Public Safety Officer

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/23/2018 10:47 AM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
St. Paul
Public Safety - Auxiliary Services
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas, Department of Public Safety, one of the regionally recognized leaders in college and university campus public safety, is seeking highly qualified candidates for full-time Public Safety Officer roles.


Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Public Safety plays a major role in protecting the St. Thomas community, and has a proven history of educating, training and enhancing the job skills necessary for professional career advancement in policing and the private security industries. Full time employees are eligible for 100% tuition remission applicable toward bachelor's degrees including sociology or criminal justice/law enforcement and master's degrees including police leadership following one year of full time employment.



  • Protect life, safeguard property and maintain peace and order at two urban campus locations through enforcement of local, state and federal laws as well as university rules and regulations
  • Proactively patrol a residential community of nearly 2,500 people
  • Prevent crime
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Work closely with local police and emergency service personnel
  • Establish and foster community relationships
  • Conduct preliminary investigations involving criminal or suspicious activity
  • Prepare, write and file reports


Required Qualifications

  • High School education or the equivalent
  • Two years of relevant public safety experience
  • Knowledge of procedures for effective security, codes and regulations related to the work, law enforcement procedures and terminology, and techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person, often where relations may be confrontational or strained
  • Understanding of law enforcement and legal issues that impact campus public safety officer duties basic computer applications related to the work
  • Ability to interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes and regulations; making sound decisions in emergency situations

Any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted. Must have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass the self-defense and training programs within the first six months of training as a condition of employment. An extensive employment and criminal background check and pre-employment physical will be required as a part of the hiring process. Full disclosure of all felony and/or misdemeanor violations is required after an offer has been made.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • College coursework/degree in a related or associated field
  • Special attention will be given to applicants with campus public safety experience or those who are licensed or eligible to be licensed as a peace officer and are interested in furthering their career in law enforcement.  


Ability to work in and move about an office setting; ability to use a computer and other office equipment; ability to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit various university locations; ability to read printed materials; stamina to perform sustained physical labor, including standing, walking, climbing and working in confined or awkward spaces; strength to effectively subdue and/or remove persons in difficult or emergency situations; and ability to communicate in person and over the telephone. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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