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Public Safety Officer

Posted: 08/06/2023

Public Safety Officer

Public Safety Officer

WORK LOCATION: Grand Rapids, MI - W.A. Lettinga Campus

DEPARTMENT: Public Safety

TARGET HIRING PAY: $17.50 per hour
The Role:

Davenport is in search of a Public Safety Officer who is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the Davenport university staff, faculty and students. This individual will have the ability to forge relationships with DU community while exhibiting exceptional customer service. Officers will be prepared to take immediate action to protect the safety of our community members.
You Will:

• Conduct regular and requested patrols on campus by vehicle and on foot.
• Respond to and investigate incidents on campus such as emergencies, violations of state law, Title IX and VAWA, or other violations of university policy while exercising discretion and understanding that most complaints will be handled through the Office of Student Affairs.
• Write detailed and accurate reports regarding your activity on campus.
• Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with other university departments.
• Support event functions and be willing to work overtime for events such as Athletics, Academics, or Student Life.
• Work 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 3 days a week and work an irregular schedule such as overnights, weekends, and overtime shifts.

Awesome if You Have:

• Associates Degree preferred and/or are currently enrolled or on course to be enrolled in an MCOLES or PA330 training program.

Extra Awesome If You Have:

• 3-5 years of security experience at a similar sized institution.
• Previous Campus Safety or Law Enforcement experience.
• Previous experience with Title IX investigations.
• Previous experience with Emergency Management Operations.

Our Benefits:
Our culture, benefits and perks EmpowerU with:

• Freedom to grow. We offer free or reduced tuition for staff, spouses and dependents. Nationally recognized internal training and leadership programs, and career development. Is your program not available at DU? Ask about Tuition Assistance.
• A caring culture. DU values work-life balance and offer generous and flexible paid time off, 403(b) with employer contribution plus the opportunity for an additional employer match with an employee contribution, paid volunteer time off, and more.
• A healthier U. Medical, Dental, Vision benefits, Disability benefits, Life Insurance, Wellness program, free use of Athletic Facilities, Employee Discounts, and access to EAP.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Davenport University we respect diversity and are committed to fostering an environment of support, inclusiveness and learning, both in the workplace and throughout the application process. With that in mind, we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including people of color, people with disabilities, Veterans and the LGBTQ + community.
About Davenport University:

At Davenport University, we know what it takes to be successful. With over 155 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!

EEO-We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace

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