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Public Safety Patrol Officer

Position Summary:

Antioch College invites applications for a Part-time Public Safety Patrol Officer, this is not a Police Officer position.  The Public Safety Patrol Officer (PSPO) will be responsible for the overall protection of life and property by recognizing needs, planning work shift based upon current needs, conducting regular patrols and maintaining daily contact with campus community. The PSPO will maintain a high level of visibility on campus allowing them to assist the campus community and visitors, and to deter crime. The PSPO will maintain a professional relationship with the Yellow Springs Police Department and the Miami Township Fire Department as well as with other local, state, or federal agencies. 

This position is part-time, 24+ hours a week.  Standard shift is Saturday and Sunday, 8 pm to 8 am.  Additional hours are on an as-needed basis, such as College events and call-offs.  

Essential Functions:

Emergency Preparedness and Response: 

Implement emergency response protocols during an emergency situation

  • contact 911
  • communicate with Public Safety Coordinator
  • communicate with Student Life Duty Phone

Respond to calls for service, emergent situations and critical incidents

  • Conduct initial situation assessment
  • Determine course of action
  • Initiate steps consistent with established training and standards

Act as first responder to fire and life safety incidents and criminal activity; establish incident command until:

  • incident is resolved
  • local law enforcement, fire or emergency safety personnel take command
  • College official assumes command

Follow directions given by the Public Safety Coordinator, local authorities or College administration during an emergency

Provide First aid, CPR and AED

Notify the Public Safety Coordinator and the Student Life Duty Phone of all emergencies causing bodily harm or property damage or substantially and adversely affecting campus operations

Provide report of fire alarms and all situations warranting a report

Public Safety Relationship Development and General Function: 

Be visible to and known by the campus community

Conduct regular patrols of buildings, grounds and parking areas on foot, by bicycle, and in a vehicle

Maintain order of overall campus

Victim assistance  

Document and distribute shift activity report each shift

Provide parking lot and building escorts to community members

Parking and traffic control

Open college buildings and rooms for college employees when the campus is open and personnel from the Office of Physical Plant are not on duty, to the extent permitted by college policy

Open college buildings and rooms for college employees, when the campus is closed to the extent permitted by college policy

Establish security protection during scheduled and unscheduled campus activities or closings

Monitor campus facilities to ensure that;

  • doors and windows are secure as assigned
  • building security is maintained
  • critical utilities are operational
  • lighting fixtures are operational
  • unlocked doors and windows reported as required
  • Maintain communication by phone
  • Complete, or ensure the completion of required reports for accidents, injuries and incidents observed by or reported to the incumbent per policy

Crime & Incident Prevention and Crime & Incident Response:

Engage in formal and informal campus-oriented problem-solving and crime prevention measures

Utilize collaborative partnerships to identify and reduce internal and external threat

Analyze campus needs and develop strategies and plans to improve public safety with the Public Safety Coordinator and other College leaders

Investigate incidents and complete Incident Reports for criminal activity

During incidents of suspected criminal activity

  • Initiate contact with local law enforcement personnel regarding
  • Secure crime scenes until arrival of law enforcement personnel

Training and Education:

Educate members of the campus community in regard to College policies as well as local, state and federal laws pertinent to position responsibilities

Maintain current certification in CPR, First Aid, and AED

Outside Agency Relations:

Maintain effective working relationship with personnel in local, county, and state, law enforcement and first responder agencies

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, including Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum two years of experience in law enforcement, security, preparedness or public safety or related field, preferred

Within two months of employment, obtain certification in CPR, First Aid, and AED

Valid Ohio driver’s license

Insurable under the College’s automobile insurance

Position is considered ESSENTIAL - may be called in on holidays, days off, or required to stay past their shift to assist with emergencies, college events or call-offs from Public Safety staff. This also pertains to holiday coverage as well. The Public Safety Department operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

Skills, Attributes & Capabilities:

Excellent interpersonal skills that build constructive and effective relationships

Strong verbal communications skills; able to get messages across that have the desired effect

Adept in computer use for inter-campus communication, report creation, and other

Sensitivity to a diverse college environment; deals effectively and fairly with all

Patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others

Cool under pressure, can handle stress

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

During a shift the position is required to move around campus, indoors and out, and in other locations, walking/riding/driving over paved and rougher terrain experiencing local temperature and weather variations

At times work is performed in a heated and cooled office environment; seated or standing and utilizing standard office equipment such as networked computers, telephones, copiers, fax machines

Occasional contact with difficult or threatening persons and incidents and trained response to emergencies such as situations involving hazardous materials, fire, smoke and criminal activity

Occasionally be able to lift and carry 40 pounds

Application Process:

Application materials for the position will be accepted until an appointment is made or the position is canceled.  There is no relocation available for this position.

To apply, send email to hr@antiochcollege.edu.  Include the position title in subject line and submit in one attachment in Word or PDF format the following:

  • A resume detailing your work history and relevant experience, and education,
  • Three professional references who are familiar with your work and who will speak with Antioch about your capabilities (they will not be contacted without your knowledge).  Provide their contact information including name, association with you, telephone number, and email address. 

Alternatively, you may send the same information by US mail:

Office of Human Resources
Antioch College
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.