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Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dickinson College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S00596
Position Title Officer
Working Title Public Safety Officer
Position Number
Pay Grade/Category Sr. Contributor / Administrator A
Position Type Non-exempt

Division and Department Information

Division Student Development
Department Public Safety

Posting Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Officer position is a armed, sworn campus law enforcement officer.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Providing a safety and security presence on campus by application of conscientious vehicle and foot patrol;
  • Responding to and investigating crimes reported, vehicle accidents,medical emergencies, fire and security alarms, and other hazards on college property;
  • Enforcing applicable state criminal codes, and college policies and parking regulations;
  • Conducting safety and security inspections of buildings and grounds; opening and securing campus buildings;
  • Completing written incident reports and necessary forms related to law enforcement duties.
Preferred Qualifications Requirements:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license;
  • Prior law enforcement or campus security experience;
  • PA Act 235 Lethal Weapons training or the ability to obtain this certification within 3 months of hire; superior oral and written communication skills; and the
  • Ability to work cooperatively with diverse populations.
  • Successful candidates must also satisfactorily complete psychological testing, a medical exam, drug screening, a criminal history check, and a comprehensive background examination. Must meet the vision standards set by the PA State Police as part of Act 235.
Preferred qualifications:

College degree in an appropriate area of specialization; prior law enforcement or military police certification; experience working at an institution of higher education; supervisory experience.

Physical Demands

Must meet the standards required to obtain and maintain required Act 235 certification, which includes a physical exam, a psychological evaluation, and vision and hearing tests. This position involves walking, standing, driving and lifting. Persons holding this position may occasionally come in contact with blood borne pathogens and are required to complete yearly training in this area.

Work Schedule

Advertised Work Schedule

Public Safety operates 365 days a year around the clock. Officer schedules may vary, and this position will require late night and overnight shifts.

Number of hours/day 8
Number of hours/week 40
Proposed Start Date

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/12/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 09/26/2017
Application Review Begin Date 09/12/2017
Is this a Temporary Position? No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
If Full-Time, please specify 12 month full-time (52 weeks)
If Part-Time, please specify Not Applicable
EEO/Diversity Statement

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents