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Public Safety Officer
School/Division: Department of Public Safety
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
About Hofstra Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.
Description: Public Safety Officers are responsible for the security and safety of the campus along with enforcing all University and traffic rules and regulations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Responds and submits reports on all security/safety violations, fire alarms, aided cases, reports of crime and all unusual occurrences.
• Issues parking tickets for violations of all University and traffic rules and regulations.
• Reports all abandoned vehicles.
• Patrols assigned post and takes any action required on post to ensure a safe and secure campus.
• Opens and secures all rooms and buildings as per schedule or upon request.
• Assists members of the campus community with jump-starting cars, opening car and room doors when locked out and gives directions when requested.
• Escorts members of the campus community when requested.
• Provides aided cases transportation to local hospitals when necessary.
• Responds to assignments as required by Public Safety Supervisors.
• Required to wear proscribed uniform while on post.

Assigned shifts are selected by seniority as per the collective bargaining agreement. The availability to respond to campus in an emergency is required. Overtime for special events may be required.

Qualifications: • Law enforcement and/or Security Guard experience preferred.
• NYS Security Guard License preferred. Must be able to maintain a NYS Security Guard License.
• Ideal candidate must have and be able to maintain a valid NYS Driver’s License.
• When employed as a Public Safety Officer, must be able to maintain their New York State First Responder Certification.
• Excellent writing, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
Application Instructions: Qualified applicants may submit resumes via e-mail to Please indicate job #1-12 in the subject line.
Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: 03/23/2012
Posting Number: 01-12

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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