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Public Service Officer

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: June 9, 2019

Job Description:

Public Service Officer

Job Category:

Public Safety

Unit:

Police and Public Safety

Position Code:

SPD8889A

Status:

Open

Closing Date:

Until Filled

Salary:

$17.19

Location:

Campus Site



Background check:

Background check is required



Description:


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

ABOUT THE JOB

Under the direction of the Police Supervisor, maintains security and pro-actively work to deter crime or policy violations within the assigned job site. Conducts random and specific routine foot and/or vehicle patrol throughout job site. Secures buildings and properties to prevent unauthorized entry and access. Assists and support police staff in such matters as crowd control, traffic control and access control. Monitors CCTV equipment and report malfunctions. Provides general information and assistance to staff, visitors and official guests. Assists emergency medical personnel as needed during emergency response. Prepares various written reports.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

PREVENTION/SECURITY
- Maintain security and pro-actively work to deter crime or policy violations within the assigned job site
- Provide high visibility uniformed patrols on foot, bicycle, and/or other approved/assigned means
- Work variable shifts as needed to ensure public safety
- Conduct random and specific foot and/or vehicle patrol throughout the assigned job site
- Secure buildings and properties to prevent unauthorized entry, access, vandalism, etc.
- Check doors, windows, lighting, alarms and locks to ensure their proper working condition and report deficiencies.
- Identify potentially hazardous conditions and security deficiencies, report them and when possible take appropriate steps to mitigate loss/injuries
- Provide safety escorts for employees, students, visitors as requested
- Monitor CCTV equipment and report malfunctions.

SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE
- Provide general information and assistance to students, staff, and faculty as needed
- Assist official guests and dignitaries as assigned
- Assist emergency responders as directed and needed for public safety
- Assist and support police staff in crowd control, traffic control, access control, public safety information marketing, conduct safety related presentations, public speaking
- Direct traffic, provide directed crowd control, provide first-aid level emergency care according to policy and training
- Develop and promote safety programs to increase safety awareness around general and specific topics
- Be available to work university events as needed for public safety

REPORTS
- Prepare routine reports, shift reports/document, appropriate legal paperwork to document incidents, events, security deficiencies, and service requests.
- Prepare incident reports in cases such as fire, crime, hazards, emergencies, and incidents of significance.
- Communicate through the chain of command all matters of concern, such as infractions, irregularities of University Policies and Procedures, and emergencies

OTHER
- Respond to and work at other UC Campuses or locations throughout the state as directed for university-wide mutual aid.
- Testify in legal proceeds as directed by court or university request
- Other duties/responsibilities as assigned



Qualifications:

- High school graduate or GED

- NO felony convictions

- Pass a background check

- Valid CA Driver s License

- Able to work outside year-round and evenings and weekends when needed



To Apply:

Click on the link below to use our new on-line application system.

If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at
http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu

E-Verify: Effective September 8, 2009, all employers who receive Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify, an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
More Information

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University of California visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/

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