Public Safety Officer - Protective Services - OFMD

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Medical Lake, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Scheduled Hours

Position Summary
The Washington University School of Medicine Operations & Facilities Management Department provides a range of services for the medical campus in a customer-focused, efficient, and sustainable manner. Operations & Facilities Management maintains 61 university buildings and provides operational, planning, and construction services to over 8.3 million gross square feet of space. We will open three new facilities between 2023 and 2025 with over 1.5M BGSF. In addition, the School of Medicine continues expanding its reach on and off campus in teaching, clinical care, and research. Our team plays a vital and important role in delivering care, research, and services.
Assists with enforcement of university policy/procedures. Patrols facilities and campus. Reports situations to the communications center. Receives calls for service from the communications center. Provides a variety of logistical and administrative tasks as needed to support the daily missions of the department.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides internal/external patrol for university properties reporting safety or security issues to Dispatch.
  • Receives/compiles information for incident reports on minor, non-criminal incidents.
  • Responds to situations and assists response personnel. Assists in investigations. Provides events support with block-offs, traffic direction, and pedestrian safety. 
  • Conducts building checks, including checking access control devices and door locks and looking for any possible safety or security issues. Reports any discrepancies to Dispatch. Conducts escort van operations and outdoor safety checks. Provides support to the Emergency Management for fire drills and assists with the fire extinguisher and AED checks.
  • Locks/unlocks doors to permit entry at appropriate times. Provides mail and package delivery daily for the department. Performs other administrative duties as directed. 
  • Takes possession of the found property, attempts to locate owner, and secures said property according to established policy.
  • Provides backup and relief in the Communications Center as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to qualify for and maintain a Metropolitan Security License and a Missouri Class E driver’s license or Illinois equivalent.  
  • Prefer college courses and training in criminal justice or related fields.
  • Experience in law enforcement, military, or related fields. 

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent high school certification.


Salary Range
$15.76 - $22.55 / Hourly

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


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Benefits Statement
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