Campus Safety Officer (Part-Time)

Campus Safety

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.

Shift: 20 hours a week, some evenings and weekends.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Patrol the College campus including all student housing, academic and administrative facilities, and grounds, as assigned so the department maintains 24 hours a day coverage.

  • Patrol campus grounds, including parking lots, campus roadways and city streets adjacent to the campus.
  • Provide medical service and support to the campus community.
  • Maintain the safety of the campus by investigating alarms
  • Provide additional services to the campus community to include:
    • Escort service: Medical escorts will be provided 24-hours a day to anyone with a physical handicap. General escorts will be provided from dusk to dawn -mobile escorts for distant locations on campus, walking escorts for central locations.
  • Respond to all safety calls where public safety is a question. Determine if personal safety is at risk. Secure the area in question. Alert the proper department on campus to make repairs if necessary. Alert off-campus personnel when necessary.
  • Protect life and property, prevent and suppress criminal activity, preserve peace and respond to requests for safety and security services. Enforce state law and campus policies.
  • Enforce and support all college rules and regulations .
    • Assist college departments, divisions, and individuals.
    • Support off-campus authorities as needed or requested i.e. police, fire department, state/federal OSHA.
  • Conduct interviews and investigations and document these activities.
    • Conduct interviews and interrogations.
    • Conduct preliminary and follow-up investigations.
    • Complete Incident Reports, supplements and statistics.
  • Enforce and support all college rules and regulations.
  • Conduct interviews and investigations and document these activities.
  • Document all activity on the daily log.
  • Assist the Facilities Management department with emergency repairs.
  • Answer maintenance calls after hours and holidays.
  • Assist Telecommunications, receive calls for service when switchboard is closed.
  • Assist in Environmental Health & Safety calls for service.
  • Crime prevention education.
  • Perform all services as a professional representative for the college.
  • Adjust and prioritize work schedules on a daily basis.
  • Maintain knowledge of buildings' heating, electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures in the Campus Safety Department manual.
  • Remain current on changing job responsibilities and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • Mature individual with ability to use good judgement in making decisions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Physical requirements to match the demands of the position.
  • Pass background investigation and Minnesota Security Guard Background Check.
  • Maintain valid Minnesota Driver's License.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Work and basic computer skills.
  • Following hire must successfully complete Emergency Medical Responder Certification (from Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board) and Field Officer Training Program and subsequent refresher courses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Prior working experience in safety and security.

Working Environment:

  • Exposure to external weather conditions year-round.
  • Extensive physical exercise including walking and climbing.
  • Exposure to dangerous situations (e.g. weapons, assaults, traffic hazards, and blood).  Threats of personal or environmental (chemical spills, fires, etc.).
  • Work weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule.
  • Shift schedules may change as necessary to maintain coverage.
  • Overtime will be required at certain times of the year.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process our website, to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) references

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Click on the following link to learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Frederick Smith | | 507-933-8809

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2022

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