Public Safety Officer

Job description

DescriptionJob Purpose: Perform a variety of duties related to the protection of life andproperty. Assist with prevention of crime, preservation of the public peace,calls for service, and basic police services in accordance with the mission,goals and objectives of the Georgia Tech Police and in compliance withgoverning federal and state laws.

 Major Responsibilities:
  • Engage in law enforcement patrol functions by foot, bike or other motorized equipment physically checking doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure. Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
  • Assist police officers with an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons (non-firearms) and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
  • Perform rescue functions at accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and removing people from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from particular areas.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Education: High School/GED or Vocational School Diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work Experience: Zero to three years of work experience or a four year degree in a related field
  • Certifications: Valid Driver’s License or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license.
  • Skills: This job requires strong verbal and written communications skills; honesty, ability to take action quickly, use independent and sound judgment, and display initiative in applying work methods. Additionally, ability to prepare reports is required.

  • QualificationsPreferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred Education: Technical Diploma, Associate degree or two years college course work
  • Preferred Work Experience: N/A
  • Preferred Certifications: CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • Preferred Skills: N/A
  • Additional Information:  **Successfulcandidate must be able to pass a background check which will include a creditcheck. Please visit toobtain GT's background and credit policy. 

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative ofthose that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee isfrequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee isoccasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects,controls, or tools listed above; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance;stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee mustoccasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilitiesrequired by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision,peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

     WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here arerepresentative of those an employee encounters while performing the essentialfunctions of this job. Work is performed primarily in office or by foot,bicycle or other motorized equipment in outdoor settings, in all weatherconditions, including temperature extremes. The employee occasionally worksnear moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and with explosivesand is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborneparticles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat. Selectionprocess will include a thorough background check of education, employment,criminal and driver history, credit history, psychological and medicalevaluation, drug screen. Availability to work any day and any shift andovertime work required.

     Impact & Influence: This position will interact on a consistent basis with: supervisorand co-workers, GT employees, students and campus visitors. This positiontypically will advise and counsel: GT employees, students and campus visitors.This position will supervise: N/A.


    Job: Public Safety
    Primary Location: Georgia-Atlanta
    Organization: Security & Police Department
    Job Posting: Jun 25, 2019, 1:31:58 PM
    Schedule: Full-time




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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/11/2019
    Application Due: 8/16/2019
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