Public Safety Officer
Hillsborough Community College 81 reviews - Tampa, FL

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The position requires either (1) vocational or technical school beyond High School/GED equivalent and at least one year of security guard or law enforcement experience, or (2) at least an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. In addition, requires a current: (1) Florida Class D security license, (2) CPR and first aid certification, and (3) Florida driver's license.

Substitution of Experience for Education Permitted (Non-faculty only)


Job Description

The position maintains a safe and secure environment for College students, faculty, staff and visitors by patrolling campus to prevent crime, protecting life and property, preserving peace and assisting law enforcement officers in their investigations of offenses at the College.

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer applicants with: (1) Associate's degree in Criminal Justice or related fields, (2) successful completion of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS)-100, -200, -700, -800 courses (or completed within the first four months of employment), (3) experience in conducting investigations and report writing, (4) experience with fire and intrusion alarm systems, (5) intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access, (6) experience in crisis management, (7) experience in customer service.

Supplemental Job Information

The successful candidate may be scheduled to work their duty shift at any College campus/location in order to fill Public Safety Officer vacancies or to augment assigned PSOs. The College's Department of Public Safety operates twenty four hours/seven days a week, including College holiday and break periods. A PSO is considered an "essential employee position" with the College and subject to work during emergency closings of the College.

Additional Documents Required

At the time of application, applicants must either: (1) attach a copy of their current Florida Class D security license, or (2) show their current Florida Class D security license number in the Professional License, Registration and Certification section of the application. Applicants must also submit a copy of their current (1) CPR/AED and first aid certification, and (2) current Florida driver's license at the time of application. The Employment Office will not forward applications without the required Florida Class D security license information. Failure to submit additional documents at the time of application can slow the review and interview process.


GWS/DAC Public Safety


All Campuses/Centers


Tampa, Florida

Pay Rate Explanation

$10.14 plus up to 10% for qualifications and experience

Pay Basis


Job Open Date


Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Job Category


Job Type

Full-Time Regular


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81 reviews
Hillsborough Community College is the only public two-year institution in Florida's largest county. The college, which began in 1968, serves...