Campus Safety Officer

Calvin College - Grand Rapids, MI4.5

Full-timeEstimated: $37,000 - $52,000 a year
Calvin College is seeking a Campus Safety Officer.

This position is accountable for the safety and security of campus as well as patrol operations and performing investigative duties.

HOURS Night shift position consisting of three, 12 hour shifts per week. Campus Safety Officer positions REQUIRE the ability to work nights (7 pm – 7am), holidays and weekends as part of the normal work rotation, determined by the department.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform patrol duties by patrolling the campus on foot or car; and performing safety and security checks to ensure safety and security of staff, students and buildings.
Enforce policies and regulations of the college.
Establish and maintain the investigation process by responding to incidents, generating reports, distributing report information to appropriate persons, visiting incident scenes, gathering all pertinent data, and keeping track of campus events to ensure timely and effective investigations.
Provide security for special events by conducting parking details and providing building security to ensure necessary safety of outside performers.
Assist in maintaining the College’s compliance with campus regulations such as CLERY and Annual Fire safety
Cooperate with local police departments and safety teams of nearby institutions in promoting a safe environment on and around the campus area.

Required Skills
Understanding of security and safety related matters.
Training and experience in police and/or security work preferred.
Training in basic first aid and emergency medical procedures preferred.
Crisis intervention skills are necessary.
Training and experience using PPCT defensive tactics is preferred.
Understanding of incident command and emergency management.
Training and experience with firearms is necessary.

Required Experience
This position requires an Associate’s degree (A.A) from a two-year college or technical school; one to three years experience (in the field of criminal justice); or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Michigan preferred.

Possess a valid Michigan Concealed Pistols license with an exemption from pistol free zones (classrooms, residence halls, churches or entertainment facility seating more than 2500 people)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work in this position requires occasional exposure to conditions and/or physical effort of some duration. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Walking and standing.
Driving an automobile on public roads and highways are critical.
Lifting and carrying of objects weighing 5-20 lbs. or more.
Climbing ladders, scaffolding and the like are essential.


Demonstrated awareness of and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical ability, class, or religious perspectives.


Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
A personal commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.