Public Safety Officer

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S0338
Job Title Public Safety Officer
Department Public Safety Office

Position Summary Information

Location St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Job Description Summary

Incumbent provides basic security and protection of persons and University buildings within the University community, including fire safety and emergency response. Reports to the Public Safety Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

• Maintain Metro Security license and valid driver’s license and duty to renew both when appropriate
• Ability to obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.
• Ability to obtain and maintain certification in Pressure Point Control Techniques (PPCT)
• Must undergo and pass a criminal records check.
• Good customer skills.
• Ability to work inside and in an outdoor environment.
• Good decision making skills.
• Reliable attendance.
• Writing skills, spelling, grammar, etc.
• Attend formal training as directed
• Maintain valid driver’s license

Requisite Experience*
• One year of college coursework and/or experience that relates to safety and security.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

• Within the normal range required to treat injured or ill individuals and to respond to emergency situations; ability to lift and/or move up to a 150 lb. person in case of emergency.
• May be required to work irregular hours.
• Ascending and descending stairs.
• Mobility to move about campus and the work area; work requires considerable walking to complete tours.
• Ability to work in all types of weather conditions.
• Verbal communication on the phone and in person.
• Capable to run short distances.
• May be required to work at locations away from the main campus

Essential Duties

• Serves as first responder to calls-for-service from students, faculty, staff and visitors concerning criminal or civil complaints, maintenance problems, safety situations, alarms sounding, etc.
• Provides access control for buildings and other properties.
• Handles special event details, money pick-ups, etc.
• Enforces parking regulations and provides traffic direction/control.
• Provides crime prevention foot patrols; inspects University property for safety hazards and reports identified hazards by way of incident report and/or University work order.
• Provides personal escorts; responds to inquiries and requests for information.
• Documents relevant incidents in the Public Safety report writing system.
• At the beginning of each shift read and respond as needed to official University e-mail account.
• Coordinates with local police and emergency medical services regarding response on campus.
• Immediately notify Public Safety supervisory personnel of campus incidents and/or presence of law enforcement, fire or emergency medical services on campus.
• Accurate written documentation of campus incidents
• Maintain training as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as it relates to the Clery Act.
• Other duties as assigned by Director of Public Safety or designee.

Full Time (>30 hrs/wk) or Part Time (<30 hrs/wk) Full Time
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/02/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Requisite degree earned by position start date
  2. * Do you have a St. Louis County Security License?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0 to 1 year
    • 2 to 4 years
    • 5 to 7 years
    • 8 to 9 years
    • 10+ years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter-Letter of Interest
Optional Documents