1639-Campus Public Safety Officer

Job #:  1639

Campus Public Safety Officers identify crime, security and safety risks in and around the University campuses and initiate appropriate action to remove or reduce those risks.  Performs varied assignments related to enforcement of laws, rules, regulations and policies and provides security, safety and emergency response services to students, faculty and staff.

Must be Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) certified or eligible.


·         Patrols buildings and grounds on foot, bicycle or with a University vehicle.

·         Enforce University rules, regulations and policies as well as Oregon State laws.

·         Complete duty logs, incident reports and related forms.

·         Testify and present evidence in university judicial process as well as in state courts.

·         Secures and opens buildings.

·         Responds to fire and intrusion alarm activation.

·         Keeps informed on campus activities and provide information to students, faculty, staff and visitors.

·         Responds to complaints, disturbances and calls for assistance.  Determines best course of action to ensure the peace and safety of the University community.

·         Responds to emergencies and provides medical assistance and fire protection.

·         Maintains a friendly, supportive and service relationship with students, faculty, staff and local emergency service personnel.

·         Issue citations for vehicles illegally parked on University property.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:  Perform other related duties as required by the Lead Supervising Safety Officer.


·         Reports to the Lead Supervising Safety Officer.

·         At times, may oversee work study students in performance of building monitor duties.

·         Provides 24 hour service of a critical and often emergent nature, acting as the first point of contact for University officials.

SUPERVISOR RESPONSIBILITY:  May supervise the performance of work study students, depending on assignment.


·         High school education or equivalent required.

·         Some post-secondary education preferred.

·         Two years prior experience in law enforcement, security services, emergency medical services, safety control, or an emergency service oriented field.


·         Must possess a valid Oregon Driver's License.  Driving record should not reflect excessive moving violations during the past three years.

·         Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, an Oregon Private Security License.

·         Experience with PC and a variety of software (i.e., MS Outlook, MS Excel, Word Power Point, Publisher, FileMaker Pro database and Datatel).

·         Excellent organizational skills and time management.

·         Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision, handle multiple priorities and maintain confidentiality.

·         Ability to read, write and follow oral and written directions and instructions in English language.

·         Ability to analyze situations, adopt an effective course of action and see it through to completion.

·         Ability to make immediate judgment decisions in criminal, non-criminal, and other emergency situations.

·         Ability to work with young people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

·         Ability to accurately document all shift activities and write clear and detailed report.

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated customer service skills.

·         Must have or have ability to obtain First Aid, CPR and AED certification.

·         Ability to work varied shifts/weekends.


·         This position is primarily mobile and requires almost continual movement from one location to another for patrol purposes.

·         Running may be required in emergency situations and ability to ride a bicycle is required.

·         Exposure to various weather conditions is constant and year round.

·         Requires work on weekends and nights, and overtime.


·         Balancing

·         Climbing

·         Crawling

·         Crouching

·         Feeling

·         Fingering

·         Grasping

·         Hearing

·         Kneeling

·         Lifting

·         Pulling

·         Pushing

·         Reaching

·         Repetitive motion

·         Standing

·         Stooping

·         Talking

·         Walking

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Sedentary work.  Light work.  Medium work.  Heavy work.  Very heavy work.  Visual acuity.

APPLICATION:  Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to employment@pacificu.edu.  Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example:  Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references).  You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR  97116.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.

DISCOVER PACIFIC UNIVERSITY:  Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu