Faculty and staff residing in University housing may request a security assessment by trained SUDPS crime prevention staff. Stanford building managers may also request an assessment of their facilities.
The assessment will include a review of areas such as doors, locks, windows, and the general perimeter.
If you are going to be away from your home for a period of time and wish the Department of Public Safety to check your home periodically, complete the following form and return it to SUDPS (If you are a frequent traveler, please send us updated information on your absences).
The members of the Stanford University Department of Public Safety are committed to the goal of providing high quality services with a positive, cooperative attitude.
To achieve that goal:
We pledge to honor the spirit and letter of the laws we are charged to uphold.
We will dedicate our full attention to our duties in order to promote a safe environment while earning and maintaining the public's trust.
We will endeavor to continually enhance our professional skills and knowledge.
We will hold each other accountable for demonstrating professional and ethical behavior.
We will actively identify and pursue opportunities to improve our department and the ways we serve the campus community.
The hallmarks of our service are a constant dedication to the principles of honesty, integrity, fairness, courage and courtesy.
Applicant must pass a complete background investigation including a search of local, state, and national files for criminal history.
Must be able and willing to respond to and work large-scale special events as well as unplanned critical incidents, sometimes with little advance notice.
All personnel working for the department are responsible for providing public safety services to the community. Personnel will be trained to perform duties outside their normal day-to-day responsibilities, such as dispatching and/or emergency call taking and/or special events logistics support, so they are able to provide support during emergencies and special events. Training includes familiarity with the Incident Command System.
FSPs may be selected to be trained to respond in the event of a chemical, nuclear and or biological threat. This response requires wearing Class B personal protective equipment including a full suit, mask or respirator and gloves over the regular duty uniform. When trained and equipped, the worker must be able to pass a fitness and lung capacity test on an annual basis.
Must be able to take and pass a thorough medical examination.
PSOs must successfully complete the Field Training Program.
PSOs who do not successfully complete the Field Training Program are subject to termination.
Additional Duties & Responsibilities
Provide logistical support during emergencies and critical incidents, including setting up and removing traffic control equipment: barricades, flares, cones, etc.
Activate and deactivate building alarms on campus.
Provide building security as needed during major incidents on campus.
Implement the Incident Command System during a major incident.
Weekend work and shift work will be required.
Shift adjustments are not uncommon sometimes with little advanced notice.
Monitor a police radio during one's assigned shift and be alert to incidents which would require the issuance of a "Timely Warning" or "Immediate Notification".
Prepare and post "No Parking" signs and other parking space reservations for special events on campus. Remove signs and other equipment after the event has concluded.
Deploy barricades, cones and other traffic control equipment per directions as part of event setup. Remove barricades and other safety equipment after the event.
Drive various size trucks to transport equipment, including towing barricade trailers.
Provide safety, security, traffic control and other services during events.
Problem solve to provide the best experience for attendees of events while also ensuring public safety.
Safety and Security
Patrol designated areas of the campus looking for suspicious and/or illegal behavior, safety hazards, unlocked doors, opportunities to assist the public, etc; notify the appropriate university departments of issues that should be addressed.
Respond to door alarms in the student housing and academic areas of campus.
Provide information, directions and assistance to community members.
Patrol designated areas of the University to enforce University parking regulations. Issue parking citations using an electronic ticket writer and/or handwritten citation.
Conduct periodic parking utilization surveys at the request of Parking and Transportation Services (P&TS).
Assist Community Safety Officers (CSO) with meter collections.
Assist with enforcement concerns in the Pedestrian Zone.
You will be given a medical exam to ensure that you are healthy enough to perform the duties associated with the position.
The Director of Public Safety will review your cumulative performance in the selection process. She will interview you and ask questions based on the information assembled from the background investigation interview.
A Background Investigator will conduct a personal and in-depth interview. The Background Investigation may take as long as eight (8) weeks to complete and may require follow-up interview(s). The candidate will also be required to submit to a LiveScan fingerprint background check. The candidate will be required to provide a number of documents, including birth certificate, citizenship, diplomas, transcripts, financial documents and legal papers. These documents must be turned in to the Investigator or received by the Department prior to the end of the Background Investigation. Failure to produce required documents may result in removal from the selection process.
Personal History Statement
You will meet with the Background Investigator to go over the background process. Candidates are required to complete a detailed PHS. Your own hand must neatly and completely fill out this document. All time periods in your background must be covered. All statements are subject to verification. Inaccuracies or incomplete statements may disqualify you.
Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19, Stanford has placed a "hiring pause" on most positions. Public Safety has obtained an exception to the "hiring pause" for Public Safety Officer positions.
You may apply online through the Stanford Jobs website. Type PSO into the 'keywords' field. Select the desired position and click the "apply online" button.
You may also email our Recruitment Specialist, Robert Contreras, at: email@example.com for additional information.
If selected, you will be contacted by the SUDPS recruitment office to discuss the next steps.
The specific order of the selection process is subject to change.
About The PSO Position
Public Safety Officers (PSO) support the overall public safety mission of the Stanford Department of Public Safety by performing a variety of functions.
Specific duties include:
patrolling designated areas of the University for suspicious and/or illegal behavior, safety hazards, unlocked doors, and opportunities to asist the public, etc.
providing directions and assistance to community members and visitors
enforcing violations of the University's Parking Code
providing traffic control services during emergencies and special events
providing security and logistical support for special events and emergencies
providing first aid or CPR; and
stand a security post in a potentially dangerous location.
The ideal candidate must be physically fit and able to adapt physically and psychologically to frequently changing needs and priorities. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills, the ability to problem solve, a high level of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility are key characteristics of the successful incumbent.
The PSO is a non-sworn, unarmed position. PSOs wear a uniform and a duty belt with limited gear. Shift work (days, evenings, weekend, including Holidays) and outdoor work are required. The position can require moderate to strenuous activity. Mandatory overtime is also required from time-to-time.
This position is subject to shift work and shift adjustments
, including being assigned to non-traditional work hours and days as an on-going assignment.
PSO Minimum Qualifications
Exceptional customer service skills. Ability to interact well with the public and maintain a positive, professional attitude even under trying circumstances.
Effective oral / written communication skills including the ability to interact with a diverse group of people.
Flexibility and calmness in dealing with the public.
Ability to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions and translate information accurately and effectively to others. Ability to follow verbal and written directions.
Ability to use sound judgment and independence in determining priorities and handling situations.
Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and apply a variety of University and departmental policies.
Ability to keep sensitive information strictly confidential at all times.
Ability to use and/or learn to use two-way radio for communication even during stressful conditions.
Familiarity and/or ability to learn the Stanford Campus.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Computer skills in basic applications (e.g., Word, Excel).
Ability to pass and maintain certification in First Aid/CPR training.
Desire to learn, accept and promote the Department's Core Values.
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather conditions, and operating assigned office equipment.
Evening and weekend work required -- sometimes with little or no advanced notice.
Ability to push, pull and move 75 pounds; ability to repeatedly lift 25 lbs to a height of 18-24 inches.
Normal hearing abilities in each ear.
Possess and maintain a valid CA driver license.
Be 18 years of age or older.
Minimum education required: High School diploma or GED.