Public Safety Officers
November 29, 2016
Earlham College is seeking part-time Officers for its Department of Public Safety. Officers will work both patrol and desk/communications positions as needed. These positions are hourly staff positions with no benefits.
Positions available are approximately 20 hours per week. Officer and communications duties may include day, evening and nights shifts, as well as holidays and weekends.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Patrol and observe all areas of the campus.
- Assist in creation of a safe environment for students, employees and visitors.
- Secure and protect the buildings, equipment and other assets of the College.
- Provide prompt, qualified assistance in emergency and non-emergency situations
- Perform parking enforcement.
- Perform investigations of incidents and prepare detailed accurate incident reports.
- Answer all Public Safety phones (emergency and non-emergency) and initiate necessary response.
- Answer incoming calls received through the campus switchboard and forward to appropriate office or provide information as needed.
- Monitor all campus alarm systems (fire, security, etc.).
- Maintain necessary communications with patrol officers, as well as local law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical personnel as needed.
- Maintain necessary shift logs.
- Monitor systems for controlling electronic access and video surveillance.
- Utilize departments computer records management system for reports and data entry.
- Provide front desk assistance to students, employees and visitors of the College, which may include but not be limited to issuing parking permits, ID cards and keys.
Experience & Qualifications
- Attainment of high school diploma or GED.
- Experience in the human services field, and an associate's degree in criminal justice, education or a related field is preferred.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to comprehend and maintain a working knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
- Ability to think and act quickly and professionally in sensitive situations.
- Ability to work cooperatively with other Public Safety staff, College employees and local law enforcement officials.
- Ability to work and communicate well with college-aged adults in a multicultural environment.
- Ability to work on an on-call basis to cover mandatory minimum staffing needs as they arise.
- Computer proficiency is preferred.
- Applicants with previous First Responder experience will be strongly considered.
- Excellent problem-solving and good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team setting with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as assist in the supervision of student staff.
- Neat and organized work style, excellent phone etiquette skills and the ability to handle confidential information.
Please send a letter of application that addresses the various responsibilities of the position; resume; and the name, position title, email address and phone number of three professional references in a single PDF or MS Word file to:
Human Resources Office
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Employment is contingent on a background check and passing a physical exam.
Application Form for Hourly Staff Positions
Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.