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Requisition Number 19-0001
Post Date 1/3/2019
Title Campus Safety Patrol Officer
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Director, the full-time Campus Safety Patrol Officer will provide security and protection of students, faculty, staff and property within the College community by enforcing College policies, along with federal, state and county laws. The candidate must be available to work rotating shifts and rotating days off and is subject to emergency recall 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The candidate must also be available to work holidays and weekends. Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check.

General Information

  • Hourly Rate for this position is $13.50
  • Comprehensive benefit package

Safety Patrol (85%)

  • Makes routine foot and vehicular patrols.
  • Investigates suspicious activity and determines the appropriate action per department regulations and College policies; writes up incident reports and forwards them to the Director for follow-up, as necessary.
  • Testifies in court as required.
  • Responds to all radio/telephone calls, whether routine or emergency in nature.
  • Conducts briefing at shift change to update oncoming shift.
  • Monitors on-campus traffic and parking regulations; issues citations as necessary; issues vehicle registrations.
  • Patrols and/or directs traffic at special events.
  • Relieves the switchboard operator, as needed.
  • Understands fire and safety regulations and equipment. Responds immediately to fire alarm activations.
  • Understands crime prevention techniques; makes recommendations for crime prevention and reduction.
  • Provides medical transportation (routine and emergency), as needed.
  • Provides let-in services for room lock-outs.
  • Records and produces identification cards for students, faculty and staff.
  • Controls keys of all College buildings.
  • Performs basic maintenance duties as required (i.e.: throwing circuit breakers, shutting off leaking toilets, resetting door and fire alarms, etc.)

Training/Community Support (15%)

  • Promotes crime prevention and awareness services to the campus community including, but not limited to orientation for new students, faculty and staff; crime prevention literature, alcohol awareness and crime watch programs for residence halls, student organizations or other campus groups, upon request.
  • Participates in campus in-service training for safety officers.
  • Maintains officer certification training requirements.
  • Provides orientation and field training for new officers.
  • Provides security function for special events, i.e. parties, commencement, convocation, etc.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to communicate and exchange ideas effectively with students, faculty, staff, municipal officers, and the public; be alert, friendly, mature, tactful, and firm;
  • Excellent common sense applicable to situations with varying levels of urgency;
  • Ability to provide appropriate guidance and action in emergency situations;
  • Ability to handle confidential material;
  • Available for rotating shifts and rotating days off;
  • May be subject to emergency calls 24 hours per day, seven days per week;
  • Must be at least 21 years of age;
  • Must understand and adhere to a belief in the role of college campus safety officers to support the mission of the college and to facilitate student education and growth, persistence and success.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or GED and 2-3 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and or experience. Security experience preferred.

Technology Skills

Ability to monitor computer aided dispatching systems. Computer proficient productivity software such as Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Word, etc. Also may need to be become proficient with other campus safety-related software. Proficient with internet and email.

Language Skills

Strong written and oral command of the English language essential. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.

Communicate in the English language by phone, two-way radio, and in person in a one-to-one or group setting. Ability to communicate clearly and calmly in the event of an emergency situation or during a special event. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers and/or employees of the College.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply basic mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Current valid driver’s license is required. Must have the ability and willingness to obtain the following certifications:

  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Opioid Overdose response training

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. When saving documents related to your application, all document titles should include your name, date and the job requisition number (i.e. c.smith-01.03.19-190001).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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