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Special Services Officer - Campus Safety

Campus Safety

Azusa, CA
ID: S1481


APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is pleasing to God and edifying to one another.

The university Special Services Officer serves to provide for the general protection of life and property throughout the APU community and the campus facilities. The officer will patrol the campus to pro-actively remove opportunities for crimes to occur. This is an emergency response position and at any time there may be a need to immediately respond to security, safety, life threatening, or other urgent situations. The Special Services Officer must be flexible to be assigned any shift, based on the needs of the department, which could include working holidays and weekends.


 Required Education                                                                                                                  

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of 15 units of college level education.
  • California P.O.S.T. Certified Basic Police Academy Certificate of Completion (within last three years) or Level III/II Reserve Officer Certification or Eligibility to attend a P.O.S.T. Certified Police Academy upon selection or be an Honorably Retired Peace Officer from a California agency.
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a BSIS armed guard card.
  • Each candidate must be at least 21 years of age at time of appointment.


 Required Experience                                                                                                                  

  • Previous college and/or university campus safety/security/law enforcement experience preferred or equivalent on the job experience.
  • Must possess a current valid CA driver's license.
  • Free of any Felony convictions.


Primary Duties/Essential Functions                                                                                                                  

  • Patrols university property, in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot, to enforce laws and provide security and traffic control on and in close proximity to campus properties.
  • Interact positively with campus community members on a daily basis and assist members in identifying potential safety and/or criminal problems.
  • Proactively contribute to the department’s community policing program.
  • Investigate traffic accidents within the boundaries of the APU Campus and prepare accident reports.
  • Perform physical security checks of campus facilities, ensuring facilities are in use by appropriate personnel.
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency radio calls as well as responding to all emergencies and disasters on campus.
  • Conduct student safety training; including fire drills, evacuation procedures, and disaster preparedness.
  • Be available and ready at any point during shift to respond to community needs.
  • Observes, reports, and identifies persons involved in suspicious activities or matters.
  • Ensures that unauthorized persons leave the university and community.
  • Enforces university policies, regulations, and municipal, state and federal laws. Assists local law enforcement as necessary.
  • Conducts thorough investigations as assigned and completes detailed reports as to those investigations.
  • Testifies in court as necessary.
  • Participates in crime prevention programs.
  • Assists Student Affairs and Residence Life personnel as required.
  • Provides on-campus escorts to university students and personnel as requested.
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary under the guidance of the Executive Director, via Chain of Command.
  • Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position.
  • Regular, punctual attendance as required.



  • Strong and exceptional customer service skills and interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to work shift assignments as required by the department, which could include working holidays and weekends.
  • Knowledge of the Penal Code, Vehicle Code, university policies and other laws governing community safety.
  • Ability to conduct crime deterrence and prevention programs.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in all situations.
  • Skills in the use of first aid procedures.
  • Skill in building security and lock procedures.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to make judgment calls on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • Thorough knowledge of: business english and arithmetic; general office methods, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Strong organizational skills and detailed oriented.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent telephone courtesy knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Must have the ability to develop and implement problem-solving techniques within the institution.
  • Must possess critical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Ability to respond to request for routine and emergency medical assistance and render first aid and/or CPR/AED when necessary.
  • Ability to enforce University Policies as well as California Penal and Vehicle codes.
  • Ability to execute powers of arrest as authorized by the Azusa Police Department per a Memorandum of Understanding with the University.
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion; problem solving.
  • Ability to perform under pressure.
  • Ability to learn procedures and retain information.
  • In agreement with the purpose and mission of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian- based higher education for its students.
  • Must be in good physical condition.
  • Ability to walk long distances, bicycle, run, climb, stoop, bend, stand for long periods of time and lift heavy objects (50 lbs.) over head.
  • Hearing and speaking demands.
  • Possess the physical strength to restrain, control and handcuff a combative person.
  • Ability to adjust to varied work shifts.
  • Requires the ability to read a computer screen, computer-generated reports, and other forms of written documentation.



  • Pleasant office setting; varied weather condition when involved in outdoor activities.



  • Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.



  • Grade 11: $28.53 to $32.81 is the hourly compensation for this role and reflects what Azusa Pacific University reasonably expects to pay for this position. Actual compensation may vary based on the qualifications, experience, and internal equity. In addition to compensation, APU offers a competitive benefits package. 



Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation. Please click the links to learn more about 'what we believe', our 'mission statement', and our 'statement of faith'.


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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.


Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This position is located at 901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA. View the Google Map in full screen.