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Public Safety Officer

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 11, 2024

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Public Safety Officer


Position Title: Public Safety Officer Department: Public Safety Reports To: Sergeant, Associate Director of Public Safety, Director of Public Safety

Classification: Non-Exempt
FTE: 1.0
Salary: $26.65-32.00/hour

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Maintain academic and residence hall building security

  1. Respond to and investigate reported incidents/complaints
  • Respond to all medical and property related emergencies and contact off-campus emergency resources as appropriate
  • Respond to and conduct initial investigations of all criminal incidents or accidents reported or encountered
  • Complete detailed reports on incidents that occur on college property (as appropriate)
  • Respond to and investigate all intrusion or fire alarms reported
  1. Patrol and monitor campus property
  • Confront and resolve all criminal or unacceptable behavior encountered
  • Patrol parking lots to prevent and detect criminal behavior
  • Enforce parking regulations and issue parking citations when appropriate
  • Investigate and document all motor vehicle accidents and assist with traffic direction
  1. Assist all college departments and law enforcement agencies
  • Provide assistance to the campus community by responding to calls for service to include building lockouts, financial deposits and vehicle assists
  • Assist local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as requested
  • Provide transportation to the Northfield Emergency Department for minor injuries
  • Provide transportation on campus for personal safety reasons
  • Work overtime or other shifts in an emergency to provide adequate coverage
  • Participate in criminal court proceedings as requested
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Public Safety (or designee)
  1. Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Assist in overseeing four groups of student employees by serving as a resource for problems/situations encountered during their respective shifts

6. Support, respect, and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community

7. Complete and meet deadlines for required training and performance management cycle.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:

Term: Year round

Shift: Eight (8) week cycle consisting of 4 days on, 4 days off, 4 days on, 3 days off, 5 days on, 3 days off (x3), 5 days on, 4 days off, 4 days on, 3 days off; hours to be worked 9:00PM - 7:00AM; travel up to 1% of work schedule, which includes local (Twin Cities metro area) and national travel; overnight trips average 1 trip per year

Required Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent; maintain a valid driver's license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record

Experience: 3+ months of experience in customer service, community engagement or volunteer work

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Associate's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, security or a closely related field of study

Experience: 2+ years of law enforcement or security experience on a college/university campus


Employment in this position is conditioned upon successful completion of a background check which may include: criminal background checks, reference checks, verification of work history, verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, a motor vehicle check, verification of DOT certification, a credit check, employment eligibility verification, and/or a pre-employment physical. Whether a background check is deemed successfully completed will be at the sole discretion of St. Olaf College. Please note, St. Olaf College reserves the right to conduct periodic background checks at its sole discretion.


This position may require you to report early, stay late or work different shifts depending on staffing levels. It may also require you to perform all essential job functions whenever needed and during campus emergencies when necessary.

This job description is for general information purposes. It is not intended to list all duties and responsibilities of the position. This job description is subject to change at any time by St. Olaf College, with or without prior notice

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St. Olaf College

One of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf serves 3,000 students, ranks #1 among U.S. colleges for the number of students studying abroad, and celebrates carbon-free electrical power.  Its mission is to challenge students to excel in the liberal arts, examine faith and values, and explore meaningful vocation in an inclusive, globally engaged community nourished by Lutheran tradition.  The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities.

A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

At St. Olaf College we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and globally engaged community. We believe in fostering different identities, beliefs, and traditions because our differences make us stronger. St. Olaf strives to promote cultural diversity and multicultural understanding and create a campus where individuals of all backgrounds feel accepted and supported. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the enrichment of our diverse community.

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