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Public Safety Officer (Unarmed)

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


Overview: Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Public Safety Officer. Under the direction of the Assistant Chief of Public Safety, reporting directly to an assigned Public Safety Sergeant, the Public Safety Officer, shall provide a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students and guests of the University while protecting the assets of the University.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” Quinnipiac has been named a “Great College to Work For” as determined by a comprehensive industry survey. For more information, please visit An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to preparing graduates for 21st century careers and citizenship, creating an inclusive, excellence-driven community, nurturing and positively impacting internal, local and global communities and fostering lifelong connections and success. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.


Essential Responsibilities:

1. Campus Services
2. Communications Center
3. Residential Life/Student Affairs
4. Parking Enforcement
5. Administrative
6. Gate Duty

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Campus Services
    a) Conduct patrol and security checks of all on campus buildings, classrooms and
        residential hall areas.
    b) Secure (arm/disarm) alarms most administrative and academic buildings on a set
        schedule throughout the week.
    c) Secure and unlock buildings upon request by faculty, staff and facility personnel.
    d) Ensure that any hazard/incident may be made as safe as possible including attempting
        to remedy the situation entirely.
    e) Serve as the emergency notifying agency for Facilities related issues after business
    f) Provide delivery service for sensitive items/materials such as paychecks and other
        important materials.
    g) Provide jumpstarts and lock out assistance to the Quinnipiac Community.
    h) Provide escort services to the Quinnipiac Community upon request.
    i) Set up barricades and other traffic controls to assist various Facilities projects and
        arrange for the towing of vehicles out of restricted areas.
    j) Perform any other duty as directed by the Chief of Public Safety.

2. Communications Center
    a) Answer both routine and emergency telephone calls. Dispatching appropriate Public
        Safety Patrol Officer to calls for service and alarms.
    b) Monitor the alarm systems that report to the Communications Center.
    c) Maintain the dispatch log.
    d) Issue parking permits to faculty, staff and students.
    e) Greet and serve customers that come into the Communications Center.
    f) Maintain various administrative records.
    g) Prioritize Campus Safety Services response to calls for service, as well as provide
        emergency notification to Armed Public Safety Officers.

3. Residential Life/Student Affairs
    a) Perform lockouts for resident students when requested.
    b) Respond to all reported disturbances, emergencies, and suspicious circumstances in the
        residence halls and report findings when necessary.
    c) Assist Armed Public Safety Officers and responding personnel (Hamden Police, Fire
        Department, Utilities, EMT's, Paramedics) in handling medical emergencies in the
        residence halls and document involvement as appropriate.
    d) Assist Residential Life staff in handling uncooperative or confrontational residents, and
        non-affiliates in the residence halls.
    e) Check on maintenance problems after hours and report findings to the Resident Director
        on duty.

4. Parking Enforcement
    a) Enforce all parking regulations in all campus parking lots.
    b) Patrol the parking areas during the enforcement hours.
    c) Issue citations to vehicles found in violation of the parking regulations.
    d) Arrange towing of vehicles when the offence warrants.

5. Administrative
    a) Document in a report any affiliates found disturbing the campus or committing minor
        criminal offenses or violating campus regulations. When appropriate, forward this report
        to Hamden Police, and the office of Student Affairs.
    b) Complete all required reports and associated paperwork in a timely, accurate, and
        complete fashion.
    c) Comply and enforce administrative policies and procedures.

6. Gate Duty
    a) All Public Safety Officers working security gates will control traffic flow and direct traffic to
        appropriate areas for parking.
    b) In the event of an emergency; Public Safety Officer staffing the gate should notify Public
        Safety Communications Center what emergency vehicles are entering campus.
    c) Public Safety Officer working security gates will stop and check ID of all visitors, students
        and guests.
    d) Guests entering the campus must be directed to appropriate building and area for
    e) Public Safety Officer working the gates should report any vehicle lock outs, vehicle jump
        starts, building or classrooms lock outs; by calling Public Safety Communications Center
        with enough information so the dispatcher can relay the information to the Officer on
        patrol. The Officer at the gate shall provide the description of vehicle, where vehicle is
        located, what building is locked out and the room number.
    f) Public Safety Officer working security gates should conduct a foot patrol of their parking
        lots. Anything suspicious or out of the ordinary should be reported to security with all
        pertinent information.
    g) Public Safety Officer working security gate will check parking decals and ensure any
        vehicles parked in the Quinnipiac University lots actually belong there. If the vehicle is
        not in proper lot, a parking violation should be issued and vehicle towed as to department
    h) A Public Safety Officer staffing a gate post will remain on duty until relief arrives. Officer
        being relived will pass on all relevant information to the oncoming Public Safety Officer.
        No Public Safety Officer will leave his post until his relief arrives, unless authorized by
        Public Safety Supervisor


Education Requirements:

Mandatory Education Requirements:

    A. High School diploma or equivalent. Two or more years in Safety and Security profession
        preferably in a University or Hospital setting.
    B. Current CPR & AED certificates.

Preferred Qualifications:
    A. An Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business or any other related field or an
        equivalent combination of education and experience.


Mandatory Qualifications and Requirements:

    A. High School diploma or equivalent. Two or more years in Safety and Security profession
        preferably in a University or Hospital setting.
    B. Current CPR & AED certificates.
    C. Valid Connecticut driver's license and excellent driving record.
    D. Basic computer skills required.
    E. Candidate must pass extensive background investigation including check for criminal
    F. Candidate must pass physical exam and drug test.
    G. Effective written and verbal communication skills required.
    H. Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills required.
    I. Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and common sense appropriate
        to the related circumstances.
    J. Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions and prepare accurate
        and clear information for comprehensive report preparation.
    K. Ability to deal with diverse groups of people.
    L. Ability to maintain confidentiality of job related information.
    M. Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts covering all days of the week and all hours of
        the day including weekends and holidays.

Preferred Qualifications:
    A. An Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Business or any other related field or an
        equivalent combination of education and experience.
    B. Two or more years in Safety and Security profession, preferably in a University or Hospital

Communication Skills:
    A. Public speaking and policy development experience. Demonstrated experience in
        employee performance management and staff development. Proven ability in program and
        project development and implementation. Ability to effect organizational change and
    B. Good report writing, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

Computer Skills:
    A. Advanced computer knowledge within area of responsibility. Frequent use equipment
        utilized by The University Department of Public Safety, Desk Top and Lap Top Computers
        and multi-line telephone.

Physical Requirements:
    A. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full
        range of mobility in upper and lower body.
    B. Be able to reach overhead.
    C. Be able to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing,
        bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time.
    D. Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete the assigned job task.
    E. Be able to lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up top 50 pounds.
    F. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to extreme weather
       conditions prevalent at the time for an extended period of time.
    G. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read
        handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.
    H. This position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and
        interact with the public and other staff.

    A. Department of Public Safety reserves the right to employ contract security personnel
        and/or consultants at the discretion of the Chief and/or his designee.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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