Public Safety Officer
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law - Sacramento, CA

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Under general supervision performs Pacific McGeorge School of Law campus patrol and security related duties; enforces campus policies, state, county and city ordinances, and does other work as required.

  • Advises, directs and provides information to students, employees and the public.
  • Patrols designated areas by foot and uses a public safety equipped vehicle and police radio. Patrols campus including buildings, grounds, parking lots and adjacent streets; sees that doors and windows are properly secured and locked; safeguards property of the School of Law. Assumes fixed post assignments.
  • Responds to calls for service and assistance.
  • Opens and closes facilities. Monitors alarm systems and responds when necessary. Monitors and controls access to buildings and restricted areas. Inspects buildings for security, fire, and potential accident and/or hazards and takes preventive or corrective action as appropriate.
  • Provides escort services by foot and/or vehicle.
  • Provides security for large gatherings and Law School activities.
  • Administers first aid and CPR.
  • Makes preliminary investigation of crimes and disorders. Makes searches and arrests within scope of employment. Prepares reports.
  • Enforces automobile parking regulations.
  • Carries a firearm, baton, mace/pepper spray and handcuffs.
  • Enforces rules and regulations of the School of Law while cooperating with other police agencies.
  • Each Public Safety Officer may have additional duties that are assigned to their position, such as fire safety, training, lost and found property, and work calendar.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Qualifications–

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, supplemented by the completion of valid and current POSTapproved Basic Course Training, Level II, or the completion of POST approved Basic Police Academy or the completion of valid and current PC 832 Course.
  • A minimum of three years of related work experience, preferably in an institutional or campus environment.
  • Completion of first aid, CPR, baton and tear gas training.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have a Guard and Firearms card.
  • Good customer relations skills and the ability to communicate clearly; ability to think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies; ability to analyze situations accurately and make appropriate decisions.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and other office related skills.

Physical Requirements–

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Heavy lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 130 pounds.
  • Bending, stretching, and reaching required.
  • Some sitting, running and climbing, extensive walking and standing.
  • Rarely but possibly working in extreme temperatures, wet, humid, and hot.