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Security Patrol Officer, Full-time (Midnights)

Elmhurst College Elmhurst Full-Time
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Conducts proactive patrols, emergency and incident response. Responds to routine calls for service to assist the campus community. Enforce laws and College policies. Under administrative supervision, act to maintain the safety of Elmhurst College students and employees and protect College property from damage.

Essential Functions:

1. Performs proactive campus patrols to deter crime, responds to calls for service and to incidents, and documents incidents.
2. Prepares reports on incidents which occur, and work orders on maintenance needed.
3. Initiates emergency response procedures, and fulfill responsibilities in handling emergencies in accordance with department’s emergency procedures.
4. Participates in accident/incident investigations.
5. Makes recommendations to the Patrol Supervisor on matters of policy and procedures regarding student and personnel protection, property protection, fire safety, emergency preparedness, access control, and parking and traffic control.
6. Maintains proficiency in dispatch duties, and performs the duties of dispatch staff as needed to cover breaks or open shifts.
7. Performs traffic control and parking enforcement duties, including writing tickets for parking violations, and reserving parking lots or spaces for guests and special events.
8. Performs crowd management and emergency response during special events.
9. Represents Elmhurst College in court appearances and during investigations by law enforcement agencies.
10. Maintains positive working relationships with campus personnel and local emergency responders.
11. Interacts in a calm, professional and cordial manner with members of the campus community, including students, staff and faculty, as well as visitors to campus.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the College’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst College is an EO Employer. Elmhurst College prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

1. Demonstrated sound mature judgment.
2. Ability to respond calmly and appropriately to emergencies.
3. Positive attitude.
4. Ability to work well with all publics.
5. Good oral and written communication skills.
6. Solid command of the English language, both verbally and in writing. 
7. Minimum 3 years of police department or campus public safety experience.
8. Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license in the state of permanent residence, and meet the qualifications for driving campus vehicles.
9. Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and first aid certification.
10. Must be able to obtain and maintain any special training certifications required to carry and use typical security/law enforcement duty equipment, including any authorized defensive weapons (baton, pepper spray) or restraint devices.
11. Demonstrated experience with typical office computer applications.

This is a 5 days/week, 8 hours/day midnight shift and includes weekends. Hours may be changed to meet the needs of the department. Must be willing to work varying shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays, and to work overtime as required. Schedules are based on department needs, and are at the discretion of the Patrol Supervisor.

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A private college in the heart of the Chicago metropolitan area, Elmhurst College is committed to helping students reach their potential—in college and in the world beyond.

Elmhurst is one of the top 10 colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report, and it also ranks among the best values in the region. With more than 60 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate programs, Elmhurst boasts a student-to-faculty ratio of just 13 to 1. In small classes, professors get to know their students as individuals.

The College’s gorgeous campus is a green oasis in the heart of a safe, quiet suburb—but it’s also just a half-hour train ride from downtown Chicago, giving students unlimited access to world-class cultural and professional opportunities.

Beyond the classroom, our students get plenty of opportunities to put their passions and talents into action—in more than 100 campus activities, including 20 athletic teams. Our teams participate in NCAA Division III and have won conference championships in five sports over the last decade.

More than 80 percent of Elmhurst undergraduates gain on-the-job experience through internships or service work, and 93% of Elmhurst graduates find full-time employment or enter graduate school within a year of graduation. Our robust career programs include more than 2,000 options for internships and other professional experiences.

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