Public Safety Officer (Prior security or law enforcement experience not required)

  • Northfield, Minnesota, United States, 55057
  • Staff

About the Role:

At St. Olaf you’ll be working alongside a dedicated team that brings their passion and pride to all that they do. Public Safety works in partnership with students, faculty and staff to create and maintain a safe, secure and stable environment for living, learning and working. Since our department is a 24/7/365 operation, the college community counts on Public Safety to be visible and service oriented while performing their duties and responsibilities. On a daily basis you will interact with a diverse and caring community who take pride in St. Olaf and the mission of a liberal arts institution.

The shift is 11:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., with the sequence of 7 days on, 2 days off, 8 days on and 4 days off. The 4 days off will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.



What You’ll Do:

Public Safety Officers are the first responders to incidents and accidents occurring on campus property. In this role, officers conduct investigations, write incident reports, respond to medical related emergencies, investigate intrusion and fire alarms, provide transports to the hospital for minor illnesses and injuries and work with local police, fire and emergency medical services.

Public Safety Officers also patrol all campus property to prevent and detect criminal or unacceptable behavior, enforce parking regulations, provide security services to the campus, respond to calls for service, provide security for special events, engage in crime prevention efforts and assist in new officer training and orientation.



Who You Are:

You’re a great fit if you have…


Experience in customer service, community engagement or volunteer work; a high school diploma or equivalent; a valid driver’s license with a good driving record; and you genuinely enjoy helping people

A helpful background includes:


An Associate’s degree in criminal justice, law enforcement or security; 2+ years of law enforcement or security experience

If this describes you, apply now to join St. Olaf’s dynamic community!

 

Candidates will be required to successfully pass a background check and a pre-employment physical if offered employment.

 

Please review the job description here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZUOdHMsbg8kLp-lW2GISnwxVnAzqsI05/view?usp=sharing

 

 

Who We Are:

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. The college is located on a picturesque 300-acre campus in Northfield, Minnesota, a vibrant, restored, historic river town of 20,000 located 45 minutes south of culturally rich and diverse Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community. We encourage applications from candidates committed to multicultural understanding and the enrichment of our diverse community.

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 9% company retirement match, company monthly contributions to a retirement healthcare account, company contributions to eligible employee’s health savings account, significant tuition discount (up to 80% off) at ACM and ELCA colleges and universities for employee’s children, and generous paid time off. For a full review of benefit offerings, see the summary of the benefits program here: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/benefits/

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

 

A summary of the Flexible Work Policy: https://wp.stolaf.edu/hr/flexible-work-policy/

A link to our DEI page: https://wp.stolaf.edu/equity-inclusion/

A virtual campus tour: https://www.stolaf.edu/multimedia/play/?p=483

An overview of Northfield: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/northfield/

An overview of the Twin Cities: https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit/twincities/

 

St. Olaf College requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination, as defined by the CDC. A reasonable accommodation may apply because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Compliance with St. Olaf's COVID-19 policy is a condition of employment. Under current guidelines, "up to date" means one updated (bivalent) booster, which became available on September 7, 2022. If and when this guidance changes, employees will be required to get additional boosters as indicated by CDC guidelines.

 

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.

 

For Staff Application Assistance:
employment@stolaf.edu
507-786-3068

For Faculty Application Assistance:
facultysearch@stolaf.edu
507-786-3356

Title IX Contact Information:
Pamela McDowell, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator
1520 St. Olaf Avenue, Tomson Hall 180
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3465
mcdowell@stolaf.edu

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