Public Safety Officer

Job description


DePaul University

Job Identification: 27
Locations: 1 E. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL, 60604, US
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Public Safety



General Summary
The Public Safety Officer will report to the Sergeant of Public Safety. The Public Safety Officer will detect and prevent crime and enforce all laws and University rules and regulations, preserve the peace, protect life and property within his/her span of control.

This position will monitor the safety of students, faculty and staff on the Lincoln Park and Loop campuses through patrol activity on campus and within DePaul buildings, monitor visitor access to DePaul buildings, conduct foot patrols, lock down classrooms and respond to service calls and alarms and report suspicious activity. This position will also assist Chicago Police and Fire departments with special detail, as needed, for campus activities and events.

All candidates who have a successful interview will undergo background & drug screening as well as finger printing.


Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum experience of 1 year in public safety or law enforcement, or related service-oriented industry.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Possess visual acuity.
  • Good physical condition without any restriction in the ability to walk, run, stand or climb multiple flights of stairs.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred Requirements
  • Some college coursework/credit.


Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS)
Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

Title IX Contact Information
Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. At DePaul University, the Title IX Coordinator is Kathryn Statz. Her office is located in Lincoln Park on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. She can be reached at 312-362-8970, or [email protected]

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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