Buildings & Ground Patrol Officer | University of Connecticut Job at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

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  • University of Connecticut
  • Storrs, CT

Job Description

Salary Range: $49,849.00-$62,916.00 Yearly. Individuals new to state service start at the minimum of the pay plan. Please note, effective June 28, 2024, the salary range is increasing to $51,096.00- $64,489.00.

Link to Buildings and Grounds Patrol Officer Job Specification:

INTRODUCTION

The State of Connecticut, UConn Library is seeking applications for a Buildings & Grounds Patrol Officer to join a dedicated team that serves and supports the UConn community in its use of Library facilities and services at the Storrs campus. The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Library Buildings & Grounds Officer is under the general direction and reports to the Head of Facilities & Security, the Buildings & Grounds Officer will enforce the facilities and environmental policies of the UConn Library as mandated by the Library Administration to maintain an environment that is conducive to an academic setting. The incumbent is responsible for being familiar with the University of Connecticut regulations and Connecticut State Laws to maintain a degree of safety in the Homer Babbidge Library.

This position is categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  The individual in this role must be willing to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that affect campus operations. Applicants must also be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends, holidays). The schedule for this position is listed below, with an hourly rate of $23.88, which is non-negotiable. Please note, that effective June 28, 2024, the hourly rate is increasing to $24.48.

Schedule (may be subject to change):

Academic Schedule: Mon. – Weds. 8:00PM-2:30AM, Sat. 9:30AM-4:00PM, Sun. 6:30PM-2:30AM (34 hrs./wk.)

Non-Academic Hours: Mon. – Weds. 3:30PM-9:30PM, Sat. 10:00AM-6:30PM, Sun. 11:00AM-6:30PM (34 hrs./wk.)

SELECTION PLAN

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications listed on the job opening and must specify your qualifications in your application. Applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional, work-related references along with their contact information. 

Applications will be evaluated to ensure that the Knowledge, Skill and Ability, Minimum Qualifications, and Special Requirement sections of the position have been met. Please also be sure to demonstrate how you meet any of the preferred qualifications that you may have. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted.

At any point in the recruitment process, applicants may be contacted via email and provided an opportunity to submit additional documentation that supports their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

Applicants must possess and retain a current motor vehicle license throughout employment with the University.

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR at workforce@uconn.edu .

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

  • Enforce regulations relating to control of state property.
  • Assist library patrons and the general public.
  • Guard entrances and exits to prevent trespass, vandalism, theft, and other violations.
  • Perform routine patrol of the library; check mechanical systems, monitor alarm systems, and report troubles to the appropriate departments.
  • Perform opening and closing procedures which may include Dodd Building, the Music and Dramatic Arts Library, and the Pharmacy Library. Checking mechanical systems, monitoring alarm systems, reporting troubles to the appropriate departments, and securing all interior and exterior doors.
  • Enforce library policies related to eating and drinking, smoking, disruptive behavior, and use of classrooms and library space as well as the University's student code of conduct.
  • Write accurate incident reports and maintain security logs.
  • May assist Police and Fire Departments in emergencies such as building evacuations, suspect searches, and medical emergencies.
  • Maintain the Library's lost and found.
  • Provide escorts for staff and student workers as needed.
  • Provide first aid when necessary.
  • Perform dispatching and record-keeping functions at a desk port.
  • Sign for and receive deliveries in the absence of the Mail Services Coordinator. 

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.   
  4. Works effectively in current University enterprise systems, office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and the University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse and inclusive working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY

Interpersonal skills; basic oral and written communication skills; ability to think and act quickly in an emergency with judgment and discretion.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Any experience or training that would provide the skills and abilities indicated above in the Knowledge, Skill, and Ability section.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Experience recording and checking inventory and securing property.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge working with building environmental systems including monitoring and reporting malfunctions.
  3. Demonstrated ability to use the Internet, current technology, and basic software as needed for the position.
  4. Demonstrated ability to support a diverse and inclusive population.
  5. Demonstrated ability to deliver reliable and service-oriented written and verbal communication and display strong interpersonal skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Appointment to positions within the Connecticut Marketing Authority will be in accordance with Section 22-63a(d) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to obtain and maintain a Standard First Aid Certificate and/or CPR certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class must have generally good health, be free from any disease or injury that would impair health or usefulness, and possess and retain sufficient physical strength, stamina, agility, endurance, and visual and auditory acuity required to perform all the duties of the class.
  2. Applicants are required to pass a physical examination.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be exposed to the risk of injury from equipment and extreme weather and/or environmental conditions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

The employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please apply online at , Staff Openings, search #498454. Although it is not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume , cover letter , and a list of three professional, work-related references along with their contact information. This job posting is anticipated to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 10, 2024.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at 

Information concerning the University's policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn's Job page at:   .

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee's unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

About University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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