The Department of Public Safety is in search of full-time Campus Public Safety Officers.
Enforce campus regulations, federal, state and city statutes
Protect the University’s property and persons
Controlling campus traffic
Provide security escort service
Conduct emergency evacuation of the campus, if necessary
Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving and receiving instructions, using phones
Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting; may require computer skills
Experience with traffic control preferred
Ability to work flexible hours
Follow detailed oral and written instructions
Excellent human relations skills
Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard;
Neat and professional appearance
Provide quality customer service
Handle both common and crisis situations at the client site, calmly and efficiently
May be required to use protective devices such as pepper spray or baton
Candidates must possess a High School Diploma or GED, be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license and currently must be licensed to carry a firearm through the Watchman’s Division, St. Louis County Private Security Section. An earned Associate's Degree or equivalent earned credit hours from an accredited institution preferred.
May be subjected to adverse working conditions or physical conditions including possible injury in apprehension of violators of codes
Occasionally lift at least 50 pounds
May be required to use protective devices such as steel-toed shoes, hand guns, tear gas and/or baton.
May be required to work irregular hours
Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet)
Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift
Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties
Run as needed
Constant use of arms, hands and fingers while usinging phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks
Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination
Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat;
Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments
Must be able to stay alert and awake at all times
About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris-Stowe State University is a historically Black institution (HBCU) located in the heart of vibrant mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. Harris-Stowe's beautiful campus is minutes from the renown Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art and History Museums, Forest Park and other cultural and educational institutions. Harris-Stowe's diverse faculty and staff provide a wide range of academic programs to one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the St. Louis region.
Harris-Stowe State University's primary mission, as set forth in Senate Bill 153, is to address the higher education needs of the metropolitan St. Louis region. Toward the fulfillment of this mandate, the University offers a solid General Education curriculum, which serves as the foundation for the University's various baccalaureate programs in three broad professional areas, including baccalaureate degree programs in business, education, and arts and sciences.
In addition, the University is thoroughly committed to meeting to the greatest extent possible the needs of a student population that is diverse in age, culture, ethnicity and experiential backgrounds. In short, Harris-Stow...e State University is strongly committed to providing a high-quality higher education experience that is both affordable and accessible to the diverse populations within and beyond the metropolitan St. Louis region.
The University seeks to accomplish this overarching goal through an extensive academic support program, a college-preparatory academy for urban youth, supervision of student progress and through many community outreach and collaborative partnerships with businesses, government and educational institutions.
Underlying this commitment to a high-quality education is the University's emphasis on professional growth and personal development that is essential for an educated person entering a professional field.
In pursuit of its mission, Harris-Stowe State University offers a variety of programs and services that include, but are not limited to:
-Recruiting a diverse population of interested and qualified students, faculty and staff.
-Supporting student development through academic support services, extracurricular activities, student government,
cultural and community involvement, professional organizations and honor societies.
-Enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the student's learning environment through a variety of innovative and creative
instructional techniques and delivery systems involving modern technology and through day, evening and Saturday
courses, which accommodate the students' varying educational and scheduling needs.
-Offering a broad and solid general education curriculum that serves as the foundation for professional studies and
lifelong learning while accommodating transfer students.
-Offering educational experiences that emphasize excellence in all areas and promote the development of effective
communication skills, interpersonal growth, critical thinking, workplace readiness and an understanding of and
appreciation for diversity.
-Participating in educational and collaborative partnerships and outreach programs with business, government and other
educational institutions, including K-12 and higher education.
-Providing a diverse range of cultural and educational services to the urban community, including in-service educational
opportunities for professional growth and development of teachers, educators and other professionals. Conducting
ongoing institutional assessment and modifying institutional operations, accordingly.
University Facts and Economic Impact:
-In the last four years, Harris-Stowe's graduation rates have increased by 35.6% percent.
-Freshman classes are at capacity and students now come from 50 states and 17 countries
-Enrollment has grown significantly to an all-time high of 1724 - 34% increase and the highest percentage increase of both
public and private four-year higher education institutions in Missouri.
-The UNCF performed an independent, extensive study of HBCUs and their impact on state and local economies. All
factors combined, HSSU's impact on the St. Louis metropolitan area is more than $65 million per year.