Security Officer

  • Delaware State University
  • Dover, DE
  • Dec 04, 2020
Full time   Public Safety/Police

Job Description

Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Security Officer
Department of Public Safety
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Applications will be accepted until position is filled


Essential Functions
The following are the functions essential to performing this job.
  1. Patrol the campus, either on foot or by vehicle, to ensure the security of facilities and the safety of students, staff and visitors; prevents and deters crime by observations and confrontation of unusual circumstances and individuals; notifies supervisors of security defects; secures or unsecures buildings.
  2. Responds to, initiates investigates into, and reports crimes or incidents in violation of State Law, City Codes or University rules which impact on the safety of the University Community.
  3. Takes enforcement action and makes apprehensions as required; completes all necessary documentation and notifies supervisors of all enforcement related actions.
  4.  Preserves crime scenes, collects and preserves evidence, identifies and interviews witness, suspects and victims of criminal incidents, assists other law enforcement officers with investigations.
  5. Prepares, present or assist in presentation of cases in courts or other official proceedings.
  6. Performs traffic direction and crowd control duties as assigned.
  7. Renders first aid; transports sick, injured or otherwise disabled persons.
  8. Assists visitors, students, and staff by providing information, directions, and assistance.
  9. Participates in training and certification sessions
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.
Other Functions
Individuals in this job may be assigned one or more of the following tasks on a rotating or as-needed basis.
  1. Bicycle Patrol
  2. Dispatching
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  1. Must be able to be commissioned as a constable in the State of Delaware
  2. Must pass/agree to routine physical fitness and agility testing
  3. Must maintain a satisfactory driving record and criminal history as determined by the director
Qualification Standards
  1. Education:  High School diploma or equivalent
  2. Successful experience:  One-year experience in security work
  3. Must pass a background investigation, including driving record and criminal history
  4. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  5. Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  6. Eligible for DELJIS certification
  7. Must be able to pass drug-screening test and random drug testing
Performance Standards
The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals
  2. Goals and objectives for this position will be measured in a performance agreement and evaluation
  Note:  The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.
  Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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