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Brandi Herman, Admissions RepresentativeBrandi Herman

Admissions Representative
Cowley College

 

"Every day I have the privilege of welcoming students to the Cowley College family. I enjoy working with students and being part of their transformative collegiate experience."

How To Apply

To apply for a staff position: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice

Public Safety Officer

Location: Arkansas City main campus

Status: Full Time

Shift: First Shift

 

Job Summary:

Cowley College Public Safety Officer promotes lawful behavior and protects the welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors as a uniformed public safety presence on campus. This position performs foot and vehicle patrols and surveillance monitoring at Cowley College campuses, centers, and events/activities to monitor human behavior, buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order, and enforce regulations. Additionally, this position is responsible for the physical safety of all campus buildings, and parking facilities, which includes patrolling and using surveillance systems to report suspicious behavior; and locking and unlocking doors. In emergency situation, the Public Safety Officer is responsible for responding to the situation to provide first aid (if needed), and notifying additional law enforcement and/or emergency personnel, as deemed necessary. Other duties include monitoring and responding to alarm systems, and serving as crowd control at special events and activities hosted by the college.

 

Position Duties:

  • Guard the security of the students, faculty, staff and campus visitors who are present in the school or College campus and the off-campus areas.
  • Patrol all College assigned areas on foot, in assigned motor vehicle, or other specialized vehicle to ensure personal, building, and equipment security.
  • Examine doors, windows, and gates to ensure security; use College keys to open and close buildings; monitor closed building for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  • Comply and enforce all college policies and procedures, as well as Federal, State, County and City laws and regulations including OSHA, CLERY, and VAWA, and others.
  • Provide escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty, as necessary.
  • Provide other public assistance, such as lockout services, motor vehicle jump-starts, and routine information.
  • Watch for and report irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; and contact emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required.
  • Be on alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or security code violators; approach suspicious persons and/or notify police, as appropriate.
  • Send emergency communication announcements and instructions via intercom, text, email, etc.
  • Document violations of college policy and other events by producing effectively written incident reports.
  • Report, document, and investigate incidents, i.e. auto accidents, personal injuries, theft, and miscellaneous reports.
  • Submit daily report s for review and approval.
  • Accept and record recovered lost or found property.
  • Provide information and direction to visitors, students, and staff.
  • Maintain a helpful and caring attitude while interacting with students, public, and staff.
  • Know disaster/emergency procedures and implement as necessary.
  • Maintain confidentiality on all records, reports, and incidents that are investigated by the security department, as well as any other record and/or information that is accessible to the security department.
  • Assist with parking control and monitoring of large groups, special events, and athletic events.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned, and assist the Director of Security and Public Safety.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:


Human Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, and customer service orientation; possess attitude of genuinely caring for well-being of others; excellent human relations skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently.
  •  Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Good communications skills, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous responsibilities, often times in stressful situations
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline and pressures
  • Ability to handle conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.

Physical Skills:

  • Ability to successfully conduct security patrols without direct supervision.
  • Ability to complete routine paperwork.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to safely operate a Taser.
  • Working knowledge of department radio, telephone, computer functions and abilities.

Other Skills and Knowledge:

  • Understanding of and commitment to Academic Quality Improvement Program.
  • Knowledge of public security codes, policies, and regulations.

 

Required Education/Training Background:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or related degree, preferred.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid certification or must be able to obtain and maintain such certifications.
  • Taser Certification or must be able to obtain and maintain a Taser Certification.

 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of security and/or public safety experience.  Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience.  
  • Law enforcement certification, preferred.
  • Current valid driver’s license with favorable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must have current MMPI Psychological Evaluation (within most recent 24 months).

 

Other Special Requirements:
This position is in a 24/7 environment. Ability to work flexible hours including rotating shifts will be required. Employees will be expected to work holidays, nights and/or weekends to meet staffing requirements. Employees may be required to work hours outside normally scheduled hours when it is determined to best meet the needs of the College.  

Supervisory Requirements: None.

 

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus and centers; ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for extended periods of time.

 

Work Environment:
Work performed in an office environment, in a motor vehicle, outside in a variety of environmental situations. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

 

Cowley County Community College and Area Vocational-Technical School is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation or other legally protected category. (Notice of Non-Discrimination found at http://www.cowley.edu/about/legal.html) 

 

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. This position will remain open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

 

 

Custodian (Full Time)

Location: Arkansas City main campus

Status: 2nd Shift

Pay: $10.00 plus $.25 shift differential

Working Hours: Full-time: M – F (4:00 pm – 1:00 am)

 

Job Summary:

The Custodian is responsible for the safety and cleanliness of assigned buildings. The custodian will assist groundskeepers, as needed and directed by the custodial supervisor.

 

Position Duties:

  • Clean assigned offices, classrooms, restrooms and lobby areas using the proper custodial cleaning methods for sanitizing, mopping, sweeping, dusting, etc.
    • Classrooms: vacuum, clean tabletops, clean whiteboards, straighten chairs and tables, empty trash
    • Offices: Clean all surfaces without personal items (no desktops), vacuum, empty trash, dust, clean windows/doors.
    • Lobbies: sweep, mop, vacuum, dust public computers, clean tabletops, clean windows/doors.
    • Restrooms:
      • Daily: Clean toilets, sinks, mirrors and urinals. Sweep and mop. Empty trash. Change trash bags. Wipe off trash bins. Check supplies of toilet paper, paper towels, soap and hand sanitizers.
      • At least every 6 months: Deep Cleaning
  • Clean exterior doors and office doors, daily.
  • Dust surfaces daily, including: office furniture, window ledges, shelves (without personal items), filing cabinets, vents, wood treatment.
  • Clean light covers, as needed.
  • Scrub and/or strip and wax floors, as needed.
  • Spot shampoo or extract carpets, as needed.  Note any carpet stains that cannot be immediately removed, and follow-up.
  • Buff floors, completed on a floor rotation schedule.
  • Cover facility requests, including (but not limited to):
    • Event set-up
    • Clean-up after completion of event
    • As needed, communications with event requestor to assure event details are known and followed
    • Maintain event list and information for designated area
  • Report any building damage utilizing work request system.
  • Assist in loading and unloading supplies and equipment delivered to the College.  Deliver supplies and packages to appropriate departments/employees.
  • Maintain nightly supply needs.
  • Maintain interior walkways.
  • Assist with de-icing and snow removal procedures for exterior walkways.
  • Secure designated buildings and classrooms.
  • Maintain all tools and equipment.
  • Be alert to storm warnings and assist with the safety and evacuation procedures in all buildings when threatening weather conditions exist; know and be able to implement necessary procedures for evacuation of building/area in the case of fire.
  • Replace light bulbs and fluorescent tubes (except in scenarios that require special equipment or ladders)
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures.
  • Assist groundskeepers, when needed.
  • Assist the Custodial Supervisor by performing other duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of standard custodial cleaning procedures.
  • Ability to maintain the required standard of cleanliness.
  • Excellent work ethics.
  • Ability to use or learn to use a computer.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work under the constant pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Ability to work and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Good communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Understanding of and commitment to AQIP.

 

Required Education Background:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Custodial seminars or workshops, preferred.

 

Required Experience:

  • Experience in custodial procedures

 
Physical Requirements:
Ability to stand for extended periods of time; be able to work for long periods of time while standing and walking; ability to move freely around campus and other location; mental capacity to make decisions and follow through with directions; ability to follow safety and security practices; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach, and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to operate a motor vehicle; and ability to operate multiple types of custodian equipment (including, but not limited to: vacuum, vacuum back-pack, floor buffer, carpet cleaner).

 

Cowley College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Cowley College is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law. 

 

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. This position will remain open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

 

 

Public Safety Officer-Reserve — Part-Time Opportunity

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Cowley College is seeking a reserve Public Safety Officer.  Reserves are needed to ‘fill in’ during required shifts.  This is a part-time position. 

 

The Public Safety Officer promotes lawful behavior and protects the welfare of students, faculty, staff, and visitors as a uniformed presence on campus.  This position performs foot and vehicle patrols of the College campus and outreach centers to monitor behavior, secure buildings and property, investigate disturbances, maintain order during events and enforce regulations.  In addition, this position monitors the physical safety of campus and center buildings by locking and unlocking doors, patrolling and monitoring using surveillance systems, and reporting suspicious behavior.  During emergency situations, the officer responds to the scene, provides first aid, and alerts additional police or emergency personnel as appropriate. Other duties may include monitoring alarm systems and responding to alerts and serving as crowd control at special events.

 

Required Education/Training Background:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related degree, preferred.
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid certification.
  • Taser Certification.

 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of security and/or public safety experience.  Law enforcement certification, preferred.
  • Current valid driver’s license with favorable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must be able to complete MMPI Psychological Evaluation on file (within most recent 24 months).

 

Schedule

  • Reserve position requires flexible schedule
  • Day and evening work hours
  • Weekend shifts

 

This position will remain open until filled. EOE

 

To apply for this opportunity: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume and staff application to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. This position will remain open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer. Voluntary EEOC form - Non-discrimination notice.

 

 

Substitute Bus Driver

Location: Arkansas City Main Campus

Cowley College is seeking substitute bus drivers to assist driving College athletic teams and organizations to events, games and tournaments during active seasons. Weekend, overnight, day-long, and holiday trips may be needed. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have a valid CDL license with required endorsements (minimum B, passenger, air brakes), and exemplary driving record. Must pass DOT physical. CPR certification, basic mechanical knowledge and a minimum of one year bus, or comparable vehicle driving experience, preferred.

 

 

 

 

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