officer
Otis College of Art and Design

Otis College of Art and Design is currently accepting applications for a Campus Safety Officer. The Campus Safety Officer performs a wide variety of service functions to support the safety and security of the College community and campus property. The Campus Safety Officer patrols assigned areas and responds to radio and/or phone calls for routine and/or emergency assistance in both criminal and non-criminal matters. Performs investigations and makes arrests when necessary. Deters and prevents unlawful behavior, and performs internal and external public safety functions. Reports to work in the event of an emergency. This position reports directly to Chief Safety & Security Officer.


  • Patrols assigned areas and performs prescribed security checks. Maintains security of buildings and College related property by controlling access, and the opening and securing of buildings in accordance with departmental procedures or as directed. Operates and/or monitors electronic door access via closed-circuit systems and other security related devices.
  • Responds to phone and/or radio calls for routine and emergency assistance in both criminal and non-criminal situations. Assesses circumstances and conditions at the scene of an incident and determines the appropriate response. Makes urgent calls to local law enforcement agencies as needed. Assesses severity of medical emergencies, summons medical assistance as required (e.g., paramedics, fire department) and may transport non-life threatening sick and injured.
  • Maintains perimeter and crowd control in the areas of crimes, emergencies, and special events.
  • Escorts students, staff, faculty, and/or visitors between College buildings and their vehicles.
  • Assists with parking control and vehicle/pedestrian security. Directs traffic and gives directions. Issues citations as needed.
  • Maintains accurate records of daily activities including duty times, incidents, actions taken, observations made, and other relevant information. Prepares comprehensive incident and crime reports as required. Ensures reports are legally sufficient through consultation with supervisor.
  • Assists with planning and conducting crime prevention awareness programs and other public information workshops on such topics as personal safety, theft, emergency response, and loss prevention.
  • Enforces OSHA and CAL-OSHA regulations and college policies relating to safety, health, and fire prevention. Reports hazardous, unsafe or irregular conditions, as appropriate.
  • Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and mandatory reporter under the Clery Act. Receives reports of crimes or criminal incidents. Notifies supervisor of any reports that indicate the presence of an ongoing threat to the College community.
  • Carries non-lethal weapons (e.g., baton, aerosol projector, handcuffs) and makes arrests when necessary and in accordance with established departmental training and procedures and in compliance with state law enforcement laws.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Some college course work or technical training preferred.
  • Valid California Driver’s License required. Must have a reliable motor vehicle. Local travel to training events is required on occasion.
  • Valid Security Guard permit issued by the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) is required prior to start date.
  • Must be willing to take 40-hours of law enforcement class work within 90 days of employment. Must take an 8-hour baton/pepper spray class prior to carrying such defense weapons. Must maintain current CPR/First Aid and AED certification throughout duration of employment.
  • Must be able to report to work in case of emergencies.
  • Must be able to work varied days and shifts ranging from 8 to 10 hours per day. Overtime is needed on occasion during special events and campus emergencies.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively by phone, via hand-held radio, in writing, and during public speaking engagements.
  • Must be able to resolve conflicts and effectively defuse situations.
  • Must be able to function effectively in stressful and rapidly changing situations.
  • Familiarity using CCTV cameras and access card software is highly desired.
  • Familiarity using computers, databases, and MS Office programs is necessary.
  • Basic math skills required for calculating property loss for incident reports.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to walk, climb stairs, and run for extended distances.
  • Must have sufficient hand, eye, and arm coordination.
  • Must have enough strength to physically restrain an adult or utilize safety equipment in self-defense.
  • Must be able to perform CPR/First Aid without accommodations.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Interested candidates must apply via Otis’ website at https://otis.simplehire.com to be considered for the position.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the Otis College of Art and Design and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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