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University of Scranton

Public Safety Officer

Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from historically underrepresented candidates. Please see our full non-discrimination statement below.

The University is committed to providing an educational, residential, and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. Members of the University community, applicants for employment or admissions, guests and visitors have the right to be free from harassment or discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment.

Anyone who has questions about the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, or the University’s Non-Discrimination or Anti-Harassment Policy, or wishes to report a possible violation of one of the policy should contact:

Elizabeth M. Garcia
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Diversity
Institute of Molecular Biology & Medicine, Rm 311
(570) 941-6645

University Mission

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at


University Police

Job Purpose:

Serve and protect the University Community through the delivery of caring, competent, and professional police services, by upholding the sanctity and integrity of the law and the institution that is the University of Scranton.

The pay rate for this position is $18.50 per hour.

Essential Duties:

– Professionally and courteously manage all incidents that may directly or indirectly affect the safety of all individuals the public safety officers comes in contact with, including but not limited to University guests, students, and employees, and provide for and promote the delivery of safe and competent police service
– Be physically capable to perform all fundamental safety duties , as a public safety officer to include serving and protecting the community and safeguarding lives and property
– Enforce rules and regulations, as mandated by the University, and in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines
– Conduct patrols, security checks, parking enforcement, property accountability, security escorts, and building safety and access control
– Must demonstrate and have the ability to provide a safe and welcoming campus in all extreme weather conditions, or where unexpected changes and unsafe conditions exist
– Establish and maintain positive working relationships with community groups, student organizations, and all members of the university community
– Assist in developing, planning, and conducting crime prevention and community relations programs and activities
– Respond to emergency calls, conduct investigations, interview witnesses and victims and assist University Police regarding violations to the student conduct process, and prepares a variety of written and oral reports
– Provide impartial assistance to the public in emergency and non-emergency situations
– Administer first aid, and request appropriate medical assistance when required
– Emphasis must be placed on positive communication and interaction with students, employees and visitors
– Conduct assigned patrols both on foot and in a patrol vehicle, and be alert for and investigate and/or report suspicious activities
– Enhance safety by addressing student behavioral issues
– Appear and testify in court proceedings, and participate in the Student Code of Conduct disciplinary process when requested
– Assists citizens with complaints and inquiries or direct them to the appropriate authority
– Adhere to all written directives, procedures and rules and regulations of the University of Scranton Police Department and The University of Scranton
– Must be available to work an assigned shift, to include days, nights, weekends and holidays
– Successfully complete a comprehensive field training program
– Maintain a knowledge of buildings, fire alarm panels, intrusion alarms and any locking procedures – Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
– Provide security at special events, athletic events
– Maintain a working knowledge of the Emergency Communications Center and be able to activate the Emergency Notification System and door access control.

Additional Skills Required:

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
– Must be able to support the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture
– Must be able to respect, support and contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission

Minimum Education Requirements:

– High School diploma or equivalent is required- Knowledge of the Clery Act

Preferred Education:

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

– Previous experience working in higher education- Must be a citizen of the United States- Must be 19 years of age or older- Must possess a valid driver’s license and Ability to operate a motor vehicle- Must possess the requisite skills, knowledge, and abilities to be a public safety officer- Must be physically capable to perform the duties of a public safety officer– Must be of good moral character. Any candidate offered employment, must submit to a background investigation, to include:- A criminal record check for convictions of any disqualifying criminal offense- A driving record- A drug screen for drug and alcoholwhich shall be determined using laboratory testing procedures- Must have the visual and hearing acuity acceptable for performing all functions and responsibilities of a public safety officer

Preferred Qualifications:

– Prior security experience preferred

Schedule/Work Hours:

Shift determined based on department need.

Full Time/Part Time:


Annual Schedule:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

We also offer an excellent benefits package!Benefits include:
Comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage

Tuition remission for yourself and qualified dependents
Generous University contribution for The University retirement savings plan

Voluntary retirement saving plan

Other benefits include:
Disability and Life Insurance coverage

Flexible Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary insurance options (including life and critical illness)
Paid time away from work
Mission and community service leave

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