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Day Shift Public Safety Supervisor

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Work type: Full-time
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: Public Safety

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Job Summary/Basic Function


Maryville University is seeking a culturally aware Public Safety Supervisor to maintain a safe and secure living and working environment on a diverse and multicultural campus. The Public Safety Supervisor will manage patrol, enforcement, and community services during the assigned shift and oversee investigations ensuring officers follow departmental policy and appropriate laws. The Public Safety Supervisor will respond to service calls requiring excellent customer service focused on serving the diverse and multicultural campus population of faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Key Responsibilities:

Supervision and Leadership:
• Provide leadership, guidance, and supervision to a team of public safety officers, ensuring the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and customer service.
• Conduct regular performance evaluations, training sessions, and professional development opportunities for officers to enhance their skills and maintain compliance with university policies and procedures.
• Foster a positive work environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and open communication among officers.
• Provide 5-star service to the community.

Campus Safety and Security:
• Enforce university policies, rules, and regulations to maintain a safe and secure campus environment.
• Conduct regular patrols of the campus, including buildings, parking lots, and other facilities, to deter criminal activity and respond to emergencies or incidents promptly.
• Investigate and document all incidents, accidents, or suspicious activities, ensuring accurate and detailed reports are filed in a timely manner.
• Coordinate emergency response procedures, including evacuation plans, crisis management, and disaster preparedness.
• Perform all the duties of a Public Safety Officer as well as other duties as assigned.

Community Engagement and Education:
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other members of the university community, fostering a sense of trust and cooperation.
• Organize and participate in educational programs, workshops, and seminars to raise awareness about personal safety, crime prevention, and emergency preparedness.
• Act as a liaison between the Public Safety department and other university departments, attending meetings and providing input on matters related to campus safety.

Training and Compliance:
• Stay updated on current laws, regulations, and best practices related to public safety and law enforcement.
• Provide training for officers on topics such as field training, use of force, response protocols, conflict resolution, and effective communication.
• Ensure officers adhere to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, as well as university policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

• Must be at least 21 years of age.
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident as required to obtain private security officer license.
• No felony convictions.
• Free of any type of chemical dependency.
• Must possess and maintain (or obtain within 90 day of hire) an armed private security officer license under the guidelines of the St. Louis County Police Department.
• Ability to obtain certification to carry an issued firearm, ASP baton, OC Spray, and handcuffs.
• Ability to obtain and maintain certifications in basic first aid, CPR, and AED.
• Successful completion of a background investigation, psychological screening, and drug screening.
• Three years of experience in campus public safety, security, law enforcement, or related field.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to multi-task and set priorities.
• Strong human relations skills with the ability to interact positively with a diverse University population.
• Ability to work with others in a team atmosphere.
• Good organizational and management skills.
• Ability to work all shifts, weekends, and holidays.
• Associates degree in criminal justice, political science, or related field.
• Reliable transportation in order to be able to report to work for all assigned shifts.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, political science, or related field.
• Five years of experience in law enforcement, public safety, or a related field, with demonstrated leadership abilities.
• Supervisory experience in campus public safety.
• Cultural competency and/or sensitivity knowledge and training.

Physical Demands

  • Respond to any crisis that may occur on campus, including severe weather, fire, medical emergencies, hazardous material incidents, and chemical spills/accidents. Incidents may occur in adverse weather, high heat, cold temperatures, snow, rain, earthquakes, etc.
  • Physical stamina, including the ability to stand for extended periods of time, up to 4 hours
  • Ability to lift/push/pull/ or carry items up to 20lbs
  • No limitations of motion or function; must be able to enter/exit patrol vehicle, provide foot patrols as needed, provide first aid-including CPR unassisted

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening, drug test, and psychological evaluation.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

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