Campus Safety Officer

University of Puget Sound

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Job Title: Campus Safety Officer
Location: Security
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 5899
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 community
  • Perform regular vehicle and foot patrols on campus to ensure personal, building, and equipment security
  • Respond to observations and/or reports of criminal activity
  • Provides first responder medical aid to campus members
  • Inspect 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 reports
  • Is designated as a campus security authority and is required to report known campus-related crimes to Security Services.
  • Interact professionally and effectively with Tacoma Police and Fire, and other external agencies
  • Communicate effectively using two-way radio
  • Contribute to campus safety by providing various crime prevention measures
  • Provide 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 staff
  • Regular 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.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 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
  • 1 year work experience in safety/security services/loss prevention/Military or similar
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must act quickly and accurately
  • Must demonstrate good judgment
  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid certification
  • 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 manner
  • Physically able to run and to defend self and/or others
  • Must be able to carry/drag heavy objects
  • Frequently lifting/carrying up to (but not limited)1-10 pounds
  • Being exposed to wet/humid conditions and changing temperatures for extended time periods
  • Must have ability to be effective on a grave yard shift
  • Must use campus resources to find creative solutions to problems
  • Must be able to speak clearly, listen attentively, read, write, and understand English
  • Must 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 services
  • 6 months work/volunteer experience proving customer service
  • AA degree or equivalent related to security or criminology

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and 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 September 24, 2021.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter 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, 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.


Working at University of Puget Sound

The University of Puget Sound is an independent residential undergraduate liberal arts college with selected graduate programs building effectively on a liberal arts foundation. The University, as a community of learning, maintains a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly engagement, and fruitful student-faculty interaction.

The mission of the University is to develop in its students capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence. A Puget Sound education, both academic and co-curricular, encourages a rich knowledge of self and others, an appreciation of commonality and difference, the full, open, and civil discussion of ideas, thoughtful moral discourse, and the integration of learning, preparing the University's graduates to meet the highest tests of democratic citizenship. Such an education seeks to liberate each person's fullest intellectual and human potential to assist in the unfolding of creative and useful lives.

The University of Puget Sound campus offers a unique blend of ingredients for immersing yourself in learning: the unparalleled scenery of the Pacific Northwest, traditional Tudor-Gothic architecture, leafy enclaves for quiet study, and common areas infused with an indisputable energy. The campus is just minutes away from downtown Tacoma, with its revitalized waterfront, thriving arts and culture scene, and an eclectic mix of retail shops and restaurants.

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