Campus Security Officer

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 05/19/2021

Schedule: Part-Time

Type: Sussex Staff

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

The SCCC Campus Security Officer focuses on providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests of the college. Responsible for the implementation of safety and security operations that will ensure the well-being of the campus community. Facilitates the College’s Security department and serves as a public safety agent performing a variety of communications and operational tasks in support of public safety, security and other operations in accordance with facility necessities. Reporting to the Director of Campus Safety & Security.



This is a part time position:  24 hours per week, 18.00 per hour. 



Essential Job Functions:


  • Intentionally focusing on fostering a culture of “caring regard”
  • Maintaining knowledge of all Emergency Operation Procedures and College regulations as well as daily campus operations and facilities
  • Answering all calls from both in-house and outside lines and assists, directs and/or reconnects calls as needed
  • Dispatching security, facilities or other appropriate personnel where needed throughout campus
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required.
  • May assume the role of Emergency Supervisor in the absence of another SCCC supervisor
  • Monitoring SCCC security camera system
  • Operating SCCC access control system in both day-to-day operations and during critical incidents
  • Managing parking permit and photo ID processes
  • Dispatching and/or notifying vendors for Campus facility or safety issues
  • Answering all campus emergency calls following the national PST/EMD protocol; forms initial assessment and triage; decides appropriate response and initiates all necessary emergency actions outlined in the SCCC E.O.P. (Emergency Operations Procedures) Guide
  • Being the direct liaison to all local emergency service agencies
  • Manages communications between incoming first responders and College Security during emergency incidents
  • Broadcasting emergency and/or urgent information over the SCCC public address system throughout campus together with transmitting alerts and timely warnings as needed on ALERTUS and REGROUP emergency notification systems
  • Notifying appropriate college personnel of emergency or urgent situations as per E.O.P. guidelines
  • Testing Campus Safety equipment and communication devices
  • Overseeing and recording the routine maintenance and accountability of all campus first aid/medical equipment
  • Receiving, posting and recording all class delay/cancellation notifications
  • Overseeing the “Lost and Found” and attempts to return items to their owners
  • Documenting campus violations and appeals
  • Processing Incident Reports
  • Recording all parking permit applications
  • Maintaining and updates records for Clery Act compliance
  • Serves as a Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act
  • Assist the public and college community in a professional and courteous manner
  • Assisting the Campus Safety and Security Director as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisors or the Director



  • High School Diploma required, Associates degree preferred.
  • Professional Emergency Service experience - police, corrections, EMS, fire or dispatch.
  • New Jersey Security Officers Registration Act (SORA) certification, or be able to obtain prior to employment.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED certified.
  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills and experience.
  • Must have the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Experience operating computers using Microsoft programs.
  • Knowledge of & operations of a conventional two way radio system.
  • Ability to work, organize & operate with a high level of efficiency under pressure & extreme stress.
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and make critical decisions that affect campus wide response & reaction.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Valid Driver’s License Required.


Contact Person:

Human Resources


To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to  Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Effective September 1, 2011, the NJ First Act requires that certain classifications of persons employed by a public higher education institution will have 365 days within which to establish a principle residence in NJ. Failure to comply will render the individual unqualified to continue to hold the position. Individuals may seek exemption from the residency exemption committee based on critical need or hardship.