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Campus Security Officer, Emergency Management & Security Services

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Campus Security Officer, Emergency Management & Security Services
Position Number
Unit Affiliation NSGEU (MOS)
Status Full‐time Continuing
If term position, length of term
Reporting to Supervisor, Emergency Management & Security Services
School Risk Management
Department Risk Management
Job Description
Cape Breton University (CBU) is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for employees and students to work, study, and live. CBU has established a proactive community policing program aimed at education and fostering a safe environment for all.

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor of Emergency Management & Security Services, the Campus Security Officer is responsible for creating and fostering a safe and open campus community which includes education and the promotion/enforcement of university regulations relating to safety and security. The Campus Security Officer will ensure safety of persons, protection of information, and protection of property. Regular shifts include days, nights and weekends. This is an active, physically demanding position responding to emergencies, requests for assistance, traffic/parking control and enforcement of CBU policies.

The Campus Security Officer is responsible for promoting and ensuring the personal health and safety of employees, students, and visitors as well as buildings on campus or associated with CBU. The Campus Security Officer will investigate occurrences, prepare reports, engage with their community, participate in regular foot patrols and participate in the delivery of educational programs for students and employees.

Emergency Management & Security Services

  • Build strong, positive relationships with staff, faculty, and students at CBU.
  • Provide security for the students living in all residence buildings.
  • Conduct ongoing patrols of the University during each shift to ensure physical security of property. Check entrances/exits and interior doors and points of entry. Unlock and secure buildings according to daily schedules.
  • Preservation of and presentation of evidence.
  • Respond to and investigate incidents, occurrences, and emergencies. Administer medical first aid and/or CPR as required.
  • Receive information and determine the requirement for after-hours services and emergency response for physical plant issues, police, medical, counseling, and fire.
  • Participate in fire alarm testing and monitor safety issues.
  • Conduct security audits of departments and residences.
  • When required, traffic and crowd control.
  • Assess intoxicated persons – provide safe environment or call 911.
  • Prepare verbal and written reports.
  • Provide information and assistance to staff, faculty, students, and visitors.
  • Enforce parking by-laws.
  • Caper Patrol: participate in the supervision of Caper Patrol, the CBU walk-safe program.

Education program

Participate in the delivery of a range of education programs for employees and students, such as:
  • Legal rights for international students
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Sexual assault programs
  • Safety and personal protection programs for women
  • Programs to promote dorm safety
  • Lockdowns
Required Qualifications
  • Diploma or Certificate in policing, corrections, or criminology; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid CPR, first aid and AED certification, or ability to obtain.
  • Proof of valid criminal record check.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proactive approach to security and safety.
  • Strong knowledge in security and in security systems, including ability to provide accurate incident reports.
  • Strong community orientation.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills (listening to inquiries, probing for details, responsive to clients) mental awareness and preparedness.
  • Well-developed computer skills (e.g. MS Word).
  • Physically fit.
  • Able to perform the duties of the position, having regard to your own safety and the safety of members of the public.
  • Willingness to undertake additional training.
  • Willingness to work a shift rotation including days/nights and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Police, corrections, or security experience an asset.
  • De-escalation skills is preferred.
  • Client -Centric skills is preferred.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS328P
Number of Vacancies 1
Job Open Date 11/16/2023
Job Close Date 11/30/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
If we contact you for an interview and you are a person with a disability who requires technical aids or alternative arrangements, please let us know of these needs and how we can be of assistance.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
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    • Other
  2. Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Post-Secondary Diploma
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Academic Transcripts