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Safety & Security Shift Supervisor - Armed

Department: Office of Safety and Security
Location: Jackson

Union University seeks a qualified individuals for the position of Safety & Security Shift Supervisor - Armed for second shift.

*Note: Second shift is from 3:00 - 7:00 p.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 and Hendersonville, Tenn. Union University currently enrolls more than 3,200 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 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. Union was also recently recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a ďGreat College to Work For,Ē one of only 30 four-year institutions to receive this honor roll designation.

Position Description:

  • Serve and protect students, faculty, staff and visitors of Union University.
  • Supervise, support, encourage and direct security officers taking corrective action, if necessary.
  • Coordinate and be responsible for the delivery of timely, safe, quality safety and security supervision.
  • Provide primary guidance on situational problems; making referrals for more complex problems.
  • Participate in both walking and vehicle security patrols, as well as other proactive criminal preventative methods, and respond to emergency and non-emergency calls in accordance with training guidelines.
  • Provide emergency/crisis/routine response as situations arise, in accordance with University and departmental policy, Federal, State and local laws.
  • Serve as on-sight point of contact for first responding entities such as fire, police, JEA and EMS.
  • Encourage favorable behavioral patterns through direct interactions and relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Maintain shift schedules for security officers, accounting for holiday, vacation and sick leave. This information is relayed to the S & S Operations Supervisor for payroll.
  • Prepare records and reports as assigned by the Director or Operations Supervisor for Safety and Security; maintain daily logs as required; Conduct interviews of victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Monitor inclement weather conditions, helping to give the University community advance warnings and to coordinate speedy evacuations when needed.
  • Work closely with Facilities Management personnel to correct and prevent campus safety problems.
  • Proficiently utilize office technology, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Complete required paperwork in compliance with the Safety & Security Operations Manual, including but not limited to: field reports, operation notes, after-action/incident reports, accident reports and traffic citations. Maintain department records, reports and files as required.
  • Monitor and control parking according to parking program specifications; check parking lots and vicinity for abnormal activity.
  • Lead/assist with care and maintenance of department equipment and supplies.
  • Conduct on-going training as necessary to ensure officer certification and competency. Maintain required certifications and enhance professional growth and development through participation in training and educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings and workshops as assigned.
  • Ability to maintain firearms proficiency in accordance with office training guidelines is a requirement of the job.
  • Trained in CPR, AED, and first aid techniques with the ability to train other officers. Yearly certification is required.
  • Provide on-campus escorts to the university community.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of all Union University Safety and Security policies, procedures, university rules, and applicable local, state and federal laws.
  • Responsible for carrying out or assisting with other duties as assigned by the Director or Operations Supervisor for Safety and Security.


Graduation from High School or GED equivalency and three years of experience in police work, or military police experience is required.  These positions require a valid driverís license and excellent customer service skills. Candidates must pass a psychological assessment, drug test, and full background check. These positions also require a valid driverís license and excellent customer service skills. Certification as an Armed Security Officer with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance or ability to be certified required. CPR/AED certification or the ability to be certified is required.

Preference will be given to applicants with a current/previous P.O.S.T certification or equivalent military experience.

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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