Student Employment

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Campus Safety Student Employment Positions:

 

Note: All student employment must first be coordinated through the Student Employment office on campus. Contact Administrative Assistant Lisa Octigan (eoctigan@gustavus.edu) if you are interested in any of the Campus Safety student employment positions.

Student Employee Hours and Position Requirements:

Most of our student employees are scheduled evenings and rotating weekends. The dispatch/office assistant positions may work 1 to 4 hours depending on class schedules and office hours available during the day.  Most students will work one to two times per week with rotating weekends.  Dispatcher fixed weekday shifts start at 3:00 p.m, 6:30 p.m., and 10 p.m.. Safe Rides shifts start at 7:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. daily.

The Department of Campus Safety has a large student employment program.  We will normally have around 100 positions that students will cover.  There are no positions that require special skills that cannot be learned on the job (though Safe Rides positions do require a valid driver's license); but we require dependability and willingness to learn.   All areas build on customer service skills, communication, and critical thinking skills to help support the needs of the department in providing a safe and secure atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to enjoy our campus community.  All student employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.  

 

Safe Rides

Students working this position are required to have a valid driver’s license and perform safe driving habits during their work shift.  Drivers will provide rides in the department Safe Rides vehicle to and from posted Safe Rides pickup/drop off locations.  The position also involves shifts spent answering phone requests for Safe Rides and communicating with drivers about locations and logging activity.

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Dispatch Assistant

This is an entry level position for the student dispatch position.  Dispatch assistant work with an experienced dispatcher, communicating via radio to officers around campus, and learning the Campus Safety office procedures for the dispatch area.  Shifts are 3.5 hours in length one fixed night a week (3-6:30pm, 6:30-10pm, 10pm-1:30am) with rotating weekends. These positions are generally filled by the start of the Fall semester.

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Dispatcher

Student dispatchers are promoted from the pool of trained dispatch assistants.  Dispatchers answer incoming calls to Campus Safety, dispatch officers on calls for service, track and complete computer log entries, and issue parking permits.  Shifts are 3.5 hours in length one fixed night a week (3-6:30pm, 6:30-10pm, 10pm-1:30am) with rotating weekends.

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Student Supervisor

This position is promoted from within the Campus Safety student employees.  Student supervisors  assist with scheduling, training, task management, and supervision of employees evenings and weekends. Supervisors are paid at an increased student supervisor rate.

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Day Dispatcher/Office Assistant

These students work in the Campus Safety officer under the direction of the Administrative Assistant, (Lisa Octigan), with scheduled shifts around the course schedule on weekdays (segments during the day shift hours of 7:30am-3pm).  These office workers utilize communication skills, clerical skills to include computer data entry, word processing, and filing; assist with projects and dispatch coverage; answer phones and questions from visitors, staff, and faculty, and issue parking pemrits.  Strong motivation, attention to detail, and strong customer service skills desired.

Lost and Found Coordinator

These students work in the Campus Safety office under the direction of the Administrative Assistant.  These workers will use organization and data entry skills to process Lost and Found, and assist with pickups, notifications, and inventory. After initial training and supervision period, hours can be flexible.


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