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Officer, Campus Safety
Company: McDaniel College
Location: Westminster, MD
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/27/2021
Expire Date: 09/26/2021
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Education, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Law Enforcement, and Security, Military, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Officer, Campus Safety

Job Description:

Campus Safety Officers are responsible to the Director of Campus Safety through the command structure for the protection of life and property on the McDaniel College campus. This position is assigned shifts variably and is expected to be available for occasional overtime, and holiday work. Training, both on-campus in-service and off-site, is assigned.  Officers are expected to develop familiarity with collateral areas of personal interest/expertise needed by the Department and assigned. The Officer may conduct programming or present the Department to the larger community in roles such as non-traditional educational displays and presentations or participation in external interactions such as mutual operations and patrols with other law enforcement and public safety agencies. This is a safety-sensitive position and pre-employment and random drug testing are required. The criticality of error in this position is very high and all tasks (including routine) Responsibilities:

A.   Provide patrols throughout campus noting and/or documenting safety hazards, rule infractions, law violations, and suspicious activities.


  • By foot, bicycle, or motor, make assigned rounds of all campus areas (interior and exterior), or stationed at fixed posts, ensuring hazards such as fire, flood, intruder, injury, safety code violations, maintenance issues, etc. are noted and corrected, and laws or rules are being obeyed.
  • Providing information to members of and visitors to the campus.
  • By wearing the assigned uniform is visible and available for assistance.
  • Ability to make arrests pursuant to an authorized Special Police Commission and complete the arrest procedure process as required.
  • Maintain a current working knowledge of Maryland Criminal Law & traffic laws related to non-moving violations.

B.   Answer calls for service (emergency and routine), providing that service within the scope of training and ability and referring those without to appropriate College and governmental services.

  • In accord with training and ability, officers will provide services of emergency nature to the campus community. 
  • When unable to provide such emergency service, officers will contact appropriate College and governmental agencies.
  • Prioritize assignments consistent with accepted protocols and information provided.
  • Document information necessary to allow for appropriate follow up in the appropriate manner.
  • Provide routine services including but not limited to access requests, life safety inspections, etc.
  • Provide educational programming in an assigned area as directed.

C.   Dispatch and clerical duties as may be required to continue operations.

  • Refer to the Dispatcher job description.

D.   Perform other duties related to the efficient function of the Department or the College.

  • The Department assigns "collateral duties" based upon individual interest and experience cultivating expertise.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts with varying days off per week, including but not limited to overtime assignments and holidays as required.
  • Designated as a "mandatory reporter," otherwise known as a Campus Security Authority, to report any information about crime(s) to his or her direct supervisor on shift immediately. 
  • Generally seek to maximize the Department as a College resource and service organization.
  • Tasks necessary to satisfy the mission of the Department not specified above. 

Information Security Role: Data User

  • Follow the policies and procedures established by the appropriate Data Stewards.
  • Comply with federal and state laws and regulations as well as College policies, procedures, and standards associated with the College computing resources and institutional data used.
  • Use institutional data only as required for the conduct of College business within the scope of employment.
  • Implement safeguards prescribed by appropriate Data Stewards for Limited Access and Restricted Data.
  • Ensure the appropriateness, accuracy, and timeliness of institutional data used for the conduct of College business.
  • Report any unauthorized access, data misuse, or data quality issues to the appropriate Data Steward for remediation.
  • Accept and complete the confidentiality statement yearly if access includes Restricted data.
  • Report any suspected data breach to the CIO and the IT Help Desk as soon as possible.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • High School diploma required.
  • 1 year in law enforcement/security department (college law enforcement preferred) or emergency service agency.  Additional education may be substituted for experience. 
  • Ability to self-start and self-supervise daily tasks and to work under stress.
  • Exceptional communications skills both written and oral are required. 
  • Must be able to maintain a departmentally approved First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Class C driver's license with two or less points.
  • Must be able to hold a Special Police Commission. 

Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be exposed to Potential Infectious Materials or Hazardous Materials in the delivery of Campus Safety services such as first aid, order maintenance, etc. Examples of these substances include blood, bodily fluids, "OC" spray, etc.

Physical Abilities:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Ability to run, jump, squat, kneel, minimally dead-lift 50 lbs., drag at least 150 lbs.
  • Vision and hearing within normal limits necessary for completing essential job tasks
  • Ability to work in noise, heat, cold, odors, dirt, outdoor temperatures, snow, steam, and emergency situations.
  • Ability to repetitively push and pull objects weighing up to 50lbs without assistance while kneeling, squatting, reaching above the head, the waist, and below the knees.  Must be able to bend at the knees.
  • Ability to repetitively grasp and manipulate objects of varying size and weight requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
  • Ability to exert oneself physically over sustained periods of time to complete job activities.
  • Ability to stand a minimum of 6 hours during the workday.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran's status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit https://www.mcdaniel.edu/about-us/diversity-equity-inclusion.  

Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately.

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Company Name: McDaniel College
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Website: https://mcdaniel.interviewexchange....
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About McDaniel College:

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among "Colleges that Change Lives" and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

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