Public Safety Officer II 24 views

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer Commensurate with Experience
  • Experience Level Mid-Level
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education Some College

Detailed Job Description

Position Summary
Responsible for performing general and varied duty public safety/security and police-related work in the protection of people and property through the enforcement of laws and RIT policies by maintaining order, responding to emergencies, motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting positive community relations, tactful diplomacy and customer service.

Rapid response to emergency situations involving threats of reported deadly physical force; or actual physical force with a deadly weapon.

Acts as university authority, peace keeper, mediator, traffic controller and uniformed presence at campus events, festivals, athletic events, and dignitary visits to campus.

Work assignments and investigation duties involve various areas covering the entire 1,300 acre university campus on assigned shifts, involving elements of personal danger. Officers must be able to act without direct supervision, and exercise independent judgment, and quick decision making handling critical situations, and emergencies that can impact the university. As of fall 2017, the position is responsible for serving and protecting at any given time a community of approximately 18,000 students and 3,800 faculty and staff.

Essential Responsibilities
Works autonomously providing for public safety and security by maintaining order/policing, responding to emergencies, protecting people and property, enforcing RIT policies, motor vehicle and criminal laws, and promoting positive community relations; must be able to act without direct supervision, and exercise independent judgment in meeting and handling all incidents, situations and emergencies.

Responsible for identifying, pursuing and detaining suspects and perpetrators of criminal acts and RIT policy violations. Responds to service related requests promptly including quality of life complaints; utility interruptions; suspicious persons; money escorts (protecting employees transporting money on campus); special attention checks in high risk areas; motorist assists; residential and office lockouts; found property; emergency notifications; noise complaints; and other duties dictated by community reports.

Acts as first responder and preliminary investigator to campus incidents to assess, mitigate, investigate, gather evidence and document the occurrence. Follows-up for timely disposition on reported disputes; robbery; theft of RIT property/services; assault; workplace violence; bias crimes; environmental complaints; fires; security/panic/fire alarms; fights in progress; medical and med-psych emergencies; drug possession/sale; intoxicated persons; missing persons; animal complaints; motor vehicle accidents; and other university policy violations reported and/or observed.

Renders aid to accident victims and other persons requiring first aid for physical injuries. Relays complaint and emergency-request information to the emergency dispatcher.
Position requires critical thinking/decision making, acting alone in many instances that may require life and death split second decisions resulting in significant consequences (good or bad) for the university and individuals.

Acts as university authority, peace keeper, traffic controller, and security presence at concerts; late night events; festivals; athletic events; and dignitary visits to campus. Patrols venues to maintain order, requests patrons to conform to rules/policies and ejects disorderly or disruptive individuals, criminals and PNG’s (individuals banned from campus), contacting supervisor and armed law enforcement when appropriate.

Apprehends, interviews, controls and bans unauthorized persons involved in illegal behaviors, with force when necessary, and releases them to custody of authorities. Interviews persons with complaints and inquiries and attempts to make the proper disposition or direct them to appropriate authorities. Applies principles of search and seizure and use of force relative to RIT policies, Public Safety procedures and General Orders, and Student Rights while performing tasks. Testifies in court and Student Conduct hearings to present evidence or act as witness in traffic and criminal cases.

Writes incident reports as primary evidence for student conduct hearings, criminal court, risk management activities, legal affairs and human resources for follow-up; writes monthly facility safety inspection reports for appropriate action; monitors traffic on campus to ensure motorists and pedestrians observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures, issuing citations if appropriate.

Other duties as assigned, including participation in annual and as needed job-related training and courses to learn and maintain specialized skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to perform duties such as regular fire arms certification and on-going SERT training if applicable; defensive tactics; first aid; health and safety; use of force and related topics.

Department/College Description

The Public Safety Department is a 24/7 operation, 365 days/year.
There are 4 different patrol shifts and the person hired will most likely be assigned to the afternoon or overnight shift, which includes differential pay. Premium pay is given for holidays and other days as determined by the Public Safety Department. Some overtime is required to maintain appropriate staffing levels and to staff special events throughout the year.
Required to be available for overtime, call ins and possible shift changes on short notice and rotating days off to maintain appropriate staffing levels and for special events throughout the year.

Afternoon/Evening (B,C)
Night (D)
Rotating days off

Required Minimum Qualifications

1-3 years’ experience in the campus or public safety field; hospital safety and security field; or law enforcement.
Associates Degree or Equivalent Experience

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