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Public Safety Officer II , St. John's College

Institution name: St. John's College

Title: Public Safety Officer II

Job location: MD

Job category: Officer positions

Posting date: 2021-12-17 08:32:00

End date: 2022-01-30 00:00:00

Reports To: Associate Director of Public Safety

Office: Public Safety

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

Duties: The Public Safety Officer is a certified Special Police Officer, with the responsibility of ensuring the safety and security of the people, buildings and property of the campus community. This is a 40 hour per week position. Shift coverage is based on a 24-hour schedule, and officers are expected to work weekends, holidays, and various shifts (days, evenings, or nights). This is a high-visibility, service-oriented job and a position of the public trust. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide visible security and protective services to the college community by conducting routine patrols of buildings and outdoor areas on campus. Provide basic information and directions to the campus community and the general public.
  • Officers are required to show courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in dealing with the community. This includes not just the campus community, but anyone officers have contact with in the course of their daily duties.
  • Follow campus procedures for enforcing college rule and polices, as well as state law. Commissioned officers may need to resort to physical force, when appropriate, of individuals attempting to inflict physical harm on themselves or others, or commit criminal acts. Officers must understand when use of force is authorized and document it properly.
  • Officers are expected to be able to work with limited supervision.
  • Understand emergency response protocols. Officer must be able to identify and respond to emergencies by conducting a rapid assessing of a situation, utilizing critical decision making by employing tact, diplomacy, and individual judgment to resolve an incident.
  • Coordinate response efforts to emergencies on the college with Annapolis Police and/or Fire Departments, as well as the Maryland Capitol Police and other outside agencies.
  • Provide emergency first aid to injured persons and assist in the transportation arrangements of ill or injured persons when necessary.
  • Cooperate and provide direct support to superior officers or to the local police department in the investigation of any incident.
  • Working knowledge of higher education issues, such as Title IX and the Clery Act. Officers are Campus Security Authorities, and must know proper procedures when critical information is received about crimes or misconduct.
  • Maintain situational awareness of the area surrounding the college to remain abreast of possible threats to the campus community. This includes making appropriate notifications to leadership for emergency notifications to the campus community.
  • Complete necessary administrative reports/forms related to incidents and/or arrests, to include gathering pertinent information from participants and/or witnesses.
  • Maintain and manage various databases, such as records management, vehicle registration, emergency contact information, and class schedules.
  • Maintain regular radio communications with officers and college staff to receive calls for service, report any unusual situations, and to request backup when necessary.
  • Engage in direct radio communications with Annapolis Police in case of emergency, in compliance with policy.
  • Observe, report and address faulty and/or unsafe situations, equipment, and lighting to include reporting fire and other safety equipment that are not in working order, setting up caution tape, traffic cones, etc.
  • Make appropriate notifications after hours for incidents that require immediate attention, such as broken or frozen pipes, broken windows, active leaks, etc. Officers may be required to take immediate actions to mitigate such incidents until appropriate personnel can response.
  • Respond to calls for lockouts and admit authorized personnel to locked buildings and rooms.
  • Attend internal/external courses, classes, and seminars, to further develop protective services skills and knowledge.
  • Conduct security patrols on the college under conditions of darkness and inclement weather.
  • Apply for a Special Police Commission within 90 days of employment and receive the same within six months of employment.
  • Maintain certifications as appropriate, to include CPR, AED, tourniquet, OC spray, police baton, crowd manager, etc.
  • Make arrests and/or deal with disorderly persons as appropriate. This mandates an understanding and use of critical decision making and discretion in enforcing Maryland law and criminal procedure.
  • Appear in court, prepared to testify, regarding incidents that occur in the college Community when necessary.
  • Engage in crowd control for schedule events and emergency incidents. This requires officers to understand issues of the First Amendment and how they apply to the college community.
  • Transport the college bank deposit.
  • Must wear issued uniform, unless otherwise authorized, and carry all appropriate credentials when on duty.
  • Complete routine operational procedures during each shift.
    Performs other work-related duties as requested or assigned.

Supervision Received: Daily supervision and assignments are received from a senior Officer such as the Shift Supervisor or Associate Director of Public Safety.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Entry-level Qualifications: High school graduation or GED required, college degree preferred. Previous police or security experience preferred. Strong interpersonal skills are also preferred, including the ability to generate cooperation from others. Candidates should have the ability to remain calm and keep order during emergencies. Must be available to work various shifts, to include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Possession of a special police commission or the ability to obtain a commission within 120 days of employment. Must be able to complete state mandated and campus required training programs. Demonstration of a working knowledge of computers, especially MS Word, radios and phones. Ability to be certified in first aid, CPR, AEDs, and tourniquets. Applicant must also be able to become certified as a crowd manager. Successful completion of a physical examination, drug screen and background check approved by the Director of Human Resources. No criminal record is allowed. Applicant must possess and maintain a current valid Maryland driver’s license.

Note: This position is considered an essential employee and may require you to report to work during times of emergency or inclement weather.

Compensation: Grade 7, Base Pay $16.00/hour based on a 40 hour work week. Includes an additional $1.00/hour upon receiving your special police commission and an additional $1.00/hour shift differential. Excellent benefits.

Sign-on Bonus: $250.00 at time of hire (first paycheck) and $250.00 after 180 days of employment.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to


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