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  • Public Safety Officer

    The University of St. Thomas

    Public Safety Officer

    OVERVIEW
    The University of St. Thomas, Department of Public Safety, one of the regionally recognized leaders in college and university campus public safety, is seeking highly qualified candidates for full-time Public Safety Officer roles.

    The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


    JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    Medical, dental, and vision options
    Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

    JOB SUMMARY

    Public Safety plays a major role in protecting the St. Thomas community, and has a proven history of educating, training and enhancing the job skills necessary for professional career advancement in policing and the private security industries. Full time employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission applicable toward bachelor's degrees including sociology or criminal justice/law enforcement and master's degrees including police leadership following one year of full time employment.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Protect life, safeguard property and maintain peace and order at two urban campus locations through enforcement of local, state and federal laws as well as university rules and regulations
    Proactively patrol a residential community of nearly 2,500 people
    Prevent crime
    Respond to emergency situations
    Work closely with local police and emergency service personnel
    Establish and foster community relationships
    Conduct preliminary investigations involving criminal or suspicious activity
    Prepare, write and file reports

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Education/Experience Required:

    High School diploma or the equivalent (e.g., GED)
    Two years of relevant public safety experience
    OR

    Associate’s degree in a relevant field plus completion of relevant Skills training

    Required Qualifications:

    Must have a valid driver's license
    Must be able to pass the self-defense and training programs within the first six months of training as a condition of employment

    Additional Qualifications:

    Knowledge of procedures for effective security, codes and regulations related to the work, law enforcement procedures and terminology, and techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person, often where relations may be confrontational or strained
    Understanding of law enforcement and legal issues that impact campus public safety officer duties basic computer applications related to the work
    Ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes and regulations; making sound decisions in emergency situations

    Preferred Qualifications:

    College coursework/degree in a related or associated field
    Special attention will be given to applicants with campus public safety experience or those who are licensed or eligible to be licensed as a peace officer and are interested in furthering their career in law enforcement


    An extensive employment and criminal background check and pre-employment physical will be required as a part of the hiring process. Full disclosure of all felony and/or misdemeanor violations is required after an offer has been made.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    Ability to work in and move about an office setting; ability to use a computer and other office equipment; ability to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit various university locations; ability to read printed materials; stamina to perform sustained physical labor, including standing, walking, climbing and working in confined or awkward spaces; strength to effectively subdue and/or remove persons in difficult or emergency situations; and ability to communicate in person and over the telephone. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

    HOW TO APPLY

    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 


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