Public Safety Officer

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Public Safety Officer



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Public Safety Officer

Ringling College is located near beautiful downtown Sarasota, Florida and Gulf-of-Mexico beaches. The residential campus is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers. Additional information about the College is available at

The Office of Public Safety is a department of professionally trained staff who work closely with the Residence Life staff, as well as with students, faculty, and staff to make up the campus community. Efforts of the Office of Public Safety are supplemented by state-of-the-art technology, a well-lit campus and parking facilities, along with a variety of personal and property protection programs. Public Safety Officers maintain an around the clock presence on campus: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The mission of the Office of Public Safety is to maintain a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and enable students to enjoy their years at Ringling College.

Ringling College of Art and Design offers a competitive benefit package including medical/dental coverage; term life insurance; participation in a tax-deferred retirement plan; paid holidays, vacation leave, and sick leave.

Successful candidates will enjoy working, protecting and providing a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Main Campus is a world class facility approximately 60 acres, 100 buildings, and 1,600 students. The Public Safety Officer observes and reports safety hazards, violations of campus policies and rule infractions, as well as responds to all situations on campus requesting the assistance of police, fire and emergency medical personnel when necessary. Public Safety Officers are responsible to record activities on incident reports and maintain Activity Reports each shift.

Able to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time., run when necessary; lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs. with no assistance; and ability to work in adverse weather conditions. Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to communicate clearly and with understanding via landline telephone, cell phone, two-way radio and in person. Have clear vision in a variety of light settings. Manual dexterity to check locks, doors, windows, etc. Ability to think clearly and quickly under potentially stressful circumstances, and maintain composure.

Special Instructions: Ability to work a flexible schedule as business necessitates.

Open until filled. Apply on-line at

Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Computer skills including entering data and sending/receiving e-mail and the ability to accurately type reports
• Possess a valid Florida’s Driver’s license
• Possess or be able to obtain certification in basic First Aid and CPR within 12 months
• Possess or be able to obtain a Class D security officer license within 12 months
(The College provides educational assistance for FA, CPR and Class D license.)
• Ability to effectively communicate verbally
• Ability to work a flexible schedule with irregular hours

• Requires a Criminal and Motor Vehicle Background Check

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
• General Security experience
• Experience with incident and other types of reporting

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Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design is a private professional college fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. Ringling College of Art and Design’s primary mission is to prepare students to be discerning visual thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design and to provide an intensive professional education in the visual arts. Ringling College has taken a leadership role in the integration of high technology within art and design curricula in response to the marketplace and trends in the professions. The institution’s strategic plan positions the College for continued growth and development.  It is authorized to award the BFA in thirteen visual arts disciplines and the BA in the Business of Art and Design, a new program that bridges the business world with art and design education. Ringling College employs 148 faculty who instruct 1,400 students from 46 states and 53 countries.  The large residential campus is near downtown Sarasota.  A cultural center of Florida, Sarasota is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers.  Additional information about the College is available at


Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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