Public Safety Officer

Earlham College
Richmond, Indiana
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Job Details

Earlham College invites applications for the position of Public Safety Officer in the Department of Public Safety. This is a Full-Time, hourly staff position (Min 40 hours per week) with a $15/hr. pay rate and full benefits package including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacation/Sick Time
  • Access to Wellness Center
  • Admission to Campus Events
  • Tuition Remission Program available upon completion of 2 years employment

This position works Night Shift 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. Officers primarily work 12 hour shifts on a 3-2-3-2 rotation with every other weekend off. Officers may be assigned to other shifts as needed.

Primary duties & responsibilities

Officer (patrol)

  • Patrol and observe all areas of the campus.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe environment for students, employees and visitors.
  • Secure and protect the buildings, equipment and other assets of the College.
  • Provide prompt, qualified assistance in emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Perform parking enforcement.
  • Perform investigations of incidents and prepare detailed accurate incident reports.
  • Monitor and respond to all campus alarm systems (fire, security, etc.).

Communications (desk)

  • Answer all Public Safety phones (emergency and non-emergency) and initiate necessary response.
  • Answer incoming calls received through the campus switchboard and forward to appropriate office or provide information as needed.
  • Monitor all campus alarm systems (fire, security, etc.).
  • Maintain necessary communications with patrol officers, as well as local law enforcement, fire department and emergency medical personnel as needed.
  • Maintain necessary shift logs.
  • Utilize departments computer records management system for reports and data entry.
  • Provide front desk assistance to students, employees and visitors of the College, which may include but not be limited to issuing parking permits, ID cards and keys.
Experience & qualifications
  • Attainment of high school diploma or GED.
  • Experience in the human services field, first responder/emergency response or a related field is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and maintain a working knowledge of departmental rules and regulations.
  • Ability to think and act quickly and professionally in sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other Public Safety staff, College employees and local law enforcement officials.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with college-aged adults in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work on an on-call basis to cover mandatory minimum staffing needs as they arise.
  • Computer proficiency required.
  • Applicants with previous First Responder experience will be strongly considered.
  • Excellent problem-solving and good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well in a team setting with minimal supervision.
  • Neat and organized work style, excellent phone etiquette skills and the ability to handle confidential information.
Application instructions

Please send the following items in a single electronice document to the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

  • Letter of interest;
  • Resume;
  • Diversity statement;
  • Professional references, including name, position title, email address and phone number

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent on a background check.

About Earlham

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.


Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.
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