Public Safety Officer II, Rhode Island School of Design

Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is seeking to fill several Public Safety Officer II-level positions to join its Public Safety Department, which works in partnership with the Brown University and Providence Police departments to maintain a safe campus environment and support the educational mission of the College. This position is a valuable member of the RISD community and is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff along with College-owned or used properties through effective emergency medical and incident response, comprehensive building and campus property security, parking enforcement, shuttle and escort service.

The successful candidate will thrive in a campus environment that is committed to advancing the principles of social equity and inclusion, environmental and climate justice, and equal access to resources and opportunities. RISD offers competitive wages and benefits, which includes but is not limited to:
  • Four (4) weeks of paid vacation and 14 paid holidays

  • Personal and sick time

  • Robust medical, dental, and vision benefits

  • Fully vested 403(b) retirement contributions after meeting eligibility requirements

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Education Assistance and Tuition Remission programs

  • RIPTA Transportation to and from work

  • Free parking

Essential Functions
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of all campus security posts as well as all campus properties and geography and effectively and efficiently conduct foot, fixed and mobile security patrols of all campus property, utilizing assigned systems, gear and protocols, to deter and detect unsafe or criminal activity, identify and detain individuals as appropriate, and provide community education.

  • Respond to medical emergencies and provide emergency medical care as required. Employ appropriate techniques as trained to deal with members of the community and public in mental distress and/or under the influence of alcohol and/or narcotic substances.

  • Independently and/or collaboratively with other officers and Public Safety staff, proactively respond to calls for service including but not limited to lock-outs, fire, mechanical and/or burglar alarms, alcohol violations, student code violations, escorts, parking violations, defacement/vandalism complaints, motor vehicle accidents, noise disturbances, trespassing violations, injury reports etc.

  • Conduct initial incident investigations, gathering information by interviewing and obtaining statements from witnesses, victims, and suspects, securing physical evidence and filing detailed reports using a computerized report system while maintaining appropriate confidentiality.

  • Perform periodic inspections of systems and facilities such as call boxes, alarms or street lights to ensure proper function and prevent failure.

  • Work assignments in the Dispatch center and/or fixed security posts within a residential building utilizing camera system surveillance.

  • Effectively operate and maintain all assigned equipment including, but not limited to; radios, uniforms, computers, vehicles, medical supplies.

  • Actively participate in college events designed to foster the relationship between the Department and members of the RISD community.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience

A high school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. One to two years of security employment, formal security training, or related experience is preferred. Must pass a pre-employment background check, physical and psychological examinations, insurance and driver’s record check, and National Crime Records check and must be fingerprinted. EMT certification and two years of EMT experience is preferred, but not required at time of hire. The incumbent is required to become a State of RI licensed EMT and to complete the RI College & University Public Safety Training Academy (or equivalent training as determined by the Director) within two years of the date of hire as a condition of continued employment. Must complete Field Training and Evaluation Program to include training in CPR/First Aid, safe driving practices, OC spray, defensive tactics, expandable batons and handcuffing procedures within timeframe as approved by the Director. Ability to function independently, with moderate supervision, completing assigned work in a timely manner is required, as is the ability to prioritize based on emerging circumstances and changing priorities. Must work well under stressful conditions. Possession and continuous maintenance of a valid driver’s license and safe driving record in accordance with RISD standards required. Must possess strong human relations skills with a proven ability to interact with community members from diverse backgrounds. Must be able to provide clear and professional verbal communication via radio and telephone to responding emergency agencies, and other officers. Must be able to maintain a professional demeanor and appearance in uniform, directly engaging with members of the RISD community, Providence Police and Fire Departments, other college campus public safety departments, visitors, vendors, and the general public.


Public Safety Officers' Association

Work Schedule:

40 hours/week; 12 months/year

Shift and days off will be assigned once hired.

Employment Status:



05/PS - PSU

Documents Needed to Apply:


Cover Letter

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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