Public Safety Officer

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Requisition Information

Position Information

Posted with Limited AccessNoLimited Access Period Ending DateTitlePublic Safety OfficerPosting NumberS01234Full-Time/Part-TimeFull-timeTypical Hours Per Week40Regular, Temporary or TermRegularIf temporary or term, enter anticipated end dateBenefits Eligible?YesHourly/SalariedHourlyBand/LevelOP3Hiring Minimum$15.22DepartmentPublic SafetyLocationMiddlebury, VT CampusHire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screeningCriminal Background Check Position Summary

Position Summary

Provides safety and security services which include the implementation and administration of programs that assist the campus community in maintaining order and/or improving the personal safety of the students, faculty, staff, guests, and property of the College.


Essential Functions

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

  • Patrols campus grounds in assigned areas by various means to identify suspicious activity, violations of College rules/regulations and state law, and handles incidents as necessary.
  • Participates in the integration of Department of Public Safety services into the broader campus community.
  • Treats members of the community and co-workers with dignity and respect.
  • Assures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, College rules and regulations and departmental policies.
  • Promotes positive community service and relations with the entire campus community. * Enforces college rules and regulations.
  • Responds to all serious incidents, first responder to medical, and fire alarms, medical emergencies, intoxicated persons on campus.
  • Problem solving following policies, and procedures.
  • Complies with lawful orders given by supervisors.
  • Enforces traffic and parking regulations.
  • Conducts preliminary and follow up investigations; writes incident reports in a timely manner.
  • Attends judicial hearings.
  • Participates in staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Provides crowd control function at athletic, social and special events.
  • Transports students to and from the Health Center, hospital and doctor’s offices within half a mile of campus.
  • Provides courier services as directed for some college departments.
  • Must attend and successfully complete the Public Safety Academy.
  • Provides general security services for the college community such as locking, unlocking of rooms, vehicles, building checks, and patrolling the grounds.
General Responsibilities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma
  • Post-secondary education preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Previous institutional security experience or law enforcement background desirable.
  • Specialized and on-the-job training required.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must have excellent conflict resolution and communications skills.
  • Must handle confidential matters with appropriate discretion and pass extensive investigative background check.
  • Must be able to work evenings, overnights and occasional long shifts.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and extra shifts.
  • Previous institutional security experience or law enforcement background desirable.
  • Specialized and on-the-job training required.
Physical Demands
  • Must be able to climb multiple flights of stairs several times per day.
  • Must be able to walk long distances, for extended periods of time and on various types of terrain.
  • Must be able to sit, stand and drive for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to get in and out of a vehicle several times per day.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs. occasionally.* Must work in inclement weather – hot, cold, rain, snow, ice.
Posting Information

Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.


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    Applicant DocumentRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Resume/C V
    Optional Documents




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      Job No:
      Posted: 3/7/2019
      Application Due: 9/5/2019
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