Public Safety Officer I
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Requisition ID: 016606
Academic/Internal Title Public Safety Officer I
Division/School Career and Protective Services
Secondary Division/School
Department: CAPS/Department of Public Safety
Location: University Park Campus
Employment Type: Full-Time

Percent of time for Part-time Position:
Tenure Status
Salary Range: 24.98
Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC's Career and Protective Services is seeking a Public Safety Officer I to join its team.

The Public Safety Officer I provides service functions to support the general safety of the university community. Patrols an assigned area and responds to radio and/or telephonic calls for routine and/or emergency assistance in both criminal and non-criminal matters. Performs investigations and makes arrests when necessary. Deters and prevents unlawful behavior, and performs internal and external public safety functions. Carries firearms and works under the direct supervision of a watch commander, field supervisor or a unit manager/supervisor. Has peace officer "powers of arrest" authority pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the LAPD while on-duty.

Job Accountabilities:
Patrols an assigned area on foot or in a vehicle. Responds to telephonic and/or radio calls for routine and emergency assistance in both criminal and non-criminal situations. Assesses circumstances and conditions at the scene of an incident and determines the appropriate response.

Conducts preliminary investigations of criminal and non-criminal incidents. Interviews victims, witnesses, suspects, and others. Issues citations and/or makes arrests. Conducts follow-up investigations as required.

Maintains an accurate record of daily activities. Prepares comprehensive incident and crime reports. Ensures reports are legally sufficient through consultation with supervisors.

Assesses severity of medical emergencies, provides first aid, summons medical assistance as required, and transports non-life threatening sick and injured.

Testifies in court on criminal and civil matters affecting the interests of the university.

Maintains perimeter and crowd control in the areas of crimes, emergencies, and special activities.

Maintains security of buildings and university related property by controlling access, and the opening and securing of buildings.

Escorts university and hospital employees, faculty, staff, students and/or hospital patients between facilities and their vehicles.

Presents crime prevention and public information programs.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The USC Department of Public Safety is a proud employer of women and military veterans.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education: High school or equivalent
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's license; completed POST certified Level I Academy (modules A, B, and C), or equivalent out of state training, or have one (1) year experience as a USC Community Service Officer (CSO) and meet the POST or equivalency requirement and possess the State of California Patrol Persons and Firearms permits.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Education: Related undergraduate study
Preferred Experience: 2 years

Preferred Field of Expertise:
Position Type: Existing

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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