Armed Public Safety Officer

Quinnipiac University

Mount Carmel,CT

11/23/2019

Overview:Quinnipiac University's Department of Public Safety invites applications for Armed Public Safety Officers. These positions are on the midnight shift: 10:45 PM to 7:15 AM.Under the direction of the Assistant Chief of Public Safety, reporting directly to an assigned Public Safety Sergeant, the Armed 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 UniversityAbout Quinnipiac:Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the "Great Colleges to Work For." For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment, and a strong sense of community. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University's innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.Responsibilities:Essential Responsibilities:* Patrol* Campus Services* Residential Life/Student Affairs* Parking Enforcement* AdministrativeSpecific Responsibilities:Patrol* Armed First responder, conduct security patrols of all Quinnipiac properties 24/7 hours a day, year-round. A vehicle may be assigned, depending on the patrol area assigned. Otherwise areas are patrolled by foot or bicycle (if available).* First responder to all emergencies on campus to protect life and property.* First responder to all emergencies off campus with the Hamden Police Department.* Conduct preventive patrols and routine security checks of all off campus building and structures.* Look for possible criminal activity, persons needing assistance as well as maintenance issues. Report any maintenance issues to the Facilities Department.* 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 and request additional response if needed.* Armed Public Safety Officers shall be responsible for the all Criminal Investigation complaints and reports.Campus Services* Secure (arm/disarm) alarms most administrative and academic buildings on a set schedule throughout the week.* Secure and unlock buildings upon request by faculty, staff and facility personnel.* Ensure that any hazard a problem may pose is made as safe as possible including attempting to remedy the problem entirely.* Serve as emergency notifying agency for Facilities related issues after business hours.* Work with responding personnel (Hamden Police, Fire Department, Utilities, EMT's, Paramedics) in handling medical emergencies on campus.* Provide delivery service for sensitive items/materials such as paychecks and other important materials.* Assist students with arrangements for lock out or jump starts through a company of their choice.* Set up barricades and other traffic controls to assist various Facilities projects and arrange for the towing of vehicles out of restricted areas.* Perform any other duty as directed by Chief of Public Safety.Residential Life/Student Affairs* Respond to all reported disturbances, emergencies, and suspicious circumstances in the residence halls and report findings when necessary.* Assist RHD staff in handling uncooperative or confrontational residents, and non-affiliates in the residence halls.* Perform room searches upon request of RHD staff and authorized by a supervisor.Parking Enforcement* Enforce all parking regulations in all campus parking lots.* Patrol the parking areas during the enforcement hours.* Issue citations to vehicles found in violation of the parking regulations.* Arrange towing of vehicles when the offence warrants.Administrative* Document in a report any affiliates found disturbing the campus or committing minor criminal offenses or violating campus regulations. When appropriate, forward this report to Hamden Police, and the office of Student Affairs.* Complete all required reports and associated paperwork in a timely, accurate, and complete fashion.* Comply and enforce administrative policies and procedures.Qualifications:Mandatory Qualifications:The Department of Public Safety has adopted the standards set forth in Connecticut Public Act 13-188. Armed Public Safety Officers employed by Quinnipiac University must possess the qualifications set forth in this act.* The Armed Public Safety Officer shall be a retired member of an organized local, state or federal government agency as a law enforcement officer, defined by section 53a-3 of the general statute, 18 USC 926C - Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers pursuant to the standards of the Connecticut Public Act. 13-188.* Served as a local, state or federal law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or more, and separated from such service in good standing.* Served as a local, state or federal law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more, and separated from such service in good standing, due to a service-connected disability.* Current State of Connecticut Pistol Permit and HR-218 Pistol Permit.* Connecticut State Police Approved Armed Security Guard Firearms Permit (Blue Card).* Basic computer skills required.* Candidate must pass extensive background investigation including check for criminal history.* Candidate must pass physical exam and drug test.* Effective written and verbal communication skills required.* Excellent interpersonal and human relation skills required.* Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment and common sense appropriate to the related circumstances.* Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions and prepare accurate and clear information for comprehensive report preparation.* Ability to deal with diverse groups of people.* Ability to maintain confidentiality of job related information.* Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts covering all days of the week and all hours of the day including weekends and holidays.Mandatory Documentation Requirements:* A letter or certificate stating that you are a graduate of an approved Police Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) and/or State Police Academy.* A letter of recommendation from your previous Police Chief indicating that you served as a local, state or federal law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 15 years or more, and separated from such service in good standing.* A letter of recommendation from your previous Police Chief indicating that you served as a local, state or federal law enforcement officer for an aggregate of 10 years or more, and separated from such service in good standing, due to a service-connected disability.* Current State of Connecticut Pistol Permit and HR-218 Pistol Permit.* Connecticut State Police Approved Armed Security Guard Firearms Permit (Blue Card).* Valid Connecticut driver's license.* DMV driving record history.Physical Requirements:* While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body and be able to reach overhead. Be able to work in various positions, including but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time. Be able to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete the assigned job task. Be able to lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up top 50 pounds.* While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time for a period of time.* 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.Communication Skills:* Public speaking and policy development experience. Demonstrated experience in employee performance management and staff development. Proven ability in program and project development and implementation. Ability to effect organizational change and improvement. Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.Reasoning Skills:* Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.Computer Skills:* Advanced computer knowledge within area of responsibility. Frequent use equipment utilized by The University Department of Public Safety, Desk Top and Lap Top Computers and multi-line telephone.The hiring process for this position will consist of in-person interview, reference checks, successful passing of a criminal background check, drug test, and physical pre-screening requirements and a psychological exam.Special Instructions to Applicants:Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.TO APPLY:Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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