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California Lutheran University
  • Position Number: 2164842
  • Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Campus Safety Supervisor

Position Category: Staff (Non-Exempt)
FLSA: Non-exempt
FTE: 1
Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:
Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that administers an array of Title III, Title V, and TRIO programs including the McNair Scholars Program. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people.

Basic Function:
Under the direction of the Director of Campus Safety, the Campus Safety Supervisor is responsible for the daily supervision and oversight of the University's Campus Safety Officers in the Department of Campus Safety. The Campus Safety Supervisor plans, organizes, coordinates, schedules, supervises, and monitors the day-to-day security and safety operations and activities and ensures compliance with all applicable regulations, policies, and operating standards. The incumbent in this position functions as a working supervisor in substantially performing the regular duties of a Campus Safety Officer, along with performing supervisory duties. The incumbent supervises staff working 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year.

Representative Duties:
Supervises assigned subordinate officers and other staff; assigns, directs, and trains staff regarding their assignments; monitors and evaluates work performance; initiates corrective actions and/or disciplinary procedures if necessary; establishes and determines day-to-day priorities; participates in employee selection and hiring processes.
Regularly scheduled hours will include weekend and after-hour shifts.
Participates in on-call schedule rotation.
Supervises and directs department activities related to facility security, emergency response, parking and traffic control, crime prevention and fire prevention.
Administers and enforces campus traffic regulations; assists with traffic control during special events; oversees the issuance of citations, communications, and vehicle operations.
Ensures that subordinate employees receive appropriate and required training regarding campus security methods and procedures in accordance with applicable codes and laws.
Reviews, monitors and maintains the campus crime log, fire log, security logs and events.
Identifies issues and reports on security trends and problem areas; develops, recommends and implements methods of reducing violations as well as property loss/damage.
Monitors ongoing campus security issues.
Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls; responds to requests for assistance; provides initial response as needed, including first aid.
Enforces all university and civil laws pertaining to security on campus and conducts or supervises the investigation of these matters and prepares reports for possible use by law enforcement or internally by the campus administration.
Receives and investigates complaints related to security activities or personnel; investigates reports of suspicious vehicles, people or activities on campus property; detains and/or arrests persons within limits of authority; reviews, audits and approves all incident and traffic collision reports to ensure accuracy and completeness, routing to appropriate offices or agencies as needed; prepares evidentiary reports and maintains control of evidence.
Oversees and coordinates security at large campus events; manages multiple contracted security individuals during large events.
Monitors and approves employee time records; approves and processes time off and overtime claims; develops master employee schedules; ensures adequate coverage/replacements for vacationing and sick employees.
Prepares clear and concise criminal, supplemental and incident reports relating to daily activities including observed violations, interviews and collection of physical evidence; prepares memoranda, correspondence, reports and other documents.
Oversees the daily operation and programming of the campus access control and camera system, to include program and data input, audit of the system for accuracy and current users, setting up of user groups, and basic system maintenance and troubleshooting of the system; trains the campus safety officers and student workers on the use of current and future systems, to include access control, traffic control, and camera systems.
Patrols campus buildings and grounds on foot, bicycle or by vehicle as required.
Secures all buildings and structures according to need, checking for signs of vandalism, fires or other dangers which might result in loss or damage to property.
Submits work orders to respective departments for routine maintenance or repairs.
Performs after-hours lighting surveys and reports results.
Responds to and investigates instances involving assault, battery, illegal substances use and other illegal acts occurring on University property.
Responds to fire and burglar alarm activation, which may include extinguishing small fires.
Handles and operates campus safety equipment, which will include motor vehicles, radio scanners, spotlights, handcuffs, hand-held radio, and basic hand tools and may include chemical agents.
Provides information and responds to questions from students, staff, and visitors.
Provides testimony on cases in court as needed.
Provides escort services as requested.
Reports all hazards, unsafe conditions and equipment failures to the Assistant Director of Campus Safety.
Coordinates communications with University personnel and law, fire, and safety personnel to receive and exchange information related to security, vandalism, crimes, investigations, or safety issues.
Attends meetings and conferences as assigned; participates on task forces and committees as needed.
Assists in emergency situations (e.g. accidents, personal injuries, fires, earthquakes, etc.).
Conducts regular meetings with the Campus Safety staff; develops training programs and agenda; works with officers on their shifts in order to evaluate subordinate performance and to ensure best security practices are being used.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
Campus Safety policies and procedures.
Methods, procedures and practices of effective law enforcement and security.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures of a campus environment.
Traffic laws and crowd and traffic control techniques.
Investigation and report writing techniques.
Common fire hazards and the operation of fire equipment.
Fire response methods and alarm systems, including fire prevention, detection, devices and systems.
Access control, parking control, and CCTV systems.
Mentoring techniques to enhance staff performance.
General loss prevention methods and technologies.
University safety standards of training.
Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
First Responder first aid and CPR training.
Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Microsoft Office Systems, to include Excel, Power Point, Words, and Outlook.

Ability To:
Preserve and protect University property, personnel, students and the public.
Enforce pertinent laws, rules and regulations with tact, firmness and diplomacy.
Meet physical condition standards appropriate to conduct campus safety officer activities and responsibilities as outlined in the job description and as established by Campus Safety.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Operate and maintain safety equipment in a safe and proper manner.
Organize and write clear and concise reports of factual occurrences.
Interact with a diverse group of individuals at all organizational levels.
Interview witnesses, complainants and suspects.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Make judgment calls on sensitive, confidential issues.
Work confidentially with discretion.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Operate a computer and relevant office equipment and peripheries.
Work independently with minimal direction.
Work flexible hours & shifts as needed; which may involve the need to evaluate subordinate performance.
Train Campus Safety Officers in all systems and processes and to write basic user instructional procedures for these systems.
Schedule and maintain staffing requirements, including obtaining extra staff for events from local law enforcement or contract security companies.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination equivalent to: High school diploma or equivalent and four years of experience in public or private security, military security, law enforcement, or related experience with at least two years of experience in a lead or supervisory role.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in criminal justice, business, law enforcement, or related area

Licenses and Other Requirements:
Valid California drivers license and an acceptable, current DMV drivers record report.
First Aid and CPR certificate issued by an authorized agency within first three months of employment.
Work flexible hours & shifts as needed; must be available to work any shift as required, including alternating shifts.
Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Guard Card preferred.
Subject to driving to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:

Working Environment:
Indoor and outdoor assignments; patrol in all types of weather; occasional contact with upset individuals; variable work shifts; exposure to adverse weather conditions, and potential physical hazards involved in intervening in anti-social, illegal or violent behavior; subject to operating a vehicle to conduct work.

Posting Number: Staff002662020
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 03/15/2021
Position End Date:
Open Date: 02/22/2021
Close Date: 3/7/2021
Open Until Filled: No

Application Procedure/Special Instructions:

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California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and Universitys policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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