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Security Officer (Mon. through Fri., 3:00 - 11:00 pm), Harrisburg Campus

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Position Information

Position Information

Position Identification Number (PIN) S172835
Department Harrisburg Security
Campus Harrisburg
Position Number S00391
Working Job Title Security Officer (Mon. through Fri., 3:00 - 11:00 pm), Harrisburg Campus
Job Category Classified
If temporary, through
FLSA Non Exempt
Job Type Full-Time 12 month
If part time, hours per week
Start Date Desired
Advertised Hiring Range $28,665-35,831

Officers are the college’s first responders for emergencies and are responsible for patrolling and inspecting the assigned campus and providing safety and security to all students, staff, faulty and visitors as necessary. Additional responsibilities include conducting investigations, enforcing conduct regulations and completing appropriate safety and security documents as required.

Classification DescriptionList the broad major functions of the position.

Running to respond to an emergency; defense against or restraint of an assailant; assisting or dragging someone to safety; and maintaining stamina for foot patrols.

Physically patrols via vehicle, foot and bicycle.

Communicates in person, via email and telephone.

Understands and follows written and verbal assignments

Employee must successfully pass annual weapon qualifications with department issued firearms.

Employee must pass Security Department Physical Fitness Program

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or G.E.D. and one year of experience in law enforcement, security, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

PA Act 235 Lethal Weapons with Firearms (or PA Act 120 w/the understanding that PA Act 235 must be obtained prior to start date)

Successful completion of the Security Department’s Physical Agility Program.

Job Specific Task List

1. Patrols college campus, conducts safety checks of emergency doors & lighting as well as fire extinguishers. Inspects interior and exterior of buildings for obvious signs of damage, break-in or unusual activity; monitors surveillance cameras and responds to calls for service from students, faculty and visitors.

2. Officers are first responders and will respond to calls for policy enforcement, medical emergencies and local, state, federal law violations while also coordinating with outside agencies for assistance as needed. Officers will also respond to calls for escort, assistance and other service calls as requested while determining need for further action, including running to respond to an emergency; defense against or restraint of an assailant; and assisting or dragging someone to safety.

3. Conducts armed money escorts as requested to transport college assets.

4. Enforces parking and traffic violations; provides traffic assistance and control.

5. Conducts preliminary investigations of suspicious or criminal activity; gathers information and determines next steps to be taken.

6. Provides security for special events; enforces policies and regulations concerning traffic, crowds and college equipment and grounds.

7. Performs administrative support activities such as completing incident reports, relaying communications and researching information.

8. Bears and will use firearms as a last resort to protect him/herself and others from death and/or serious bodily injury.

9. Attends all required training sessions.

10. In the absence of a supervisory officer, may provide day-to-day guidance to other security officers.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Preferred Experience
Additional Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:
-Law enforcement weapons and equipment;
-Principles and practices of patrol and crime prevention;
-Applicable campus, local, state, and federal laws and regulations;
-Report preparation techniques;
-Customer service principles;
-Computer operation and related software applications.

Skill in:
-Using a variety of law enforcement weapons and equipment;
-Applying and interpreting law enforcement principles and practices;
-Applying applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
-Maintaining records and preparing reports;
-Providing customer service;
-Operating a computer and related software applications;
-Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Physical Requirements

Must pass Security Department Physical Fitness Program

Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Incumbents may be subjected to odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, extreme temperatures, disruptive people, imminent danger, and a threatening environment.

Licensing Requirements

Licensing Requirements (legally required):

PA Act 235 Lethal Weapons with Firearm
Expandable Baton
PATH Handcuffing
Valid Driver’s License
Clean Criminal History Background (No Misdemeanor/Felony Convictions)

Job Open Date 11/22/2017
Job Close Date 12/12/2017
Open Until Filled No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first hear about this opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
    • PA Job Gateway
    • HACC Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other, please specify below
  2. If you selected Referral or Other above, please specify here.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have one or more years of experience in law enforcement, security, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have Act 235 Lethal Weapons with Firearms certification (or PA Act 120 with the understanding that PA Act 235 certification must be obtained prior to start date)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please indicate the position(s) of interest.
    • Monday through Friday, 3:00 -11:00 pm
    • Saturday through Wednesday, 3:00 -11:00 pm
    • Both
  7. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you currently certified in CPR/AED and First Aid?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have experience working in an environment that uses a community policing model?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you meet all of the physical requirements of this job with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Any Other Relevant Document
  2. License
  3. Certification
  4. ACT 235 OR ACT 120 Certification
  5. Transcripts