Public Safety Officer I (2 Available Positions)

Miami, FL
Mar 13, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Job Title Public Safety Officer I (2 Available Positions)
Job ID 997213
Location Wolfson Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Job Details

Job Family
STAFF- Support Non-Exempt (SNE)
$11.94 - $14.92
Campus Services
Reports To
Shift Supervisor
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status

Job Summary

The Public Safety Officer I reports directly to the Shift Supervisor and is primarily responsible for patrolling, observing, responding, reacting, and reporting all incidents and occurrences, which adversely impact Campus operations. This individual provides both personal and physical security services to safeguard students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property of Miami Dade College.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Makes security rounds of interiors and exteriors of buildings, being alert for fires, prowlers, or trespassers
  • Operates college vehicles and patrol areas on foot to insure security of building and grounds
  • Checks for signs of forced or otherwise illegal entry of buildings
  • Secures or opens specific rooms, buildings or areas as directed
  • Secures doors and windows found open; turns off unnecessary lights; punches time clocks as required and makes reports of all breaches of security and safety hazards found during the tour of duty
  • Reports disturbances, irregularities, or suspicious circumstances, which cannot be disposed of immediately
  • Controls vehicular and pedestrian traffic flows and regulates parking areas as directed
  • Gives information and directions as needed and makes verbal or written reports as required
  • Maintains smooth traffic flows and orderly parking procedures during peak traffic hours or at special events
  • Observes spectators and crowds at special events ascertaining that emergency exits, stairways and passageways are clear and that obstreperous persons are removed from the scene
  • Greets public while operating a visitor control and information booth
  • Accepts documents and messages for delivery to appropriate persons
  • Performs minor clerical tasks such as light typing in the maintenance of activity log when assigned office duty during evening shift
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a basic security-training course and provide certificate of completion.
  • Must possess a valid Florida State Unarmed Officer D license or provide a temporary Class "D" license prior to employment with the ability to provide an approved valid license within 90 days of start date, a valid Florida Driver License, and have the ability to safely operate College motorized vehicles and clear a license background check
  • Knowledge of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of the buildings and grounds patrolled and of the rules and regulations pertaining to the campus
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and exercises mature judgment with tact and diplomacy when dealing with the public
  • Knowledge of radio communication procedures
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills
  • Ability to react promptly and correctly in emergency situations
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to accomplish security patrols so that a routine is not established, and habits are not formed that would indicate a reliable pattern to persons who may attempt illegal entry
  • Ability to work long hours and walk long distances if necessary to apprehend prowlers
  • Ability to communicate in English verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability travel in county and be willing and able to work any shift, weekends, and holidays, perform on-call and respond to after-hour emergencies
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

Essential Position

  • This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.


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