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Campus Security Officer

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Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • Main Campus

Urbana University, a division of Franklin University, is accepting applications for a full time Campus Security Officer. Under the direction of the Coordinator of Campus Safety, the purpose of the position is to assist with the protection of life, property, and the prevention of crime. A campus security officer performs foot and vehicle patrols of the university campus to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during events and enforce regulations. They monitor the physical safety of campus buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling or monitoring using surveillance systems, and reporting suspicious behavior. Hours will vary but will include weekends and/or evening/overnight hours.  Additionally, the selected candidate must be available to respond 24/7 and overtime hours may be needed to assist with special events, make-up days, or department coverage. This position requires that the Campus Safety Officer to have the ability to physically travel the campus on foot. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide foot patrol and/or vehicle patrol of all university grounds and buildings
  • Respond to emergency situations and notify appropriate public safety authorities 
  •  Document information, complete written reports and file with the appropriate University officials as required
  • Work closely with the residence life staff and the Dean of Students regarding any student issues
  • Conduct periodic walk through of all occupied buildings
  • Check buildings, offices and grounds to ensure security of University assets
  • Provide student and employee safety escorts and assist stranded motorists
  • Operate the University safety vehicle or golf cart in a safe manner while patrolling campus grounds 
  •  Monitoring CCTV and alarm systems and respond to alerts
  • Serve as crowd control at special events
  • Lock and unlock campus buildings and offices as necessary
  • Maintains security controls for issued University keys; safeguards and controls issued University equipment.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations
  • Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or security code violators approaches suspicious persons and/or notifies police as appropriate;
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School graduate or GED
  • Ability to stay calm in stressful or emergency situations
  • Effective oral and written communication skills 
  • Prior security related experience and/or training
  • Physically able to walk university grounds and stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work with others in a team atmosphere
  • Ability to read and understand University rules, regulations and specific general orders applying to Campus Safety
  • Able to work weekends, nights to include overnight and holidays
  • Ability to work overtime for athletic or other special events
  • Unquestionable honesty and integrity
  • Outstanding inter personal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License

Preferred Skills and Characteristics:

  • First Aid Training/Certification 
  • Prior law enforcement experience or training   

About Urbana University

Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the historic city of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering course work in class, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA Division II sports along with intercollegiate bowling, cheerleading, and shooting sports.

Urbana University is committed to providing a safe workplace and learning environment for all employees, students, and visitors, as well as committed to protecting University property and operations. It is the intent of the University to ensure a safe and secure environment by conducting criminal background checks on all individuals who have received an offer of employment with the University, and to comply with all relevant state, federal and local laws governing employment and background screening in its administration of this policy. To view our pre-employment policy, please click here.

Urbana University does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.

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