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Public Safety Security Officer

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) provides quality and affordable higher education to empower lives and strengthen communities within Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas.

As the largest community college in Arkansas, NWACC is recognized as a leader in education. NWACC offers a full range of associate degrees, certificates and workforce training programs that prepare students for rewarding futures and careers.

NWACC employees are dedicated to fostering a diverse educational community and cultural learning environment that supports student success.

Public Safety Security Officer works under the general supervision of the sergeant on duty and is responsible for providing and maintaining campus security of campus buildings, equipment, and grounds.

Essential Duties

  • Observes the campus for suspicious or unlawful activities and make proper responses; directs traffic and oversees crowd control activities at school events.

  • Conducts regular inspections of campus buildings, and grounds for security and safety violations.

  • Responds to questions and requests for assistance from faculty, students, staff and the general public as needed.

  • Locks and unlocks doors as requested.

  • Compiles and maintains accurate written reports of incidents and investigations, and submits to proper authorities.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required or assigned.


Salary $14.00 per hour

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Current policies, procedures, and strategies of public safety and security.

  • Knowledge of computer software used within the department

  • Strong written and oral communications and relational skills

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students, and members of the public.

  • Composing and writing reports, forms, and memos.

  • Mentally analyze a situation, solve problems, and make decisions under pressure in area of responsibility.

  • Read and understand written instruction and communicate information and ideas in clear and concise written form.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.
While performing the functions of this job, the employee is:
Frequently:
• Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
• Sitting
• Standing
• Walking
Constantly:
• Hearing
• Repetitive motion
• Talking

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions

The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of security or help desk experience or a related field.

Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

NWACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, please see our EEO policy.