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Job ID: 132287

Armed Security Officer First Shift
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Date Posted Oct. 24, 2019
Title Armed Security Officer First Shift
University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Public Safety

As an Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Security Officer your primary task is to provide a safe and secure campus for the students (residential and non-residential), faculty, staff, contractors, and guests. You are also tasked with protecting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s assets, facilities, property, business interests, and reputation. These goals will be accomplished by taking a service-oriented, community-building educational approach. Our objectives include deterrence, detection, timely response, effective action, and accurate reporting. All members of the Prescott Campus Safety and Security Department are expected to project a professional appearance and demeanor in all their interactions with the campus community and the public. As an armed officer you are also expected to respond to the scene of life threatening violence and control or contain the threat until public law enforcement personnel arrive.

Shift: 7 am – 3 pm.

Successfully complete the armed officer selection, screening, training and certification process. Abide by the University "Use of Force" policies and procedures. Wear and properly utilize issued sidearm, retention holster, body armor, OC agent, or restraints whenever on duty in uniform. Use of the handgun and hard armor whenever practical as you respond to reports of brandishing of deadly weapons or life threatening violence. Successfully complete specified ongoing training. Must pass a bi-annual qualification of the AZ DPS armed guard course of fire.

Community crime prevention and safety activities including but not limited to: general campus patrol duties, investigating incidents, performing building checks, surveillance, and application of the traffic and parking regulations. Apply university administrative policies and procedures. Respond to and mitigate emergencies including but not limited to: fires, medical emergencies, criminal incidents, misconduct issues, and facilities problems. Inspect for and report any safety hazards including but not limited to: fire hazards, trip hazards, view obstructions, road obstructions, unsafe work practices, unsafe lighting.
Campus service calls including but not limited to placing signage for events, unlocking doors, monitoring and staffing special events, disabled vehicle jumpstarts, transporting students with temporary mobility problems on campus as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Departmental administrative tasks including but not limited to: preparing reports, completing individual daily log sheets, and briefing shift relief. Attend training sessions and reviewing logs, memos, and the policy and procedures manual.

Actively participate in departmental staff meetings.


High School graduate or equivalent including items below are required:
Must have relevant prior armed (Law enforcement, Military, Private Security), experience in the last 10 yrs. separated in good standing and /or have a current armed guard card
Must have good physical ability, aptitude and community policing skills
Candidate must pass extensive background investigation including check for criminal history and DMV
Psychological Screening
Must be able to qualify and maintain certification and proficiency with department issued firearm and all a defensive weapons and equipment
Willing to take a life in defense of yourself or another

Ability to:
Promote good community relations and build community confidence in the campus security department.
Ability and willingness to work any shift covering all days of the week and all hours of the day including weekends and holidays.
Think clearly and logically, exercise sound judgment, and make quick and appropriate decisions in emergency situations
Recognize signs of danger to people, property and grounds associated with the campus, and its surrounding areas
Be in good health with normal vision, hearing and dexterity, with the ability to withstand sudden energy demands.
Possess a positive attitude and have good oral and written communication skills

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