Full-time Public Safety Officer

Position posted on: 03-10-2020

Position Summary:

Lycoming College seeks applications for a 12-month full-time, benefit-eligible public safety officer.  Public safety officers perform a variety of safety and security-related functions involved in the safeguarding of students, employees, visitors, and campus property.  Specific responsibilities include patrolling and monitoring premises (both on-foot and by motorized vehicle) to prevent and detect signs of criminal, suspicious or unsafe activity; responding promptly to, investigating, and properly documenting calls for service in accordance with applicable policies and procedures including but not limited to:  alarms, assisting with students/employees/visitors, directing traffic and parking, parking violations, emergency assistance, protective escorts, suspicious circumstances, locking/unlocking doors, de-escalating difficult situations; and observing and reporting hazardous or unusual conditions on campus.  The Public Safety Department operates on a 24-hour/7-days per week schedule.  Shifts are 12 hour shifts and are 3rd shift 7pm-7am.  

Required Experience & Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent required.  Additional requirements include excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work and interact with diverse groups of people and to perform job responsibilities effectively and efficiently with tact, diplomacy, and good judgment; the ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations; the ability to remain calm, be empathetic, and maintain impulse control when dealing with difficult situations; the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine and take appropriate emergency action; strong communication skills (both verbal and written) to interview individuals and witnesses involved in incidents and to effectively and accurately document written reports; computer experience including email, internet, and  Microsoft programs (e.g. Word, Excel).  Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience in security and have had experience working in or living on a residential college campus.  Physical requirements include walking indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions; walking through campus buildings and apartments including ascending and descending stairways.  Full physical dexterity to perform job tasks that require bending, reaching, pushing/pulling and reaching above and below shoulder height. Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects weighing 50-75 lbs. unassisted, and greater than 75 lbs. with assistance.  Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume including the names and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Electronic submission of application materials is required to jobs@lycoming.edu.  Please reference “Full-time Public Safety Officer” in the subject line of the email.  Review of applications will begin immediately; position will remain open until filled.  Post-offer pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle record check and criminal background check conducted. 

Paper applications may be submitted at 209 Long Hall between the office hours of 830am-430pm, Monday through Friday. 

Email: jobs@lycoming.edu

Postal Address:

One College Place

Campus Box 861

Williamsport, PA  17701

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 385 Best Colleges. Lycoming College's strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborate with and mentor our diverse student body of approximately 1,200 active learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students of color, representing over 50 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at www.lycoming.edu.

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.