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  • PSP or CPP Certification Preferred

    A job was posted for an employer near me. The Preferred Requirements:
    • PSP or CPP Certification preferred
    So, both PSP and CPP state, among other things:
    • Be employed full-time in a security-related role
    I am a part-timer right now. I am scheduled 16 hours per week. It seems like sort of a "Catch-22" to me. I would like to work full-time somewhere, but many places have the PSP/CPP Certification listed. I wonder if ASIS would ever consider that some people working less than full-time might like certification, but are NOT working full-time at the time of application for certification.

  • #2
    Just state you are full time. They don’t know, and with your long background, it only makes sense. 16 hours is full time when your retired.


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      • #4
        Yet another job posting near me that mentions "CPP Certification. "

        Maybe I will contact ASIS by telephone and see what they suggest.

        Maybe I could get my current employer to pay for it, too!

        Security Operations Manager
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        Twin Cities
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        Campus Operations
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        Required Qualifications:
        • Availability and willingness to work evenings and weekends to oversee nightly operation
        • Able to pass a background check
        • BA/BS plus at least four years of experience OR a combination of related education and work experience to equal at least eight years in law enforcement, security-related field, or management-related field

        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Experience working and supervising security in a higher education setting
        • CPP certification
        About the Job

        Description of Position
        The Security Operations Manager is the primary authority on University Security’s day-to-day operations. This position is responsible for direct management, oversight, discipline, development, and safety of University Security’s uniformed employees. This includes student Security Monitors, student Field Supervisors, and full-time Security Advisors. This position reports to the Director of University Security within the University of Minnesota, Department of Public Safety (DPS).
        Responsibilities / Essential Functions

        70% Operational Process Management and Oversight
        • Develop, disseminate, and maintain written work instructions that clearly define performance expectations and operational procedures for uniformed employees
        • Coordinate, oversee, and, at times, conduct on-the-job training for uniformed employees to ensure that all are properly prepared to succeed in their respective roles
        • Develop, maintain, and implement effective processes for identifying and resolving employee performance problems in keeping with applicable laws, policies, and bargaining unit agreements
        • Develop, maintain, and implement effective processes for managing University Security equipment in furtherance of employee effectiveness and safety, responsible use of University resources, and effective budget planning
        • Develop, maintain, and implement effective processes to ensure timely, relevant, and appropriate communications to all uniformed employees including nightly roll-call, email bulletins, and special alerts
        • Develop, maintain, and implement effective processes for tracking and reporting unit operational performance including number of service hours provided, escorts provided, patrols performed, and incidents responded to
        • Develop, maintain, and implement effective processes to ensure proper completion and storage of all operational documentation including shift reports, incident reports, and first reports of injury

        30% Coordination and Collaboration
        • Maintain regular contact with leadership from the Public Safety Emergency Communication Center (PSECC), the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), and University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) Patrol Unit to share relevant operational information, coordinate unit procedures and activities, and prioritize deployment of security resources in furtherance of a safe and secure campus.
        • Maintain regular contact with leadership from University Services HR to ensure that corrective action processes and practices are consistent with applicable laws, University policies, and bargaining unit agreements
        • Maintain regular contact with the University Security Workforce Specialist to ensure that the selection, training, and prior experience of uniformed employees is appropriate to support the unit’s operational effectiveness.

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        To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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        • #5
          CPP is not intended as a beginner’s certification. The certification is intended to day you have years of experience in all aspects of security management.