Campus Safety Officer (Special Constable) TERM

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 12/12/22; 12/12/2022

TERM Assignment:

Carleton University also welcomes applications from continuing employees. If a Continuing employee is the successful candidate, this assignment will be considered a Term Assignment, and the successful candidate must obtain a leave of absence from their current and substantive position, where applicable. Permission for such leave must not be unreasonably withheld.

If you are an internal applicant, please make sure to update your current union status in your candidate profile each time you apply for a vacancy. Internal candidates will be given priority consideration at this time. Please note: Carleton University encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

About Campus Safety Services
Campus Safety Services is a department of the Finance and Administration Division of Carleton University.

We recognize our shared responsibility to maintain a safe campus while affording dignity and respect to every individual. Our objective is to improve the quality of life through a community partnership which promotes a safe and secure campus. To learn more about our department,
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About Carleton University

Carleton University is one of Canada's most resourceful and productive hubs of learning and research, fuelling a rich talent pipeline that is supporting social and economic renewal. The university's smart, caring and connected community inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world while challenging conventional modes of thinking and doing. Carleton is recognized annually as a top regional employer and is a recipient of the Canada Awards for Excellence, Healthy Workplace Order of Excellence, and Platinum Level Certification for Mental Health at Work. Situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and historic Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and G-7 organizations, providing opportunities for staff and faculty to make a positive impact in our community and around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Campus Safety Officers are security guards licensed under the Ontario Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005. Under the general supervision of the Shift Manager, and in support of the objectives of Campus Safety Services for Carleton University, the Campus Safety Officer is a member of a team of public safety specialists responsible for providing personal safety for members of the university community in a courteous, helpful and professional manner. This position provides a highly visual deterrent to campus crime while protecting the property and assets of the university.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Requires thorough knowledge and understanding of the Criminal Code of Canada and provincial statutes as well as the University policies
• Knowledge of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its application in the field of law enforcement
• Requires a thorough understanding of the authorities related to arrest, search and seizure
• Is expected to remain current in new and amended legislation that is pertinent to the position
• Requires an understanding and knowledge of the concepts and application of community-based policing model
• Able to interact and transfer information within a team environment as well as instruct when and where required in areas of expertise
• Excellent knowledge of conflict resolution and negotiation skills
• Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing - through security reports, complaint and witness statements, and in assisting and providing general information to the university community and visitors while demonstrating attention to detail
• Requires a high degree of tact and diplomacy dealing with the university community under a variety of difficult situations. This position requires the incumbent to provide general information to the community and in other situations when "instructions" may have to be given to violators of university regulations
• Able to deal with complex issues, quickly determine appropriate actions and respond in a composed, self-assured manner while dealing with highly stressful situations and persons in crisis
• Be self-motivated and work with limited direct supervision
• Show initiative performing daily duties and identifying and solving problems;
• Must demonstrate sensitivity toward the cultural diversity of the campus community
• Understand the principles of service excellence
• Must be able to operate a patrol vehicle safely and within standards, including maintaining a valid Canadian issued Driver’s License

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• Completion of High School Diploma. Completion of Post-Secondary Education or OPC may be preferred
• Must possess a valid security guard license as defined in the Ontario Private Security and Investigative Services Act, 2005
• Must possess a valid first aid certificate (Standard level) with CPR level C from WSIB recognized provider
• Minimum 2 years of fulltime experience working in law enforcement or security role or demonstrated experience providing support for individuals in a challenging and complex work environment that requires the ability to prioritize work, maintain composure under stress and asses life safety issues.

Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:

This position is required to work on campus. Exceptionally, since March 2020, many staff and faculty at Carleton University have been working from home in order to comply with public health requirements while continuing to provide services to support the operational functioning of the university. We are currently in the process of identifying positions that need to work on campus as part of our return to campus process. This position may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements or it may have been identified as one of the roles that are required to work on campus. If this position is required to work on campus, the successful candidate will be informed of the health and safety measures that are in place to ensure their safety on campus. If there is a requirement to work remotely (it is possible that there could be a requirement to work both remotely and on campus), the successful candidate will work with the manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. Please note that once public health requirements permit, Carleton University will resume normal on campus operations and at that point there will be a timely notification provided by the manager and the requirement to working full time physically onsite will resume. Therefore, we are looking for candidates currently in or looking to relocate to the Ottawa area.

Additionally, Carleton University is continuing to maintain a safe work environment and requires mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 as per Public Health recommendations under the Reopening Ontario Act. As Carleton University requires that staff be available to attend on-campus meetings and to work, as required, in person, the successful candidate will be required to comply with this policy and be fully vaccinated before commencing employment. Subject to permitted exemptions under the Ontario Human Rights Code, if you are the successful candidate, your offer of employment will be conditional upon you attesting that you are fully vaccinated with a course of vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada and submitting appropriate proof of vaccination.

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