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Public Safety Officer I

Warren Wilson College
Job Location:
Asheville, North Carolina
Police and Public Safety

Warren Wilson College is looking for a service-oriented individual with the right skills and aptitude for the Public Safety Officer I position. A successful candidate is a dedicated team player, who is able to collaborate effectively with various constituents, and possesses the ability to work with diverse populations and personalities in a college setting. Ideal candidates will possess previous experience in public safety, law enforcement or the military. This position requires the availability to work a flexible, full-time schedule, primarily rotating between second and third shift to meet the needs of the department. This position has an immediate opening, and applications will be reviewed as they are received. This posting will remain open until filled. If you are interested, please read on to learn more about the minimum qualifications and key responsibilities of this full-time, hourly position.

Our mission:

Warren Wilson College, rooted in liberal arts education, is committed to providing educational programs that prepare graduates to engage in groundbreaking scholarship and creative work; pursue meaningful careers with professionalism; and lead purposeful lives dedicated to fostering a just, equitable, and sustainable world. Toward that end, the College utilizes an innovative educational approach that intentionally integrates academics and experiential learning (through campus work and community engagement) for a rich, challenging student experience. Our students matriculate through deliberately scaffolded courses and signature capstone experiences that combine intellectual foundations with experiential skill development and problem solving. In that vein, Warren Wilson College is committed to fostering students' curiosity, empathy, and integrity by providing them with a variety of perspectives, mentors and role models.

To fulfill this mission, the College, through its Strategic Imperative for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), is embarking on institutional initiatives that infuse DEI into all aspects of its functioning. Specifically, the College is unwavering in our commitment to the dignity of all people - particularly those populations who have been both historically oppressed and continue to experience systemic oppression. While we value the breadth of diversity necessary for a rich campus culture, we also recognize the particular challenge and opportunity for growth and leadership around race, noting that such a focus necessarily intersects with deepening efforts around other aspects of identity. We are committed to a culture of educational access and ensuring that students and employees from a diverse range of identities and experiences will thrive in this community. Fully living out this commitment involves incorporating DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs and administrative capacities to advance inclusive excellence at all levels of the College. In alignment with our DEI commitment, we welcome and invite applicants who desire to, and possess the skills and experience to, advance this work. We welcome applications from members of racial/ethnic underrepresented groups (e.g., BIPOC/people of the global majority) and individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations (e.g., racial/ethnic, income, immigration status, sexual orientation/gender identification, etc.).

Interested individuals should read further to learn more about the qualifications and job responsibilities for this full-time, hourly position. Applicants are required to submit a resume and cover letter, in a PDF or Word document format. The cover letter should describe your experience working with people from a diverse range of identities and experiences, and address any involvement in previous DEI training or initiatives. All applications must be received electronically.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED.)
  • Evidence of ethical behaviors and adhering to established procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from a diverse range of identities and experiences.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver's license in good standing.


  • Associates degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Prior work history of public safety, security, military, or law enforcement.
  • Certifications in CPR, First Aid and First Responder.


Under the general direction of the Director of Public Safety Operations the Public Safety Officer shall ensure a safe and secure environment for faculty, staff, students and guests on the campus of Warren Wilson College; including but not limited to surrounding areas owned and operated by the College.

Key Responsibilities

  • Inspect buildings and grounds to observe and secure facilities against fire and other situations of potential loss to Warren Wilson College.
  • Admit and release authorized persons, remove unauthorized persons and provide access control for approved personnel.
  • Respond, investigate, and document disturbances and/or incidents, take necessary and appropriate action to maintain order, safety and to protect property and those on campus grounds.
  • Cooperate with campus staff and external law enforcement agencies while conducting investigations. Testify in court, if applicable or required.
  • Provide escort services as requested for students and visitors to Warren Wilson College facilities and parking lots.
  • Participate in campus wide events as directed.
  • Abide, follow and enforce Warren Wilson College policies, applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Enforce campus parking regulations by issuing tickets and controlling traffic as needed.
  • Work external and/or internal events ensuring equipment, property, attendees remain safe while attending the event.
  • Operate all Warren Wilson College vehicles including, but not limited to vans, golf carts and any other motorized vehicles safely.
  • Author any/all relevant reports from incidents that occur on campus by utilizing campus computers and provided software.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Standing or walking for prolonged periods, walking up and down inclines, climbing stairs, and occasionally running, stooping, lunging, reaching, crawling, or other physical activities required to respond to calls.
  • Position works in many elements, both indoor and outdoor.
  • Flexible working hours that will vary work schedules.
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