Job Details
Lane College - Jackson, TN
Full Time
Not Specified


Job Title: Residential Security Officer

Reports to: Director of Campus Safety and Security

Job Summary
The Division of Student Affairs at Lane College is looking for an experienced, caring, and committed professional to provide personal, equipment, and real property security for residence on Lane College campus.  Under the supervision of the Director of Campus Safety and Security, the Residential Security Officer is primarily focused on maintaining a visible presence in public areas, observing incidents, acting, and notifying others according to established protocols.


  • Patrols residence hall, grounds, and roadways on foot. Guards€ property against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry.
  • Protects residence hall property by inspecting and checking security of doors, windows, and gates. Turns lights on and/or off.
  • Maintains active presence in residence halls areas.
  • Observes, investigates, and reports potentially dangerous conditions and the presence of unauthorized persons on grounds or in buildings. Responds to, assesses, and deals with disturbances according to department policy. Calls for assistance from community-based police services as required. Observes and documents details of occurrences.
  • Assists community-based police in the detainment or arrest of violators when necessary.
  • Reports detected leaks or malfunctions of electrical, plumbing, heating, or other equipment, notifying notify appropriate departments of impaired equipment.
  • Reports residential emergency medical situations, summoning the appropriate emergency medical services.
  • Responds to complaints and hazardous situations. Responds to incidents putting students, staff, and the general public at risk or harm.
  • Detects and reports fire hazards. Extinguishes small blazes and reports fires to the local Fire Department using established emergency communications protocols. Responds to fire and burglar alarms.
  • Summons police and fire department personnel as needed. Directs traffic at fire, special events and other congested situations.
  • Enhances day-to-day public relations by providing information and assistance to students, staff, and the public in a way that establishes and maintains rapport with the college community.
  • Provides information and responds to questions from students, staff, and the public.
  • Prepares logs and reports of daily activities including, but not limited to accident and incident reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • The position requires a basic knowledge of the methods of security
  • Requires sufficient math skills to record distances, numbers, and times.
  • Requires sufficient writing skill to prepare incident reports.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office

Requires the ability to perform all of the duties of the position. Must be able to use all of the tools and equipment of the position in a safe and responsible manner. Must be able to analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine and take action. Must be able to use appropriate defense measures to protect self or others in adverse situations. Requires the ability to meet standards of physical stature, endurance and agility established by the College. Must be able to initiate and maintain communication with community-based police, fire and dispatch. Must be able to administer first aid in emergency situations. Requires the ability to work productively with students, staff, and visitors in a multi-ethnic setting.

Incumbent must be able to walk up and down steps. Requires ambulatory ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, physical strength to carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis, and agility to respond to situations. Maintain cardiovascular fitness in order to walk and run. Requires the ability to use near and far visual acuity to observe residence activity and read reports and written instructions. Requires the ability to use hearing for ordinary conversation and to hear other sounds in order to respond to normal and emergency situations.

Required Education and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a security or law enforcement setting