Public Safety Specialist I

Denton, TX
Sep 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Public Safety Specialist I

Official Title
Public Safety Specialist I

Position Number

Police Services - 152500


Is this an internal posting only?

Work Schedule
12 - Hour Shifts - Hours Vary as Needed

Department Overview
The University of North Texas Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency serving the University of North Texas (UNT) community, a 38,000 student public institution within the Dallas/Fort Worth region.

The UNT Police Department is among only 7% of law enforcement agencies nationwide to have earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). The UNT Police Department is also accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). This dual accreditation helps ensure that the University of North Texas Police Department operates in accordance with over 500 best practice standards to offer the UNT community the highest level of professional law enforcement.

Job Description
The Police Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Public Safety Specialist I to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Securing buildings; conducting vehicle or foot patrol of campus.
* Providing motorist service, escort service and other public service duties.
* Enforcing university parking regulations.
* Setting up traffic barricades, cones, and signage.
* Preparing required incident, activity and property reports/paperwork.
* Carries out routine duties that require a sequence of steps usually performed in a standardized way.
* Resolves routine questions and problems and refers more complex issues to a supervisor.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a High school diploma/GED equivalent.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
* Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.
* Knowledge of campus geography and building locations (or ability to rapidly assimilate).
* Physical stamina to perform work which requires considerable standing, walking, and outdoor exposure.
* Ability to lift items up to approximately 50 lbs.
* Ability to see within normal parameters.
* Ability to hear within normal range.
* Skill (or ability to develop skill) in the use of alarm and access devices, police radio equipment, basic office and computing equipment.
* Ability to make independent decisions concerning adherence to procedures and guidelines.
* Ability to function under pressure or in emergency situations
* Skill in the safe operation of a vehicle (if position requires driving a University vehicle).
* Valid driver's license (if position requires driving a University vehicle).
* Satisfactory driving record (if position requires driving a University vehicle).
* Ability to maintain insurability under the University's liability policy (if position requires driving a University vehicle).

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Some college and/or one full year of security experience.
* Good driving record

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume with their online application.

Please visit the UNT Police Department website for further information about our hiring process at:

Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of applicants is identified.

Is this a security sensitive position?

Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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