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Southern Oregon University

Campus Public Safety is accepting applications at this time.

                What does a CPS Student Agent do?

Duties:

  • Locking Buildings 25%
  • Vehicle/Foot Campus Property Observation Rounds 15%
  • Assisting the Campus Community 15%
    (Vehicle Assists, Public Assists, Unlocks, Special Events)
  • Parking Enforcement 45%

Tasks:

  • Safely operate department vehicles while being observant of activities happening on campus
  • Identify parking rules and regulation violations and issue citations
  • Lock and or check campus buildings
  • Assist in calls for service i.e. Vehicle jump starts, lock-outs, public assists
  • Communicate effectively by:
    • Giving directions
    • Answering questions about SOU
    • Create positive public relations

Interested?

Application Process

The Campus Public Safety Department would like to welcome you to our Student Agent application process. Please follow the directions exactly. Failure to follow the directions could result in your elimination from the hiring process.

  1. Complete and return the attached forms. Click on the blue link to download, print and fill out.
    1. Application
    2. Letter of understanding 
      There are notary services available on campus, contact Sergeant Gibson for more information.
  2. Submit a statement in your own handwriting explaining why you want this position.
  3. Submit proof of a valid driver's license. A front and back photocopy of your driver’s license is sufficient.

If you have any questions, please refer them to Sergeant Robert Gibson: gibsonr2@sou.edu or 541-552-6258. If Sergeant Gibson is not available, please leave a message and he will return your phone call as soon as possible.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the time of submitting application.
  2. Pass a background investigation.
  3. Maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours a term for a non-graduate student or maintain 9 credit hours a term for a graduate student. Summer is exempt from this requirement.
  4. Maintain a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 for classes taken.
  5. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and good driving record.
  6. Be able to perform all duties and job tasks.
  7. Be dependable, trustworthy, honest, and have a high moral code both on duty and off duty.
  8. Maintain a professional appearance at all times.
  9. Duty equipment and shirt will be provided.  Department approved shoes and pants are not provided.

DUTIES:

  1. Work at least 15 hours per week, while school is in session.
  2. Work varying shifts during the 24-hour day. During the hours 8am-6pm Monday – Thursday you will be primarily be enforcing parking.  During the hours 6pm-12am Monday – Saturday you will be working a blend of CPS and Parking.  Class schedules are taken into consideration when work shifts are scheduled.
  3. You will be expected to be able to work a minimum 2 hour shift between 8am-4pm or a full shift block between 6pm-12am.
  4. Work when asked to do so, for any unforeseen emergencies, or special events.
  5. Enforce parking regulations.
  6. Secure and unlock buildings and respond to any assist call you might receive.
  7. Must be able to work well with others. Will be working as part of a two-person team whenever possible.

JOB COMPENSATION:

  1. Pay will be State minimum wage with the option for merit/service based pay increases based on department criteria.