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POSITION:  Campus Police/Safety Assistant (Non-Exempt) *Applicant Pool


DEPARTMENT:  Campus Police

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Chief of Police

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt


LOCATION:  HSU Campus, Abilene, TX

TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The primary job of a Campus Police/Safety Assistant is to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the University community through alert and thorough preventative patrol.  In addition, they must be equally concerned with the courteous delivery of a wide variety of services consistent with the needs of students, faculty, staff and general public. To effectively accomplish these purposes, all officers must have a clear understanding of their powers, duties, responsibilities, and limitations, and conduct themselves at all times with courtesy and an attitude of service. The safety officers are subject to the direction of the Police Sergeant, and the Chief of Police.  All officers will maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with any person on campus.  They will complete necessary initial investigations and other reports as needed.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.

Notify the HSU Police Officer on duty/call or the Abilene Police Department when issues related to the protection of life and property are called in or observed. May occasionally direct and control traffic on university property. Notify HSU police or Abilene Police Department to prevent crime or disturbance of peace and make log entries of such events. 

Campus Police/Safety Assistant may also be responsible for the following duties:

Patrols assigned areas on foot, or in a university provided vehicle.  Lock and unlock buildings as required by a provided schedule.  Discover crimes, notify to officer on duty of those crimes, maintain order, and answer calls and complaints.

Familiarizes themselves with beat and with persons living in area.

Initial interviews and questions victims, witnesses, and suspects to ascertain if the police should be notified.

Locates and preserves evidence.

Performs first aid and provides other assistance to accident and other victims.

Directs and controls traffic.

Issues written citations for traffic and other minor violations.

Attends community meetings to discuss crime prevention activities and crime problems.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities, except oversight of student workers. 

COMPETENCIES:  This is your opportunity to demonstrate how your education and/or experience in your current or previous job relates to each function of this position. 

Interview decisions are partially based on this information.

On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area. 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Team Leadership - Fosters team cooperation; defines team roles and responsibilities; supports group problem solving; ensures progress toward goals; acknowledges team accomplishments.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of various software programs in Microsoft Office, navigating the internet, use of social media platforms, library automation software, and library electronic databases and serials.


High School Diploma or GED required. Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Collaborative, effective, team leader with a strong commitment to working in collaboration with a diverse population of direct reports, senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni required. 

Must be enthusiastic about working in a team-oriented environment.  

Must have excellent interpersonal (Emotional Intelligence) and communication skills; (ability to clearly express ideas and concepts orally and in writing) as demonstrated in the written competencies required for this position.

Demonstrated ability to benchmark and use data to inform the development of best practices.

Must be able to discuss demonstrated ability during interview process.

Strong commitment to the values of diversity and human compassion required.

Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and autonomous required. This will be validated through the annual review process each year.

Demonstrated understanding of changing student needs and ability to articulate these needs to the University community preferred.

Experience engaging student crisis and at-risk student needs preferred.


None are required for this position at this time.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Occasionally will be required to stand; stoop and/or kneel.

Frequently will be required to stand for prolonged periods of time.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 - 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

Ability to defend themselves or others if the need arises.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Full-Time positions require a 40-hour night (12AM – 8AM, Mon – Fri) shift work week is required plus 8AM – 8PM on weekends.

On-call duty is required when a response is necessary.

Non-Exempt/Hourly employees who work beyond 40 hours during a single work week will be compensated at time and a half, per FLSA guidelines.
Infrequent travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training workshops.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy.

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.