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Public Safety Officer

Champlain College

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Public Safety Officer

Job Description:

Champlain College has openings for Campus Public Safety (CPS) Officers. Willing to train the right candidate! We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition. Join the high-integrity team providing safety and security services for the campus community. All CPS Officers embrace a team-player and customer service mentality; as CPS works collaboratively with its College partners to help foster a safe environment in which to live, work, learn and thrive.

Whether dealing with a routine call for service or an emergency, officers will utilize a solid understanding of campus operations, while employing sound judgment, critical problem-solving skills, and empathy to resolve the task at hand.

Key Responsibilities

Safety and Security Operations:
  • Respond to all calls for assistance, including 911 calls and quality of life complaints, I.E. disturbances, trespasses, public intoxication, medical assists, mental health calls, etc.
  • Report on all calls giving a detailed narrative of all actions and results in a timely and accurate format.
  • Perform pro-active vehicle, bike, and foot patrols of campus.
  • Conduct daily lock-ups and unlocks for the academic and administrative buildings as we as interior and exterior checks.
  • Complete routine operational system checks.
  • Provide student welfare checks and safety escort service in and around campus.
  • Work with local law enforcement as needed.

Fire Safety Operations:
  • Primary first responders to calls for service involving fire alarms, fire exit door activation, fire evacuation drills, and the daily inspection and testing of safety equipment.
  • Respond to all fire and trouble alarms on campus.
  • Assist the Burlington Fire Dept.

Relationship Building: Fostering positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, neighbors, and external agencies.
  • Promote open, fluid, and professional communications with all Champlain College stakeholders.
  • Promote open and professional relations with the Burlington Police and Burlington Fire Departments who continue to support our campus.
  • Support the College's ongoing efforts to be a good neighbor with the surrounding Burlington Community.

Miscellaneous Service Support Functions:
  • CPS Officers strive to support all its College partners when needed including.



  • Excellent judgment
  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the job
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and overnight shifts
  • Driver's license (with no more than 3 points)

Additional Information:

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

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An educational pioneer since 1878, Champlain is a college where students and faculty don't just respond to opportunities -- they create them. We've introduced new fields of study, like Game Design and Computer & Digital Forensics, and offer majors with a specific focus, like e-Business Management, Digital Filmmaking and Public Relations. Champlain's three-dimensional education -- another pioneering concept -- integrates relevant, professionally focused studies with a rigorous Core curriculum and practical Life Skills program.
All this innovation thrives in our can-do culture, where people with diverse talents pool their skills in enterprising ways. Here students help each other launch new businesses, students and faculty collaborate on research and service, and the college creates partnerships with the community. Our city, Burlington, is the ultimate college town with a hip vibe, a thriving music scene and great food, from Doughboys doughnuts to Bove's family-recipe Italian. It's as original, forward-looking and down-to-earth as Champlain College, and a place it's easy to call home.
Mission Statement
Champlain College endeavors to be a leader in educating today's students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and engaged global citizens. Champlain's agile and entrepreneurial approach to higher education uniquely blends technology leadership, market savvy, innovation and fiscal responsibility with a commitment to liberal learning, community involvement and "the human touch." This distinctive approach permeates the delivery of relevant, rigorous student-centered programs in business, arts, applied technology and public service.
Strategic Goals
  • Achieve Distinctive Academic Excellence: Champlain College will offer challenging, innovative academic programs that align with the needs of the workplace and serve the unique needs of its three distinct student populations. These include: (1) an unparalleled traditional undergraduate experience that combines professional programs with a unique interdisciplinary core augmented by learning in life skills; (2) an adult undergraduate curriculum of relevant, life-long education leading to professional advancement; and (3) graduate education that expands technical competence, inspires critical thinking, embraces reflective learning and infuses the joy of life-long learning. All Champlain graduates will have the capacity to attain leadership roles in their various fields due to their professional skills as well as their abilities to think critically and creatively and to communicate effectively.
  • Enrich Student Life: We will enrich student life for all Champlain students by providing experiences that embrace student development, personal responsibility, the application of life skills and career path development, and participation in the larger community.
  • Enhance Financial Stability: Champlain College will operate from a position of financial strength. It is only through the careful management of resources that the College will have the resources needed for continuous improvement.
  • Excite, Engage, and Empower Faculty & Staff: Engaged and empowered faculty and staff work and teach with passion, drive and innovation and move the College forward in order to achieve our vision.  Over the next ten years, we will continually work to ensure that Champlain faculty and staff recognize and honor the Champlain College culture while building a high performance environment in which  staff and faculty excel and will become a leader in our ability to recruit, retain, develop and celebrate staff and faculty crucial to our success.
  • Fostering an Inclusive & Diverse Community: Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain will be diverse in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community will have a sense of being a valued member of the College community.


The Champlain College education is a career-driven experience whose rigorous interdisciplinary studies endow students with the three essential personal dimensions required for a gratifying career and a remarkable life:

  • Top-line professional capabilities in your chosen field
  • A fully-developed intellect with keen reasoning abilities and a global perspective
  • Vital life management skills

You'll emerge from this process as a leader in your profession, one whose exceptional capacities reflect the integrity of our award-winning faculty, our pragmatic curricula and our innovative hands-on approach to learning.

This integrity permeates each of the fundamental elements of a Champlain College education:



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