Campus Public Safety Officer, Part Time

Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA  in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish.  Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: CPSOP
  • Job Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 4:00pm-12:00am
  • Schedule: Saturday & Sunday
  • Position Location: Longmeadow

Job Summary:

The Campus Public Safety Officer is responsible for periodic patrols of the campus and outlying property in order to protect life and property. Responds to calls promptly while on foot, or in motor vehicle. Exercise judgment in interpreting laws, ordinances, policies and procedures. Promotes and maintains favorable relations with all College constituents.

Essential Duties:

  • Patrol campus grounds by motor vehicle, on foot, or bicycle to prevent, discover and deter illegal activity, enforce traffic laws and college rules and regulations, check the security of buildings, functioning of outdoor lighting and road conditions, when applicable.
  • Campus Public Safety Officers will be supplied with protective vests.  The vest will be part of their uniform and will be worn while on duty including extra duty/details. Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action.
  • Remain vigilant at all times and maintain a visible presence.
  • Escort students to dorms and other campus locations after dark or when a threat or risk is perceived.
  • Respond to calls for a variety of services including; basic assistance to students, faculty and staff, investigation of alarms, assistance to motorists, building maintenance problems, thefts, and other acts against persons or property.
  • Investigate, report, and record traffic violations, accidents and campus crimes, by interviewing witnesses, sketching diagrams and taking photographs.
  • Prepare detailed incident reports for use by department, college, in court testimony or for insurance claims.
  • Schedule and conduct fire drills for residential and non-residential buildings.
  • Transfer deposits between the college and banks by personal pick up and delivery to ensure security of funds.
  • Direct traffic at all college functions and special events.
  • Administer CPR, first aid and emergency assistance.
  • Inspect and maintain departmental equipment to keep in reliable operating condition. 


  • Knowledge of state and federal law, traffic code and city ordinances, and college and departmental policy and operating procedures.
  • High school diploma or GED and at least two years of security guard or law enforcement experience. Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement helpful.
  • Skill in oral communications as demonstrated by effective ability to provide general information and directions, mediate disputes, interview witnesses and suspects, testify in court, and make program presentations.
  • Skill in written communications to produce reports and documents in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar.
  • Currently CPR and First Aid certified or able to successfully complete certification at the time of hire and thereafter as required. Inability to successfully complete certification and/or recertification, as required, will be grounds for immediate termination as this is an essential function of the position.
  • Ability to patrol on foot, motor vehicle or bicycle and remain in standing or sitting position for long periods.
  • Ability to work and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to hear and see acutely during the day and night time conditions.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Must successfully pass safe driving course within 30-days of employment.
  • Failure to successfully complete the course within the 30-day period is grounds for immediate termination.
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check (C.O.R.I.) and sexual offender records check (S.O.R.I.) at time of hire and as required during employment.
  • Submit to and pass pre-employment drug screening and physical duties test.
  • Must be willing to work flexible and extended schedule including weekends, holidays, breaks, and cover other shifts as needed.
  • Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.

Additional Information:

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. 

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