Description: The Public Safety Officer is a non-sworn uniformed, civilian employee of the Brown University Department of Public Safety. This person is trained to serve the department in two capacities. The primary responsibility is performing security patrols of a given post on campus. The secondary responsibility is serving as a Communication Control Officer (CCO) as needed to meet required staffing levels.
Patrol-related responsibilities include prevention patrol of the post; external patrol and internal inspection of all University property and development of a working knowledge of the activity and community on the post. Protect University property. Enforce all University rules and regulations. Provide non-criminal services to the Brown University community. Provide rescue functions. Write non-criminal reports and witness statements as dictated by their responsibilities. Testify in any University hearing or criminal court necessitated by performance. Assist the Campus Police Officer when called upon. Initiate and enhance communication between the Department and the community. Assist with identifying problems to community awareness and communications.
Communication Control Officer responsibilities include performing specialized work in receiving, routing and dispatching requests for services which come through the Communication Center. Maintain accurate status of all field units. Monitor various radio frequencies. Maintain and react to alarm systems. Maintain specified logs. Initiate communication receipts. Perform routine clerical tasks.
Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma/GED. Must be 21 years of age or older. Valid driver's license encouraged; not required. Must pass a background investigation. Candidates must not have any felony convictions or serious misdemeanor convictions. Must pass a psychological examination administered by the University of Rhode Island, and a physical examination administered by University Health Services. Must have a voice compatible in tone and diction with the radio and telephone systems and be able to communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications. Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain mutually cooperative relationships with students, staff, faculty and the neighboring community. Must be able to communicate with sensitivity and tact and maintain confidentiality. Must be able to effectively give information and directions. Must be able to prepare reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations. Must have strong typing/computer skills. Must be capable of prioritizing tasks and handling a multiphasic position. Must successfully pass this Department's Public Safety Officer training program, including receiving instruction on Use of Force policy as it applies to Public Safety Officers, and demonstrating proficiency with MEB & ASR. Must successfully complete a 12-month probationary period (six months if promoted into this position) An employee transferred or promoted from a part-time to a full-time position, or an employee transferred or promoted during the first twelve months of employment with the Department, shall serve a twelve (12) month probation in the new position.
Requirements: Must be able to engage in security functions that include such things as working various shifts, walking on foot patrol, climbing stairs and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure that they are secure. Must be able to perform and directly assist in rescue operations which may involve lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects, climbing over and pulling oneself over obstacles, jumping down from elevated surfaces, climbing through openings, jumping over obstacles, crawling in confined areas, balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
Application deadline: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Background: Criminal and DMV
Recruiting Start Date:2017-04-07-07:00
Job Posting Title:Public Safety Officer
Grade:Department of Public Safety
Time Type:Full time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
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