Campus Police Officer - Full Time
JOB SUMMARY: Under general direction, the Campus Police Officer’s primary role is to prevent crime and the breach of public order. Primary responsibilities include protecting students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, patients, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry. Other daily responsibilities include enforcing local, state and federal law and LECOM Policy and Procedure related to traffic and parking regulations, apprehending violators, providing general information and assistance to the public, conducting criminal investigations and participating in community oriented policing efforts.
Full time position is 40 hours/week and includes benefits. Must be available for all shifts - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, weekends, and holidays.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Patrol the Institution on foot / vehicle and answer calls to protect personnel, property and various facilities independently or with another to ensure overall Institutional safety;
• Enforce laws, traffic regulations, restraining orders and safety regulations, escort people off campus (i.e., restraining orders, dismissed personnel, disruptive students…etc.) and apprehend / arrest violators;
• Provide security for large gatherings such as campus activities, scholarship gala, graduation and the like;
• Investigate and record irregularities which occur during assigned shifts and take necessary action within limits or prescribed policies and procedures to correct the situation. Respond to and investigate threats; respond to traffic accidents and document the accident within a detailed report; complete work requisitions to maintenance, in order to fix and repair physical plant defects and safety hazards across the Institution;
• Prepare written reports of irregularities or violations of law and maintain a log of daily activities;
• Gather, process, and maintain integrity of evidence and interview witnesses;
• Appear in court and testify as arresting or investigating officer;
• Maintain confidentiality relative to matters under investigation;
• Participate in required in-service and staff training, including, but not limited to: Mandatory ACT 120 update training and other state / federal training on an as needed basis;
• Contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
• Participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;
• Commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach; and
• Accept other duties needed/assigned for the Institution’s needs.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
• Strong computer literacy with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel…etc.) and accurate data entry skills;
• Maintaining an established work schedule;
• Adhere to all local, state, federal laws and LECOM policies and procedures;
• Ability to organize and prioritize work assignments and meet deadlines;
• Knowledge of pertinent laws, policies / procedures and/or guidelines affecting areas of responsibility;
• Ability to be self-reliant and follow instructions;
• Must have sound decision making capabilities and the ability to work independently and as directed by the Institutional Director of Police and Security and/or his/her designee;
• Capable of assuming responsibility; initiating appropriate action; and maintaining confidentiality;
• Knowledge of and ability to maintain confidentiality of patient (HIPAA) and student privacy (FERPA);
• Compliance with State and Federal Regulations and Safety Protocols (OSHA), at the clinic level;
• Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
• Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
• Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
• Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
• Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials;
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
• Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the Institution’s needs;
• The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
• The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
• The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner.
Education and experience equivalent to: Valid driver’s license and completion of PA Act 120 Municipal Police Training required. Students currently enrolled in PA Act 120 Municipal Training must be able to get a waiver from the director of the program to be considered. Associate Degree in criminal justice or related field with strong computer skills preferred. Successful candidate must possess efficient and effective verbal and written communication skills, multi-task and problem solve to properly support and promote the mission of LECOM.
All applicants are subject to background reporting and investigation, which includes disclosure of any disciplinary action taken by other law enforcement agencies, and all other requirements set forth by PA Act 57 and MPOETC.
Salary Range: $20.00 per hour
Application Deadline: 11/30/2022
LECOM offers competitive work conditions, wages, and benefits.