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Public Safety Office - South Arkansas College

Listed: 03/06/2024
Listing Expires: 04/30/2024

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Public Safety Officer is responsible for providing campus safety and security, and basic public assistance services as needed. This position is governed by law enforcement standards, state and federal laws, and agency policy.

Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol assigned area(s) on foot, in assigned motor vehicle, or other specialized vehicle to ensure personal, building, and equipment security, enforce traffic laws, recognize parking violations, and identify safety hazards and violators.
  • Performs security checks of campus buildings.
  • Responds to alarms, calls for assistance, checks for locked or unlocked buildings and offices, as necessary, and assists stranded motorists and others in need of assistance.
  • Informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles.
  • Provides escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty, as necessary; provides other public assistance, such as lockout services, jump-starts, and routine information.
  • Directs traffic during periods of high density to facilitate smooth flow.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required.
  • Conducts investigations of crimes, accidents, and reports incidents committed on agency or campus premises
  • Monitors security and fire panel for security and fire detection, assists with checking the alarm systems and emergency power supply.
  • Prepares routine, standardized reports.
  • Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of traffic laws, rules and regulations, for security. Knowledge of general law enforcement methods and techniques. Ability to direct traffic and to maintain order. Ability to prepare reports of incidents and accidents. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to operate motor vehicles used in patrol duties. Ability to handle and use firearms.

Required Education and Experience:

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in law enforcement or a related field.

Must be certified as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, or an approved law enforcement training academy, in accordance with ACA 12-9-106 or be able to become certified within one (1) year of hire date.

Must possess valid Arkansas driver’s license.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Five years of experience in law enforcement or a related field.

Physical Requirements:

Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Prolonged hours of standing and/or walking.


Applicants must complete the South Arkansas College application form available at Resumes, transcripts, and reference list may accompany, but will not replace the application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA. South Arkansas College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. South Arkansas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status in the provision of educational or employment opportunities or benefits.

The college is in compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and all other federal and state laws related to equal opportunity practices.

Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.


Job Info

Job Category: Fire/Law/Security
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: El Dorado, Arkansas

Contact Info

Name: Brandi Cotterman
Phone Number: 870-864-7146