Job Family Concept

The Public Safety job family is responsible for all aspects of regulatory and legal enforcement and providing a safe campus, institution, and community. Public Safety roles provide environmental health safety and evaluation, emergency preparedness, training and guidance, and protection for students, staff, faculty, general public, and environment.


Role Descriptions

Role descriptions below outline the distinguishing functions of each role within this job family.

Public Safety Communications Officer:
Responsible for providing emergency and non-emergency dispatching of calls. This role operates a variety of communication equipment including, but not limited to radios, telephones, and surveillance and computer systems. Employees in these roles must pass a background investigation and have the flexibility to perform shift work.
Public Safety Security Guard:
Responsible for performing routine responsibilities, including but not limited to, personal and community safety and document preparation. Employees in this role must pass a background investigation and have the flexibility to perform shift work. Security Guards do not have the authority to enforce federal, state, or local regulations and do not have the authority to arrest suspects.
Public Safety Police:
Responsible for providing specialized public safety services, and interprets and applies laws, policies, and procedures. This role requires specialized education, training, and/or experience. Employees in these roles must pass a background investigation, perform shift work, and adhere to physical and training standards. Police personnel are sworn officers with full powers of arrest for their jurisdiction and are responsible for enforcing federal, state, local, and university laws and regulations.
Public Safety Emergency, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EEHS) Technician:
Responsible for a variety of tasks that improve and protect environmental health. The EEHS Technician acts as the front line for operating and training on equipment; as well as implementing emergency, environmental, health & safety policies. This position is not responsible for deciding on organizational policy, but is responsible for monitoring and inspecting facilities and equipment for compliance with university policies, government ordinance, or OSHA regulations.
Public Safety Emergency, Environmental, Health, and Safety (EEHS) Specialist:
Responsible for supporting and/or managing programs that protect the safety and health of the campus community by recognizing, eliminating, and controlling safety and health hazards in the environment and preparing for and managing emergencies. These roles are responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and regulatory agencies, and may have personal liability for compliance.
Public Safety Management:
Responsible for providing leadership, direction, training, and management for public safety operations. The Public Safety Management role sets strategic direction and develops and manages budgets. This role interprets, sets, and develops processes, procedures, policies, initiatives, and identifies alternative methods to accomplish goals while maintaining and ensuring compliance with applicable rules and regulations. Management level roles have the management and development of people as a major accountability and have direct reports. This role accomplishes goals through overseeing their areas of responsibility, planning, managing resources, prioritizing, and directing the responsibilities of employees.


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