Security Officer

Deerfield Academy seeks a Full-time Security Officer to join our team. The primary shift is 5 days per week, 12:00 am – 8:00 am.  The position requires weekend work and possible varied shifts.

Reporting to the Director of Safety & Security, Deerfield Academy’s Security Officers work with all campus departments to provide a safe environment in which to learn, work, and visit.

Primary responsibilities include developing relationships with employees to promote positive communications and team building; managing traffic and human control on a daily basis and for academy events; training students and employees on Emergency Procedures; utilizing emergency notification systems such as RAVE and Visiplex alert systems; S2 card access program use; responding to all emergency calls, threats to the safety and security of students and/or employees, including fire and security alarms; completing Incident Reports according to standard departmental protocols; patrolling Academy property regularly throughout shifts; checking doors, gates, windows and all points of entry; inspecting all campus buildings on a regular basis to ensure compliance with state and local fire regulations and monitoring campus security and fire alarms.

The successful candidate will have completed 12th grade or the equivalent; have 1-3 years’ work experience in a position of responsibility, ability to deal with adults, adolescents and children in a pleasant, cooperative manner, good verbal and written communication skills, mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under stressful situations, ability to function in a fast-paced environment, ability to visually operate a computer, and to make general observations of facilities or structures, demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community; and ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information. First Responder, CPR, and AED certified, or ability to become certified, and valid Driver’s License required,

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Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.