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The UW Tacoma Campus Safety and Security department has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time Campus Security Officer. This individual will provide general public safety services to faculty, staff, students and visitors on campus. In addition, the officer is required to:
Patrol campus; protect personnel and campus property; promote and preserve safety and order; encourage voluntary compliance with state laws and University regulations and enforce as necessary; respond to crimes and accidents occurring on campus; render first aid.
Receive and conduct preliminary inquiries into complaints of criminal activity; prepare and distribute incident reports; gather evidence; locate witnesses; protect crime scenes until relieved by proper authorities, and appear in court as required.
Operate communications equipment; answer telephone inquiries; monitor computer security system; monitor and report facility problems to appropriate services; perform safety escorts; secure buildings; assist Tacoma Police and Fire Departments in cases of emergency.
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: High School graduation or equivalent; possession of a valid driver's license; no previous felony convictions; AND two years of full-time college in police science or allied field; OR two years of police or campus security experience.
This position is designated as one that performs an essential function. This means that the position's incumbent must continue to report to work as directed in the event that the University suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency condition.
Additional skill requirements include: Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with, and be sensitive to, people from diverse backgrounds and people of all ages. The ability to remain courteous and considerate while working in demanding and stressful situations; a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Physical Requirements:
The ability to walk for extended periods of time.
The ability to walk up and down steps both inside and outside of buildings.
The ability to walk outdoors in your assigned area in all types of weather conditions.
The ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time both inside and outside of buildings.
The ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.