Public Safety Officer
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Valid and current California BSIS Guard and Firearms card.
- 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
- Ability to think and act quickly and effectively in
- Ability to analyze situations accurately and make appropriate
- 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.
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
- Bending, stretching, and reaching required.
- Some sitting, running and climbing, extensive walking and
- 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
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
Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are
required to execute a release and authorization for a background
To apply, visit https://pacific.peopleadmin.com/postings/27252
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