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Public Safety Officer (71106)

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
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Public Safety Officer (71106)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute is seeking highly motivated Public Safety Officers to join its Public Safety Team at the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses. This position will support the Institute's safety and security operations by maintaining a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors by patrolling and monitoring the safety and security conditions on Pratt Institute's property. The successful candidates will help in fostering a welcoming environment as you may serve as a basic source of information to the Pratt community and visitors.

If you have at least two years of proven experience in the security field, can demonstrate your ability to successfully manage stressful situations and conflicts, can demonstrate your ability to exercise good judgement, and have excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols, then this this could be your opportunity to join a dynamic team that that prides itself in professionalism, collegiality, and integrity.

On a typical day, you will:
  • Be visible and observant at all times, greeting students, faculty, staff, guests, and vendors in a courteous and attentive manner while ensuring a safe environment through a team effort of diligent active patrol, strict access control, monitoring, and equipment control
  • Respond immediately to distress calls, panic alarms, fire alarms and emergency calls for service swiftly and appropriately while maintaining professionalism and legal compliance. Observe and report all unsafe conditions, unusual occurrences, or disturbances in both oral and written communication
  • Collaborate with other public safety officers, contract security officers and all outside first responder agencies as required for effective campus proactive and reactive response to calls for service.

This is an OPEIU Local 153 Security position. Rate: $22.94/hour

Education: Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: At least two years of proven experience in the security field, police officer or prior military service.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Must demonstrate good moral and ethical standards.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, faculty, staff and visitors.
  • Ability to operate detecting systems and other emergency equipment.
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations, a demonstrated ability to think and act appropriately, and to communicate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds.

License: Must possess a NYS Security Guard License, plus 8-hour and 16-hour training certificate(s). Current and valid driver’s license in either the State of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut (Please note all drivers must not only be valid but must also meet Pratt’s driver requirements. This includes being free from excessive violations and driving infractions).

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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