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Job ID: 121060

Patrol Officer II
Villanova University

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2019
Title Patrol Officer II
University Villanova University
Villanova, PA, United States
Department Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Public Safety

Patrol Officer II

Posting Number: 20191999S

Position Type: Staff

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: full-time/12-months

Department: 502-Public Safety Department

Position Summary

The Patrol Officer II maintains safety, enforces university rules and regulations, and protects life and property within the University community under general supervision. Acts as the first responder to campus emergencies and initiates appropriate emergency response procedures as needed. Responds to reports of crimes, suspicious circumstances, and other general calls for service and prepares detailed written reports of activities. Conducts proactive patrol of University buildings, facilities, property, and other assets. Works collaboratively with other University departments as well as external police agencies in resolving incidents. Interacts with Villanova community members in a professional and positive manner employing effective community service oriented techniques and tactics. Assists in providing a safe and secure environment for University community members to work, live, and pursue their academic goals and objectives.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs preventative patrol. Uses judgement to patrol areas of potential criminal activity; prioritizes patrol pattern.
  • Responds to emergency incidents, including medical emergencies, fire alarms, and burglary alarms; assumes control of the situation prior to the arrival of a supervisor.
  • Conducts preliminary investigations of suspicious incidents and other general calls for assistance; prepares clear and concise initial incident reports.
  • Assumes control of the scene prior to arrival of superior officers, police officers or investigators.
  • Enforces campus parking regulations; checks for valid vehicular parking stickers and permits. Issues tickets as needed or directed; alerts supervisors to traffic hazards or violations that could result in a vehicle being towed and/or booted.
  • Assists in the emergency evacuation of buildings or areas.
  • Staffs special event assignments, including athletic competitions, homecoming and commencement activities. Maintains crowd control and provides instructions and directions to event attendees and staff.
  • Testifies in campus judicial and criminal hearings as required.
  • Acts as an information resource for visitors and community members; keeps abreast of departmental and university activities.
  • Employs effective community service oriented techniques, ensuring positive and professional interactions are maintained with Villanova University community members.
  • Routinely interacts with residence assistants (RA) and other University faculty, staff, and students during normal patrol; sharing crime prevention information and valuable safety and security techniques.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 1 year experience in a security, police, EMS or fire setting. Comparable duties in the military accepted.
  • Ability to become certified in Emergency Response through the American Red Cross within 12 months of hire.
  • Must possess valid drivers license and must be an approved University driver in accordance with the Universitys Motor Vehicle Record Policy for Drivers of University Vehicles.
  • Knowledge of safety and security practices in a college setting.
  • Knowledge of basic investigative techniques.
  • Understanding of emergency response procedures, including, but not limited to, knowledge of emergency evacuation procedures, as well as principles of Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Knowledge of emergency medical procedures.
  • Understanding of written instructions.
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Sound problem solving, decision making, and judgment skills are required.
  • Ability to effectively interact with members of the University community, including people from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience in police, security, EMS or fire setting, preferably in a college or university environment. Comparable duties in the military accepted.
  • Excellent report writing ability.
  • Good keyboarding and general computer skills.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours

In addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description, all Public Safety Officers must be flexible to adjust to business demands which may require accepting other duties and responsibilities.
As the first point of contact in many dealings with students, parents, faculty, staff and/or the community at large, all Public Safety Personnel must be willing to fulfill the mission of the department and of the University.
  • Tools, machinery and equipment used: Patrol vehicle, computer, fire extinguisher, digital camera, two-way radio, PC and laptop computer.
  • Work in outdoor as well as indoor venues year-round. At times, environmental conditions are poor in terms of exposure to weather or extreme heat or cold during normal shifts, as well as during special details and events.
  • Physical requirements: (items such as lifting, pushing, pulling, standing or sitting for extended periods of time, manual dexterity, walking etc.) Must be willing to work overtime details as needed or assigned. Ability to work round the clock shift-work. Walking/standing for extended periods of time.

Special Message to Applicants

Posting Date: 02/22/2019

Closing Date (12am ET):

Open Until Filled:

Salary Posting Information: 35,360.00

Salary Band: G

Job Classification: non-exempt

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Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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