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:

Most of the student employee hours available, (90%), will be assigned after the normal school day concludes and on weekends.  The evening and weekend shifts run between 3 to 4 hours per shift on average.  The office assistant 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 and Academic Building Patrol shifts start at 6:00 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. daily.

Position Information:

The Department of Campus Safety has a large student employment program.  We will normally have around 100 positions that students will cover and multiple positions available for students to apply.  There are five areas of work and we select or promote from within to apply for supervisory, dispatch, and administrative positions.   There are no positions that require special skills that cannot be learned on the job; the dependability to cover your assigned work shift and perform those tasks assigned for your work area is all that is required.   All areas build on customer service skills, communication, and supporting the needs of the department in providing a safe and secure atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to enjoy our campus life style.  All employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement due to the various types of scenarios that they may hear about from radio traffic, full time officer involvement, or documentation they may come across.  The job positions are as follows:

Safe Rides/Building Patrol

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.

Shift assignments can include academic and residence hall patrol as needed and after Safe Rides duties are completed.

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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 time a week with rotating weekends. These positions are generally filled by the start of the Fall semester.

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Dispatcher

Student dispatchers are generally selected from the trained assistant dispatchers.  Dispatchers normally work for the department their full four years of college.  Dispatchers handle all after-hours incoming calls to Campus Safety, dispatch officers on calls for service, track and complete computer log sheets, handle emergency calls for the campus,and issue parking permits.  Shifts run seven days a week from 3:00 p.m. to 01:30 a.m;  a normal schedule is a 3.5 hour shift one time a week, (same time and day every week),  with rotating weekends. 

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Late Night/Early Morning Dispatcher

These positions are “special approval” and open to students who do not qualify for student employment.  Our goal is to maintain the Campus Safety office open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Shifts go from 01:30 a.m to 04:30 a.m and 04:30 a.m to 07:30 a.m.  Dispatchers will handle all after-hours calls coming into campus, calls to the Campus Safety office, dispatch officers, maintain logs, issue parking permits, and maintain the Campus Safety office.  Dependability and good communication skills are an asset.  This position is open to all students that qualify through an interview with the Campus Safety Administrative Assistant and will complete extensive training shifts prior to starting their scheduled work shift. 

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Student Supervisor

This position is promoted from within the Campus Safety student employees.  Student supervisors  complete scheduling of student shifts, monitor student  employee activity, train new employees, and other duties requiring extra training and responsibility as determined by their area of employment..  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 Officer Manager, (Lisa Octigan), during the school day.  These office workers will utilize basic office and 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.  Multiple shifts/times will be available during the work week with hours available between 07:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. each day.  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 office 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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