Public Safety Officer
The University of St. Thomas, Department of Public Safety, one of the regionally recognized leaders in college and university campus public safety, is seeking highly qualified candidates for full-time Public Safety Officer roles.
Public Safety plays a major role in protecting the St. Thomas community, and has a proven history of educating, training and enhancing the job skills necessary for professional career advancement in policing and the private security industries. Full time employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission applicable toward bachelor's degrees including sociology or criminal justice/law enforcement and master's degrees including police leadership following one year of full time employment.
Responsibilities include protect life, safeguard property and maintain peace and order at two urban campus locations through enforcement of local, state and federal laws as well as university rules and regulations; proactively patrol a residential community of nearly 2,500 people; prevent crime; respond to emergency situations; work closely with local police and emergency service personnel; establish and foster community relationships; conduct preliminary investigations involving criminal or suspicious activity; prepare, write and file reports.
This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.Qualifications:
Required qualifications: High School education or the equivalent and two years of relevant public safety experience. Any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted. Must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass the self-defense and training programs within the first six months of training as a condition of employment. An extensive employment and criminal background check and pre-employment physical will be required as a part of the hiring process. Full disclosure of all felony and/or misdemeanor violations is required after an offer has been made.
Preferred qualifications include: College coursework/degree in a related or associated field. Special attention will be given to applicants with campus public safety experience or those who are licensed or eligible to be licensed as a peace officer and are interested in furthering their career in law enforcement.
Knowledge of: Procedures for effective security; codes and regulations related to the work; law enforcement procedures and terminology; understanding of law enforcement and legal issues that impact campus public safety officer duties basic computer applications related to the work; business arithmetic; basic office practices and procedures; safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work; techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.
Skill in: Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations; making sound decisions in emergency situations; performing basic office support work; maintaining accurate records of work performed; understanding and following oral and written directions; excellent verbal and written communication skills; using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person, often where relations may be confrontational or strained.
Ability to work in and move about an office setting; ability to use a computer and other office equipment; ability to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit various university locations; ability to read printed materials; stamina to perform sustained physical labor, including standing, walking, climbing and working in confined or awkward spaces; strength to effectively subdue and/or remove persons in difficult or emergency situations; and ability to communicate in person and over the telephone. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.
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Special Instructions to Candidates:
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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