Position Purpose: The Campus Public Safety Officer supports learning by handling emergency situations and enforcing Aurora University policies, and federal and state laws as they apply to the campus community. Supports the Campus Public Safety mission by utilizing a community policing philosophy and works collaboratively with all members of the campus community to maintain a high quality of life. Work under the direct supervision of the Chief/Director of Campus Public Safety and the Campus Public Safety Supervisors.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Handles all emergency situations arising on campus and satellite facilities, ranging from personal injuries, fires, threats to individuals, and all other crisis situations.
Enforces all applicable and appropriate federal, state and local laws, and University policies. Reports all security and safety violations and hazards. Reports incidents of misbehavior to proper campus authority; serves as a positive role model for students; provides general campus supervision.
Provides visible patrols of the campus and satellite facilities to deter crime and maintain a high quality of life on campus.
Provides assistance and direction to campus visitors and guests.
Exercises physical control only to the extent reasonably necessary to maintain order, protect property, protect the health and safety of students and faculty, or to maintain proper and appropriate conditions to learning.
Responds when Physical Properties or other appropriate personnel are not available for any other emergency circumstances.
Essential Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree preferred; some college with directly related experience required.
Must possess Illinois Law Enforcement Police Officer Certification (no exceptions)
Prior experience in higher education preferred.
Prior experience in a community based public safety environment preferred.
Knowledge of campus regulations in connection with student conduct; laws pertaining to juveniles; controlled substances and their effect upon behavior; customs and activities indicative of undesirable groups.
A working knowledge of appropriate federal, state and local laws including the Campus Security act of 1997.
Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff.
Ability to interpret rules and regulations.
Ability to enforce rules and regulations firmly and fairly.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to write reports and maintain appropriate documentation according to departmental standards.
Minimum 21 years of age.
Valid Illinois Driver's license.
Available to be called in to work or held over until released by the Director of Campus Public Safety or his/her designee in emergency situations.
Ability to work any of the three shifts.
Ability to achieve and maintain firearm proficiency at an acceptable level.
Possess a valid Firearm Owner's Identification Card (FOID).
Able to pass a thorough background investigation.
Able to pass polygraph and psychological examinations.
Ability to walk for extended periods, stand for extended periods.
Ability to move about campus and satellite facilities on foot at a rapid pace.
Ability to run up stairs carrying heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs).
Ability to use computer, office equipment.
Ability to speak to individuals and groups, ability to hear verbal conversation.
May occasionally be required to physically subdue combative subjects, must maintain an appropriate level of physical ability accordingly.
Visual acuity (with or without correction) to read reports.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University is a private institution of higher learning in Chicago's western suburbs, offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs to more than 4,900 students annually. Our community is focused on helping students to discover what matters and then build their life around it. In addition to the main campus and the Orchard Center in Aurora, Illinois, AU offers programs online, at... George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and at the Woodstock Center in downtown Woodstock, Illinois. Aurora University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.