This is a responsible safety and security position reporting to the Director of Public Safety, involving considerable independent judgment.
The Department of Public Safety is an accredited police agency, accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police, which exemplifies the Community Oriented Police Model, seeking foremost to prevent crime through a broad spectrum of interactions and programs within our Duquesne University community. In addition to Duquesne University police officers possessing full powers of arrest and criminal prosecution, Duquesne University provides an alternative justice program through the Office of Student Conduct or the Title IX Office. 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, honestly, 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.
As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees —full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.
New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact email@example.com. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Preserves the peace and resolves any conflicts within the University area.
Conducts vehicular and foot patrols of University property and buildings.
Takes all necessary and/or appropriate measures to reduce the opportunity for criminal activity.
Responds promptly and professionally to calls for service.
Engages in activities that foster positive 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 providing care as a first responder in medical emergencies and mental health crisis.
Conducts preliminary investigations, submits necessary reports via the Automated Records Management System (ARMS), reacts to criminal activity and makes arrests as appropriate by enforcing all applicable state and local laws.
Attends court hearings as necessary.
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 other related job duties as assigned.
Work requires completed MPOETC certification from an accredited police academy upon application, ability to meet legal and psychological standards for certification under PA Act 120, must have no criminal history of conviction, plea agreement or nollo contrendre plea and valid PA driver's license with good driving history. Pennsylvania State residency or ability to obtain it before the oath of office is administered. An Associate's degree or a minimum of 60 college credits is required for any external candidate. A Bachelor's degree in criminal justice or similar field of study and prior police experience in higher education setting is preferred, or 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:
Must be honest, ethical, accountable, reliable, and consistent in their work attendance.
Maintain the requirements of PA Act 120 certification throughout the course of employment;
Possess and demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for a professional police officer;
Maintain a PA driver's license with good driving history in order to remain covered by the University's auto insurance policy;
Qualify by current MPOETC and department standards with the departmental firearms and departmental weapons on the specified basis;
Obtain and maintain CPR, AED, First Aid, and other department mandated training;
Must conduct self at all times within the lawful limitations of given authority;
Attends and successfully completes all mandatory in-service training, weapons training and required University training. Fully embraces training that enhances 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 and University;
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; verbal ability to de-escalate emotionally charged or other challenging situations;
Ability to work flexible hours, including evening, weekends and holidays;
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-oriented approach when carrying out all duties;
Acts legally, honestly, morally and ethically at all times;
The selected candidate must be the type of person who does the right thing when no one else is around;
Follows the direction and guidance of their supervisors and the department administration;
At all times present a neat and professional appearance;
By contract, must join the labor union during the first year of employment;
Ability and willingness to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the entire University community.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
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.