Public Safety Officer

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Middlebury, VT

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Public Safety


Middlebury, VT Campus

Hire contingent upon successful completion of the following post-offer screening:

Criminal Background Check

Position Summary:

New hires for this position will be eligible for a $750 sign-on bonus at the completion of 180 days of employment
Provides safety and security services which include the implementation and administration of programs that assist the campus community in maintaining order and/or improving the personal safety of the students, faculty, staff, guests, and property of the College.

Essential Functions:

<b> Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.</b>
* Patrols campus grounds in assigned areas by various means to identify suspicious activity, violations of College rules/regulations and state law, and handles incidents as necessary.
* Participates in the integration of Department of Public Safety services into the broader campus community.
* Treats members of the community and co-workers with dignity and respect.
* Assures compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, College rules and regulations and departmental policies.
* Promotes positive community service and relations with the entire campus community. * Enforces college rules and regulations.
* Responds to all serious incidents, first responder to medical, and fire alarms, medical emergencies, intoxicated persons on campus.
* Problem solving following policies, and procedures.
* Complies with lawful orders given by supervisors.
* Enforces traffic and parking regulations.
* Conducts preliminary and follow up investigations; writes incident reports in a timely manner.
* Attends judicial hearings.
* Participates in staff meetings and training sessions.
* Provides crowd control function at athletic, social and special events.
* Transports students to and from the Health Center, hospital and doctor’s offices within half a mile of campus.
* Provides courier services as directed for some college departments.
* Must attend and successfully complete the Public Safety Academy.
* Provides general security services for the college community such as locking, unlocking of rooms, vehicles, building checks, and patrolling the grounds.

General Responsibilities:

* Performs other related duties as assigned.


* High school diploma
* Post-secondary education preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Previous institutional security experience or law enforcement background desirable.
* Specialized and on-the-job training required.
* Valid driver’s license.
* Must have excellent conflict resolution and communications skills.
* Must handle confidential matters with appropriate discretion and pass extensive investigative background check.
* Must be able to work evenings, overnights and occasional long shifts.
* Must be willing to work weekends, holidays and extra shifts.


* Previous institutional security experience or law enforcement background desirable.
* Specialized and on-the-job training required.

Physical Demands:

* Must be able to climb multiple flights of stairs several times per day.
* Must be able to walk long distances, for extended periods of time and on various types of terrain.
* Must be able to sit, stand and drive for extended periods of time.
* Must be able to get in and out of a vehicle several times per day.
* Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs. occasionally.* Must work in inclement weather – hot, cold, rain, snow, ice.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

<b> Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.</b>
COVID-19 vaccinations are required prior to employment


Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.


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