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Long Classification Title PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER I-KSC
Location Keene State College
Department KSC Campus Safety [KRASAF]
Summary of Position

Keene State College’s Department of Campus Safety is looking for an individual who possess good judgment, discretion, and excellent interpersonal skills, to perform a variety of safety, enforcement, and crime prevention tasks for the College as a Campus Safety Officer. The Campus Safety Officer assists in creating and sustaining a safe learning, working and living environment for our campus community.

Responsibilities include: foot and vehicle patrol, response to emergencies and calls for service to College students, faculty, staff and visitors, documentation and investigation of campus incidents, periodically with Keene Police Department; conduct property checks, dispatch services, traffic and parking enforcement, providing crime awareness education, and participating in witness and conduct hearings as needed. Because of the nature of the work in Campus Safety, officer schedules include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays (10 hour shifts) as determined by the needs of the College.

Additional Job Information

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online:
• Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
• Resume
• Contact information for three references

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0767FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education HS or equivalent
Acceptable minimum years of experience 2 years
Other minimum qualifications

• Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hiring
• High School Diploma or equivalent
• One (1) year of campus safety or security experience or combination of post-high school education and/or work experience
• Possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Computer proficient with the ability to learn various computer applications
• Demonstrated knowledge of campus environment and/or security industry, relevant laws, and safety and fire prevention
• Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving history
• Must obtain and maintain CPR and First Aid certification
• Must be willing to attend periodic training and meetings and work overtime
• Must successfully pass a background review, including criminal history and driving history
• Post-offer, pre-employment physical
• Successful applicants will be required to attend a 6-day live-in campus safety academy within the first year of hire

Additional Preferred Qualifications

• Ability to write thorough reports
• Ability to respond quickly to emergencies
• Ability to work under pressure
• Completion of the police academy
• Additionally, the College has identified desirable qualifications that support our commitment to creating and maintaining a diverse campus community including the ability to speak a second language or to bring a multicultural perspective to the campus.

Salary Information

Starting salary range $14.69-$16.62, commensurate with experience and training; complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1
Grade 08
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

Posting Details

Posting Date 03/07/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Hourly Staff (Non-Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
DOT Safety Information Other - Valid driver's license and good driving history.

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties


Patrol campus to:
Respond to campus emergencies
Provide visible deterrence to crime
Respond to requests for service- unlocks, escorts, minor maintenance issues
Conduct property checks
Investigate incidents of misconduct
Document all activities, particularly incident reports, maintenance needs and security threats
Traffic and parking enforcement


Dispatch officers to calls and answer department phones
Minor access control system
Log incidents and calls for service
Answer switchboard
Greet visitors and provide information


Because of the nature of the work in Campus Safety, schedules include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays (four 10 hour shifts) as determined by the needs of the College.


Provide crime awareness education and train officers.


Other duties as assigned. Additional duties may include oversight of a support function such as uniform or equipment inventory or similar.


Conduct fire drills.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you age 21 or older?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in relation to the minimum qualifications of this posting?
    • None
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-10
    • 10-15
    • 15+
  3. * Indicate your highest level of education.
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School
    • Associate
    • Bachelor's
    • Master's
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other (Please Specify)
  4. * Do you hold a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you able to work the schedule listed in this job posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you able to provide the physical requirements listed in this job posting?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Please provide the name of any licenses/certifications- including issuing organization, license/certification number and expiration date. Also indicate if the license/certification is current or anticipated.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Are you currently a certified full-time police officer in NH or any other State in the United States.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Have you ever been employed by any University System of New Hampshire campus?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. If yes, which location(s):

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. Do you meet the definition of an Internal Candidate? Internal Candidates include: (1) active status employees who have completed the introductory period and (2) adjunct staff members who have been employed within USNH for at least 12 months in total and who have worked at least 1,000 hours during the 12 month period preceding the application for the position. Student employment does not apply toward internal status eligibility.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vita
Optional Documents
  1. (3) Professional References Contact Info