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University Safety Aide - Student Traffic Controller - Interns

Standards for Employment

Job Description: Student employees work 10 to 20 hours per week. They are NAU student workers employed by the Police Department to augment our Patrol Division. University Safety Aides are responsible for reporting suspicious activity and hazardous conditions, checking buildings for door and window violations, and assisting police officers in non-enforcement activities (i.e., traffic point control). One of their more important duties is to provide safety escorts to any destination within the university campus. Student Traffic Controllers assist with day time campus traffic.

STANDARDS FOR EMPLOYMENT

1. Must be a full-time NAU student with a minimum of 2 semesters remaining (except Interns).
2. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
3. Must be able to work 10-20 hours a week. (Interns traditionally work 10 hours per week.)
4. University Safety Aides must be able to work at least one weekend per week (i.e.- Thursday, Friday, or Saturday). Student Traffic Controllers and Interns work around their school schedule.
5. Must be able to perform the duties and job functions of the position.
6. Must possess a high degree of personal integrity and ethics.
7. Shall not have been convicted of a felony, or any offense that would be considered a felony if committed in Arizona, or exhibit a pattern of behavior that reflects a disregard for rules, regulations, or laws.
8. Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
9. Shall not have illegally sold, produced, cultivated, or transported marijuana, dangerous drugs or narcotics for sale.
10. Shall not have illegally used dangerous drugs or narcotics (other than marijuana) for any purpose within the past 24 months.
11. If under 21 years of age, shall not exhibit a pattern of behavior that reflects a disregard for rules, regulations, laws, or substance abuse (alcohol/drugs).
12. Shall not have been convicted of, or adjudged, to have violated traffic regulations governing movement of vehicles with such a frequency so as to indicate disrespect for traffic laws and a disregard for the safety of other persons on any roadway.
13. An educational deferral/referral for any issue will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Qualifications: The selection process consists of an oral board interview followed by a background check, and 3 month field training process which includes written and oral exams.

For more information contact the Police Department at 928-523-3611 or email: PDSafetyAides@nau.edu.

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Campus Safety Aids

The Northern Arizona University Police Department is committed to providing the safety and security of the students, parents, faculty, employees and guests who live, work and visit our campus. The University Safety Aide program is an integral part of our efforts.

University Safety Aides (USAs) are NAU student workers employed by the Police Department to augment our Patrol Division. While they do not perform the same duties as police officers, they do serve as extra eyes and ears for our department. The gray shirts or black jackets that they wear readily identify the USAs.

Campus Safety Aids

The USAs work in teams of two or three to patrol the University campus. They can be found on foot, bicycles, or in unmarked vehicles. Two-way radios keep them in contact with a police dispatcher and police officers on patrol. They are responsible for reporting suspicious activity and hazardous conditions, checking buildings for door and window violations, and assisting police officers in non-enforcement activities (i.e., traffic point control). One of their more important duties is to provide safety escorts to any destination within the university campus.

In order to become a USA a person must be 18 years of age and a full time student with a minimum of two remaining semesters. All USAs must successfully complete an intensive training program.

If you are interested in becoming a USA or if you need an escort, please call 523-3611 and ask to speak to a USA Student Supervisor or email:PDSafetyAides@nau.edu.

 


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NAU Police Department
PO Box 5602
Building 98A
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

Phone: (928) 523-3611
Emergency: 911 or
523-3000


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