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To be considered for this position you must:

• Meet the minimum qualifications
• Complete the online application form
• Apply for the position
• Attach a cover letter (optional)
• Attach a resume (Resumes are optional; however, if submitted resumes DO NOT take the place of completing the employment section of the application.)
• Include a one-page essay in response to the question: "What is your definition of diversity? Based on your definition, how have you demonstrated an appreciation of people from diverse backgrounds?"

Those selected for interview may be asked to demonstrate proficiency in appropriate areas. You will be given more information about the assessment when selected for interview.

NOTE: Do not mail in or include in your electronic documents copies of transcripts, licenses, or certificates. These items will be required for the successful candidate.

Position:Campus Safety Officer - Job # 934

External Job Posting

Location: Campus Public Safety

Schedule: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Hours: 8.00/Day 40.00/Week

Salary: $35,172

Posting Date:8/15/2013 Closing Date:9/15/2013

Starting Date:9/30/2013



Job Summary

This position guards and patrols assigned Bates Technical College premises to protect property, staff and students, and maintains a secure campus environment. The incumbent may be required to work irregular hours and weekends on occasion.


Essential Duties

  • Patrols building and parking lot premises by walking, standing, and driving a motor vehicle; assists in monitoring hallways, grounds and other assigned campus and adjacent areas; reports security concerns and problems to the first-line supervisor.
  • Investigates theft, property damage, vandalism, assaults, trespassing and other related disturbances on college property.
  • Rapidly responds to emergencies and other security concerns and may need to use force; reports on and detains unauthorized persons in accordance with established college procedures; contacts police or fire department when necessary.
  • Initiates police and/or investigative reports; gathers data on misdemeanors and prepares related documentation; refers cases to appropriate authorities as directed.
  • Assists in maintaining a positive liaison with students, staff, and community; promotes prescribed standards of conduct and behavior.
  • Assists and advises staff, students, and visitors in proper safety procedures; enforces college security policies.
  • Transport items to campus locations as necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Other Duties
Please note this job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities. Additional duties and responsibilities will be assigned as deemed necessary to meet College needs.

Special Conditions

  • A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in the Bates Technical College Operating Engineers, Local 286, or payment of a representation fee is required.
  • Possess a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Take and pass the Taser Qualification Course annually.
  • Pass a Washington State Patrol background and criminal history check.
  • Must obtain and maintain a first aid card within 30 days of employment. 
  • Wear assigned uniform and protective clothing or devices, as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree
  • Five years police, security, or military experience.
Allowable Substitution
If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience may be evaluated by the Human Resources Unit for comparability.          
Preferred Qualifications
  • Safety/Security experience in a college environment.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance on the job
  • Consistently demonstrate ethical behavior
  • Exercise good judgment for the prompt completion of responsibilities in a fast-paced, frequently changing environment
  • Exercise appropriate discretion
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate verbally and write effectively and clearly
Work Environment
Work is performed both in an office environment and on and around Bates Technical College campuses.
Mental/Physical Demands
  • Ability to maintain a degree of fitness that allows participation in stressful, physically demanding, and/or confrontational situations.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and requires the ability to sit in and drive a campus public safety motor vehicle.
  • Acute hearing, smell and eyesight are required when working with urgent situations.
  • Fast and immediate response is necessary to protect people from potential harm.
  • Sustained attention is required to respond quickly to constant demands and remain vigilant and attentive. Lack of attention could result in accidents, injury, or a loss of life.
  • Must control own emotions, demonstrate appropriate sensitivity and calmness, and maintain professionalism when dealing with a person who is, hurt, upset, tired or frustrated.  
  • Bending, lifting, kneeling, standing, stretching, pushing, pulling may be required throughout the day, depending on the security needs.
  • Reading, writing, speaking, and hearing
  • Learning and comprehending
  • Maintain confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Requires attention to details
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time, walk and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must demonstrate appropriate behavior and attitudes in order not to jeopardize, physical, mental, and safety of colleagues or students
  • Must acknowledge and respect individual values and opinions to foster harmonious working relationships with colleagues or students
  • Experience frequent interruptions
  • Must be able to work on a computer, phone, and other office equipment



Due to the volume of applications received, it’s difficult for us to respond to phone inquiries. Those applicants who best meet the qualifications required of the position will be contacted.


Bates Technical College is a public, two-year institution. All health care, retirement and leave benefits from a state entity are transferable. Eligible positions receive benefits including dental, medical, vision, state retirement, paid holidays and paid leave.


Classified employees are represented by a collective bargaining unit. All represented employees must become members or pay the agency fee, the non-association fee, or the representation fee within 30 calendar days of hire.

For full-time Childcare and ECEAP positions, the salary will be prorated to reflect the actual number of contract days worked in the remainder of the fiscal year. Childcare and ECEAP positions are not part of the classified staff collective bargaining unit.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the prospective candidate completing a criminal history check to the satisfaction of the college.


The Human Resources Office is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/employment process, please call (253) 680-7181.


To inspire, challenge and educate! Bates Technical College helps students realize their potential for growth and success through innovative instruction in a diverse environment. Students achieve their career and personal goals, strengthening the region's social and economic vibrancy. Strong local and global partnerships with business, industry, labor and the public make the College a respected contributor to community vitality.

Bates Technical College has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, it is the policy of Bates Technical College to assure equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, and status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The College will make every effort to eliminate barriers to equal opportunity employment.


Corrected or extended notices will be posted in the Human Resources Office.

Bates Technical College is an equal opportunity employer. Bates is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community of faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

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