Campus Safety OfficerCampus Safety

Openings: 1


JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to constantly provide the highest quality of safety and security for all students, faculty, staff and visitors at Gustavus Adolphus College by responding 24 hours a day to emergencies, calls for service and protection of campus and personal property.

Employment Type: This is for a Night Shift (9pm-7am), Full-time, Non-exempt (hourly) position.

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.
    • Check for doors remaining secure and not propped, but also to facility problems.
    • Initiate work orders to correct facility problems.
    • Initiate the response of any additional assistance need to address various situations.
    • Complete incident reports in a detailed manner.
  •  Patrol campus grounds, including parking lots, campus roadways and city streets adjacent to the campus, to include:
    • Contact appropriate personnel in the event of safety or utility concerns. Contact students, staff or visitors if automobiles are vandalized or items are burglarized.
    • Report signs that need attention, such as parking and stop signs or malfunctioning lights.
    • Enforce all parking and moving vehicle regulations. In the event of inclement weather conditions, determine the need to begin snow removal, salting and sanding of sidewalks and roadways.
    • Complete detailed incident reports as needed or required depending on the severity of the situations.
  • Provide medical service and support to the campus community.
    • Utilize First Responder training to determine level of care needed.
    • Determine if the need warrants an ambulance to transport patient or Safety and Security personnel to transport to campus Health Service, community hospital's urgent care or to the St. Peter Clinic and Crisis Center.
    • Maintain medical supplies in Safety and Security vehicles. 
  • Maintain the safety of the campus by investigating alarms
    • Answer fire alarms or intrusion alarms in all campus buildings after activation notification over the radio. 
  • 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. 
  • Re-key/Re-core doors
    • Officers will re-core resident hall entry doors on an emergency basis when the resident safety is at risk.
    • Identify the person requesting to have a door re-cored and determine if the request for re-coring is justified.
    • Remove existing core and install a new core from the officer's emergency re-core kit.
    • Inform Residential Life and Facilities Management’s locksmith of these actions.
  • 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.
    • Respond to violent, sensitive, hostile and/or unsafe situations.
    • Provide information, direction and support for service and assistance.
    • Address unsafe situations/conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Following hire must successfully complete First 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 on our website, to complete the online application and submit a resume. 

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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.

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.


Scott Reiten | | 507-933-7494

Posted: Tue Nov 7, 2023

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