Public Safety Officer

Job description

Position: Public Safety Officer

Department: Public Safety

Status: Part-time, approx. 20hrs per week average

Two positions: Primarily Weekend Nights, Fridays & Saturdays and Vacation/Sick Fill-In on varied, shifts, days.

Hourly Rate

$12.05 per hour increased to $12.20 after ninety days

Earlham College is seeking part-time Public Safety Officers for its Department of Public Safety. Ideal candidates will be able to work both patrol and desk communications positions as needed. These positions are part-time. Part Time Officers will primarily work weekend nights, Relief and fill-in shifts are available for both patrol and communications that could include day, evening, and nights shifts, to include holidays and weekends.

Officer responsibilities include:

Patrol and observe all areas of the campus; assist in creation of a safe environment for students, employees, and visitors; secure and protect the buildings, equipment, and other assets of the College; provide prompt, qualified assistance in emergency and non-emergency situations, parking enforcement, perform investigations of incidents and prepare detailed accurate incident reports.

Communication responsibilities include:

Answering all Public Safety phones (emergency and non-emergency) and initiate necessary response; answer incoming calls received through the campus switchboard and forward to appropriate office or provide information as needed; monitoring all campus alarm systems (fire, security, etc.); maintain necessary communications with patrol officers, as well as local law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical personnel as needed; maintain necessary shift logs; monitor systems for controlling electronic access and video surveillance; utilize departments computer records management system for reports and data entry; and, provide front desk assistance to students, employees and visitors of the college, which may include but not be limited to issuing parking permits, ID cards and keys.

Experience and Qualifications include:

• Attainment of high school diploma or GED;

• Experience in human services field, Associate degree in criminal justice, education or other preferred,

• Good written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to comprehend and maintain a working knowledge of departmental rules and regulations;

• Ability to think and act quickly and professionally in sensitive situations;

• Ability to work cooperatively with other Public Safety staff, College employees, and local law enforcement officials;

• Ability to work and communicate well with college-aged adults in a multi-cultural environment;

• Ability to work on an on-call basis to cover mandatory minimum staffing needs as they arise.

• Computer proficiency preferred.

• Applicants with previous First Responder experience will be strongly considered.

  • Excellent problem-solving and good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team setting with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as assist in the supervision of student staff.

• Neat and organized work style, excellent phone etiquette skills and the ability to handle confidential information.

• Employment is contingent on a background check and passing a physical exam.

• Minority applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Human Resources, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond, Indiana 47374

Phone: 765-983-1393

[email protected]


POSITION Public Safety Officer



ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham emphasizes the pursuit of truth, lack of coercion, respect for others, openness to new truth, integrity and application of what is known to improving our world.

Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion are located in Richmond, Indiana, a city of about 39,000. Founded in 1847 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Earlham College is an independent, four-year, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students attend Earlham College on its 800-acre tree-shaded campus. Earlham College offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in 40 disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, as well as permitting self-designed studies and a cooperative program in engineering. Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees also are offered at Earlham College.

EOE STATEMENT Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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