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Public Safety Officer

Posted: 07/30/2023

Public Safety Officer

At Davenport University, we know what it takes to be successful. With over 150 years of providing quality education under our belts, thousands of Davenport graduates are making an impact on the world with the knowledge and skills they learned here. Our team of faculty and staff collaborate to make this possible. Joining DU means growing and advancing your own career, while making a lasting impact on our students, colleagues and the communities in which we serve. Would you like to be part of our success? It all starts here!

Public Safety Officer

WORK LOCATION: Grand Rapids - Lettinga Campus

DEPARTMENT: Public Safety

POSITION PAY RANGE: $17.00 - 19.00, Hourly

TARGET HIRING RANGE: Actual pay offered will be commensurate with candidate qualifications and experience, and pay equity both internal and external.

This position is charged with providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. This position works to educate the campus community regarding safety and security, minimize risk for the University and enforce all University policies and procedures. These responsibilities are performed in an ethical manner consistent with the University's mission, vision, and values which include diversity, equity and inclusion.
Provide proactive campus patrols in accordance with the department's community policing model.
Enforce university rules and regulations on campus, which includes conducting investigations and completing/filing necessary documentation.
Take immediate action to protect the life safety of community members, including other Public Safety Department personnel.
Deliver medical treatment including basic first aid, CPR, and use of an AED unit, in accordance with training and certification.
Perform safety escorts for students and employees to their cars and/or from building to building. Provide security for dignitaries and other visitors to the University.
Investigate and file reports of security and safety concerns involving building structures, yards and parking lots on campus.
Identify and take steps to address safety hazards and liability concerns.
Complete thorough incident reports on violations of laws or university policy, safety hazards or liability concerns, medical emergencies, and employee injuries.
Maintain physical security systems including but not limited to: Electronic Access Control, CCTV, and
Regulate and monitor traffic and parking conditions, taking enforcement action in concert with university policy.
Maintain an inventory of found property in accordance with department policy.


As a limited part-time team member, you will be eligible for a robust array of benefits that include tuition remission, flexible work arrangements, professional development opportunities and more!

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