Public Safety Officer

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Office of Public Safety provided a safe and secure environment at Notre Dame of Maryland University. Officers are responsible for the general safety of the campus community, protection of university property and the effective operation of the University’s communication base.  

Essential Functions include, but not limited to:

Maintaining high visibility while performing routine patrol on campus (by patrol vehicle and on foot), opening and locking buildings/offices/rooms, directing traffic, and community policing, and writing traffic violation notices. Completes daily reports (administrative, incident reports, etc). Performs safety inspections. Responds to emergency situations (e.g. fire alarms, injured persons, etc). Responds to calls for service (escorts, reports, assists students, staff, and faculty). Assists with special events. Assists with periodic fire drills. Prepares work orders for items needing attention. Notifies students, faculty, and staff of safety issues. Enforces state and local laws and ordinances. Acts as liaison between the University and Baltimore City Police and Fire Departments. Provides safety and crime prevention information to students, staff, and faculty. Conducts university van and bus driver certifications. Attends various training programs. Acts as a courier Drives bus or van – providing shuttle service on and off campus. Communication Base Operator: answers calls, transfers call, provide office telephone numbers and information. Receives deliveries and notifies recipient. Communicates with public safety department via radio.  Dispatches public safety officers in response to campus requests (unlock doors, escorts, etc.)   Maintains public safety communication log sheets. Monitors fire alarm system, barrier (door, elevator) alarm system, and pump alarm system. Radios public safety and/or maintenance personnel when alarm sounds. Answers emergency phone line. Relays calls to SSND campus residents via paging system and/or telephone. Provides temporary parking permits to campus visitors. This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). A CSA is an individual, who by virtue of their university responsibilities and under the Clery Act, is designated to receive and report criminal incidents to the Department of Public Safety so that they may be included and published in the university's Annual Security Report.


Knowledge:   High school diploma or GED required.  Knowledge of PBX/multi-line  telephone console, radio transmission protocol preferred.  Basic computer skills required. Experience:   Must be at least 21 years old.  One year of experience in security or related field and switchboard operation preferred. Skills/Aptitude:   Excellent communication skills (voice and manner), along with excellent customer services skills required.  Must be capable of working with a diverse population and demonstrate composure in all types of situations. The ability to operate a computerized telephone console and manage a moderate volume of phone calls and requests required.  Must be self-motivated. Working Conditions:   Requires physical stamina to patrol on foot during all types of weather. Duties require extensive walking, climbing stairs, driving a vehicle, and other physical exertion. May require working overtime hours. May require staying outdoors for long periods of time during adverse weather conditions. Position is considered “essential” and requires the employee to report to work under conditions when the university, for other staff/ faculty/ students, may be closed. This position has been identified as having a potential risk for occupational exposure to potentially infectious material; as such, this position is required to be offered the Hepatitis B Vaccine at no cost to the employee, and annual training on Preventing Exposure to Bloodbourne Pathogens must be completed Pre-Employment Requirements:  Must pass a background check, pass a pre-employment/pre-assignment physical exam, and possess a valid driver’s license for a minimum of two years.