(on call - no scheduled hours, salary grade 5)
The Public Safety officer has the primary responsibility to provide protective and public safety services on the Swarthmore College campus, consistent with the Department’s mission to “protect persons and property, to preserve the peace, to deter crime, to detain criminal offenders, to recover lost and stolen property, to perform services as required, to enforce appropriate college regulations, and to maintain a sense of community security and confidence in the department.” During assigned shifts, a Public Safety officer must be ready, able, and always available to effectively respond to a wide variety of situations and prepare daily for the upcoming events. The officer must adapt to changing conditions, laws, patrol procedures, general orders, work rules, and recent court decisions. The officer is accountable for the well being of the students, faculty, staff and general public who occupy the grounds and roadways of Swarthmore College and to ensure the constitutional rights and guarantees of all.
High school diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred or a combination of education and experience related to the field of security, public safety and campus law enforcement. Also requires valid driver’s license, valid First Aid, CPR/AED certification, one or more years police, security, fire/safety experience, the ability to work independently, the ability to pass a physical examination, psychological examination, and a criminal history records check. Pennsylvania Act 120 or Act 235 certification preferred. Must be willing to pursue specialized training, if not already held.