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Public Safety Officer

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

Job Details


Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Public Safety Officer (Unarmed). Under the direction of the Chief of Public Safety, reporting directly to an assigned Public Safety Sergeant, the Public Safety Officer, shall provide a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students, and guests of the University while protecting the assets of the University.Click here to learn more about the department on our LinkedIn page.

The department is currently hiring to fill positions on either the evening shift or overnight shift based on the needs at time of job offer. The hourly rate of pay is $18.00 per hour, e vening and night shifts include a differential pay.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac is recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges.” The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.


Essential Responsibilities:
  • Gate Entrance Security
  • Patrol and Building Security
  • Communications Center
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Special Events Security
  • Administrative Duties
Specific Responsibilities:

1. Campus Services
  • Conduct patrol and security checks of all campus buildings, classrooms, and residence hall areas.
  • Secure (arm/disarm) alarms at administrative and academic buildings.
  • Secure and unlock buildings upon request by faculty, staff, and facility personnel.
  • Ensure that all hazardous conditions on property are made safe and reported to Facilities.
  • Serve as the emergency notifying agency for Facilities related issues after business hours.
  • Provide lock out assistance to the Quinnipiac Community.
  • Provide escort services to the Quinnipiac Community upon request.
  • Set up barricades and other traffic controls to assist various Facilities projects and arrange for the towing of vehicles out of restricted areas.
  • Perform any other duty as directed by the Chief of Public Safety.
2. Communications Center
  • Answer both routine and emergency telephone calls. Dispatching appropriate Public Safety Patrol Officers to calls for service and alarms using a Computer-Aided Dispatch System (CAD).
  • Monitor the alarm systems that report to the Communications Center.
  • Monitor security surveillance cameras and blue light system.
  • Greet and serve customers that come into the front lobby.
  • Maintain various administrative records.
  • Prioritize campus safety services response to calls for service, as well as provide emergency notification to Armed Public Safety Officers.
*Officers have the option to be cross trained to work Dispatch.

3. Residential Life/Student Affairs
  • Perform lockouts for resident students when requested.
  • Respond to all reported disturbances, emergencies, and suspicious circumstances in the residence halls and complete a written report.
  • Assist Armed Public Safety Officers and responding personnel (Police, Fire, EMT's, Paramedics) in handling medical emergencies in the residence halls and document in a written report.
  • Assist Residential Life staff in handling uncooperative or confrontational residents, guests, and non-affiliates in the residence halls.
4. Parking Enforcement
  • Enforce all parking regulations in all campus parking lots and take enforcement action as appropriate.
  • Patrol the parking areas during the enforcement hours.
  • Arrange for towing vehicles when warranted.
5. Gate Duty
  • Stop and check identification and parking permits for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff to ensure that only authorized persons enter the property.
  • Control traffic flow in and out of gates.
  • Direct vehicles to appropriate areas for parking.
  • Maintain radio communication with Dispatcher, notify Dispatcher of all emergencies.
  • Monitor video surveillance systems.
  • Give directions as needed.

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or any other related field preferred


Mandatory Qualifications and Requirements:

• Two or more years in a Safety and Security profession preferred but not required.
• Current CPR & AED certificates, or ability to obtain.
• Valid Connecticut driver's license and excellent driving record.
• Basic computer skills required.
• Candidate must pass extensive background investigation including check for criminal history.
• Candidate must pass physical exam, physical demands test, and a drug test.
• Effective written and verbal communication skills required.
• Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills required.
• Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and common sense appropriate to the related circumstances.
• Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions and prepare accurate and clear information for comprehensive report preparation.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of job-related information.
• Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts covering all days of the week and all hours of the day including weekends and holidays.

Communication Skills:
  • Good report writing, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
Computer Skills:
  • Computer knowledge within area of responsibility. Frequent use of computer equipment utilized by the university Department of Public Safety.
Physical Requirements:
  • Full range of mobility in upper and lower body.
  • Be able to reach overhead.
  • Be able to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete the assigned job task.
  • Be able to lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up top 50 pounds.
  • Ability to perform duties when exposed to extreme weather conditions prevalent at the time for an extended period of time.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • This position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
Shift schedule: The department is currently hiring to fill positions on either the evening shift or overnight shift based on the needs at time of job offer.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.
  • This position is a member of the Public Safety Officers Collective Bargaining Unit.
  • The hourly rate of pay is $18.00 per hour, e vening and night shifts include a differential pay.
  • The hiring process for this position will consist of in-person interview, reference checks, successful passing of a criminal background check, drug test, physical demands evaluation (fitness for duty), and physical pre-screening requirements which will be conducted by our approved third-party vendor.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission for employees and their dependents and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Advertised: April 12, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational university in Hamden, CT where students engage in an educational experience that’s both personal and challenging from faculty who care deeply about student outcomes. We offer a diverse range of programs and courses, including our industry-leading dual-degree programs, to approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 2,700 graduate, law and medical students.

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