Campus Public Safety Officer
Company: Tacoma Community College
Posted on: November 26, 2022
*Who We Are*
Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the
distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with
a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma
Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of
Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine
Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to
make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this
land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the
Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and
contribute greatly to the well-being of this community. Our
institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with
the local indigenous populations. TCC is committed to increasing
Native visibility by developing more culturally responsive
Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the
Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the
Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the
Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and
local black-owned businesses. We are committed to infusing and
incorporating more educational content focused on the lives and
experiences of the Black community into our curriculum. We are
examining and revising our policies and practices with the stated
goal of becoming an anti-racist institution.
TCC is committed to developing and sustaining a vibrant educational
environment where all students can thrive by providing educational
opportunities such as learning communities, honors programming,
undergraduate student research, bachelor of applied science
degrees, and study abroad. TCC is committed to student success, and
promotes innovation to help students. Designated a Military
Friendly College -, TCC is proud to serve Pierce County's military
community. In fall 2018, the college opened a food pantry on campus
to support students experiencing food insecurity and was recognized
by the Harvard Kennedy School for its College Housing Assistance
Program, a community partnership that helps students access
The main campus of Tacoma Community College is located on 150 acres
upon which are located over 30 buildings with a total area
exceeding 479,000 square feet. Located in the beautiful Pacific
Northwest, just south of Seattle, uniquely nestled between the
Olympic mountain range and Mount Rainier. This college occupies one
13,000 square foot satellite campus building in scenic Gig Harbor.
The Campus Public Safety Officer performs general duty security
work including the enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintain
order, prevent and investigate crime and protect the health and
safety of the campus community. This position works under the
supervision of the Campus Security Supervisor.
* Provide exceptional customer service skills in all interactions
with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the college.
* Patrol campus buildings, grounds, and parking lots on foot, by
bicycle, or by vehicle to identify unauthorized use of buildings,
equipment, or facilities and/or criminal activity, atypical
activities, or other irregularities. Take appropriate action to
correct on-campus situations that could reasonably be considered
detrimental or harmful to persons or property.
* Investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, infractions,
and criminal activity occurring on campus and undertake appropriate
action or response.
* Lock and unlock campus facilities. Maintain lock and unlock
schedule for the Security department. Activate and deactivate
monitored intrusion detection systems.
* Write complex reports documenting actions and maintain accurate
* Respond to requests for first aid and support. Assess the
situation and provide limited first aid support as authorized.
Request support services such as ambulance, paramedics, fire, etc.
Provide lifesaving care using an Automated Electronic
* Issue citations for violations of campus parking and traffic
regulations. Perform traffic control measures as required.
* Assist in providing emergency notifications to staff, faculty,
and students. Assist city, county, state, or federal law
enforcement personnel to the extent possible within the limits of
Campus Security Officers' authority and the law.
* Perform related duties as assigned.
* Participate in department training.
*Duties of the position required experience*
* High school graduation or equivalent.
* Two years full-time college education in police science or
closely related field;
* Two years full-time experience in police, security, military, or
*Required conditions of employment*
* Successful completion of a criminal history background check
prior to employment.
* Possess a current, valid, unrestricted driver's license.
* Must possess a clean driving record with no major violations.
* Possess current CPR & First Aid Certification which includes
training on the Automated Electronic Defibrillator or the ability
to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
* Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
* Ability to work in inclement weather.
*The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate*
* Excellent customer service skills; including building and
maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
* An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to
cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
* Ability to be proactive, take initiative, and stay on task with
little or no supervision.
* Ethics, integrity and sound judgement.
* Strong writing skills with the ability to accurately convey
detailed and complex information.
* Possess computer competencies and ability to learn new systems
* Effective communication skills to present clear, timely, factual
reports both orally and in writing.
* Effectively handling highly stressful or adverse situations,
making good decisions, and working calmly and accurately to calm
* Move with sufficient physical fitness to perform all security
functions (e.g., take cover quickly, pursue, detain, tackle and
control a fleeing suspect, etc.).
* Physically control persons, including those resisting, by using
appropriate and necessary force.
* Ability to meet the physical demands of standing/walking and
running for extended periods of time outdoors and across a variety
of terrain in inclement and/or hot weather. Must be capable of
running and physically capable of defending self and others
*Application Material & Procedures*
Complete application packages must include the following:
* Tacoma Community College online application.
* Resume & Cover Letter.
*Required work schedule and work environment *
This is a full-time classified position scheduled for 40 hours per
weekscheduled to work *9:00 pm-7:00 am*, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Sunday 10-hour shifts. Flexibility in scheduling is
required to meet the needs of the department. The salary is $3,734
to $4,892 per month. Tacoma Community College offers a generous
benefits package to include: health, dental, life, and long-term
disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave,
and holiday pay. A collective bargaining agreement exists and
membership in the Washington Federation of State Employees or
payment of a service fee may be available upon employment.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College
provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited
sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual
conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for
qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in
accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal
Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to
handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen
Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi
Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157.
*Tacoma Community College*
*6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466*
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $44,808.00 - $58,704.00 per year
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
All Employees and campus visitors are required to stay socially
distant and wear masks. As a State of Washington Employer, proof of
completed COVID-19 Vaccination is required upon hiring and
Ability to commute/relocate:
* Tacoma, WA 98466: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before
starting work (Required)
* police, security, military, or campus security: 2 years
* Overnight Shift (Required)
Work Location: One location%58047475%
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