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Requisition Number 17-0045
Post Date 8/3/2017
Title Campus Safety Patrol Officer
City Frederick
State MD

General Information

Compensation: Full-time position, $10.00 per hour

Under the general direction of the Chief of Campus Police and Safety Services and as a member of the Campus Safety team, the Campus Safety Patrol Officer will provide security and protection over persons and various college buildings and/or property within the College community by enforcing the laws of the College administrative ordinances. This position works the night shift. The candidate fills staffing vacancies during his/her shift, which could include holiday and emergency staffing; must be available for rotating shifts and rotating days off; and is subject to emergency calls 24 hours per day, seven days per week.


Safety Patrol (85%)

  • Makes routine foot and vehicular patrols.
  • Investigates suspicious activity and determines the appropriate action; writes up incident reports and performs follow-up investigations. 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.
  • Enforces state/federal/local laws, plus Hood College rules and regulations.
  • Monitors traffic and parking; issues citations as necessary; issues car registrations.
  • Patrols and/or directs traffic at special events.
  • Operates the switchboard, as needed.
  • Understands fire and safety regulations and equipment. Responds to fire alarm activations.
  • Knowledgeable of crime prevention techniques; makes recommendations for crime prevention and reduction.
  • Provides medical transportation (routine and emergency), as needed.
  • Controls keys of College buildings. Provides let-in service.
  • Performs basic maintenance duties as required (i.e.: throwing circuit breakers, shutting off leaking toilets, resetting door and fire alarms, etc.)
  • Raises and lowers the flag.

Training/Community Support (15%)

  • Supports Department with 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, DUI awareness and reduction programs, Rape Aggression Defense training, operation ID, and crime watch programs for residence halls and apartment.
  • Participates in department sponsored training to Hood employees, housing staff, office security, community crime watch, operation ID, and similar programs.
  • Participates/supports in campus in-service training for safety officers and other campus safety staff.
  • 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 enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must be able to deal effectively with students, faculty, staff, municipal officers, and the public; be alert, friendly, and firm; and have excellent common sense. Must be available for rotating shifts and rotating days off. Subject to emergency calls 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

A valid driver’s license is required. Must have the ability and willingness to obtain the following: Maryland Police Commission, CPR Certification, Maryland First Responder (medical course), and Campus Law Enforcement Academy.

Technology Skills

Ability to monitor computer aided dispatching systems. Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with Microsoft Word. Proficient with internet and email.

Language Skills

Strong written and oral command of the English language essential. Ability to write routine reports and written documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar. Communicate in the English language by phone or 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. Ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

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, the file name should include the job requisition number.

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. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

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

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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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