The Hotchkiss School

Location: LakevilleCT 06039 Document ID: AF170-00SU Posted on: 2021-04-2704/27/2021 Job Type: Regular

Job Schedule:Full-time
Minimum Education: Bachelors2021-05-27

Safety and Security


Department:        Safety and Security
FLSA:                   Non-Exempt
Schedule:            Per diem, up to 19 hours per week, all shifts available
Reports to:          Director of Campus Safety and Security
Travel:                 Rare
The School is eager to accept applications from individuals who are excited to support an inclusive and warm working and learning community for students and employees from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences. 

Past safety & security or law enforcement experience is preferred, but not required.  If you have positive customer service skills and are safety conscious, we are willing to provide you with training!   Individuals hired by June 1, 2021 will be eligible for a $250.00 Bonus after 90 days of employment if averaging at least 12 regular weekly hours.



The Campus Safety and Security Department the Safety operates as a team.  Along with other departments on campus, the Officer will assist the School in maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty, and residential families. Maintain a high degree of visibility on School property, serve as a deterrent to crime and enhance the feeling of personal security for students, staff, faculty, and residential families.  Assist law enforcement, EMS and Fire Department personnel with their response to the School. 


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. A friendly, positive, enthusiastic, and caring demeanor when working with internal and external customers.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Presents a professional appearance as required by Campus Safety and Security Department policy.
  • Comfortable utilizing technology, including but not limited to e-mail, card access, fire and door alarm system, word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to answer phones and dispatch calls for service in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Respond to any threat to the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff, and residential families.
  • Immediately respond to all emergency calls, including fire, medical calls, and burglar alarms. Answer all calls for assistance and service in a courteous, expeditious and professional manner.
  • Patrol School property with emphasis on problem areas, checking doors, gates, windows and all points of entry to School property to ensure that unauthorized persons have not gained entry to the premises undetected.
  • Provide crossing guard service.
  • Patrols include walking the campus and buildings.
  • Check all campus fire protection equipment on a regular basis.
  • Inspect all campus buildings on a regular basis to ensure compliance with state and local fire regulations.
  • Monitor campus property for safety hazards, reporting violations and instituting immediate corrective action if possible. Submit work orders for repairs when needed.
  • Maintain a complete log for each tour of duty - registering all activity, the exact time service was provided, and all unusual conditions when discovered.
  • Thoroughly investigate all incidents involving the safety and welfare of the students, faculty, and staff; report the results to the Director of Safety and Security both verbally and by incident reports.
  • Work assigned security details at School sponsored functions.
  • Willingness to cover all shifts as needed to ensure adequate coverage or to assist in an emergency.
  • Assist faculty and administration in enforcing all School safety rules and regulations.
  • Work in conjunction with local police, EMS, and fire officials.
  • Adhere to established School policies and guidelines and follow specific instructions
  • Immediately notify the Director of Safety and Security of all major incidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Valid and safe driver’s license required.
  • Experience in law enforcement, safety/security field preferred.
  • Possess a valid Ct. Security Guard license (preferred) or be able to obtain one within six months of employment.
  • A friendly, positive, enthusiastic, and caring demeanor when working with internal and external customers.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


  • Repetitive (keyboard) motion.
  • Often alone on patrol or at switchboard.
  • Patrols are on foot or in a vehicle, and sometimes in adverse weather conditions.
  • Extensive walking, stair climbing, standing and driving on and around campus.
  • May be required to handle hazardous material in work areas.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. safely occasionally. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. regularly.


The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This position description is subject to change at any time.


The Hotchkiss School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities.

The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all phases of the employment process (including recruitment, hiring, assignment, terms and conditions of employment, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline and termination).

In accordance with applicable law, the School does not discriminate against any individual based on age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.