Under the program direction of the Director of Public Safety, the deployment direction and performance evaluation of the Associate Director of Public Safety, and the daily assignment supervision of the Shift Commander (SC), the Public Safety Officer (PSO) is a security and dispatch services specialist who ensures that the university, its students, employees, guests, and licensees are safe and their purpose(s) unobstructed. The PSO ensures that all University, division, and department rules, practices, and protocols are adhered to and that property remains secure and unharmed.
This position is a 9 month, part-time union position working 40 hrs during this timeframe. The initial shift schedule is 8:00 pm to 4:00 am with Tuesdays & Wednesdays off. Time not scheduled is Winter Intercession and 2 months in the Summer.
The successful candidate is expected to obtain a valid EMT Certification within 6 months of hire, and upon so doing will be eligible for promotion to PSO II/EMT.
Essential functions of this position include but are not limited to:
Security Services Delivery:
- The PSO shall provide the full array of institutionally authorized and directed
security measures in, maintaining the safety, and protecting the integrity of the
university, its students, employees, guests, licensees and real and personal
- The PSO will be assigned, either regular, or from time to time as needed,
communication center detail which entails voice, visual and text command post
management. The dispatcher for Public Safety operates all video surveillance,
audio messaging and response throughout the division, and information intake for
review and analysis by supervisory management.
In addition, the PSO shall be formally trained in all non-supervisory aspects of daily operations and will, from time to time, be directed to certain projects, events and tasks that are outside of the essential functions of this position but deemed appropriate and necessary by supervisory management and within the PSO’s performance competency. This could include making a presentation to a student group on security practices, providing transportation to a candidate for employment to and from campus, and helping sort and compile data concerning the parking program.
A high school diploma or State authorized equivalent is required as well as a valid driver’s license without restrictions. Candidates must be at least twenty-one years of age with at least three years of positive, progressive employment without any record of misconduct or derogation of duty on the job. Candidates must possess a history of lawful conduct unabridged by any criminal activity at any time, regardless of current criminal record. CPR certification is mandatory.
It is preferred that candidates have at least one year security or other related public safety experience which has been formally commended. EMT certification and a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a closely related discipline is strongly preferred.
At the University's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the University, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.