Full-Time Public Safety Officer (Third Shift)

William Peace University, Raleigh

William Peace University, Raleigh

Raleigh, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Positing Details

Position Information
Position Title: Full-Time Public Safety Officer (Third Shift)
Posting Number: WPU0041117
University Information:

William Peace University is a nationally-ranked, award-winning institution located in one of the best cities in the United States in downtown Raleigh, NC. WPU provides a culture that values diversity, fosters an energized team environment, builds on our strengths, promotes creativity and innovation, and encourages inclusiveness, respect, and open communication by leading with our actions. Our mission is to prepare our students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. The ideal candidate will have the ability to embrace the five core values, mission, and vision of William Peace University. Join our team and see why William Peace University was voted one of the Triangle’s Best Places to Work in 2017! Follow your passion and make an impact at WPU.

Department: Public Safety
Purpose of Department:
The Office of Public Safety’s mission is to create and maintain a climate of security at William Peace University. A safe climate is necessary to enable the university to attract top students from around the world. It is also important to provide a safe and secure work and study environment that is free from concerns about crime and is conducive to the pursuit of a quality education. The public safety programs that are now in place were designed and implemented with this philosophy in mind.
Summary of Position:
  • Patrols assigned area on foot, to ensure personal, building, and equipment security.
  • Checks ID cards of persons entering facilities. Denies entry to persons who cannot show either proper identification, or cause for being admitted. Provides information and directions. Explains rules and regulations.
  • Maintains logs and records of occurrences, completes necessary paperwork, and uses computer terminal to input and retrieve data.
  • Examines doors and windows, to ensure security; locks and unlocks numerous buildings on campus; monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  • Informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles.
  • Maintains working knowledge of the locations of various departments, buildings, access routes and admitting requirements.
  • Watches for and, investigates and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or EMS, as required.
  • Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons; approach suspicious persons and notify police accordingly; confront and detain violators, as required, until police arrive.
  • Performs periodic checks of campus lighting conditions to ensure proper functioning; reports malfunctions as required.
  • Patrols and monitors assigned parking areas to provide public security and assistance.
  • Prepares routine, standardized reports.
  • Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Deals politely and courteously with a diverse campus population in a professional manner.
  • Routinely provides escort service to staff and visitors.
  • Delivers materials to offices as needed.
  • Provides motor vehicle assistance to staff and or visitors.
  • Responds to all alarm activations and investigates cause.
  • Assists in conducting fire drills within the University.
  • Responsible for enforcing all parking regulations and traffic control.
  • Responsible for the collection of lost and found items, and producing the proper documentation and location of the owner of property when possible.
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with a diverse population of students, employees, visitors, and guests.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
The Public Safety Officer provides personal, equipment, and real property security for faculty, staff, students, and visitors within an assigned area of the University’s campus. The Officer provides basic public assistance services as needed, and performs routine security and public safety patrol duties within the assigned area. Officers are expected to remain alert to emergency situations, provide a first-line response, and enforce procedural rules and regulations. This recruitment covers the 11:00 pm -7:00 am shift on Tuesday to Saturday.
Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma and one year of related experience in public safety. Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license and a good driving record.
Preferred Qualifications:
Public Safety experience in a higher education setting.
Hours per week: Full-Time
Job Posting Date: 12/19/2022
Priority Deadline: 12/31/2022
Priority Deadline Information:

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation