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 assist 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.