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Public Safety Officer

Job description

Job no: 493934
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Department: University Police
Location: Island Sports Center
Position Department University Police

Position Type Staff Full-Time

This position is responsible for providing public safety and information services to the University community and Island Sports Center community, including all personnel and visitors. It is a non-sworn, armed position reporting to the Director of Public Safety, Lieutenant, Sergeant.


  • Provide public safety and information services to the University community in an effort to enhance the safety and security of people and property. Perform security type operations related to locking and unlocking of buildings; to include the main building, golf dome, mini golf, Hat Trick Club and Bistro to provide safety and security for personnel and property. Provide communications support for the campus police, provide requests for service, via telephone and/or radio. Conduct proactive mobile and foot patrols of parking lots, all buildings and the track to deter and detect criminal activity, security breaches, or public safety issues. Respond to incidents and/or requests for assistance by the University community and take appropriate action to either resolve or contain a situation. Report criminal activity and/or public safety issues to campus police or other appropriate law enforcement and emergency service agencies. Document criminal and related non-criminal incidents, using established departmental reports and/or forms, in an accurate and timely manner. Provide traffic and crowd control during special events or when necessary/appropriate. Lock and unlock doors for operations or when requested by ISC personnel. Provide the highest possible customer service to all employees, patrons and co-workers as necessary; including jump starting vehicles, unlocking of vehicles and issuing parking citations. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous police officer experience/security experience required.
  • Ability to effectively work and communicate with co-workers and the public, which includes all students, faculty and staff.
  • Valid Pennsylvania driver's license.
  • Certification by Pennsylvania State Police for Act # 235, Lethal Weapons Act Required.

Exemption Status Non-Exempt

Act 153 Clearance Required Yes

Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check Yes

Required to Pass a Credit Check Yes

Additional Posting Information None

Special Applicant Instructions None

Advertised September 12, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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Posted: 9/13/2018
Application Due: 11/12/2018
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