Communications / Public Safety Officer

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7110341 (Ref.No. 22S151009)
Posted: September 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University’s Department of Public Safety invites applications for a Communications/Public Safety Officer. The Communications/Public Safety Officer provides the university with excellent customer & community service assistance, protects life, and safeguards property through the maintenance of law and order by enforcing all rules and regulations governing Rider University.  Answers telephones, dispatch responding patrol units, maintains proper records, and performs any other function as assigned by a supervisor. Patrols university property and buildings by foot, vehicle, and/or bike; responds to calls for assistance, medical calls, fire, burglary alarms, and emergencies and non-emergencies on campus; completes and files accurate reports. 
This position requires flexibility with work schedule including but not limited to schedule changes, weekends, holidays, etc.

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of one-year experience in dispatching or in law enforcement, security, military or firefighting experience or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have, or be willing to obtain within one year of employment, CPR and First Aid certification
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and under both direct and indirect supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure
  • A high degree of dedication, honesty, and objectivity
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to meet and maintain physical requirements of the position
  • Ability to work flexible hours and scheduled and non-scheduled overtime
  • A valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

This position has been deemed “essential” by the University to ensure the continuation of critical University operations, attend to the needs of students and others, and protect the University’s assets during an emergency or when the University has closed or suspended operations. University employees designated as “essential” personnel must remain on duty or report to work as regularly scheduled to avoid interruption of essential services unless directed or permitted to do otherwise, as indicated by their department supervisor.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Completion of basic Public Safety Telecommunicator Training Course. 
  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Sociology or a related field desired but not necessary to apply. A Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Sociology or a related field can be used as a one-year equivalent for one year of dispatching, public safety or security experience.

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. 

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success. 

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 387 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

Rider University is committed to diversity. Please provide a statement of your commitment to diversity.

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.