Public Safety Specialist (Armed)

Job Family

Campus Operations

Job Category


Job Title

Public Safety Specialist (Armed)

Job Code


FLSA Status


Job Title Definition

Public Safety Specialists enforce polices, rules and regulations to ensure the safety and security of the campus community; respond to notifications of unsafe conditions or threats; conduct inspections; ensure established procedures are followed by employees, students, and visitors.

Job Duties

  • Enforce University security policies, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain visibility in the community to prevent illegal or unsafe acts and protect property
  • Patrol buildings to ensure security measures are intact
  • Respond to questions and provide general information
  • Monitor camera feeds from various facilities
  • Respond to radio calls, requests for assistance or services, and alarms; take appropriate action and call for assistance if needed
  • Ensure established procedures are followed for employees and visitors such as search of materials entering and exiting buildings, escorting of personnel, etc.
  • Conduct preliminary investigation of safety incidents and determine if escalation is required
  • Submit reports of daily activities and irregularities
  • Assist in conducting semi-annual security inspections
  • Detain individuals who do not possess proper credentials and refer to proper authorities, if necessary

Minumum Education and Experience

High School Diploma or higher

0 to 1 year of relevant experience

Other Requirements

Driver's License; U.S. citizenship; ability to pass a criminal background investigation. Act 235 Certification is required to be obtained within six months of hire.