Campus Safety Officer

Job description

Job Title: Campus Safety Officer
Location: Security
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 5607
Staff Posting Details Appointment: Regular, full time (1.0 FTE)

Position Summary: Campus Safety Officers work collaboratively with Security Services team members and others to promote a safe environment and protect the welfare of Puget Sound students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. They perform a variety of tasks that assure and enhance the safety of the Puget Sound campus and its members. Campus Safety Officers patrol campus; monitor the physical safety of campus buildings and grounds; provide courtesy escort services; and make referrals and offer a range of assistance to campus members. Campus Safety Officers remain alert to suspicious activities, investigate disturbances, provide first-line response for reported irregularities and emergency situations, support security for special events, and complete incident reports and other security related documentation. Campus Safety Officers provide leadership and training to part-time student staff members working within the Security Services department and support the success and safety of all Puget Sound students consistent with the university’s mission and values. Campus Safety Officers are active members of the Puget Sound community and serve as promoters of a welcoming and inclusive culture.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

    Commitment to serve fairly, protect, and communicate, within a diverse campus communityPerform regular vehicle and foot patrols on campus to ensure personal, building, and equipment securityRespond to observations and/or reports of criminal activityProvides first responder medical aid to campus membersInspect fire safety and burglar alarm equipment; provide fire and burglar alarm response and investigation; and initiate repairs as necessary Complete security related documentation and incident reportsInteract professionally and effectively with Tacoma Police and Fire, and other external agencies Communicate effectively using two-way radioContribute to campus safety by providing various crime prevention measuresProvide courtesy safety escorts for campus members via vehicle and on-foot Perform campus parking enforcement Mentor, train, and informally evaluate on-duty part-time student staffRegular attendance, including meetings and department trainings, is an essential function of the position.Manage, participate in, and/or complete shift duties, daily assignments and other duties as assigned to support department activities and operations and meet campus needs
Supervisory Responsibilities

Some responsibility for part-time student staff. Distribute work and guide priorities, train staff, review and approve work, contribute to performance reviews, issue oral and written recommendations, recommend corrective action.


Candidates must be able to explain and/or demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community; must be sensitive and proactive to the needs of all community members and nurture an inclusive environment High School Diploma or Equivalent1 year work experience in safety/security services/loss prevention or similar6 months work/volunteer experience providing customer service.Must act quickly and accuratelyMust demonstrate good judgmentCurrent CPR and First Aid Certifications or ability to obtain within 6 months upon hire.Valid Washington state driver’s license Ability to work a variety of shifts, including days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays is required. Duty schedules may change to meet the business needs of the department and university and staff must adjust accordingly Ability to work independently, and approach others in a professional, respectful, and polite mannerPhysically able to run and to defend self and/or othersMust be able to carry/drag heavy objectsFrequently lifting/carrying up to (but not limited)1-10 poundsBeing exposed to wet/humid conditions and changing temperatures for extended time periodsMust have ability to function (think clearly, be alert and productive) during night and early morning shiftsMust use campus resources to find creative solutions to problemsMust be able to follow written and verbal instructions
Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience in safety and security in higher education 2 years’ work experience in safety/security servicesAA degree or equivalent related to security or criminology
Compensation and Benefits: Pay rate for this position is $18.25 per hour. Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education, experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit:

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

    ResumeLetter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, driving abstract, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:

    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit:

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.




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Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 4/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time