Staff Positions

Our Job Openings page is primarily for staff positions and will be updated as positions become available and are filled.

Applications for faculty/adjunct positions should be directed to the appropriate academic department. We do not accept unsolicited resumes. If you would like to submit your cover letter and resume in response to a position you see listed on our Job Openings page, please reference the title of the position for which you are applying and send to the following address, unless other directions are specified in the advertisement:

Rockhurst University
Attn: Human Resources
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Resumes that do not identify the position for which the candidate is applying will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in Rockhurst University.

Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The positions below are the current job opportunities at Rockhurst University.

To apply, please follow the instructions indicated in the advertisement for the job.

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Communication Dispatcher - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full time opening for a Communications Dispatcher.  Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri.  It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty.  We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Rockhurst Security Personnel carry a Class A Private Security License and are classified as Patrol Agents under Title 17 and Chapter 84 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri.  Rockhurst Communications Dispatchers are unarmed.

The Communications Dispatchers are responsible for radio dispatching all calls for security service, answering telephone calls from internal and external parties regarding emergency and non-emergency issues, monitoring over 100 CCTV cameras, monitoring the access control computer and responding to all incoming alarms by dispatching officers to locations.  Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Candidates must also be able to work calmly and effectively through difficult and stressful situations.  Basic computer keyboard skills are essential.  Basic knowledge of Excel and Word strongly preferred.          

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.  Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug test, physical examination, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for a private, unarmed license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.     

This position involves shift work as well as weekends and holidays.  Candidates must be available to cover additional shifts that may arise.  Due to the public safety responsibility of the Security Department, overtime will be mandatory for officers and dispatchers when need dictates.  Public Safety and Security experience is desirable but will train.

Full time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Long Term Care insurance
  • 125 Tax Savings Plan
  • Tax deferred retirement plan with a generous company match
  • Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees – 6 credit hours per sem.
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

Interested candidates should apply by using the following on-line application link.  The application process will require you to provide cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references. 

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Director of Advising, Graduate Business Programs

Job Summary

Purpose:  This position provides course selection, registration, and advising support to all registered graduate and certificate program students.  The position also provides advice and assistance to prospective students interested in continuing their education.  Incumbent maintains the Helzberg School’s copies of student files, conducts degree audits, and coordinates with the office of the registrar. In coordination with the dean and director of graduate business programs, establishes and maintains recruiting relationships with several regional feeder schools and companies; participates as a key member of the Graduate Business Program Curriculum Management Committee (GCMC); and provides course and schedule planning advise to the associate dean and program directors.

 

Provide scheduling advice to current evening graduate students throughout the program, advise program director regarding number of sections and frequency of course offerings required to meet student needs: advise and register new students in appropriate courses as required; assist graduate program admissions director in selling program to prospective students; in coordination with the associate dean, monitor course caps and faculty assignments to maintain appropriate faculty to student ratios per school and AACSB-I standards; create scheduling worksheets for students during each registration period; sustain current practices for maintenance of advising records; advise program director and associate dean regarding schedule planning, to include number of sections required per term, specific day/evening to offer courses within a semester/term, recommend optimal balance of courses for students who want to complete the degree within one year; ensure enough electives are offered within each concentration; and register all EMBA and DOMBA cohort program students each semester in coordination with each program’s director.

Conduct initial orientation appointments with entering students and assist current students; provide advising presentation during the Helzberg School’s pre-registration information sessions prior to registration for all semesters/terms; assist students in mapping out MBA, MA, MSBIA, or certificate program requirements to meet student and University expectations; screen prospective MBA students for potential as EMBA program candidates and inform EMBA program director as appropriate; provide advice and assistance to students during online registration time frames and maintain flexible hours during the week for unscheduled and walk-in appointments; meet with students throughout the academic year to adjust their program schedules as their work/life requirements change; work at least two evening shifts per week to accommodate working and prospective student schedules; screen and place qualified students on provisional contracts when appropriate; attend and welcome all new students at each Compass Course; place students on academic probation contracts and track their academic progress; dismiss students from the program in accordance with established university and Helzberg School policies and procedures.

Provide administrative support for graduate business and certificate programs and other academic areas as specified by the associate dean and program director; conduct degree audits and record searches to ensure students meet initial program entry and graduation requirements; ensure students complete Degree Candidacy Forms in order to qualify for graduation; review and  inform students of inaccuracies before submitting to the registrar’s office for review; track and maintain graduate business and certificate program operational budgets; manage graduate student activity fee budget; review and track coaching logs submitted during the semester for accuracy, then submit reimbursement sheets to associate dean for approval; create reports to track provisionally accepted student report and ensure they meet program requirements before progressing in the program; complete business school surveys for the Helzberg School (Business Week, US News etc.); pull reports on current student body; maintain MBA, MSBIA, DOMBA, MA, and Certificate programs rolling schedule and make appropriate changes as classes are added and removed.                   

Ensure all graduate students are admitted in accordance with the Helzberg School and RU admissions criteria; in coordination with the director of graduate business program admissions, review all a program applications for completeness: ensure that candidates meet or exceed each graduate program’s minimum entry criteria prior to official registration; make recommendations to the dean, associate dean, or program director regarding strong candidates warranting an exception to minimum program entry level criteria; maintain office file of essential forms and records for all graduate evening students; assist students in preparing for and meeting entry criteria, especially for GMAT / GRE test preparation.

To Apply:

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/positions/146495/apply

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

Relief - Full Time Field Officer & Communications Dispatcher - Security Department

Rockhurst University Security Department has a full-time opening for a relief Security Field Officer / Communication Dispatcher.  Rockhurst University is a Catholic, Jesuit University serving 3,000 students in the business and cultural center of Kansas City, Missouri. It is a comprehensive university offering more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. We employ approximately 500 faculty and staff.

Rockhurst Security Personnel carry a Class A Private Security License and are classified as Patrol Agents under Title 17 and Chapter 84 of the Revised Statues of Missouri. This is defined as armed, uniformed, patrol, response to alarms, pedestrian checks on designated private property, investigation, assigned designated, protects persons/property. 

The Field Officers (Patrol Agents) are responsible for patrolling the campus and surrounding neighborhood by vehicle and by foot, providing security services such as unlocking buildings, escorting individuals to class/parking lots, responding to both emergency and non-emergency security calls, assisting with special events and investigations and preparing crime, injury, and incident reports. 

The Communications Dispatchers are responsible for radio dispatching all calls for security service, answering telephone calls from internal and external parties regarding emergency and non-emergency issues, monitoring over 100 CCTV cameras, monitoring the access control computer and responding to all incoming alarms by dispatching officers to locations.  Qualified candidates must have excellent communication and customer service skills.  Candidates must also be able to work calmly and effectively through difficult and stressful situations.  Basic computer keyboard skills are essential.  Basic knowledge of Excel and Word strongly preferred.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate.  Candidates must pass a background investigation, physical examination, drug test, physical abilities test, and an interview board.  Candidates must also be able to qualify for an armed private officer’s license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually thereafter.  Field Officers will operate department vehicles.  Applicants must have an acceptable driving record and will have their driving records checked annually.  They also must participate in and pass a defensive driving course. The applicant must have, or be able to obtain, a Class E driver’s license if they have a Missouri driver’s license.   

The position involves shift work as well as weekends and holidays.  Candidates must be available to cover additional shifts that may arise.  Due to the public safety responsibility of the security department, overtime will be mandatory for officers and dispatchers when need dictates.  Public safety and security experience is desirable but will train.

Full-time Rockhurst employees enjoy an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Long Term Care insurance
  • 125 Tax Savings Plan
  • Tax-deferred retirement plan with a generous company match
  • Free undergraduate and graduate classes for employees - 6 credit hour limit per sem.
  • Free undergraduate classes for spouses and dependent children
  • Vacation and sick time along with 14 paid holidays

Interested candidates should apply by using the following on-line application link.  The application process will require you to provide cover letter with resume, and contact information for three references.  Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify.

https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts_with_open_positions

Residence Director, Office of Residence Life

A Residence Director is an energetic individual committed to student learning and development while serving at a Jesuit institution. Approximately 200 students live in each of our residential communities. Rockhurst's residence life program is actively involved in student programming, education, orientation, and retention. The Graduate Residence Hall Director position is a 10-month live-in position and reports to an Assistant/Associate Director of Residence Life.

Responsibilities include residential education, staff supervision, crisis management, on-call and availability after hours and weekends, disciplinary conferences, building safety and security, community development, staff selection, programming, and committee assignments.

Staff Opportunity
Supervise a staff of Resident Assistants (RA) and approximately 30 desk assistants.  Conduct weekly RA meetings. Meet with RA’s individually to provide support and direction. Assist in recruiting, selecting and training RA and DA staff. Assist in planning and implementing in-service training and provide development activities to promote positive job performance within the RA staff. Evaluate staff regularly and hold staff accountable to job expectations.

Community Building

Advise and assist with staff and departmental projects and programs.  Work with Resident Assistants to develop and provide a balanced variety of educational, social, and recreational programs.  Keep residents informed about activities and events happening on campus.  Assist with events involving residents such as campus events, intramurals, Orientation, etc.

Counseling/Advising
Be sensitive and responsive to students' emotional, personal, behavioral and academic needs.  Advise and make appropriate referrals.  Attend to the health and safety of residents in medical, psychological, and other crisis/emergency situations. Be aware of and respond to the effects such crises have on the community. Be knowledgeable of and collaborative with the various campus resources: Retention and Access Services, Campus Security, Counseling Center, Campus Ministries, Career Services and Student Activities. Be accessible and approachable to students.

Administration
Assist with the opening and closing of the residence halls.  Assist with Admission’s events.  Process maintenance work requests and RA duty logs.  Maintain office hours and communicate as needed with the Campus Security, Physical plant, and other university departments. Attend regular Residence Life and Student Development staff meetings.  Serve on assigned committees.  Provide campus wide on-duty/on-call coverage on a rotating schedule. Responsible for 24/7 desk operations including hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of Desk Assistant staff.

Policy Enforcement/Crisis Management
Communicate, interpret, and enforce University and residence hall policies and procedures. Encourage behavior consistent with the Student Code of Conduct and hold students accountable for their actions.  Develop and maintain a working relationship with Campus Security, the Counseling Center and Retention Services.   Challenge, confront, and follow-up on negative behavior. Serve as a judicial hearing examiner. Administer sanctions appropriately and in a timely manner.   Recommend changes in policies and procedures.

Other Duties as Assigned

Participate in professional/graduate staff training throughout the academic year.  Meet bi-monthly with supervisor.  Assist with the planning and implementation of RA training and on-going staff development.  Participate in campus-wide recruitment and selection of RAs and DAs.   Maintain relationships with professional associations including attendance, participation and/or presentations at state, regional, and national conferences.  Perform administrative tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Admittance into a graduate program (Higher Education or Counseling preferred) or a Masters Degree

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with students and parents

  • Willingness to spend evening and weekend time with students is required

  • Live-on campus in University provided apartment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of Jesuit mission and values

Compensation

  • Stipend of $24,240

  • Furnished apartment with utilities

  • Laptop computer

  • University Benefits

Position reports to an Assistant Director for Residence Life. The salary is competitive and staff are provided with an apartment, and professional development assistance.

Rockhurst University is a small Jesuit university located in Kansas City, Missouri.  Founded by the Jesuits in 1910, Rockhurst is a comprehensive university that offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by nationally recognized faculty. Rockhurst emphasizes learning, leadership and service. Rockhurst University is a learning community, centered on excellence in undergraduate liberal education and graduate education.

To apply please visit the website below:
https://www.ejobapp-validityscreening.com/applicant/companies/28333/accounts/40647/positions/146309/apply

Rockhurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-Verify

 

Security Sergeant

JOB OBJECTIVES:  (Purpose of the position.)

Provide law enforcement and public safety to the community to include: the protection of life and property, enforcement of laws and ordinances, traffic enforcement, crime prevention, patrol activity, accident investigation, resolution of domestic and other disturbances, and prosecution support. All assignments require tactful and respectful treatment of the public and conscientious and efficient performance of duties. This is a supervisory position responsible for supervising the patrol of a specified area, as well as performing security officer duties, for the purpose of maintaining law and order and protecting life, property and Rockhurst University policies.  Supervises, coaches, and counsels subordinates toward the maximum performance of assigned duties and departmental objectives. 

Work is reviewed by the Chief of Security through observation, inspection, and through both oral and written reports.

All current commissioned members and applicants for the position of Security Sergeant must be capable of performing the essential functions of the position. The essential functions are set forth below.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  (Functions essential to attaining job objectives.)

 

  1. Supervises subordinate officers, assigns duties for general patrol and special traffic conditions and takes action to monitor results, establish procedures to monitor regulate delegated assignments or projects.Supervises and approves an of incidents, and inspects equipment and appearance.

  2. Supervises the patrol of a district or assigned area determining and establishing priorities, sets standards and provides proper assignment of personnel and allocation of resources.  Investigates offenses and any suspicious conditions, makes arrests, recovers property, transports prisoners to appropriate facilities and makes out proper reports; testifies in court as required.  Identifies problems and possible causes, evaluates courses of action and develops alternate solutions. Keeps commanding officers informed of significant events.

  3. Coordinates and participates in the enforcement of traffic and parking regulations, directs traffic, and investigates and prepares reports of traffic accidents and incidents.

  4. Develops, and counsels subordinate officers toward the successful performance of assignments and attainment of department objectives utilizing appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in dealing with people.

  5. Assumes responsibilities for departmental operations on a given shift in the absence of the Chief of Security.

  6. Reacts to situations utilizing appropriate levels of force as required and within the department's level of force options.

  7. Completes reports and reviews reports of subordinates as needed for proper documentation of incidents and police activities.

  8. Perform telecommunication skills. Monitor and operate telecommunication system (e.g., vehicle radio, hand-held radio, mobile data terminal, and mobile devices) to stay aware of and respond to routine and emergency communications. Communicate effectively with dispatchers, supervisors, and officers. Monitor radio to ensure awareness of all unit status locations and need for assistance; monitor radio to record description of stolen vehicles, missing persons, armed felons and emergency situations; use handheld radio and mobile devices when out of vehicle; coordinate searches and call for back-up as necessary, check criminal history and driving record of suspects and coordinate apprehension of suspects. Conduct a computer search of persons taken into custody and retrieve data from the data terminal.

  9. Perform verbal communication. Must communicate the English language effectively during duty situations to include, but not limited to: responding to general questions from the public; clarifying information regarding traffic tickets; resolving domestic disturbances; advising suspects of their constitutional rights; placing suspects under arrest; negotiating with subjects to surrender; counseling distraught individuals; general processing of arrests; testifying in court; exchanging intelligence information with other police agencies investigating crimes; detaining suspects; providing crime prevention information; explaining social services available to victims; and establishing a professional rapport with the community. Develop relationships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, the various court systems, and civic groups to maintain a cooperative law enforcement atmosphere. Meet with groups of residents or business people to discuss local crime, traffic, and related neighborhood problems and suggest steps they can take to combat crime and improve conditions in the community. Meet with community organizations to develop and administer crime prevention programs (Neighborhood Watch, Operation Identification, Business Crime Watch). Work with university and community leaders to prevent and/or control school violence. Contact and work with appropriate agencies to initiate corrective action for urban blight and decay, such as vandalized vacant buildings, graffiti, abandoned vehicles, refuse in the streets, downed utility poles, trees, and fences. Respond appropriately to requests from news media for information, via PRM and/or the Chief.

  10. Respond to emergencies at safe speeds in a patrol vehicle, sometimes through heavy traffic, using emergency lights and sirens. Operate vehicles in a safe manner in various conditions (e.g., patrol, traffic, bad weather) to perform work-related activities (e.g., follow suspicious vehicles, engage in patrol activities); monitor and use radio during emergency and pursuit driving; notify dispatcher of pertinent information while involved in a pursuit; analyze situation to determine need for medical or back-up assistance; use emergency equipment to signal traffic stop; and use radio to broadcast suspect description and direction of flight.

  11. Tactical operation and use of department vehicle. Operate department vehicles in a safe and effective manner; use emergency equipment and lights to signal traffic stop; tactically position vehicle behind stopped vehicle; use vehicle to control traffic by blocking intersection; navigate patrol vehicle to arrive promptly and safely at dispatched location; remove hazards from roadway in order to facilitate safe vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow and prevent accidents.

  12. Maintenance of patrol and other department vehicles. Inspect vehicle for safe and efficient operating condition; operate fuel pumps and fill fuel tank; enter and exit vehicle quickly without assistance; operate vehicle in a safe and effective manner; utilize fire extinguisher as appropriate; recognize and avoid potentially hazardous situations; take vehicle into Corporal overseeing Fleet Operations for required maintenance as scheduled; clean interior and exterior of vehicle.

  13. Perform general patrol duties.  Navigate patrol vehicle to arrive promptly at locations; read and interpret street maps or written street guides to find an address of dispatched location; memorize essential information such as suspect descriptions, vehicle descriptions, and modus operandi provided in crime broadcasts, to identify wanted vehicles or persons; gather   and record information; effectively use radio, telephone equipment, and mobile devices; recognize the need for and request back-up assistance in potentially hazardous or emergency situations; respond to emergencies or crimes in progress to provide assistance to victims, apprehend suspects, secure scene and obtain information from witnesses; make an accurate assessment of dangerous situations, evaluate alternative causes of action, act decisively to protect self and others from harm and property from damage; respond as back-up for traffic stops or crimes in progress to provide support the first responder (e.g., render aide, secure scene); observe locations of streets and businesses to develop knowledge of patrol areas; perform vehicle stops to effect arrests or check suspicious persons or vehicles; maintain surveillance on suspicious vehicles; patrol locations on beat (e.g. parking lots, neighborhoods, streets within our jurisdiction) to ensure citizen safety and prevent theft, vandalism, and damage to personal property; patrol areas to detect liquor violations; arrest persons with warrants or make warrantless arrests;  conduct searches in a variety of settings (e.g., businesses, residences, outdoor areas) to find wanted persons or suspects; observe and interpret the behavior and interactions of individuals or groups to identify signs of criminal activity; perform foot patrol, check windows and doors (e.g., climb through openings [windows], climb or jump over obstacles [fence, ditch], crawl in confined places, use bodily force to gain entrance through barriers [locked doors], climb ladders to examine roofs for evidence of criminal activity); analyze situations to determine whether a crime has been committed and whether an arrest should be made; investigate alarms; identify truants and take appropriate action (e.g., return them to school, notify their parents/guardians, notify truancy officer); review information (e.g., statistics, crime maps, crime reports) to determine areas in need of selective enforcement; determine appropriate referral and disposition in domestic cases; perform searches to include frisk searches; differentiate between criminal and civil law; react quickly to danger and adapt to different people, behavior and circumstances; use security vehicle to prepare reports; make entries in activity log.

  14. Apprehension, arrest, and charging of suspects. Make decision to approach, stop or detain an individual while adhering to principles of reasonable suspicion and probable cause; negotiate with suspect to persuade surrender; prevent escape of a person who has committed or attempted to commit a crime, use impact weapons (e.g., lethal or non-lethal munitions) to control combative persons and/or to accomplish a lawful objective; pursue fleeing suspects on foot through buildings and outdoor locations; restrain suspect or prisoners to prevent escape; wear body armor; fire weapon to defend own or others’ life; maintain control over persons in custody. Use firearms safely and accurately as set forth in Department policy regarding the use of deadly force; take necessary action to disarm an armed suspect; subdue resisting or attacking persons using locks, grips or holds; use hands or feet in self-defense; restrain emotionally disturbed person for transport; consider physical and social environment, type of violation, department polices and probable outcome of attempted enforcement, in determining the type and level of force required to take suspects into custody; use pepper spray or other chemical agents to control persons or as a part of crowd control techniques; execute arrest warrants; review documents of arrest before transporting subjects to detention unit; use security vehicle to prepare reports; transport suspect(s) to security facility; photograph persons in custody; take persons detained by citizens (e.g., personnel, merchants) into custody; preserve and transport physical evidence; and provide first aid and summon emergency medical care for persons in custody; make entries in activity log; notify other law enforcement jurisdictions (KCPD, UMKC, etc.) about apprehension or fleeing of suspects.

  15. Utilize proper search and seizure procedures and guidelines. Search persons, vehicles, structures, or areas for contraband, criminal activity, or wanted subjects. Compose reports regarding justification for dorm room searches; search apprehended suspect to obtain weapons or contraband; identify and collect evidence to prevent contamination; conduct frisk searches for officer safety; conduct inventory searches and strip searches as necessary; investigate sources of odor to include smoke, drugs and alcohol; coordinate building checks/searches and enter rooms with caution; recognize sounds that should be investigated and determine proper origin (e.g., breaking glass, angry or fearful voices, gunshots); safely cover entrance(s) of building where suspect is hiding; physically examine abandoned vehicles to assess damage or identify ownership; articulate probable cause for detention or arrest, properly conduct and document searches; identify and collect physical evidence; identify and contact owner of property to notify of crime and obtain signature to acknowledge evidence seized in search; participate in large-scale area search parties for persons or evidence.

  16. Traffic enforcement and stops. Operate department vehicle in a safe and effective manner; visually observe traffic violations and effect stops; inspect operator’s license, insurance card, and registration to confirm identity of driver, valid current insurance, and establish vehicle ownership; investigate source of odors to include alcohol and drugs; perform vehicle stops to effect arrests or check suspicious persons or vehicles; recognize persons under the influence of alcohol and drugs; recognize traffic violations; respond as back-up for traffic stops or crimes in progress to provide support to the first responder (e.g., render aide, secure scene); recognize the need for and request back-up in potentially hazardous or emergency situations; understand legal standards and comprehend laws; react quickly to danger; issue traffic summons; communicate effectively with dispatch; remove hazards from roadway in order to facilitate safe vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow and prevent accidents; employ techniques for directing and controlling traffic that facilitate vehicle and pedestrian traffic flow and prevent accidents; consider different traffic flows, road and weather conditions and time of day when enforcing observed traffic violations; monitor drivers, vehicles and pedestrians to identify traffic law violations or driving irregularities and to determine the need for additional action; estimate driver’s capacity to operate vehicle due to factors such as age, emotional state, physical stature or handicap; visually estimate speed of vehicles to determine if a motorist has violated posted speed limits; conduct traffic stops for traffic and vehicle code violations; coordinate activities at scenes of traffic accident investigations; investigate traffic accidents in order to locate and collect evidence and obtain statements from victims and witnesses; advise motorists of information needed for proper reporting of collision to authorities and other  relevant parties (e.g., insurance providers); explain state vehicle laws and procedures to citizens; observe and report malfunctions of street lights and traffic signs/signals; issue citations for traffic offenses; move or coordinate the movement of disabled vehicles to a safer location; transport emergency supplies (e.g. road flares) or equipment to needed locations; provide assistance to motorists who may be lost, in need of tow truck, repair or other services; answer questions to clarify complaint or arrange for disposition of vehicle as necessary; physically examine abandoned vehicles to assess damage or identify ownership; make entries in activity log.

  17. Perform accident investigation duties. Operate department vehicles in a safe and effective manner; use emergency equipment and lights; analyze immediate situation to determine medical or back-up assistance required; provide medical assistance to persons in need at the scene of an emergency (e.g., render first aid, perform CPR, and assist with childbirth); communicate effectively with dispatch; inspect operator’s license, insurance card, and registration to confirm identity of driver and vehicle ownership; question drivers and witnesses separately to obtain circumstances of accident, direct drivers to exchange pertinent information; advise motorists of information needed for proper reporting of collision to authorities and other relevant parties (e.g., insurance providers); arrange for disposition of vehicles as necessary; direct traffic at accident scene; recognize drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs; personally deliver emergency messages to citizens; inspect and document damages to vehicles; issue citations as necessary; complete reports and diagram collision scene.

  18. Detect and apprehend DUI suspects. Operate department vehicles in a safe and effective manner; use emergency equipment and lights; patrol areas to detect liquor violations; monitor and use vehicle radio while operating vehicle; make safe and effective traffic stops; speak to driver to request driver’s license, insurance card, student Identification, and registration; recognize signs and symptoms of impaired (e.g., alcohol or drugs); make a sound case within lawful procedural guidelines.

  19. Handle domestic and other disturbances. Analyze immediate situation to determine if medical assistance or back-up is necessary; request parties to cease altercation and separate disorderly persons/offenders from other persons at scene of disturbance (e.g., domestic disturbance,  public events); restore order after responding to disturbance call; provide resources and information to persons involved in actual and potential interpersonal conflict to offer alternative courses of action; explain reasons for law enforcement actions in appropriate detail to suspects and other concerned persons to ensure accurate comprehension; respond to an emotionally disturbed and/or dangerous person calls and take appropriate action; determine if emotionally disturbed person is dangerous to himself/herself or others; analyze situation and mediate between parties to arrive at temporary solution; provide appropriate advice to persons who may be temporarily emotionally distraught or may have long-term adjustment problems, confine advice and suggestions to areas of professional competence and factual content; counsel  distraught individuals; question witnesses to locate suspect; gather information quickly; keep peace during large-scale civil disturbances (e.g., labor strikes, protests, demonstrations);  control crowds, groups or spectators at a crime or emergency scene or at a public event; allow only authorized persons to pass through security/law enforcement lines and barricades; use physical force to separate and disarm disputing parties; use physical force and deadly force in accordance with law and department procedures; administer first aid to provide emergency medical assistance; execute arrest warrants; conduct frisk search; place individuals under arrest; determine need for additional intervention; contact appropriate officials; determine whether child abuse or neglect is occurring; place minors in protective custody (e.g. abuse, court order); provide emergency assistance to the university community by driving persons from one location to another (e.g., emergency room, workers comp facility); differentiate between criminal and civil matters.

  20. Perform criminal investigation duties. Be aware of locations and times criminal activity and social disorder is most likely to occur in a particular patrol area; complete field interrogation, question victims and witnesses to obtain suspect description and identity; request records checks to confirm identify, prove ownership of property, check for warrants, or confirm information broadcast via dispatch; question witnesses to obtain possible additional leads; analyze and verify information obtained from persons in the course of investigation; summarize verbal information in writing (e.g., witness statements, conversations, interviews); record identifying information (e.g., names, addresses, phone, date of birth) of all witnesses of an incident; re-contact victims and witnesses to obtain additional information; question suspect in accordance with appropriate interrogation methods within legal limits and Department guidelines; inform suspect of the specific crimes with which they are being charged according to federal, state, and departmental policies and guidelines; determine which criminal charge(s) are appropriate by evaluating elements of various offenses; complete report; secure and control access to crime scenes; give instructions to employees and residents who are involved in a barricade situation; complete physical evidence/property inventory report form; determine need to contact additional resources (e.g., KCPD detectives, supervisor, etc.) at a crime scene; determine whether probable cause to obtain a room search exists; inform supervisor of situation encountered, providing details and answering questions, using notes and recall of events as they occurred; search persons and premises; remember and recognize wanted and missing persons; remember factual information during interviews; disseminate intelligence information to other agencies. 

  21. Perform crime scene duties. Conduct thorough interviews quickly and accurately to collect information or evidence from witnesses and suspects; analyze immediate situation to determine if medical or back-up assistance is required; secure and control access to crime scene to protect from contamination; analyze crime scene to locate point of entry and exit, weapons or devices used, signed of forced entry, etc.; process and collect evidence at crime scene; mark and package evidence; operate camera; assist with traffic and crowd control; contact appropriate officials; analyze and interpret evidence.

  22. Transport prisoners, victims, witnesses, and others. Operate vehicle in a safe and effective manner when transporting suspects, arrestees, juveniles to security office, crime victims for   identification of the suspect(s), search suspects before transportation; physically restrain persons in custody within legal limits and department guidelines and maintain control over the person being transported; search the vehicle after transportation; obtain personal information from prisoners for booking purposes.

  23. Exhibit safe and appropriate use of firearms. Clean and inspect firearms; fire and qualify with firearms at the range or when engaged in required training; load and unload firearm; handle suspects and contraband weapons safely; use firearms safely and accurately for training purposes and for operational reasons as set forth in Department policy regarding the use of deadly force; make life or death decisions under stress; react quickly to danger; maintain physical agility and exercise caution; control fear in potentially hazardous situations. Maintain firearm safety at all times on and off duty.

  24. Use of defensive tactics and restraining equipment. Must be able to wear all department issued equipment and uniforms, body armor, protective gas mask, carry and handle security baton, place handcuffs on prisoners safely, physically subdue and control suspects. Use defensive tactics taught by the department. Understand and apply legal standards concerning the use of firearms and use of force; make decisions under stress; maintain physical agility, disarm persons safely and react quickly to danger.

  25. Perform oral interviews. Communicate effectively in the English language; effectively use telephone equipment and mobile devices; question complainant to ascertain nature of call; interview disputing parties to obtain circumstances, suspect information and evidence; question drivers and witnesses separately to obtain circumstances of accidents; collaborate with another officer to effectively interview witness; record, interview individuals; interview crime scene principals and witnesses; obtain information from distraught or reluctant person; adjust interrogation of suspects to suspect’s personality and prior knowledge of suspect’s behavior; understand and apply legal standards; apply knowledge of mediation and intervention techniques in domestic and other disturbances; relate to juveniles; communicate with non-English speaking individuals through foreign language interpreters. 

  26. Write reports. Communicate effectively in the English language by writing reports (e.g., crime, arrest, collision) by using the appropriate forms, filling in the relevant information, and writing narrative elements of the crime or incident, the alleged victim or witness statements and investigation; complete arrest forms to notify detention personnel of suspect identification; complete property report to identify evidence, list evidence obtained and location to document chain of custody; draw diagrams on reports to depict accident scene; make complete statements; read and interpret criminal codes, case law, department policies and procedures and/or other materials to increase current knowledge and ensure proper legal action and charges; organize facts; accurately complete reports, summons and other forms; classify crimes according to NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Regulations (FERPA), The Higher Education Opportunity Act, (HEOA) (Public Law 110-315) reauthorized and expanded the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Clery Act.

  27. Record, read, comprehend and communicate non-report information. Attend roll-call meetings and record information given; complete field interrogation contacts to identify suspicious persons; take notes on interviews and searches, gather and record information; mark and package evidence; make complete statements; read, comprehend and enforce municipal codes, state statutes and federal laws while taking into consideration the circumstances and seriousness of the crime; analyze and interpret evidence; read and comprehend written documents (e.g., incoming mail, inter-office memos, departmental manuals, training bulletins, reports, etc.); read forms and documents (e.g., warrants, civil process papers) for completeness and accuracy; read and interpret coded material (e.g., NCIC printout, DMV drivers’ records); prepare information for federal, state, and local law enforcement officials and agencies; participate in meetings with other officers (e.g., briefings, departmental staff meetings); communicate with supervisor during shift (e.g., to receive directions, seek advice); attend in-service training to increase job knowledge and enhance skills; perform simple mathematical calculations (add, subtract, multiply, divide); provide performance feedback to other officers (e.g., probationary officers, new officers, or trainees); provide on-the-job training to other officers, recruits, reserves and/or civilians; maintain calendar to track and attend required court appearances and meetings. 

  28. Court preparation and testimony. Communicate effectively in the English language; meet with prosecutors to clarify facts prior to trial; respond to questions from prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges; recall and review relevant case documents (e.g., citations, reports evidence) and discuss the facts of the case with other individuals (e.g., officers, prosecutor, witnesses, victims, judges) prior to testimony; recognize physical evidence and persons during testimony; understand and apply legal principles; comprehend laws and abstract concepts; organize facts and provide accurate testimony under stress; sign for subpoenas in order to acknowledge receipt.

  29. Citizen interaction. Refer public to criminal justice and social service agencies; suggest crime prevention methods to the public; visit businesses to promote positive relations/contacts; counsel distraught individuals; receive incoming calls from the public; deliver emergency messages; communicate with juveniles; perform foot patrol; counsel victims of crime.

  30. Perform non-criminal law enforcement duties. Escort pedestrians during Mass and funeral services, VIP’s and ambulances; respond to medical emergencies; deliver death and other emergency messages; respond to general questions from the community; make area alerts and evacuate citizens; observe street light and road hazards to report to City engineering; subdue emotionally disturbed persons; respond to fire alarms and calls to block traffic and provide security to evacuated areas; search for missing persons; administer first aid and other emergency medical care.

  31. Perform crime prevention and public relations duties. Visit with faculty, staff and students to promote positive security contact; respond to general questions from the community; indicate to partners the desire for contact; inspect campus facilities for drinking violations as outlined in University policy; inspect campus homes/facilities for security; perform foot patrol and establish rapport with the community. 

  32. The security officer must have reliable/predictable attendance, be physically and psychologically capable of working the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks (work overtime before and after normal tour-of-duty when required); must have the ability to work overtime for mobilization, call-out, stand-by responsibilities, special assignments, or as directed by the chain of command; must have the ability to work overtime with short notice; must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable; must be available to communicate respectfully with direct reports, supervisors, the public, vendors and any other person or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and department mission and goals.

  33. This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES(General qualifications required to perform essential functions.)

 

Education, Special License(s)/Certifications, Experience, Supervisory Responsibility:

To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the incumbent must have five to ten years' experience as a supervisor in law enforcement or public safety environment, sixty hours of accredited college course work or equivalent years of related experience and education combined with command responsibility of at least a department or multiple direct reports in a multicultural environment. Additional knowledge and skill requirements include the following:

  • Ability to lead subordinates on a given shift or assignment and to assign, instruct, and work.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to deal courteously and firmly with the public and to maintain effective work relationships.

  • Ability to observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively and to record them completely; must use sound logic and independent judgment to react quickly in dangerous and emergency situations.

  • Ability to operate firearms as specified by the department's firearm certification requirements.

  • Working knowledge of laws, state statutes, municipal ordinances, and departmental policies.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of situations using verbal, auditory, visual, and writing skills.Requires the ability to project vocally to maintain order , accidents, crime scenes, or over other background noises as needed.

  • Ability to write clear, concise and comprehensive reports.

  • Ability to meet the minimum physical requirements related to police activities as specified standards; must be physically able to respond at all levels of the department's level of force options.

  • Knowledge of appropriate first aid principles and skill in their application.

    Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written orders.

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum age 21

  • US Citizen

  • No felony convictions or serious misdemeanors

  • Possess a valid driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Missouri and have the ability to operate department vehicles safely within specific vehicle operating procedures and department standards.

  • Must have an acceptable driving record and will have their driving records checked annually.

  • Must also participate in and pass a defensive driving course.

  • Must have, or be able to obtain, a Class E driver’s license if they have a Missouri driver’s license.

  • Operate a firearm as specified by the department’s firearm certification requirements.

  • Must medical examination, a background investigation, drug test, written exam and an interview board, as set forth by University and Department policy.

  • Must be able to qualify for an armed private officer’s license through the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, both upon initial hiring and annually .

Knowledge:

  • Geography of Rockhurst University and immediate geographic area; .

  • Have a working knowledge of laws, Missouri State Statutes, municipal ordinances and department policies and procedures.

  • Ability to learn how to use computer hardware and software in a variety of situations.

  • Perform basic mathematical calculations.

 

Skills:

  • Communicate effectively in the English language, both in writing and orally.

  • Understand and recognize other cultures, races, and backgrounds. Show empathy to persons in need of assistance.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely in a variety of situations using verbal, auditory, visual and writing skills. Required to project vocally to maintain order at disturbances, accidents, crime scenes, or over other background noises as needed.

  • Understand and carry out verbal and written orders.

  • Observe situations analytically, impartially, and objectively and to record them clearly and completely; must use sound logic and independent judgment to react quickly and appropriately in dangerous and emergency situations .

  • Display truthfulness, integrity, and exhibit ethical behavior through being reliable, punctual, accurate, and by assuming one’s share of the workload. Members must be honest and impartial, refraining from accepting bribes or “favors or using one’s position for personal gain. Includes understanding the necessity for ethical behavior in public and private matters and the impact of misconduct, improper law enforcement, and acceptance of gratuities the community.

  • Operate department vehicles in a safe and effective manner.

  • Operate a 2-way radio, make and receive phone calls.

  • Operate data terminal, computer, and/or mobile data devices.

  • Perform basic first aid and CPR.

 

Physical, Cognitive and Psychological Requirements

All sworn members successfully complete and maintain the physical, cognitive and psychological health standards developed by the Department to allow for the successful performance of the essential functions of this position

Some specialized assignments have additional physical and/or psychological health requirements to successfully perform the essential functions of those positions

 

ACTIVITY

FREQUENCY

DESCRIPTION

Standing

Constant

Even and uneven surfaces

Walking

Constant

Even and uneven surfaces

Running

Occasional

Even and uneven surfaces

Sitting

Constant

Motor vehicle operation

Driving

Constant

Motor vehicle operation

Bending

Frequent

Various postures required to complete duties

Stooping

Frequent

Various postures required to complete duties

Twisting

Constant

Both in and out of vehicle

Kneeling

Occasional

Various postures to complete duties

Squatting

Occasional

Various postures to complete duties

Crawling

Occasional

Various postures to complete duties

Climbing

Occasional

High surfaces, fences, ladders

Jumping

Occasional

Various postures to complete duties

Stairs

Frequent

Various environments encountered

 

 

LIFTING

           

WEIGHT

FREQUENCY

DURATION

 

HEIGHT

 

DESCRIPTION

25 lbs.

Variable/occasional

Floor to chest

Duty bag, misc. items, 1 or 2 hand lift

30 lbs.

Variable/occasional

Floor to shoulder

Misc. equipment, rifle, misc. items

Up to 125 lbs.

Variable/occasional

Floor to waist

Ammo, body armor, misc. items

 

 

 

CARRYING

 

CARRYING

 

WEIGHT

 

DISTANCE

FREQUENCY

DURATION

Person

Variable

Up to 100 yards

Variable/occasional

Misc. Items

Up to 125 lbs.

Up to 100 yards

Variable/occasional

 

 

PUSHING/PULLING

 

PUSHING/PULLING

 

FORCE

FREQUENCY

DURATION

 

DESCRIPTION

Pushing

Up to 100 lbs.

Occasional

Car, boat, trailer, misc. items

Pulling

Up to 100 lbs.

Occasional

Car, boat, trailer, misc. items

Pushing & Pulling

Variable

Occasional

Person(s)

 

 

REACHING

REACHING

DURATION

DESCRIPTION

Above shoulder

Occasionally – frequently

Various activities require this activity

At shoulder level

Occasionally – frequently

Various activities require this activity

Below shoulder level

Occasionally – frequently

Various activities require this activity

 

 

FINE MOTOR SKILLS

FINE MOTOR

DURATION

DESCRIPTION

Gripping

Frequent

Motor vehicle, firearm, loading gun

Pinching

Frequent

Motor vehicle, firearm, loading gun

Wrist Flexion/Extension

Frequent

Motor vehicle, firearm, loading gun

Wrist Pronation/Supination

Frequent

Motor vehicle, firearm, loading gun

Typing/Data Entry/Reports

Frequent

Vehicle computer/report writing

 

JOB LOCATION: (Place where work is performed.)

Duties are performed primarily in the field but are subject to assignment within the rank as designated by the Chief of Security. Job requires continual readiness to respond to situations within specified department procedures, that may be life threatening or injurious which may include; exposure to dangerous chemicals or other toxic substances, communicable diseases, fire, gun shots, physical confrontations, etc. Duties are performed as assigned in all types of weather conditions and on any shift.

The requirements of a Security Sergeant are extremely varied and dynamic in nature. It is difficult to objectively quantify forces, frequency, or duration of any and all tasks, in that these requirements could change on a daily basis according to circumstances encountered. The above information was gathered by interviewing multiple law enforcement agencies/members.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of incumbents assigned to the Security Officer job classification. All persons filling a commissioned position must be able to successfully perform the essential functions as listed herein, with or without a reasonable accommodation, regardless of assignment. Additionally, some Security supervisor assignments require supplementary specialized skills, knowledge and abilities, as well as additional physical, cognitive and psychological health standards.

In addition to the above duties Security Officers and Dispatchers complete the following task NOT security related:

  • Answering telephone switchboard after hours and often during business hours

  • Issuance of contractor badges (Physical Plant)

  • Management of leased vehicles for Athletics and other entities (Athletics, etc.)

  • Checking in early move-in students (Residence Life)

  • Issuance of keys to guests arriving after hours (Conference Services, etc.)

  • Plunging toilets and other plumbing issues (Physical Plant)

  • Automobile jump starts/unlocks/tires aired/tire changes

  • After hours and weekend tables/chairs/projectors/electronics for events (Physical Plant, Conference Services, Computer Services)

  • Constant acknowledging of audible alarms on door exits

  • Changing batteries in doors and smoke alarms (Physical Plant)

  • Checking IDs at alcohol booths/tables (Various Events)

  • Many instances of stationary in booth to direct traffic (Various Events)

  • Dorm unlocks (Residence Life)

  • Boiler resets (Physical Plant)

  • Assist visitors at Community Center with computer use, refilling printer paper, turning on the , etc.

  • Animal control/rodent control and capture (e.g., flying Bats, canines, etc.)

 

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