Public Safety Officer

Allegheny College Department of Public Safety has a full-time opening for a Public Safety Officer.  As a member of the Division of Student Life, the Public Safety Officer serves as a student-centered professional who reports to the Director of Public Safety.  The position is responsible for performing a variety of duties following established guidelines, which promote the safety and well-being of the college community.  The position has primary responsibility contributing to and supporting the College’s academic mission through upholding the Student Code of Conduct and all applicable standards and policies.  The position encourages and works to maintain a safe, peaceful, and orderly community through education, enforcement, emergency response, and services delivered 24-hours a day, 365 days per year.  The position is also responsible for conducting building security checks, foot/vehicle patrols, report writing, parking enforcement, and fleet management, including vehicle check-off sheets, key control, service requests, trainings, crime prevention education, and other designated duties.

Qualified individuals must demonstrate an ability and desire to promote the College’s academic mission and willingness to adhere to College’s Student Code of Conduct and local, state and federal laws.  In addition to being a Pennsylvania resident, the candidate must demonstrate completion of police academy training, and be Act 120 certified.  The candidate must also possess CPR and basic first aid certificates, strong interpersonal and communication skills, a pleasant disposition and the ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact in sensitive situations, as well as the skills to deescalate tense or volatile situations.  The officer must have the ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment while handling multiple/simultaneous confidential responsibilities in stressful situations.  They must be able to work a wide variety of shifts, including late night/early morning hours and weekends and holidays, possibly working extended shifts on short notice and/or being called into work outside normal scheduled hours.  Preference will be given to candidates who have military, training, and knowledge of crime prevention techniques in a college or university setting.  The candidate must successfully complete a full background investigation prior to beginning work.  Allegheny College recently revised its pay structure for officer positions with compensation commensurate with work experience.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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posted 1/5/18