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Public Safety Officer/Security Officer

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Work type: Regular
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Public Safety

The Public Safety Officer/Security Officer is to provide a safe and secure campus environment for Pepperdine's students, faculty, staff and guests.


  • Contribute toward the University's mission; support the University mission, ethics code, and all applicable standards and policies by encouraging and maintaining a safe, peaceful, and orderly community through education, enforcement, emergency response, and services delivered 24-hours a day, 365 days per year
  • Under the immediate supervision of the Watch Commander, spend majority of time in the field in pursuit of the successful completion of building security checks, foot/vehicle patrols, officer report writing, booth operations, parking enforcement, and fleet management, including vehicle check-off sheets, key control, service requests, trainings, crime prevention education, and other designated duties
  • Retain primary responsibility for the operation and staffing of the campus entrance booths on campus
  • Provide information and screening to persons and vehicles seeking access to Pepperdine property
  • Devote full attention to responsibilities when on duty
  • Develop and maintain positive community relations through community-oriented Public Safety goals to create bonds of trust and reliance between officers and members of the Pepperdine community
  • Collaborate with and support all Public Safety personnel and members of the Pepperdine community to foster and maintain a positive, honorable, fiscally prudent, efficient, and professional work environment
  • Respect and honor the values of and commitment to Christianity, which is foundational to Pepperdine University
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Director, Associate Director, or Assistant Director of Public Safety.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: High school education or equivalent; supportive of the Christian mission of Pepperdine University; ability and desire to promote the University's mission; supportive of and willingness to adhere to the University's Code of Ethics; must possess, or obtain within the first 90 days of employment, CPR and basic first aid certificates; strong interpersonal and communication skills, including a pleasant disposition and the ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact in sensitive situations; ability to maintain confidential information; ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently; ability to accept an assignment at one of two Pepperdine entrance/information booths; ability to handle multiple, simultaneous responsibilities in stressful situations; ability and willingness to work a wide variety of shifts, including late night/early morning hours and weekends and holidays, possibly working extended shifts on short notice and/or being called into work outside normal scheduled hours; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to enter data into a variety of computer software programs; ability communicate daily via e-mail; ability to obtain knowledge of law enforcement and public safety methods; ability to obtain knowledge of crowd control and traffic enforcement techniques; ability to obtain general knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, including the California Vehicle Code; ability to access all areas of campus on foot, including mountainous terrain; ability to assist in fire fighting and rescue operations; must be available to work a 4-day, 10 hours day work week and able to rotate to new shift assignments as assigned; employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a pre-employment physical exam and a thorough background investigation; must meet California P.O.S.T. minimum requirements for physical, medical, and psychological standards (P.O.S.T. certificate not required); must possess a valid Class C California driver's license and good driving record.

Preferred: Work experience in security or customer service-related field preferred; Haz Mat First Responder certification or higher preferred.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment physical and a criminal, education and employment screening.

This is a regular, non-exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: $16.83 per hour

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