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Public Safety Officer I (3 positions available)

Miami Dade College
Kendall Campus

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Job Title: Public Safety Officer I (3 positions available)
Location: Kendall Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 1001557
Job Details

Job Family

STAFF - Support Non-Exempt (SNE)




$14.10 - $18.27


Campus Services

Reports To

Shift Supervisor

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status


First Review Date

July 30, 2021

Job Summary

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
Minimum Requirements
    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
    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.
Essential Position
  • 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.
Additional Requirements

The final candidate is to successfully complete a background screening and reference check process.


Since we opened our doors in 1960, the educators at Miami Dade College have focused on providing quality and innovative educational opportunities to every member of our community desiring a higher education. Our goal is a simple one, to ensure the success of our students and increase the strength of our communities.

Today, Miami Dade College is the largest, most diverse and highly regarded college in the nation. We operate eight campuses with over 6,000 employees who educate over 170,000 students from around the world. The College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. We also offer numerous Community Education classes as well as online credit classes through the Virtual College.  Specialized and advanced educational opportunities include the prestigious New World School of the Arts, The Honors College and our Dual Enrollment Program.

With such a large organization, our employment needs are very diverse. From full-time professional faculty to part-time adjunct faculty and support staff, the people who comprise the MDC workforce are the innovators who help the College maintain our reputation as one of the most highly regarded colleges in the country.

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