Campus Safety Sergeant

Sarah Lawrence College

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Job Title
Campus Safety Sergeant

Job Description
Sergeants assist the AVP of Campus Safety and Associate Directors and
provides task-supervision to all Campus Safety personnel in support of the College’s safety Operation. Maintains a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors by monitoring the safety and security conditions of the campus, and responds to all incidents as they occur and ensures proper documentation for any incidents and activity.

Essential Duties Summary

Supervise those in their charge and respond to all incidents and accidents.
Notify the AVP and Associate Directors of all incidents and reports.
Assist the Associate Directors in identifying training issues and reporting disciplinary concerns to same.
Check all memos, schedules, and documents pertinent to Public Safety.
Brief incoming supervisors of all daily events and information.
Ensure radios and other equipment is ready for the ensuing tour.
Check all inventoried equipment before signing anything out.
Issue equipment at the beginning of tour and hold a brief muster / roll call with the Officers outlying and informing them of their duties.
Ensure that all openings/closings schedules are done on time and making any necessary adjustments for additional requests.
Serve as Campus Safety Center Command Dispatcher, perform radio, and position checks of all officers.
Check all entries in the logbook at the Campus Safety Center Command Station.
Ensure all reports are filled out correctly.
Patrol and check the campus, conduct post checks at least twice per tour.
Check all College-owned vehicles.
Ensure all meal breaks are completed on time.
Observe and detect any criminal activity or violations of Sarah Lawrence College rules and regulations.
Responds to unusual circumstances and secures emergency aid when needed.
Obtains help by sounding alarms or using radio communications.
Prevents loss and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; and reporting building and facility related issues such as flooding, poor or faulty lighting, trip hazards, etc.
Controls traffic by directing vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Takes accurate field notes of unusual occurrences and completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities.
Maintains organization’s public image and reputation by complying with rules, regulations and legal requirements.
Perform all other related duties as assigned by AVP and Associate Directors of Campus Safety.


Required Qualifications

Certified by The New York State Security Guard Training Act.
Possesses a valid New York State Security Guard License.
Possesses a valid New York State Driver’s License.
Fully trained in CPR – 1ST AID and Defibrillator or ability to gain such certification.
Assists the Police, Fire Dept. and Medical Service personnel when responding to incidents or emergencies on campus.
Provides supervision and direction to the Campus Safety officers and security personnel working his/her tour of duty.
Ability to initiate Counseling and disciplinary/ corrective action where warranted.
Responsible for formulating training agendas and the training of newly hired and current Campus Safety personnel.
Evaluates the security personnel on his /her tour continuously and formally and reports to the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Director of Campus Safety.
Detailed oriented with satisfactory literacy, writing and documentation abilities coupled with basic computer skills.
Ability to work well with diverse populations; and demonstrated level of inter-cultural competence.
Ability to follow standard operating procedures, training curriculum, and directives.
Ability to respond to emergencies and crises and to maintain order and personal composure.
High school diploma or equivalent.
At least four years of proven experience in the security field.
Present for all special and mandated events. (i.e. commencements, opening days, formals; etc.)
Good moral fitness and ethical standards.
Ability to operate electronic security & fire alarm systems along with any emergency equipment.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Type
Full Time, Part Time

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Online applications only. Search committee will contact you directly if selected for an interview.