Public Safety Officer

Lawrenceville, NJ
May 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number:


Position Title:

Public Safety Officer

Position Description:

Rider University’s Department of Public Safety invites applications for a Public Safety Officer. Among the primary responsibilities will be conducting a systematic and thorough patrol and security check of buildings and grounds to protect the University assets as well as providing safety & security for students, faculty, staff and other occupants and visitors; responding to and evaluating incidents, events and situations assigned or observed; regulating traffic and parking; advising facilities of all malfunctions through computer generated work orders; and documenting and securing all lost and found items. This position requires flexibility with work schedule including but not limited to schedule changes, weekends, holidays, etc.

Position Requirements:

•High school diploma or equivalent
•Minimum of one-year experience in either law enforcement, security, US Military service, emergency medical technician or firefighting or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
•Must be at least 21 years of age
•Must have, or be willing to obtain within one year of employment, CPR, AED and First Aid certification & FEMA training
•Must be willing to work with a diverse community and committed to inclusive excellence
•Demonstrated ability to work well with others and under both direct and indirect supervision
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure
•A high degree of dedication, honesty, and integrity
•Computer literacy
•Ability to meet and maintain physical requirements of the position
•Ability to work flexible hours and scheduled and non-scheduled overtime
•A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

This position has been deemed “essential” by the University to ensure the continuation of critical University operations, attend to the needs of students and others, and protect the University’s assets during an emergency or when the University has closed or suspended operations. University employees designated as “essential” personnel must remain on duty or report to work as regularly scheduled to avoid interruption of essential services unless directed or permitted to do otherwise, as indicated by their department supervisor.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

•A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Sociology or a related field.
•The following training is desired but not necessary to apply:
oPolice Academy Training
oNJCUPSA Basic Security Officer Training
oSecurity Officers Registration Act (SORA) certification
oFire Fighter Academy Training
oEmergency Medical Technician certification

About Rider University:

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.


Lawrenceville, NJ

Do the essential functions of this job require lifting?:


If yes, # of pounds.:

25 - 50 pounds

Do the essential functions of this job require long periods of standing?:


Do the essential functions of this job require walking up stairs?:


Do the essential functions of this job require stretching?:


Do the essential functions of this job require bending?:


Divisional Unit:

University Planning


Public Safety

Position Type:


Employment Group:



12 months

Work Schedule:

Must be willing to work flexible schedule that may include working day, evening and overnight shifts, weekends, holidays, varied shifts with regularity. Will be required to work “freeze out” dates. Due to the potentially emergent nature of public safety

Open Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.

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