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Campus Safety Officer

Company: Lake Forest Academy
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Lake Forest Academy seeks both full-time and part-time campus safety officers who will maintain a safe and secure environment for the Lake Forest Academy community by patrolling and monitoring the premises. Full-time candidates must be available to work 40 hours per week minimum for two overnight shifts 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM on Thursdays and Fridays, and 2:00 to 10:00 PM Saturday to Monday. Part-time hours are also available Friday 2-10pm, special events and PTO coverage.

Lake Forest Academy offers a competitive compensation and benefits package for full-time officers, including full medical and dental coverage, a generous 403(b) retirement plan, and other benefits.

General Responsibilities:

  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; permitting entry
  • Foot patrol across the 170 acre campus
  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities; informing violators of policy and procedures; restraining trespassers
  • Controls traffic by directing drivers
  • Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities; interviewing witnesses; obtaining signatures
  • Maintains environment by monitoring and setting building and equipment controls
  • Contacts maintenance for repairs
  • Assists community members with general security requests, including access control requests, lockouts, deliveries, house checks
  • Provides assistance to accident victims and handles emergencies.
  • Assist management and law enforcement officials in emergency situations (fire and evacuations, bomb threats, lockdown drills, etc.)
  • Provide a high quality of service and patrol the premises as it states in the Security Manual.
  • Must be familiar with all locations of all emergency equipment, (fire panels, alarm systems, poll emergency equipment, AED's, etc.)
  • Must familiarize him/herself with the necessary tools of the position, (keys, email, cell phone, 2-way radio) and with phone numbers of all related agencies as prescribed in the Security Manual
  • Other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements
    • High school diploma/GED and valid drivers license
    • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods
    • Excellent surveillance and observation skills
    • Strong customer service skills and experience working with a variety of constituents
    • Ability to exercise good judgment
    • General computer knowledge, including Microsoft and Google platforms
    • A willingness to collaborate in a team environment
    • Supports and acts in accordance with LFA's mission and values
    • Upholds LFA's standards of professional courtesy, punctuality, discretion and confidentiality
    • Supports departmental goals and colleagues

      Founded in 1857, Lake Forest Academy is a coed boarding school serving 440 academically bright and motivated students in grades 9 to 12 from across the globe. The Academy offers a rigorous curriculum focused on academic excellence and characterized by small classes and close faculty/student interaction. The school's mission of educational excellence is founded on the four pillars of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility. The LFA community places students at the center of their own learning and provides the support needed to develop confidence and strong values. Please visit our website for more information about us.

      Limitations and Disclaimer:

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

      Employment at Lake Forest Academy is "at-will," which means either you or Lake Forest Academy may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason without prior notice.

      In accordance with Lake Forest Academy's policies and state and federal law, receipt of this position is contingent upon the individual's successful completion of all requirements to establish the legal right to work in the United States, as well as a background check. In the event Lake Forest Academy has not received a complete background check prior to the first day of employment, employment will be on a temporary basis until such results are successfully completed.

      Non-discrimination Policy:

      Lake Forest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. This means Lake Forest Academy will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

      Lake Forest Academy reasonably accommodates employees and/or applicants with disabilities, provided the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. If you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation, you must inform Lake Forest Academy's Director of Human Resources & Risk Management.

      Hours available:
      10PM - 6AM Thurs/Fri (overnights)
      2PM - 10PM Sat/Sun/Mon
      2PM - 10PM Fridays

Keywords: Lake Forest Academy, Chicago , Campus Safety Officer, Other , Lake Forest, Illinois

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