Public Safety Officer
Other, Public Safety
At Bucknell Public Safety, our mission is to enhance the quality of
life, safety, and security of our community. University Police
Officers are responsible for the operational law enforcement
function of the Division of Public Safety. These functions include
protection of life and property, preservation of peace, maintenance
of good order, establishment of relationships with the community,
and responding to calls for service. Responsible for ensuring the
safety and security of all University property and community
members, both on and off campus. Duties include patrolling the
campus on foot, bike, and in university-owned vehicles; responding
to emergencies quickly and calmly, and determining the appropriate
course of action; monitoring campus buildings, including fire,
intrusion alarm, remote systems, and other security systems;
providing safety escort services for students and employees as
requested; providing emergency first aid and/or requesting other
medical services as needed; assisting with traffic detail and crowd
control during special events; investigating criminal and civil
incidents and writing reports; and enforcing parking regulations.
Officers are required to participate in on-going job-related
training and development activities. Officers must work a flexible
schedule including weekdays, weekends, and holidays, over 3
- 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
- Have the ability to possess and maintain Act 120 standards in
accordance with PA law.
- Properly and safely carry and use, when necessary, various
- 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. Provides police and customer services, which include
enforcing laws and regulations, de-escalation, problem solving,
first aid and general assistance as required
- Promptly provide emergency first aid and/or request other
related medical services as needed.
- Support the crime prevention and safety mission on
- 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.
- Request medical assistance when appropriate for students,
staff, faculty, and visitors who may be injured.
- 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
- Maintain traffic details and crowd control for special events.
Assist with event set-up and breakdown of Public Safety
- Lock and unlock campus buildings.
- Familiarization with all record keeping systems and processes
for data entry.
- To assist members and guests of the University in whatever
manner possible in Public Safety related problems and issues. -
Attend training classes and departmental meetings as
- To assist local law enforcement and fire agencies in the
performance of their duties.
- Provide on-the-job training to co-workers as requested. Regular
attendance is required.
- Provide support and backup to the Communications Officers as
- All Public Safety Officers are also Campus Security
- Enter information into the computer systems.
- All other duties as assigned. Support through continued
education and equitable actions the University's commitment to
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
- Must be able to obtain PA Act 120 certification; Act 2; or Act
120 equivalent (POST Academy).
- Must possess or be able to obtain a valid PA vehicle
- Must demonstrate good written and oral communication
- Must demonstrate the ability to interact sensitively and
effectively with members of an academic community.
- Must be available to work weekends and some
- 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 & ACT 235 standards
including vision requirements.
All Public Safety personnel must be able to pass a post offer
criminal background check, psychological examination, drug screen,
and driving record check.
All Public Safety personnel will be subject to yearly random drug
Public Safety personnel must be available to work weekends and some
This position is classified as part of essential services. Public
Safety Personnel must be able to reach campus within 30 minutes of
driving time in the event of an emergency.
Public Safety personnel must work overtime when emergencies exist
or when special programs require it.
Public Safety Officer 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. Must be able to wear body armor.
This position is full-time, benefits eligible, non-exempt
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all
candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of
submission of the application.
This is a Staff Non-exempt position with a hiring range of
$22.22-27.78. The offer rate will be based on a review of the
candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the
position, internal equity, and our overall compensation
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base
salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term
disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan
(no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a
community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full
weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are
eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally,
full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition
remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for
various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time
benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher
education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee
assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of
your Bucknell ID card
To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click
here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity,
equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a
climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse
campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and
capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We
encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in
admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on
the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion,
disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or
expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military
or veteran status, or genetic information.
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/497287/public-safety-officer