This is a responsible safety and security position reporting to the Director of Public Safety, involving considerable independent judgment.
The Department of Public Safety exemplifies the Community Oriented Police Model, seeking foremost to prevent crime through a broad spectrum of interactions and programs within our Duquesne University community. This is an armed, Act 501 private police agency rendering community service and law enforcement for our students, faculty, staff, guests, and visitors. Being an important part of a Catholic community, our officers are required to act legally, morally and ethically at all times.
Individual must be available to work eight hour shifts on either night shift, afternoon shift, or daylight shift and be available for recall to duty during emergencies, to attend court proceedings, or as otherwise necessary. Must be accountable, reliable, and consistent in their work attendance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Preserves the peace and resolves any conflicts within the University area.
Takes all necessary measures to reduce the opportunity for criminal activity.
Responds promptly and professionally to calls for service.
Performs responsible community relations in day to day interactions with University community.
Receives and responds to various emergency calls (medical emergencies, fires, alarms, accidents, criminal acts, etc.) and determines proper response procedures.
Conducts preliminary investigations, submits necessary reports, reacts to criminal activity and makes arrests as appropriate. Attends court hearings as necessary regarding cases growing out of official duties.
Facilitates the movement of vehicular traffic on University property and enforces traffic and parking violations.
Maintains and increases proficiency in police and interpersonal skills by attending mandated training.
Performs related duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Completed MPOETC certification from an accredited police academy upon application.
Ability to meet legal and psychological standards for certification under PA Act 120.
No criminal history of conviction, plea agreement or nollo contrendre plea.
Valid PA driver’s license with good driving history.
Pennsylvania State residency or ability to obtain it before oath of office is administered.
An associate’s degree or a minimum of 60 college credits is required for any external candidate.
Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or similar field of study and prior police experience in higher education setting.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Ability to maintain the requirements of PA Act 120 certification throughout course of employment.
Skills, knowledge and abilities necessary for a professional police officer.
Ability to maintain PA driver’s license with good driving history in order to remain covered by the University’s auto insurance policy.
Ability to qualify annually with departmental firearms.
Willingness to join the labor union during the first year of employment as required by contract.
Ability and willingness to conduct self at all times within the lawful limitations of given authority.
Ability to attend and successfully complete all mandatory in-service training, weapons training and required University training; ability to fully embrace training that enhance professional job performance.
Ability to use independent judgment, with a first-rate problem-solving aptitude and the capacity to think independently and evaluate situations while functioning within the rules and policies of the department.
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Ability to be a self-starter; with a high quality work ethic.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community. This includes maintaining a service orientation approach when carrying out all duties.
Commitment to acting legally, morally and ethically at all times; selected candidate must be the type of person who does the right thing when no one else is around.
Ability present a neat and professional appearance.
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically; and
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community. Applicants must also be willing to contribute actively to the University Mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The Mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.