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Public Safety Officer

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 1, 2023

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Public Safety Officer

Primary Purpose:
Under general supervision, the Public Safety Officer performs University of the Pacific, Sacramento Campus patrol and security related duties; enforces campus policies, state, county and city ordinances, and does other work as required.

Essential Functions:
  • Advises, directs and provides information to students, employees and the public.
  • Patrols designated areas by foot or bicycle, and uses a public safety equipped vehicle and Sacramento Police radio. Patrols campus including buildings, grounds, parking lots and adjacent streets; sees that doors and windows are properly secured and locked; safeguards property of the Sacramento Campus. Assumes fixed post assignments.
  • Responds to calls for service and assistance.
  • Opens and closes facilities. Monitors alarm systems and responds when necessary. Monitors and controls access to buildings and restricted areas. Inspects buildings for security, fire, and potential accident and/or hazards and takes preventive or corrective action as appropriate.
  • Provides escort services by foot and/or vehicle.
  • Provides security for large gatherings and campus activities.
  • Administers first aid and CPR.
  • Makes preliminary investigations and investigations of crimes and disorders, searches and arrests within scope of employment. Prepares reports. May testify in court.
  • Enforces automobile parking regulations.
  • Carries a firearm, baton, chemical agents, and handcuffs.
  • Enforces rules and regulations of the University campus while cooperating with other law enforcement agencies.
  • Each Public Safety Officer may have additional duties that are assigned to their position, such as fire safety, training, lost and found property, and work calendar.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This position serves as Campus Security Authority (CSA) as outlined by the Clery Act. CSAs have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that are reported them.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid or current PC 832 certification or completion of PC 832 within the first year of employment.
  • Three (3) years of related work experience.
  • Completion of first aid, CPR, baton and chemical agent training.
  • Valid and current California BSIS Guard and Firearms card.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Valid and current POST approved Basic Course Training, Level III, or the completion of POST approved Basic Police Academy or the completion of valid and current PC 832 certification.
  • Three (3) years of related work experience in an institutional or campus environment.
  • Good customer relations skills and the ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and make appropriate decisions.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and other office related skills.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Heavy lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling up to 130 pounds.
  • Bending, stretching, and reaching required.
  • Some sitting, running and climbing, extensive walking and standing.
  • Rarely but possibly working in extreme temperatures, wet, humid, and hot.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed 40 hours per week (4/10 schedule) and over-time as needed to ensure 24/7 coverage or when responding to critical situations.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserve the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $27.50/hr

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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