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Public Safety Officer Limited Part Time

Posted: 05/05/2024

Public Safety Officer Limited Part Time

Public Safety Officer Limited Part Time

WORK LOCATION: Grand Rapids - Lettinga Campus

DEPARTMENT: Public Safety

POSITION PAY RANGE: $15.00 - 17.00, 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.

• Understand and abide by all external and internal regulations and policies. This includes NCAA, GLIAC and national affiliations associated within athletics or other role specific regulations.

• Provides GREAT customer service, anticipating and exceeding the needs of our customers.

• Demonstrates and promote the University Cultural Values.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


• High School Diploma (or equivalent) required, Associates degree preferred.

• No conviction for any felony offense, or misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

• No conviction within the previous 3 years for possession/use of illegal drugs, criminal alcohol offenses, or any criminal driving offense.

• Valid driver's license required in state assigned (Michigan).

• Must maintain an acceptable driving record as required by the university insurer.

• Must have, or be eligible to obtain, a Michigan Concealed Pistol License.

• Must be able to maintain certification in First Aid/CPR/AED, defensive tactics - including the use of OC Spray and handcuffs.

• Must maintain a level of physical fitness suitable for the effective performance of all job related functions, including but not limited to: running, walking long distances, standing for long periods of time, sporadic lifting of heavy objects, and physical exertion under stressful circumstances.

• Ability to pass a pre-employment background investigation including but not limited to: criminal background check, employment and personal reference checks, pre-employment physical, drug/alcohol screening, psychological evaluation.

• 20/20 vision - with or without correction, and normal peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to distinguish colors.

• Ability to professionally respond to and investigate criminal incidents, medical emergencies, and policy violations and to effectively present findings through formal reports.

• Strong report-writing skills.

• Proficiency with computers, email systems, google drive, and ability to master other technology resources used by the department.

• Foundational knowledge of legal and compliance requirements affecting the department, especially: Title IX, The Cleary Act, and FERPA.

• Service oriented. Ability to have an exceptional customer service attitude at all times.

• Ability to work independently, without direct supervision.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution.

• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both written and oral which transcend diverse audiences.

• Demonstrated motivational and problem solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of the university.

• Must be able to work an irregular schedule, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and additional hours during peak times or as required.

• Ability to stand and walk for extended periods during the shift. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to climb stairs and ladders and capable of repetitive stretching, twisting, bending, lifting (up to 50 lbs.) on a daily basis.

• Ability to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions. Some travel between locations required (own transportation).


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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