The Public Safety Department at Bucknell University seeks qualified candidates for a Public Safety Officer position. The successful candidate will work on a team of dedicated professionals and will be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all University property and community members, both on and off campus. This is a 12 month, benefits eligible position that will work an evening shift to include weekends and some holidays.
Duties, include but are not limited to: • To know and enforce all university policies and regulations and local and state laws. • Patrol by foot, bike, or vehicle University properties, surrounding areas and neighborhoods as assigned, in an effort to prevent incidents. • Properly and safely carry and use, when necessary, various security devices. • Respond to emergencies and incidents in a timely manner; determine the appropriate course of action and notify law enforcement officials or other members of the campus community as appropriate. • Promptly provide emergency first aid and/or request other related medical services as needed. Transport and escort sick or injured students to and from Student Health Services or local hospitals when necessary. • Support the crime prevention and safety mission on campus. • Gather and compile information, write reports, and disperse to appropriate parties for criminal, fire, incident, or accident investigations, or for medical or hazardous conditions. • Enforce campus traffic and parking regulations; issue tickets and/or citation or warnings as necessary. • Provide students and employees escort services as requested. Respond to requests in a timely and courteous manner. • Respond to a variety of alarms such as fire, burglary, and other supervisory alarms. Assist in conducting alarm testing and evacuation drills. Respond to other types of alarms. • Cross-train and serve as communications officer as necessary. In this capacity, monitor alarms, emergency telephone systems, closed circuit television, and dispatch Public Safety staff as needed. • Maintain traffic details and crowd control for special events. • Maintain daily logs, reports, incident cards, and forms. • Assist members and guests of the University in Public Safety related problems and issues. • Assist local law enforcement and fire agencies in the performance of their duties.
Minimum Qualifications: • Possess PA Act 120 certification; Act 2; or Act 120 equivalent (POST Academy). • Possess or be able to obtain a valid PA vehicle license • Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills. • Demonstrate the ability to interact sensitively and effectively with members of an academic community. • Must be available to work weekends and some holidays. • Must be able to reach campus within 30 minutes of driving time in the event of an emergency. • Must be able to maintain Act 120 standards including vision.
Physical Demands: • Occasionally will be required to lift, move, push, pull, or carry materials weighing from 20 to 50 lbs. • Regular walking, biking, and driving is required. • Must be able to run, bend, lift, and climb as required. • Must be able to quickly respond to critical incidents.
Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.