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Company Name:
Bowdoin College
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Brunswick, Maine
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level
Education level:
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Security Officer

The Security Officer provides Communications Center support and serves on foot, bicycle or security vehicle patrol while conducting surveillance for the entire College campus to ensure the safety and security of College students, faculty, staff, alumni, visitors and property.

40 hour per week position, typically consisting of five 8-hour shifts scheduled on a monthly basis in accordance with the needs of the department. Current shift hours are Friday through Tuesday, 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The officer may be assigned to other shifts if necessary; possible mandatory weekend hours/black out days; additional hours may be required for shift coverage, especially during significant College events (e.g., Commencement, Reunion, sporting events, concerts); subject to call in or may be required to stay beyond regular assigned hours due to operational needs, as determined by the Director of Security.

Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college, enrolling approximately 1,800 students. Through a need-blind admissions policy, the College meets 100% of students' demonstrated financial need with no loans. 32% of students identify as students of color, an additional 5% are international, and 45% receive financial aid. Bowdoin is a dynamic living and learning community committed to fostering pluralism, building intentional community, and nurturing a commitment to the common good.

The College seeks academically and culturally diverse faculty and staff, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds, and/or who have experience working collaboratively with diverse populations. Bowdoin is set in the coastal New England town of Brunswick, Maine. Brunswick, a town of 22,000 residents, brings together elements of both city and country living including cultural offerings, a variety of restaurants, and four season activities for outdoor enthusiasts. Bowdoin's historic 215-acre campus, comprising 120+ buildings, is a brief walk to downtown Brunswick, and is 25 miles from Portland and about 120 miles from Boston.


Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or related field, or equivalent education and training, and/or work experience preferred. A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Applicants must possess strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills; the ability to deal calmly with a wide variety of people in dynamic, often stressful circumstances; strong written communication skills, with the ability to complete detailed written incident reports, logs, forms, and other written communication; the ability to learn and use a variety of computerized and electronic systems essential for department missions; the ability to work independently or as part of a team; the ability to achieve CPR and First Aid Certification.

A valid driver's license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College's Motor Vehicle Use Policy required. Attendance at a Campus Security Officer Academy may be required. Will be required to learn various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency.


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