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Campus Safety Sergeant - 2nd Shift

Apply now Job no: 493157
Work type: Full-time (hourly)
Location: Chester
Categories: Staff

Widener University is currently seeking a full-time 2nd Shift Campus Safety Sergeant. This position operates outdoors and averages 40 hours a week, 10 hours a day, 3:00 PM to 1:00 AM. This position reports to the Lieutenant on duty and will oversee a team of Campus Safety Corporals and Officers, providing essential support and direction. Additionally, this role will provide primary supervision to all staff members assigned to the shift, which includes overseeing van/shuttle drivers and student employees within the Office of Campus Safety.

COMPENSATION:

Starting Pay Rate - $20.41 per hour

Sign-On Bonus – All new hires who remain in good standing and successfully complete the training program become eligible to receive a one-time stipend of $500.00 after 3 months of employment.  All new hires who are in good standing and successfully completed the training program, become eligible to receive another one-time stipend after 6 months of employment of $1,000.00.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Serve as a designated Campus Security Authority (CSA) in accordance with the requirements of the Clery Act.
  • Manage supervisory sector and the officers assigned to that area(s) providing guidance, direction, and support.
  • Supervise the response for any calls for service and incidents that occur.
  • Prepare reports accurately and objectively detailing incidents on campus.
  • Review all reports submitted by officers during the shift to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to being relieved of duty.
  • Act as the shift commander in the absence of the Lieutenant.
  • Assist the Lieutenant to provide on-the-job training of all personnel assigned to the shift.
  • Perform duties of a dispatcher or Campus Safety Officer as needed.
  • Coordinate with local law enforcement and emergency services when necessary.
  • Assist in the investigation and resolution of incidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Flexibility to work additional shifts as needed or required, including but not limited to the dispatch office
  • Assist with University athletic/special events
  • Manage crowds during events or peak times to ensure a safe and orderly environment.
  • Able to operate the Campus1Card system and distribute parking permits
  • Monitor and manage staffing levels to ensure adequate coverage
  • Schedule and coordinate shift assignments for officers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Experience in a progressively responsible supervisory or customer service role.
  • Experience with dispatch software and communication systems.
  • Must have the ability to interact professionally with the public.
  • Ability to supervise a small to medium sized public safety staff.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check to include the PA Criminal PA Child Abuse and FBI clearance

Preferred:

  • Experience working in higher education or a school environment
  • Law enforcement, military, campus or public safety experience
  • Familiarity with the local area and surrounding community
  • Knowledge of the Clery Act and associated regulations
  • Knowledge of criminal laws and departmental regulations and procedures.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • The ability to walk for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to walk up and down steps both inside and outside of buildings.
  • The ability to walk outdoors in your assigned area in all types of weather conditions.
  • The ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time both inside and outside of buildings.
  • The ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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