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Public Safety Police Officer

Company: Franklin and Marshall College
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Apply on Franklin & Marshall Website: *

Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a *full-time Public Safety Police Officer.*

Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world.

The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste.

*Job Description: *

*Franklin & Marshall College welcomes in-state and out-of-state applicants to apply for the full-time, year round position of Public Safety Officer.*

The Public Safety Officer is responsible for helping to ensure the safety and security of all members of the College community and the security of the College's property.

The Franklin & Marshall College Public Safety Department is an Accredited Law Enforcement Agencydemonstrating its commitment to enhanced professionalism and excellence in campus safety. The department includes 19 sworn armed police officers, 4 security officers and 4 dispatchers providing safety services through the deployment of vehicle, foot and bicycle patrols. Public Safety is led by Chief William McHalemost recently a Major with the Pennsylvania State Police who offers over 20 years of safety leadership.

Essential Functions:

* providing 24 hours a day patrol of the campus and surrounding areas on foot, bike and in College-owned patrol vehicles;
* Respond to emergencies, non emergencies and various incidents in a timely manner and determine appropriate course of action; notify law enforcement officials or other members of the campus community as appropriate. Promptly provide emergency first aid and/or request other medical services as needed.
* Gather and compile information, write reports, and disperse to appropriate parties for criminal, fire, incident or accident investigations, or for medical or hazardous conditions. Provide assistance to and maintain general information for walk-in traffic or telephone contacts. Maintain daily logs, reports, incidents cards, and forms.

*Requirements: *

* High school diploma or GED
* Pennsylvania Act 120 Municipal Police Training Commission Academy certification in accordance with PA law OR have the MPOETC- Out of State CertificationOR currently meet all qualifications for the MPOETC- Out of State CertificationExam.
* Excellent communication and customer service skills and the ability to calmly and appropriately respond to emergency situations are also vital to this position.
* Candidates must be competent with computerized information systems and be able to accurately type reports using word processing software.
* Prior Police Experience is preferred
* Act 235 Certification
* Must be able to work night shift, 6:00 pm - 6:00 am

Public Safety Police Officers are required to drive College-owned patrol vehicles while on duty. Therefore, the successful candidate must possess a valid PA driver's license. Based on College policy, Officers must also have had a valid U.S. or Canadian driver's license for at least 2 years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last 3 years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check, including a criminal record check, physical fitness evaluation, pre-employment drug screen and psychological profile. Candidates must be able to qualify with a department issued firearm.

The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

*The Department of Public Safety is accredited by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (PLEAC).*

*Additional Information: *

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events. To learn more about our Benefits, please visit our Benefits Page.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

*Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal record check, physical fitness evaluation, pre-employment drug screen, psychological profile, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.*

Job Type: Full-time

* 401(k)
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
* 12 hour shift
* Overnight shift
* Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Franklin & Marshall College requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by sending a scanned copy of their completed vaccination card to Human Resources. Employees may request a religious or medical vaccination exemption.

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster , Public Safety Police Officer, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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