Public Safety Officer I Location:
North Campus Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)
$14.10 - $18.27
Open Until Filled
First Review Date
July 20, 2021
The Public Safety Officer I reports directly to the Shift Supervisor and is primarily responsible for patrolling, observing, responding, reacting, and reporting all incidents and occurrences, which adversely impact Campus operations. This individual provides both personal and physical security services to safeguard students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property of Miami Dade College.
Duties & Responsibilities
Makes security rounds of interiors and exteriors of buildings, being alert for fires, prowlers, or trespassersOperates college vehicles and patrol areas on foot to insure security of building and grounds Checks for signs of forced or otherwise illegal entry of buildingsSecures or opens specific rooms, buildings or areas as directedSecures doors and windows found open; turns off unnecessary lights; punches time clocks as required and makes reports of all breaches of security and safety hazards found during the tour of dutyReports disturbances, irregularities, or suspicious circumstances, which cannot be disposed of immediately Controls vehicular and pedestrian traffic flows and regulates parking areas as directedGives information and directions as needed and makes verbal or written reports as required Maintains smooth traffic flows and orderly parking procedures during peak traffic hours or at special events Observes spectators and crowds at special events ascertaining that emergency exits, stairways and passageways are clear and that obstreperous persons are removed from the sceneGreets public while operating a visitor control and information boothAccepts documents and messages for delivery to appropriate personsPerforms minor clerical tasks such as light typing in the maintenance of activity log when assigned office duty during evening shift
- Performs other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma. Must be able to successfully complete a basic security-training course and provide certificate of completion. Must possess a valid Florida State Unarmed Officer “D” license.
- Must possess a valid Florida Driver License and have the ability to safely operate College motorized vehicles. Knowledge of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and proceduresKnowledge of the buildings and grounds patrolled and of the rules and regulations pertaining to the campusPossess strong interpersonal skills and exercises mature judgment with tact and diplomacy when dealing with the publicKnowledge of radio communication procedures Proficiency in basic computer skillsAbility to react promptly and correctly in emergency situationsAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals Ability to write routine reports and correspondenceAbility to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formAbility to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situationsAbility to accomplish security patrols so that a routine is not established, and habits are not formed that would indicate a reliable pattern to persons who may attempt illegal entryAbility to work long hours and walk long distances if necessary to apprehend prowlers Ability to communicate in English verbally and in writingAbility to work a flexible schedule to include evening and weekend assignmentsAbility travel in county and be willing and able to work any shift, weekends, and holidays, perform on-call and respond to after-hour emergencies
- Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
Preferences Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, will receive preference and priority for this job vacancy. In addition, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements outlined in this job vacancy and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled.
- This function/position has been designated as "critical". This means that it has job duties that affect the security, safety or physical operation of the College, and are required to work at the Emergency Operations Center and/or have access to the incident scene once normal campus operations have been suspended.
The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.