• Sergeant

    Mount St. Joseph University
    Job Description

    Reports to: Director of Public Safety and Lieutenant

    Status: Non-Exempt


    Purpose: Under the immediate supervision of the Director of Public Safety, the Lieutenant and/or Sergeant is charged with the responsibility for carrying out assigned functions of the department. This includes protecting life and property, preserving the peace, preventing crime, and the enforcement of state and federal laws as well as rules and regulations of Mount St. Joseph University. Each officer will be accountable for conditions and incidents that develop during his/her tour of duty and are personally responsible for adherence to the rules and regulations of the University and the Campus Police as they apply to all officers. In addition, those who hold the rank of Lieutenant and/or Sergeant will generally be responsible for the supervision of officers and related duties specific to assigned shifts or programs.



    Supervisory Functions

    • Supervise officers and other personnel assigned to shifts and programs
    • Plan, assign, review work, assist with the evaluation of performance and recommend disciplinary action of shift officers
    • In the absence of the Director, the Lieutenant serves as the ranking officer in charge of Campus Police, with the Sergeant as the next ranking officer
    • Assist the Director with the development of comprehensive security and law enforcement programs
    • Participate in the development of operational procedures and allocation of Police personnel and equipment
    • Provides on the job training and various types of instruction for personnel
    • Other duties as assigned

    Duty Personnel

    • Control traffic flow and parking conditions
    • Investigate traffic complaints and accidents
    • Investigate criminal complaints
    • Issue University ID cards and parking permits
    • Maintain key inventory and appropriate records
    • Assists with fire and other safety inspections
    • Provide oversight for policies, procedures, and BMV checks related to the use of University vehicles including observance of vehicle conditions upon check out the return
    • Maintain office procedures

    All Officers

    • Perform responsibilities of Duty Personnel as appropriate and when assigned
    • Patrols buildings and grounds on foot and in a patrol vehicle
    • Note and report all situations or conditions which are discovered to be a danger to campus and public safety; remedy or secure the area until a remedy is affected
    • Note all suspicious persons or occurrences that come to their attention, and take appropriate action
    • Prepare and maintain files of daily activity reports, incident reports, and all required paperwork in a detailed, timely, and accurate manner
    • Responsible for opening and securing buildings on campus at prescribed times
    • Escorts of persons, money, and/or receipts as needed by University departments
    • Assist stranded motorists whenever possible
    • Assist local law enforcement and emergency services as needed, responding to life squad and other fire and emergency runs
    • Administer emergency victim care as appropriate
    • Perform police duties at special events
    • Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed


    Primary Contacts: Director of Public Safety, Lieutenant, Sergeant and other department officers and staff; students, faculty, staff, university visitors, Sisters of Charity personnel and residents; emergency response personnel and other members of the campus community.


    Supervision Exercised: Lieutenant and/or Sergeant will generally be responsible for the supervision of officers and related duties specific to assigned shifts or programs.


    Supervision Received:  Works under general supervision where standard practice enables the officer to proceed independently on routine work referring questionable cases to the Director.



    A demonstrated ability and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Education:  Minimum high school diploma; a certified peace officer

    Experience:  Peace Officers related experience required; experience with supervision and college campus safety and security issues preferred

    Specialized Training:  Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy, Patrol Certification or equivalent; R.C.I.C. Mod I & II Certification; firearms qualification; clean criminal background and traffic record with current valid driver’s license required.


    Skills, Attributes

    Customer Service

    • Exhibit a “student/customer first” orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
    • Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and customer needs and expectations; anticipate and identify customer needs
    • Demonstrate high energy, enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education


    • Communicate, cooperate, and collaborate well with others to achieve common office or University goals
    • Willingly assist in various responsibilities as appropriate within the Division of Student Affairs and the University as required during high service demand times
    • Demonstrate the ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed for a 24 hour, 7 days per week operation


    • Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with customers, co-workers, and various campus, community, and Sisters of Charity constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
    • Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills
    • Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others


    • Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions


    • Take immediate and independent action when necessary
    • Assuming the initiative for creative problem solving
    • Demonstrate creativity and high energy
    • Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion


    • Must possess an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office and procedures; proficient in Microsoft Office


    Work Environment, Physical Demands:

    Ability to handle stressful situation and difficult decisions; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with constant service interruptions; customer contact; confidentiality; proper use of firearms; ability to operate University vehicles


    To apply, please upload e-note, resume, and contact information with three professional references on our website.

    A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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    Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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