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Public Safety Officer (College of Veterinary Medicine)

Apply now Department: 3670080012 Vet Med Support Services
Job no: 509643
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Health & Safety
Pay Grade: 05A

About this Role:

The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Public Safety Officer. This position will be responsible for independent decision making and discretion based on established policy on matters of security at the time they are identified. Hours for this position are Wednesday – Sunday, 10:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 

Duties / Responsibilities:

As a security guard at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property, inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points.
  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities.
  • Inform visitors and other personnel of policy and procedures.
  • Responds to incidents and situations that arise according to policy and use clear judgement.
  • Notifies Campus PD in the event of accidents, attacks, or other criminal activity and coordinate with K-State Police Department as necessary.
  • Escorts employees to vehicles upon request.
  • Challenges individuals in unauthorized areas without proper identification.
  • Assists faculty, staff, and students during emergency situations.
  • Provide a visible presence that enforces safety and security.
  • Performs all duties in a safe manner and reports all accidents to supervisor immediately.
  • Completes written reports of daily activities by recording observations, information, occurrences, and suspicious activity.
  • Build relationships with CVM faculty, staff, and students, so they know there is a security presence on property.
  • May update security access for faculty, staff, and/or students.
  • Check property through electronic monitoring systems.
  • Conduct exterior property checks for maintenance issues, malfunctions or hazards.
  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years security experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to be proactive
  • Proven ability to work with a team
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of security environments and hazards
  • CCTV, intrusion systems and basic computer skills
  • Able to act independently and to coordinate with other security personnel
  • Ability to work overtime/weekends/on-call as needed
  • Security and emergency medical certifications a plus but not required

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 13.43 - $ 20.14 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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