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Safety & Security Officer

Posting Date: 7/15/2014
Closing Date: Posting remains on Employment Page until the position is closed or filled.
Department: Campus Safety & Security
Position Type/Benefits:


Hours:  11:30pm to 7:30am Thursday, Friday & Saturday

The Safety and Security Officer performs safety, loss prevention, parking and traffic control duties within an assigned area of the campus, conducting regular vehicular and foot patrols and responding to emergency situations as appropriate. The Safety Officer enforces campus parking and traffic regulations, provides directions and information, and renders assistance to students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. The Safety Officer is instrumental in crime and theft prevention/reduction through active community policing efforts which include, but are not limited to making building visits and having positive interaction with the general student, faculty, and staff population.


  1. Provides basic security and protection over persons and various college buildings and/or property, which may include specific location or building.  Note: an official law enforcement officer must handle situations that require the restraint and /or arrest of individuals.
  2. Responds to emergencies by assessing the situation, employing tact diplomacy and individual judgment in order to remedy and/or maintain control.
  3. Deters individuals attempting to impose physical harm to self, others or commit criminal acts.
  4. Observes and reports faulty and/or unsafe utility equipment within the College.
  5. Completes necessary administrative forms/reports related to routine incidents that occur including the collection of information from participants and/or witnesses.
  6. Provides crowd and/or traffic control during scheduled activities or during emergency situations as necessary.
  7. Provides emergency First Aid and/or CPR to injured persons, or assist in the transportation of ill or injured persons when necessary.
  8. Provides basic information, directions and other information to FSC personnel, students and/or the general public.
  9. Occasionally assist higher-level authorities to conduct fact-finding investigations or specific projects.
  10. Occasionally appear in court regarding various incidents that occur within the college community as necessary.
  11. Admits authorized personnel into locked buildings after hours.
  12. Maintains regular radio contact with the Safety Dispatcher to advise of unusual situations and request backup when necessary.
  13. Attends appropriate internal and/or external classes; seminars and training sessions to further develop protective services skills and knowledge (e.g. emergency situation assessment and response, etc.).
  14. Contributes to the overall success of the Safety and Security Department by performing all other duties as assigned by the Director of Campus Safety and Security.
1.  High school graduation or an equivalent combination of training and experience is necessary.
2.  Work schedule must be flexible (hours).  4.  A valid and clear Florida driver’s license is necessary.

  1. Work requires continuous moderate with some strenuous physical exertion including standing, climbing, crawling, and regular lifting of objects over 50 pounds.
  2. Requires extended periods of standing, the ability to move quickly throughout campus on foot and by golf cart, including climbing stairs in all campus buildings.
  3. Periodically requires working in confined spaces and at heights.

  1. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  2. The work environment involves potential high risk and/or stress due to exposure to dangerous situations, hazardous materials, and/or unusual environmental stress from working in high risk situations and/or high noise levels, poor ventilation, and/or extremes of heat or cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
  3. Position may require work on holidays, nights and weekends.

  1. Protective gear and/or special equipment is normally required.

To Apply

Unless other contact information is specified in the job posting, please follow the application instructions below to ensure proper submission of materials.  Please note the appropriate e-mail address below for electronic submission of documents.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a completed Employment Application and Disclosure form.  All items must be received before an application for employment will be processed.

Electronic documents can be sent to:

OR mail to:
Florida Southern College
Attn: Human Resources
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

OR fax:

To apply, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have legal authorization to work in the United States. The type of legal work authorization must be indicated on the employment application when the applicant is not a U.S. citizen and qualifies for U.S. employment.

Download the Employment Application and Disclosure form here  


Please note: The completed Florida Southern College Application for Employment and Disclosure forms must be received before the College will process your application materials.

Typed data cannot be saved on the application form. Once complete, the form must be printed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to the location provided. Applicants may also visit the Business Affairs Office in the Raulerson Building to complete the application Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist-affiliated college. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 50 undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio; is a national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 27 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked the #1 Best Regional College in Florida and #4 in the region by U.S. News & World Report. It is included in The Princeton Review’s “377 Best Colleges” guide, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012, and Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Top Colleges” guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make positive, consequential contributions to society. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Recently ranked for the second consecutive year as the #1 “Most Beautiful Campus” in America by The Princeton Review, listed as one of the nation’s top “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, and recently designated as a National Historic Landmark, FSC is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and excellence and is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa, Florida.