Job Details

Seattle Colleges
  • Position Number: 2592874
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Campus Safety and Security Officer - Part-time

Job ID: 10710
Location: Seattle Central College
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Opportunity Description
We are a district of three distinct collegesNorth Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle Collegeand five specialty training centers. Which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the passionate work of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as we work against systemic racism. Additionally, you will gain the rewarding experience of contributing to the success of an open-access learning institution that prepares students for life and work, fostering a diverse, engaged and dynamic community.

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty also enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

First review of applications will begin: 11/16/2021

Salary range for this position is: $21.82 - $28.59 per hour (depending on experience)

Under the supervision of the Director of Safety and Security, the Campus Safety and Security Officer will perform general duty security work to protect life and property; enforce laws and ordinances, maintain order, and prevent and investigate crime; focus on emergency preparedness efforts.

This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with representation by WFSE.

For more than 50 years, Seattle Central has provided educational enrichment to the citizens of Seattle and the surrounding region through academic training, career training, college transfer opportunities, continuing education, and basic studies. To learn more about our mission, vision, and values, please click here.

Application Procedures:
  • Attached current Resume
  • Attached cover letter addressing how your background intersects with the opportunity

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges has moved to remote operations, pending public health guidance. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education and healthcare institutions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 18, 2021, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. Updated information about how to provide proof of vaccination or request a medical or religious accommodation will be posted as soon as it is known.

What you will be working on:
  • Patrol designated areas at Seattle Central College and/or Wood Technology Center by foot, bicycle, or car to enforce laws pertaining to local, state, federal statutes, city ordinances, colleges rules and regulations
  • Assist city or county police and state patrol in cases of emergency
  • Respond to calls for assistance and work closely with police officers, firefighters, and senior management
  • Direct and regulate traffic, investigate accidents/crimes, and gather evidence and issue citations for violations
  • Administer first aid if necessary
  • Locate witnesses and appear in court as required
  • Operate department office equipment to include computer, phone, and communication equipment to contact department and other officers
  • Receive and document reports of criminal activity
  • Dispatch foot patrol units and monitor alarm systems

As directed, and with other officers, support the Director of Safety and Security in:
    • Assisting with organizing and presenting predetermined emergency preparedness training to staff, faculty, and students that covers fire emergencies, active shooter/lockdowns, shelter-in-place, and earthquakes
    • Participating in tabletop drills led by the Campus Safety and Security Director
    • Coordinating emergency drills and working with campus departments to ensure they are prepared
    • Ensuring emergency supplies are stocked and that emergency water is fresh
    • Conducting monthly inspects and maintain inspection records of all Automated Emergency Defibrillators (AEDs), replacing batteries and pads as needed
    • Conducting frequent daily perimeter security audits to ensure doors are functioning properly and report irregularities to the Facilities and Plant Operations Department
    • Assisting Director with updating emergency plans and emergency preparedness signage and brochures
    • Assisting Director with coordination of volunteer emergency communications program (ham radio) within college and network with outside radio groups

What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 or more years of full-time experience working as a campus police or campus security officer in a K-12 or higher education environment
  • Completed a campus security or state certified law enforcement training academy (reserve or full-time) OR be willing to complete a law enforcement or campus security training academy designated by the Campus Security Department
  • Possess the ability to administer first aid/CPR OR become first aid/CPR certified within the first six months of employment
  • Possess a valid Washington state driver's license and be able to drive between different campus facilities
  • Possess the ability to complete FEMA IS-100, IS-200, IS-362, IS-700, and IS-800
  • Familiarity with the incident command system and the mechanics of organizing and implementing tabletop emergency management exercises
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skill

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:
  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

    Physical Requirements:

    Ability to perform range of physical motions, exerting up to 50 pounds; lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

    Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

    Notice of Non-discrimination Statement

    Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of ullying behaviors, including cyber bullying.

    Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college's Director of Legal Compliance.

    Director, Legal Compliance

    1500 Harvard AvenueSeattle, WA 98122-3803

    (206) 934-3873

    Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be'required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WA HB 2327.

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