Multiple positions available. Applications accepted on an ongoing basis. Interviews conducted and persons hired, as needed.
The unit operates 7 days per week and shifts can be available on any day of the week.
UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinationsarerequired for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.
Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.
INITIAL REVIEW DATE (IRD)
UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.
The IRD for this job is: 04-26-2023
ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ
UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.
Risk and Safety Services (RSS) serves the campus by leading and coordinating multidisciplinary services to sustain a safe and healthy campus through managing risk, preventing injury and loss, and coordinating access, emergency response, and recovery. Performing these critical functions requires a broad spectrum of business and financial support to all RSS units that successfully manage a combined budget of over $28 million with over 250 employees.
Risk and Safety Services units include the following operations:
AVC Risk & Safety Services Administrative Office
Environmental Health and Safety
Transportation and Parking Services
University Police and Public Safety
Office of Emergency Services (OES)
Campus Safety Ambassadors protect and guard University property; maintain order among public and the UCSC community; monitor and control entry to restricted areas; inspect areas to prevent fires, accidents and other hazards; direct visitors and answer questions concerning building and/or exhibit layouts; and perform other related duties as required.
Under the general supervision of the Campus Security Manager and/or TAPS Parking Enforcement Manager, the Campus Safety Ambassador is responsible for ensuring community safety and security at their assigned locations. Locations include: Main Campus, Coastal Science Center, West Research Park, Lick Observatory, and Silicon Valley Extension. The Campus Safety Ambassador is also responsible for the safety and security of all residents, employees, families, and campus visitors during their assigned shifts. The Campus Safety Ambassador works closely with campus and non-campus emergency response personnel (University Campus Police Department, Santa Cruz Police Department, and Santa Cruz Fire Department).
Budgeted Salary: $25.07/hour Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation rate for this role and should not offer a salary above the posted rate. The salary shown above is the rate the University reasonably expects to pay.
No. of Positions: 5
Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits
Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
Days of the Week: All days of the week. To be discussed during the interview.
Shift Includes: Day, Evening, Night, Weekends
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus
Union Representation: SX Union
Job Code Classification: 005327 (SCRTY GUARD)
Travel: Never or Rarely
Protect and guard University property and make inspection rounds on foot and in a vehicle in assigned areas to prevent hazards such as fire, theft, accidents and trespass and guard against security violations, infractions and other irregularities; check doors, windows and locks to ensure they are properly secured during daily rounds; check for damage, and report to UCSC Police and /or the appropriate authority as necessary. Assigned areas include: Main Campus, Coastal Science Center, West Research Park, Lick Observatory, and Silicon Valley Extension.
Patrol Designated areas and radio or phone UCSC Dispatch to advise of suspicious or criminal activity, or life-threatening circumstances.
Ensure the assigned property is secure and notify law enforcement of suspicious activity.
Serve as a communication link between the campus and University Police.
Provide safety and security to the UCSC community including students, staff, faculty and visitors by deterring crime.
Complete all logs, as required, for each shift worked.
Monitor and respond to emails daily.
Prepare incident reports for immediate supervisor.
Participate in regular drills and practice sessions for fire, earthquake evacuation , first aid, CPR, AED and other emergency situations.
Maintain familiarity with all posted notices or other official communications regarding security issues or problems for assigned areas. Assigned areas include: Main Campus, Coastal Science Center, West Research Park, Lick Observatory, and Silicon Valley Extension.
Monitor building alarm systems (fire, safety, temperature, etc.) and notify the appropriate fire, police, building or specified client authorities in the event of alarm activations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skilled in interacting diplomatically with the public in a high-volume, continuous public contact setting. Skilled in speaking and interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds to exchange information. Ability to deal professionally with the public.
Ability to learn, understand and apply working knowledge of UCSC's Police Department organizational structure.
Working knowledge of radio codes and language in order to use and understand the police radio.
Ability to assess a problematic or emergency situation and plan/execute an appropriate solution in a quick manner. Ability to hear and see to identify life-threatening or criminal circumstances and communicate that information over a two-way police radio. Skilled in recognizing an emergency situation and taking appropriate action.
Skilled in using available resources in order to solve problems. Ability to independently resolve issues working within a set of policies and procedures.
Ability to clearly and concisely express ideas using appropriate English vocabulary and grammar in writing. Ability to relay information, in writing, in a professional manner, in order to write reports or relay information to the public or to the organization and its representatives.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with individuals at all levels of employment.
Ability to maintain equanimity in the face of resistance, indifference or hostility.
Ability to think through the consequences of a decision prior to making it.
Ability to attend to detail and follow through in all assigned duties and tasks to completion in a prescribed period of time. Skilled in working independently and following through on assignments and duties with minimal direction.
Demonstrated ability to learn detailed knowledge of various campus locations in order to expedite calls and be an effective information source.
General knowledge of First Aid, CPR, and AED.
Demonstrated ability to proficiently use computers with Microsoft Software.
1-3 years of experience in the security field.
Current CPR certification.
Basic First Aid certification.
Guard Card certification.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the state of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program.
Ability to perform essential physical job functions.
Ability to walk multiple nightly rounds on uneven surfaces and repeatedly climb stairs.
Ability to work long periods of time in wilderness conditions and to travel to remote areas.
Ability to perform work in a rugged physical environment and inclement weather with challenging infrastructure requirements.
Ability to work in conditions of variable temperature/weather with possible exposure to strong, unpleasant odors, high levels of noise and vibrations, and exposure to dust and allergens.
Ability to conduct outdoor site visits, including use of required personal protective equipment, as required to conduct investigations, inspections, or view work in place.
Ability to sustain exposure to dusty, noisy environments and inclement weather as necessary to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities.
Ability to safely perform the physical requirements necessary in storing and moving materials. The ability to lift light to moderate objects up to 40 lbs., with or without accommodation.
Will be required to work all scheduled hours on-site.
Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
Ability to occasionally work overtime with little or no advance notice.
Ability to work overtime including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays to meet operational needs, and work an alternate work schedule shift as required.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Ability to travel within a defined regional or service area.
Ability to maintain appearance and conduct suitable for working in a professional setting.
Will be required to wear a University provided uniform.
Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.
Clery Act: This position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); required to report crimes, incidents, and disciplinary referral statistics as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092(f)).
The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.
All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
HOW TO APPLY
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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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