Information & Responsibilities
The mission of CalArts’ Campus Safety is to provide a security presence dedicated to providing a safe and secure campus environment for faculty, staff, and students. Under the direction of the Campus Safety Supervisor, the Campus Safety Shift Commander (“CSSC”) acts as a leader and role model for Campus Safety Officers (“CSOs”) under his/her supervision. CSSC” must responds to emergency situations, conducts investigations and carry out campus safety duties as required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (including but not limited to)
• Act as Watch Commander when Watch Commander is out of the office or unavailable.
• Supervise and oversee CSOs, making sure they are carrying out their basic job requirements in a satisfactory manner.
• Be actively involved in all facets of training new employees.
• Act as role model, demonstrating the highest level of integrity.
• Investigate various kinds of incidents and prepare detailed written reports
• Inform and document all inappropriate behavior including verbal comments to the Campus Safety Supervisor.
• Protect individuals and property.
• Respond to emergency calls for service, both police and medical type
• Patrol campus buildings and grounds checking for fire and general safety issues.
• Lock and unlock doors as needed.
• Check staff and student identification as required.
• Become well versed in Institute and Departmental Policies and Procedures.
• May be called upon to work overtime with/without notice to address emergency situations.
• Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Ability to spend extended periods of time walking and be able to walk/stand.
• Full range of motion with both hands and arms.
• Ability to climb 4-5 flights of stairs without stopping.
• Ability to handle emergency calls for service in a professional manner and maintain composure during stressful situations.
• Possess basic computer skills.
• Ability to compose and comprehend written reports.
• Available to work a flexible work schedule to include day, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
• Valid California Guard Card, Mace & Pepper Spray certification, and valid First Aid/CPR & Defibrillator certification.
• Valid California driver’s license. Employment subject to meeting the standards of CalArts' insurance carrier.
• Physical exam (including hearing, vision and stress test)
• Capable of performing essential functions of the job with or without accommodations.
• Successfully pass background check.
• Prior law enforcement or security management/supervisory experience
• Must be able to provide DMV print-out and be able to meet driving record standards set by Cal Arts’ insurance carrier.
• Working knowledge of the laws pertaining to Powers of Arrest and Search/Seizure.
• Possess general knowledge of the Penal Code, as well as California Vehicle Code.
• Experience in a higher education setting a plus.
• Prior law enforcement or security management/supervisory experience preferred.
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Certified in basic First Aid and CPR including Defibrillator Certification
• P.O.S.T Certificate is preferred.
• Possess valid California State Guard Card.
• Possess valid California Driver’s license.
How to Apply
Position is available immediately. If you are interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line: Campus Safety Shift Commander in order to be considered.
Equity & Diversity
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) seeks to employ faculty who can engage our diverse communities of learners at the highest levels of artistic endeavor and critical thinking. Across the range of practitioners from artists to scholars and librarians, we welcome candidates who possess a demonstrated worldview and cultural competency to support teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students of varied backgrounds, capabilities, perspectives, social identities and gender expressions. CalArts is an equal opportunity employer.
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts
through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and
Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the
complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a
distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its Bachelor
and Master of Fine Arts students with the hands-on training and exposure
necessary for an artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and
opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United
States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees
in all areas of visual and performing arts.