Public Safety Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
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Position Information

Job Posting Number S00911
Position Title Public Safety Officer
Department Public Safety Office-1020
Job Category Staff Posting
Position Type Full-Time
Position Details
Public Safety, in partnership with the University community, supports the mission of Wesleyan University by providing a wide range of services and assistance to members of the Wesleyan and surrounding communities.  Public Safety is a 24/7/365 operation that is vital for the safety and continued functioning of the community.  
Reporting to the shift supervisor, the Public Safety Officer is responsible for the preservation of peace, protection of life and property, prevention of crime and proper enforcement of the rules and regulations established by the University.
Responsibilities include:
  • Enforcing Wesleyan rules and regulations, particularly the Code of Nonacademic Conduct 
  • Protecting the scene of a crime or accident
  • Conducting thorough preliminary investigations of crimes or accidents and obtaining necessary internal or external support services
  • Providing immediate aid in the event of accident or sudden illness
  • Checking the security of university buildings and property
  • Maintaining fire protection/safety
  • Providing a variety of special security services
  • Patrolling campus on foot, by motor vehicle and bicycle
  • Providing back up to central communications dispatch team as assigned
  • Transporting to local health care facilities as required
  • Perform other similar and related duties as assigned.

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position in the public safety bargaining unit. *Probationary period for this position is 12 months. Typical shift is 2nd shift (3:30-11:00) with a rotating day off. Schedule subject to change.   
Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma or equiv and at least one year experience in public safety, security, milatry or a relevant field.  
Demonstrated ability to show initiative, provide leadership, handle difficult situations independently and follow detailed policies and procedures.
Effective communication skills
Ability to walk, run, and lift upto 50 pounds with or without accomodation
Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds.  
Must have (or be able to obtain prior to hire) and maintain a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record
Must be able to obtain and maintain Connecticut Security Officer certification 
Preferred Qualifications
State of Connecticut Security Officer certification 
Previous campus security experience at a college or university.
Assoc. degree or 60 College credits
Prior security experience
Management Competencies Not Applicable
Competencies Action oriented, Customer focus, Decision quality/ judgment, Flexible/receptive to change, Functional/technical skills, Integrity and trust, Listening skills, Oral communications, Patience, Personal accountability, Problem solving, Respects diversity, Results-oriented, Teamwork/collaboration, Time management, Work environment & safety, Written communications
Special Instructions to Applicants
 Application close date is August 12, 2021
Additional Information
Must submit to and pass criminal background check, background investigation, driving record check, pre-employment physical, drug screening and psychological evaluation.
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