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Patrol Officer I, Part-Time

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Posting Details


Position Title Patrol Officer I, Part-Time
Position number PT522017JP
Hours per week
Posting date 05/02/2017
Closing date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Type Part-Time
Internal Job Category Staff
Position Purpose

This position exists to patrol the campus, protect property, and respond to emergency situations and requests for assistance. This position is eligible to receive a shift differential.

Job Functions

Job Function

Maintain a positive and courteous demeanor at all times; practice open dialogue and understanding, and communicate with others in an honest, professional, and respectful manner.

Job Function

Interact, provide and exchange information with students, employees and guests; develops a rapport with members of the university community and surrounding areas; participate in community relations activities.

Job Function

Demonstrate a high level of awareness, good judgment, and critical thinking skills in all aspects of the position.

Job Function

Conduct pro-active, high visibility patrol to prevent theft, vandalism, or other criminal offenses and to identify opportunities to engage and provide service to the campus community and visitors. Observe for and investigate unusual or suspicious circumstances, inappropriate use of University facilities or property. Remain attentive for, report, and follow up on potential security concerns and hazards such as lighting, access control, alarm systems, fire safety, and other concerns that may affect the safety or effective operation of the University. Enforce parking regulations on campus by ticketing, immobilizing, and towing as appropriate.

Job Function

Perform general security duties including escorts, jump starts, vehicle accesses, response to fire/duress/burglar alarms, medical/psychological emergencies, and calls for service; building checks, accesses, lock ups, and preliminary investigation of incidents occurring on campus. May provide direction to contract security such as CSC and Apex at special events. May respond to and assist with traffic accidents on or in close proximity to campus until the arrival of proper authorities. May respond to provide assistance and service to members of the BU community in proximity to campus as needed.

Job Function

Act as first responder to incidents and emergencies. Maintains a working knowledge of the University’s Emergency Management Plan; establishes command and implements ICS on any significant crime, emergency, or other serious incident, in accordance with NIMS / ICS training and the Belmont emergency management plan. May perform first aid and assist police, fire, EMS, and other responders. Acts as liaison with local law enforcement agencies. Participates in debriefs and critiques to ensure continuous improvement.

Job Function

Ensure all needed notifications have been made in timely fashion, that accurate information has been communicated, and that information has been properly documented via incidents via incident reports, maintenance requests, field interview cards, jump start forms, vehicle assistance forms, affidavits of complaint, and student misconduct forms.

Job Function

May assist with orienting new hires to duties and responsibilities. May present on security-related topics for the campus community as well as presenting in-service training for officers.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Must be trained in, or have the ability to complete training in, critical incident management including the Incident Command System, the National Incident Management System, and the IPMBA Bicycle Certification Program.

Additional requirements include self-restraint in challenging situations, excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate observations and explain actions, and to write clear and concise reports, as well as make presentations to campus groups; good listening skills; ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions; ability to relate to and gain the confidence and cooperation of the university community; ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a wide variety of people and act calmly and rationally in an emergency; ability to work with minimal supervision, handle multiple priorities, and maintain confidentiality; ability to operate computer equipment and a two-way radio.


Must be able to be certified as an Unarmed Security Guard by the state of Tennessee. Requirements found at: /usgoReqs.html

1. Be at least 18 years of age for registration as an unarmed security guard

2. Be a citizen of the United States or a resident alien

3. Be legally mentally competent, be of good moral character

4. Be free of habitual drunkenness or narcotics addiction or dependence

5. Have no disability which would prevent performance of duties

6. Be free of convictions including:

7. Probation for 5 years for serious crimes OR Crimes involving:
– Firearms
– Shoplifting
– Violence

8. Must meet the state regulated training requirements

9. Submit three fingerprint cards for processing for a TBI and or FBI criminal history check


High school diploma or equivalency plus a minimum of three years’ experience demonstrating reliability and accountability, good judgment, good customer service skills, discretion, decision-making and problem-solving abilities, teamwork and excellent interpersonal skills.

Associates Degree in criminal justice, business or law enforcement; related experience in an institution of higher education; First Aid and CPR certification; demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Requires moderate physical activity including extended periods of walking and standing as well as handling average to heavy weight objects. Repetitious finger and wrist movement, and hearing acuity. Occasionally requires climbing, crawling, reaching high and low, stooping and lifting, carrying, pulling and pushing loads of 25lbs. Constantly requires speaking clearly, seeing both near, far and depth perception with color vision. Potential exposure to hazardous materials. Seasonal working conditions require occasional exposure to wetness and humidity and sometimes extreme cold and heat and inclement weather.

Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, Belmont is a tobacco free campus.

Additional Information

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Belmont’s vision is to be a leader among teaching universities, bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.

Our mission, vision and values statements may be found at

An electronic version of your resume, and cover letter must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

All requested documents must be attached in order to complete the online application process.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.

Belmont University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Special instructions to applicants

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you first hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/C.V.
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents