Public Safety Officer - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University has multiple openings for full-time (40 hour) Public Safety Officers (PSO) to work the following shifts:

evenings (3 to 11:45 p.m.) and midnights (11 p.m. to 7:45 a.m.) on a rotating schedule of 5 days on, 2 off, 4 days on, 2 off.

Under the direction of the Field Supervisor, the Public Safety Officer shall provide a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students and guests of the University while protecting the assets of the University. The Quinnipiac work environment places high value on professionalism, courtesy and customer service to all campus constituents.

Job Duties

The Public Safety Officer position encompasses Patrol, Dispatch, Campus Services, Residential Life/Student Affairs, Parking Enforcement and Gate Duty. Specific job duties include:


Conduct security patrols of all Quinnipiac properties 24 hours a day, year-round; Detain persons who commit offenses in the presence of a Public Safety Officer and turn custody over to the Hamden Police Department; Respond to all emergencies on campus.


Answer both routine and emergency telephone calls; Prioritize Campus Safety Services response to calls for service.

Campus Services:

Work with responding personnel (Hamden Police, Fire Department, Utilities, EMT's, Paramedics) in handling emergencies on campus; Provide jumpstarts and lock out assistance to the Quinnipiac Community; Secure (arm/disarm) alarms most administrative and academic buildings; Set up traffic controls to assist various Facilities projects and events.

Residential Life/Student Affairs:

Assist residence staff in handling uncooperative or confrontational residents.


Complete all required reports and associated paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

Gate Duty and Parking Enforcement:

From security gates, PSO's will control traffic flow and direct traffic to appropriate areas for parking; Enforce all parking regulations in all campus parking lots; Check IDs of all visitors, students and guests.

About Us:

Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational university with 5,900 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students and is consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Quinnipiac is comprised of three campuses: 1) the Mount Carmel Campus, resting in the shadow of Sleeping Giant Mountain in Hamden, Conn., is an architectural gallery of modern brick buildings and sweeping lawns, with a soaring clock tower above the library. This campus is home to most of our residence halls, academic buildings, University offices and athletic fields. 2) Our York Hill Campus, located just 1/2 mile away, is home to the TD Bank Sports Center, the Rocky Top Student Center and our newest residence halls. 3) The School of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing and the School of Education are located on our North Haven Campus. The North Haven campus is also home to the future School of Medicine and will eventually house most of our graduate programs.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community, and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Minorities, women and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Two or more years in Safety and Security profession preferably in a University or Hospital setting.

Ability to reduce conflict or high-stress situations through mature management processes.

Experience in problem solving, exercising sound judgment and maintaining a professional, personable demeanor.

Strong written communication skills; business English, grammar and composition with the ability to

write incident reports.

Organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills and ability to meet deadlines while providing attention to detail.

Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills.

Demonstrated skill in the operation of personal computers and related software (Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Discretion and experience maintaining strict confidentiality.

Fluency in a second language is desirable.

Physical Requirements include:

Full range of mobility in upper and lower body and be able to reach overhead.

Ability to lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up top 50 pounds

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as the ability to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus.

This position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

NOTE: the hiring process for this job includes: in-person interview, criminal background check, reference check,drug testing and a physical pre-screening.


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please note positions require both weekends and evenings; there are no day shifts currently available.

Starting hourly rate is $14.25 and shift differentials apply.

Apply online at

Application material should include a cover letter and resume showing your relevant experience.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
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Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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