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Public Safety Officer- Full Time Evening Shift

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Work type: Full-time Staff
Location: Buffalo
Categories: Public Safety

Public Safety Officer

Job Duties: To perform law enforcement and public safety activities in a manner which does not compromise the college atmosphere of academic and individual freedom, and to enforce criminal and traffic laws and college regulations to protect persons and property from willful or accidental injury or damage.  To work at all times toward maintaining the trust of the campus community so that the discharge of duties is affected with the understanding, cooperation, and support of the public served.  To meet, verbally communicate, and deal effectively with a wide variety of people including students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the college and provide information and assistance on request.  To question victims, complainants, and suspects to obtain information on crimes and other occurrences.  Also required to prepare written factual reports of incidents and activities for submission to supervisors.  Must demonstrate a continuous high level of responsibility, integrity, and social awareness.


Experience and Education:  Must be a citizen of the United States and at least 21 years of age.  Requires the equivalent combination of 2 years college education, law enforcement/security experience or military experience.  Must be a certified New York State Security Officer.  Must have and maintain a valid New York State Driver’s License with a good driving record and New York State Pistol Permit. Must satisfactorily complete the New York State Basic Peace Officers course, New York State Peace Officer Firearms course and all training required by the college.  

Physical Requirements:  Good powers of observation and memory; good judgment and mental alertness.  Good physical condition.  Capable of performing arduous physical activity commensurate with the demands of the position such as running at a rapid pace for up to three or four minutes, doing heavy lifting such as carrying an injured person for some distance, restraining a violent person, or similar strenuous feats.  Must have satisfactory hearing and vision.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.                

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, 12-month, hourly position. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave.  Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

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