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Public Safety Officer
San Diego, CA
Posted May 06, 2013 by University of San Diego
Category: Campus Safety and Police


Public Safety Officer
Department: Public Safety
Job IRC #10686

Job Description:

Provides a wide range of services to the University community including crime prevention, crime control, parking control and furnishing aid and information to the campus community and visitors. Duties include responding to 911 emergency-style calls, investigating alarms, responding to crimes in progress and scenes of past crimes or incidents. Performs duties in cooperation with the San Diego Police Department and local fire and medical services to minimize harm to victims, witnesses to crimes, and those responding or involved in emergency situations. Routine duties include responding to non-emergency calls for service, providing information, collaborating with student organizations, staff, faculty, and students residing in campus housing to reduce crime and fear, as well as, investigating and preparing written reports on crime, accidents, and injuries. Operates under the general supervision of the Patrol Lieutenant. Provides immediate supervision of student workers. May serve as shift supervisor in the absence of the Sergeant or Corporal.

Responsibilities include:

• Ability to assume responsibility, to think clearly, and use sound judgment.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to communication effectively on the telephone, in person, and in writing.
• Possesses strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
• Ability to work with diverse personalities and groups.
• Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective work relationships with University personnel, students, vendors, visitors and various agencies.
• Possesses skills to organize and prioritize work, as well as, manage time effectively with the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions.
• Possesses knowledge of the State of California’s laws, rules, and regulations.
• Ability to comply with all departmental uniform and equipment standards and knowledge in the use/care of all firearms/equipment issued by USD’s Department of Public Safety.
• Possess skill in the use of specific equipment and tools as identified under Tools and Equipment Used.

• Provide motor vehicle, foot and bicycle patrol of campus roadways, walkways, parking lots, grounds, University buildings, and residential areas.
• Provide for the protection of life and property. Observe safety hazards and report them to the proper persons for correction.
• Make recommendations, when appropriate, which reduce or eliminate conditions that lend themselves to unsafe conditions or expose the University and personal property to theft and damage.
• Conduct investigations of reported crimes and the incidents occurring within the jurisdictional boundaries of the University and submit reports regarding those investigations.
• Work in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies to make arrests of persons suspected of committing crimes or other unlawful acts.
• Prepare cases for prosecution and when necessary testify in court.
• Handle transfers of large sums of money and or provide escort of University employees transferring large sums of money to alternate campus locations.
• Respond to requests for emergency and routine medical assistance as required.
• Determine medical needs administer first aid as necessary, and summon additional medical assistance as required.
• Give directions and provide assistance to students, staff, faculty and visitors as requested and when appropriate.
• Respond to and give service to all members of the campus community and campus visitors.
• Operate dispatch and alarm monitoring systems when required.
• Enforce parking regulations in all areas of University property as required.
• Perform other duties and functions as appropriate to the job classification.


• High school diploma or equivalent GED.
• Must be 21 years of age.
• Ability to work with varying levels of supervision.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure while maintaining a professional stance and remaining calm in emergency and/or tense situations.
• Ability to communicate in a helpful, effective and professional manner in person, by telephone and by two-way radio.
• Ability and knowledge in the use/care of all firearms/equipment issued by USD’s Department of Public Safety.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a diverse population including faculty, staff, students and visitors.
• Have a valid California driver’s license.
• Have a valid CPR and First Aid cards (in some special circumstances training and certification can be completed after start date).
• Have guard registration and firearm permits issued by the State of California (in some special circumstances training and certification can be completed after start date).
• Prefer 832 class or P.O.S.T. certification, or ability to qualify under these provisions.
• Must have full range of hearing, as duties involve listening to phone and radio transmissions, and for audible fire and intrusion alarms.
• Eyesight must be correctable to 20/30 with normal color vision.
• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills in Spanish highly desirable.

Special Conditions of Employment:
Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, evenings, and holidays; available for on-call assignments and overtime. Must undergo a background investigation, including medical and psychological screenings as well as fingerprinting.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Firearm, baton, 2-way radio, ballistic vest, chemical agents, patrol vehicle, bicycle, computer, telephone and other related safety or law enforcement equipment.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, including medical and psychological screenings as well as fingerprinting.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.   

Salary: $21.61 per hour; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

Hours: 40 hours per week

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, you are strongly recommended to upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact Amy Gregory at 619-260-2725, Leah Mikulsky at 619-260-2770, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu




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