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Campus Security Officer (10 Positions)

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Posting Details

Requisition Information

Open Date 06/27/2017
Close Date

Classification Information

Classification Title Campus Security Officer
Division Provost's Office
Department Sewanee Police Department
FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hourly
Career/Pay Band NE7
Work Schedule Full Year
If Other, specify months As needed
Full Time vs Part Time Part Time
Appointment Regular
If Term, specify number of years
Primary Function

Provide protection for all persons and property, assist with crime prevention duties, providing information and directions, walking escorts to residential halls, enforcement of University of the South polices and procedures, conduct campus building checks of campus facilities, monitor planned campus activities. Security Officer will report any actions that appear to violate Tennessee Code Annotated to the Sewanee Police Department for further investigation. It is imperative that a Campus Secuirty Officer support the University’s mission, respecting all person’s rights and dignity.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Campus Security Officer duties include serving the community by a proactive approach to possible security issues and addressing the potential situation to deescalate prior to harm or danger comes to another. Provide effective problem solving techniques to complete the detail assigned to you individually or through assistance of other officer and supervisors. Be willing to follow direction and maintain posts until relieved. Complete duties and tasks oriented in a community policing atmosphere while involved in community relations and activities. Always designate your demeanor in a positive, respectful manner to others
as duties are completed. Must be able to complete a typed report or written citation.

1. Provide crowd control and order for Commencement ceremonies, indoor /
outdoor events/ concerts, athletic competitions, traffic direction and varied activities associated with a university campus.
2. Issue university citations, assist the Sewanee Police Department Officers with on-site incidents that occur in your presence. 3. Assist those in need of assistance by utilizing dispatch system for appropriate resource (i.e. medical situation, locked out of dormitory, etc.
4. May have to appear in court as a witness.

Judgment Required Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.
Budgetary Responsibility None
Machines & Equipment Used

Mobile Radios, computer and University Policy Handbook

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


High School Diploma or Equivalent

Job Related Skills

Problem solving
Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, show restraint/ control under duress and aid and assist in a multicultural setting.


A valid Tennessee Driver’s License

Personal Interaction/Communications

Student Contact

Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.


Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.


Daily; providing security and safety while enforcing University policy and regulations.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision Received This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.
Positions Directly Supervised


Positions Indirectly Supervised


Confidential Information

Confidential Information

Police investigations, arrests, offense information, student and employee information.

Work Environment

Working Environment

Required to work nights and weekends
Must be able to work in a loud environment
Outdoor work is required
May be exposed to both blood borne and air borne pathogens, infectious disease, smoke and hazardous materials.
Must be able to stay at fixed posts for duration of shift.

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter