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Campus Public Safety Officer

Tacoma Community College
$46,596.00 - $62,568.00 Annually
medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, vacation time, paid holidays, sick time, 403(b), retirement plan, hybrid
United States, Washington, Tacoma
6501 South 19th Street (Show on map)
Oct 24, 2023

Who We Are

Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. TCC is committed to increasing Native visibility by developing more culturally responsive curriculum.

Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses. We are committed to infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives and experiences of the Black community into our curriculum. We are examining and revising our policies and practices with the stated goal of becoming an anti-racist institution.

TCC is committed to developing and sustaining a vibrant educational environment where all students can thrive by providing educational opportunities such as learning communities, honors programming, undergraduate student research, bachelor of applied science degrees, and study abroad. TCC is committed to student success, and promotes innovation to help students. Designated a Military Friendly College, TCC is proud to serve Pierce County's military community. In fall 2018, the college opened a food pantry on campus to support students experiencing food insecurity and was recognized by the Harvard Kennedy School for its College Housing Assistance Program, a community partnership that helps students access affordable housing.

Position Summary

The main campus of Tacoma Community College is located on 150 acres upon which are located over 30 buildings with a total area exceeding 479,000 square feet. Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle, uniquely nestled between the Olympic mountain range and Mount Rainier. This college occupies one 13,000-square-foot satellite campus building in scenic Gig Harbor. Performs general duty security work including the enforcement of laws and ordinances, maintain order, prevent and investigate crime and protect the health and safety of the campus community. This position works under the supervision of the Campus Security Supervisor.

Essential Functions

  • Provide exceptional customer service skills in all interactions with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of the college.
  • Patrol campus buildings, grounds, and parking lots on foot, by bicycle, or by vehicle to identify unauthorized use of buildings, equipment, or facilities and/or criminal activity, atypical activities, or other irregularities. Take appropriate action to correct on-campus situations that could reasonably be considered detrimental or harmful to persons or property.
  • Investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, infractions, and criminal activity occurring on campus and undertake appropriate action or response.
  • Lock and unlock campus facilities. Maintain lock and unlock schedule for the Security department. Activate and deactivate monitored intrusion detection systems.
  • Write complex reports documenting actions and maintain accurate records.
  • Respond to requests for first aid and support. Assess the situation and provide limited first aid support as authorized. Request support services such as ambulance, paramedics, fire, etc. Provide lifesaving care using an Automated Electronic Defibrillator.
  • Issue citations for violations of campus parking and traffic regulations. Perform traffic control measures as required.
  • Assist in providing emergency notifications to staff, faculty, and students. Assist city, county, state, or federal law enforcement personnel to the extent possible within the limits of Campus Security Officers' authority and the law.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Participate in department training.


Duties of the position required experience

  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • 2 years full-time college education in police science or closely related field;
  • 2 years full-time experience in police, security, military, or campus security.
Preferred experience
  • 1 year experience of First Aid/CPR instruction
Required conditions of employment
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment.
  • Possess a current, valid, unrestricted driver's license.
  • Must possess a clean driving record with no major violations.
  • Possess current CPR & First Aid Certification which includes training on the Automated Electronic Defibrillator or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
  • Excellent customer service skills; including building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Ability to be proactive, take initiative, and stay on task with little or no supervision.
  • Ethics, integrity and sound judgement.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to accurately convey detailed and complex information.
  • Possess computer competencies and ability to learn new systems with ease.
  • Effective communication skills to present clear, timely, factual reports both orally and in writing.
  • Effectively handling highly stressful or adverse situations, making good decisions, and working calmly and accurately to calm others.
  • Move with sufficient physical fitness to perform all security functions (e.g., take cover quickly, pursue, detain, tackle and control a fleeing suspect, etc.).
  • Physically control persons, including those resisting, by using appropriate and necessary force.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of standing/walking and running for extended periods of time outdoors and across a variety of terrain in inclement and/or hot weather.
  • Must be capable of running and physically capable of defending self and others

Application Process

Application Material & Procedures
Complete application packages must include the following:

  1. Tacoma Community College online application.
  2. Resume and Cover Letter.

Required work schedule and work environment
This is a classified position scheduled to work up to 32 hours per week. This shift is scheduled to w ork 1:45 pm - 9:45 pm Friday - Monday. The salary range for this position is $3,883 - $5,214 monthly. The weekend and evening shifts will receive shift differential pay at $2.50 per hour. Flexibility in scheduling is required to meet the needs of the division. Tacoma Community College offers a comprehensive healthcare benefits package for you and your dependents including medical, dental, and vision insurance. Life and long-term disability insurance plans; vacation, sick, and personal leave; reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits: . A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in the Washington Federation of State Employees or payment of a membership fee is available anytime upon employment. The layoff unit for this position is "All Other WFSE Classified". Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by the National Student Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency.

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
Tacoma Community College
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6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466