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Public Safety Officer

Harford Community College
Job Location:
Bel Air, Maryland
Police and Public Safety
Starting salary range
$49,541 to $64,317

About Harford Community College

Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC's mission of "Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute." and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

Job Description

The Public Safety Officer provides security, law enforcement, and investigative services, as well as emergency first aid and emergency intervention, for the College campus. Duties include patrolling, investigating and reporting on crime and conduct violations; providing first responder medical assistance; conducting interventions with students when needed; providing logistical support for emergency responders; protecting and transporting college property, money and assets; maintaining and responding to alarms and fire response equipment; instructing classes for employees and students on a variety of safety-related topics as requested; and consulting on campus safety initiatives and conducting review boards. The Public Safety Officer serves as a lead for contracted employees by preparing schedules and payroll information, and performs other duties as assigned by the Director for Public Safety.

If selected the the candidate will have to be approved by the Maryland State Police to receive a Special Police Commission and Handgun Carry Permit.

Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.

Required Education

An associate degree or equivalent certification, experience or technical training is required; five years of public safety-related experience may be considered in lieu of an associate degree. The successful candidate is required to obtain and maintain required certifications, including Special Police and handgun wear/carry first aid and AED.

Required Experience

A minimum of three years of experience as a police officer is required. Experience within the last five years as an MPCTC certified police officer is preferred.

Experience should include thoroughly and accurately investigating and documenting crimes and/or College violations; providing logistical support such as opening and closing facilities according to set protocols.

A valid Maryland driver's license is required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to recognize and react appropriately to suspicious behavior.
  • Ability to identify emergencies and respond appropriately.
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Aptitude to apply verbal de-escalation techniques.
  • Working knowledge of constitutional and procedural law.
  • Thorough understanding of Maryland use of force laws and regulations.
  • Sound judgment and good problem solving skills.
  • Required certifications include First Aid and AED.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain required certifications, including special police, and handgun wear/carry.
  • Ability to complete annual in-service training which includes handgun qualifications.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to frequently patrol campus on foot, including the ability to ascend/descend up to three flights of stairs.
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in conducting criminal investigations.
Experience in coordinating security for events.

General Weekly Work Schedule

Monday - Friday , with day, evening and some weekend shifts. 40 hrs work week - additional hours may be required to cover College and Arena events. Final work schedule is determined by the supervisor.

Posting Number: 2022-036FSFA

Close Date: 05/24/2022
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