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Public Safety Officer -- PT

Spelman College
Job Location:
Atlanta, Georgia
Police and Public Safety

Job Summary

Provides routine police services which include: the protection of life and property; foot and motorized patrol of assigned areas; enforcement of state laws, city ordinances, and College rules and regulations. This position conducts investigations of incidents and prepares reports to document a broad spectrum of occurrences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures the safety and security of Spelman College staff, facilities, students, and visitors;
  • Ensures that all campus rules and regulations are enforced;
  • Enforces campus traffic laws, rules and regulations;
  • Conducts investigations, collects evidence, and testifies in court;
  • Conducts foot and/or motorized patrols of assigned areas;
  • Writes incident reports and interviews victims and witnesses;
  • Functions as communications dispatcher answering phones and short wave radios and performs related clerical tasks.

Required Qualifications

High School diploma or GED plus a minimum of two years of full-time experience in a position with a high degree of public contact in a public safety or security capacity are required.

This position requires the ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively to determine the proper course of action and maintain a high degree of self discipline. Under emergency conditions, react quickly and calmly. The ability to cope with situations firmly, courteously, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others is required. The ability to obtain accurate information through interview, interrogation, and observation is required. The incumbent must be able to work cooperatively with the public and fellow employees.

Good communication skills are required to express ideas clearly and obtain accurate information through interview, interrogation, and observations. The ability to understand and execute difficult oral and written instructions is a must. Written communication skills are required to prepare comprehensive records and reports.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have beginner level skills using Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel) to prepare comprehensive records, reports and e-mails.

Must be able to work on an as needed basis and rotate to various shifts as staffing needs change or as required for special details.

This position requires passing a pre-employment drug test.

Certifications, Licenses, Restrictions

Must be eligible for certification as a Peace Officer under Georgia P.O.S.T. guidelines at the time of employment.

Current valid Georgia driver's license is required.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle office supplies, operate computer and other office equipment, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to: reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to: stoop, climb, or crawl, taste and smell, and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Ability to physically defend him/herself, others, and to effect the apprehension of criminal suspects, or those whose conduct is in violation of college rules or regulations and represents a danger to others. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Full Time/Part Time: Part-time

Posting Number: SC0442P

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Public Safety Uniform (Provided)

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Protocol

Due to the current pandemic, Spelman College has instituted a COVID-19 PCR Based Testing requirement. You will need to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from an FDA-approved test conducted by a testing site run by a local or state health department or conducted through a licensed health care provider ("Credible Facility") within 5 days of the start date. Provided the facility is credible, you may take the test at a facility of your choice to be paid for by you. The college does not reimburse for this expense. The results will need to be submitted to Yemi Brown, Manager of COVID 19 Operation, at,cell 832-466-4448 at the start of your first day.

Also, due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 in an unvaccinated population and the spread of new variants, Spelman College is requiring COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively "Campus Community") that have job duties, attend classes or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of your full vaccination and booster to Yemi Brown at the start of your first day.

It is our hope to minimize transmission of the coronavirus in the workplace and academic setting by requiring occupational protection such as requiring face masks to be worn properly, requiring social distancing, and continuing to encourage frequent handwashing; thereby minimizing the potential transmission of COVID-19 to members of the campus community.
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