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Security Officer

Apply now Job no: 493125
Work type: Full-time Staff
Location: Coeur d'Alene
Categories: Security
Hiring range: $16.29 to $18.73

Work Site Location: Coeur d' Alene Campus
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. Rotating schedule. 

Excellent benefits, including PERSI pension retirement 

  • 15 vacation days your first year
  • 12 sick days per year
  • 14 paid holidays

Pay Grade: C6 To see full Pay Grade Salary Structures click here. This positions is Classified/hourly 

Job Summary:
The purpose of this position is to ensure the safety and security of North Idaho College students, faculty, staff and the visiting public as well as property by patrolling assigned areas on foot or in a vehicle. Although the individual serving in this role is not a sworn police officer and does not carry a firearm, he/she will be certified to carry the Taser CEW (Conducted Electrical Weapon) and adhere to the North Idaho College use of force agreement.

Job Duties:

This list includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Patrols buildings, grounds and adjacent streets to prevent and report illegal or unauthorized activity and to identify and report maintenance and safety issues. May periodically work at the NIC facility in Rathdrum and additional centers located in Kootenai County.
  • Maintains knowledge of and enforces the College’s rules, regulations, policies and applicable federal, state, city or county laws and ordinances on college property.
  • Maintains knowledge of Department of Education Clery Act requirements and follows reporting procedures.
  • Complies with the instructions of the Campus Security Supervisor and Lead Security Officer while utilizing the established chain of command. Make immediate notifications to supervisor in case of emergency situations.
  • Responds to emergencies, alarms and requests for assistance due to disturbances, fights, trespassing, burglary, vandalism or persons in unauthorized areas. Contacts law enforcement for response when required. 
  • Confronts, detains and makes a citizen’s arrest as needed. 
  • Investigates security infractions such as assault, theft, accidents, trespassing, vandalism, and drug and alcohol violations; interviews victims and witnesses to incidents; writes incident reports.
  • Enforces building security through carrying out lock procedures, checking doors and windows and searching buildings if found unsecured.
  • Maintains surveillance of an area suspected of criminal activity. 
  • Reports unsafe conditions, safety hazards, mechanical failure and/or needed repairs to the proper authority. 
  • Controls and directs crowds at sporting events, concerts or other gatherings at NIC. 
  • Administers first aid in emergency situations, acts as back up to local law enforcement and medical personnel when requested and testifies in court as required. 
  • Provides information, directions, and escort services as needed, as well as public assistance with vehicle lockouts and low batteries in conformance with department security procedures.
  • Secures valuables and lost and found items. Contact owners of found property and facilitate the return of property.
  • Operates department communication equipment, answers telephone inquiries, receives and forwards reports of criminal activity, and acts as dispatcher for security operations. 
  • Maintains daily log, completes incident and/or accident reports, prepares and distributes reports, and updates building unlock and lock-up schedules. 
  • During a crisis or disaster, responds to a call for specific emergency services and notifies the emergency administrative team according to policy and procedure.  
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.
  • Enforces campus parking rules and regulations through the issuance of warnings, citations, and providing assistance.
  • Works rotating shifts as required and alternates work and non-work days/hours to meet department requirements. Works weekdays, weekends, holidays, campus closed days as required, which include day, swing and midnight shifts.
  • Trains and assists staff, students and guests on security procedures and protocols at NIC locations.
  • Coordinates with college staff on emergency procedures and protocols.
  • Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with supervisor, college staff, students, and the community.

 Marginal Duties

  • Performs other security and parking related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience: High School diploma or GED is required. Two years of full-time, or four years of part-time experience in law enforcement, military service or security required. Must be able to successfully pass a background and fingerprint check and have no felony convictions.

Required License and/or Certifications:
Must possess a valid driver’s license. Taser CEW training and certification required within six months of employment. Training and certification in first aid, CPR/AED, fire and emergency response procedures, or the ability to attain certification within six months of employment is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent conflict management skills
• Ability to effectively communicate with and handle people in crisis and those under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
• Knowledge of Idaho laws, criminal codes and NIC policies and procedures
• Proficient written and verbal skills
• Basic skills in operating computer, including Microsoft Office and incident reporting software
• Ability to read, write and speak in English
• Ability to operate electronic parking citation equipment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background and fingerprint check and proof of degree if required for this position. 

All application materials including resume and cover letter must be uploaded and the application completed prior to the close date

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