Temporary Bread Loaf Watchperson

at Middlebury College in Ripton, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Patrols campus buildings, equipment, and facilities checking fire safety equipment, building security and building equipment. Serves as liaison between Bread Loaf campus and the Department of Public Safety.

This is considered a part time non benefits eligible non-exempt position. The starting salary range for the position is $18.00 – $22.05 per hour.


*Maintains radio and/or telephone contact with Department of Public Safety dispatch throughout the watch.

*Patrols campus buildings and grounds per prescribed route and check points.

*Monitors sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers for correct operating pressure and function.

*Reports damage to buildings, maintenance work required and safety violations to supervisor.

*Completes written reports summarizing nightly rounds.

*Locks and unlocks buildings.

*Assists Department of Public Safety staff as necessary.

*Notifies Department of Public Safety of emergency or hazardous situations/conditions.

Performs associated Facilities Services maintenance work as requested, including, but not limited to: snow removal, event set-up and cleanup, truck loading and unloading and trash/debris cleaning.

*Works cooperatively with others and accepts direction from supervisors.

*Performs all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Middlebury College and departmental policies and procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned to assist department in obtaining and maintaining its mission.


Education & Training

High school diploma preferred. On-the-job training as to procedures and policies.


Previous experience in security/watchman position helpful.


Knowledge of general operation of campus alarm systems and maintenance/machine areas helpful. General knowledge of mechanical systems such as circuit breaker panels, compressors, sprinkler systems, heating systems and door hardware.


Must have driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record. Good interpersonal and organizational skills.

Must interact appropriately with customers and College community. Ability to work flexible shifts, overtime and holidays.

Position requires long periods of walking, climbing stairs, standing, crouching and bending.

Must be able to lift 10-25 lbs. numerous times each day and up to 50 lbs. on occasion.

Must handle confidential matters with appropriate discretion and pass background check.


As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community.

Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:

+ MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).

+ Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Ski Touring Center

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Job Posting: JC229793517

Posted On: Dec 04, 2022

Updated On: Mar 25, 2023

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