Job No: 497069 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Public Safety
The Public Safety Department at Bucknell University is accepting applications for casual Public Safety Officers. These positions will work on a team of dedicated professionals and will be responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all University property and community members, both on and off campus. These are casual, non-benefits eligible positions. Individuals will be hired as needed.
Officers are required to participate in on-going job-related training and development activities. Officers must work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weekends, and holidays, over 3 shifts.
Job duties include:
To know and enforce all university policies and regulations and local and state laws.
Patrol by foot, bike, or vehicle University properties, surrounding areas and neighborhoods as assigned, in an effort to prevent incidents.
Possess and maintain Act 120 certification in accordance with PA law.
Properly and safely carry and use, when necessary, various security devices.
Respond to emergencies and incidents in a timely manner; determine the appropriate course of action and notify law enforcement officials or other members of the campus community as appropriate.
Promptly provide emergency first aid and/or request other related medical services as needed.
Support the crime prevention and safety mission on campus.
Gather and compile information, write reports, and disperse to appropriate parties for criminal, fire, incident, or accident investigations, or for medical or hazardous conditions.
Enforce campus traffic and parking regulations; issue tickets and/or citation or warnings as necessary.
Provide students and employees escort services as requested. Respond to requests in a timely and courteous manner.
Transport and escort sick or injured students to and from Student Health Services or local hospitals when necessary.
Respond to a variety of alarms such as fire, burglary, and other supervisory alarms. Assist in conducting alarm testing and evacuation drills. Respond to other types of alarms.
Cross-train and serve as communications officer as necessary. In this capacity, monitor alarms, emergency telephone systems, closed circuit television, and dispatch Public Safety staff as needed.
Maintain traffic details and crowd control for special events.
Lock and unlock campus buildings.
Maintain daily logs, reports, incident cards, and forms.
Assist members and guests of the University in whatever manner possible in Public Safety related problems and issues. Attend training classes and departmental meetings as required.
Assist local law enforcement and fire agencies in the performance of their duties.
Provide on-the-job training to co-workers as requested. Regular attendance is required.
Possess PA Act 120 certification; Act 2; or Act 120 equivalent (POST Academy).
Possess or be able to obtain a valid PA vehicle license
Demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrate the ability to interact sensitively and effectively with members of an academic community.
Must be available to work weekends and some holidays.
Must be able to reach campus within 30 minutes of driving time in the event of an emergency.
Must be able to maintain Act 120 standards including vision.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of required background checks as well as a drug screen, physical, and psychological exam.
Physical Demands: The Public Safety Officer occasionally will be required to lift, move, push, pull, or carry materials weighing from 20 to 50 lbs. Regular walking, biking, and driving is required. Must be able to run, bend, lift, and climb as required. Must be able to quickly respond to critical incidents.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.