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Safety & Security Officer - Unarmed

Department: Office of Safety and Security
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks two qualified individuals for the position of Safety & Security Officer - Unarmed. 

***Note: The position will be assigned to one of the three shifts, which are: first shift - 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., second shift - 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and third shift - 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Union University is a private, coeducational liberal arts-based university offering bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degrees. The campus is located in Jackson, Tenn. (80 miles northeast of Memphis) with additional campuses in Germantown, Hendersonville, and Memphis, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls about 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 46 states and 18 countries. Union University stands as a national leader among colleges and universities in promoting a Christian worldview and a Christ-centered approach to education. Union is consistently ranked among the nationís premier Christian universities and has been recognized as a top tier institution each year since 1997 by U.S. News & World Report, which also recognized Union at a national level for undergraduate teaching excellence.

Position Description:

This position serves as a concierge for the University with the goal of creating an environment in which all members of the University community feel safe and served. The person in this position is responsible for carrying out the mission of the Department of Safety and Security, providing for both the security and safety of the campus community. Duties include:

  • Serve and protect students, faculty, staff and visitors of Union University.
  • Act as a concierge for the University, assisting University constituents with any issues that may arise.
  • Conduct walking, biking, and vehicular patrols of interior and exterior locations/area and remain highly visible.
  • Maintain yearly proficiency in several certifications/competencies to include but not limited to: CPR, AED, and First Aid. Additionally, an officer must demonstrate knowledge in the use of a fire extinguisher, car battery charger, floor jack, etc., subsequent to employee/new employee testing or training.
  • Monitor and control parking according to parking program specifications; check parking lots and vicinity for abnormal activity.
  • Staff the Welcome House, monitoring all campus entry (vehicular and pedestrian) and egress. This to include traffic direction, visitor assistance, and entry validation.
  • Maintain a constant alertness for signs or indications of unusual or abnormal conditions.
  • Respond to access/securing requests in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Key and Access Control programs.
  • Complete required paperwork in compliance with the Safety and Security Operations Manual, including but not limited to: field reports, operation notes, incident reports, accident reports, and traffic citations. Maintain department records, reports and files as required.
  • Assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
  • Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops as assigned.
  • Provide emergency/crisis/routine response as situations arise, in accordance with University and departmental policy, Federal, State, and local laws.


Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.  This position requires a valid driverís license. Applicants must have certification (or the ability to be certified post-hire) as an Unarmed Officer with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance as a requirement of employment.

Successful candidates must be professing Christians who are active members of a local church, enthusiastically support Union Universityís Identity, Mission, and Core Values, and articulate a Christian worldview in their work and life.

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