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Public Safety Officer I

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Public Safety

Who we are:

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary:

The Public Safety Officer I is responsible for the detection and prevention of crime, for the protection of persons, property and the general maintenance of peace, order and security; duties include patrol, crowd control, traffic control and dispatching.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates will have, at least a some college credits after having completed high school or GED. College requirement not necessary for those with qualifying military service
  • Must possess and maintain a valid US driver’s license
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a NYS Security Guard License
  • CPR and AED certification must be completed within three months of hire
  • All Public Safety Officer I incumbents must successfully complete Rensselaer's Field Officer Training Program within four (4) months of hire

Must be available for flexible shift scheduling

Note: Five (5) years of safety, security, law enforcement experience or other related experience may be substituted for college credits

Relevant combinations of education, training and experience may be considered.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking skills
  • Must possess the ability to assess a situation and apply appropriate conflict resolution techniques
  • Ability to use crisis intervention techniques
  • Ability to use relevant personal and/or mobile computing technology
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Requires ability to handle multiple emergency situations
  • Requires excellent customer relations skills and the ability to deal effectively with a diverse population in an academic setting

Preferred Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

• Knowledge of computerized emergency and data base systems


Public Safety: Various Shifts.  All members of the Department of Public Safety must be available for flexible shift scheduling


Local travel between campus locations only


Driving a Rensselaer vehicle for non-passenger use

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Applications will be reviewed as they are received

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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