Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Patrol/Communications Officer

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    Regular Staff Full-Time
    Public Safety
  • Overview

    Patrol / Communication Officers have two unique and specific responsibilities Officers are responsible for patrolling the entire campus on foot, bicycle or by vehicle, or by fixed post to ensure the security, safety, and welfare of the Arcadia University community, its guests and visitors. The ability to interact with the internal and external community during both non and emergency situations with the ability to gather critical information and relay to responders while coordinating emergency responders. This position is fulltime, 40 hours per week.


    Arcadia University is a top ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education's Open Doors Report for the past six years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University's 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    This is an open call for applications to be placed into a candidate pool, when a position becomes available.


    Qualified candidate will be required to work varying shifts; including: 8 am - 4 pm, 4 pm - 12 am, 12 am - 8 am.


    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.


    Essential Functions

    • Provides security services, which includes patrol of campus buildings and grounds on foot, includes climbing steps, driving a vehicle, or a bicycle and performing security checks as needed, gives directions, provides escorts, provides first aid, locks and unlocks doors as required.
    • Provides security services during special events such as Commencement, Open Houses, University weekend events, sporting events, social functions, etc.
    • Monitors security services access into the Residence Halls and responds to fire and security alarms.
    • In conjunction with the Cheltenham Township Police Department, investigates criminal offenses and provides support to victims of crime.
    • Enforces parking regulations throughout the university parking lots. Issues tickets and regulates campus vehicle and pedestrian traffic to enhance safety and expedite traffic flow.
    • Submits written reports as required and contributes information essential to the effective operation and management of the Public Safety Department.
    • Responds to emergency situations including but not limited to: security and phone activated alarms, fire alarms, evacuations, illnesses and injuries, in a timely manner. Responds to calls from employees or supervisors of employees who are injured on the job.
    • Acts as an information resource to university personnel, visitors and students.


    Marginal Functions

    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    Received: Shift Supervisor

    Given: n/a


    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot? including stairs, or in a vehicle.
    • Ability to remain standing/sitting for an extended period of time.
    • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
    • Ability to work evenings, overnight, weekends and holidays and be flexible for various shifts and schedules.
    • Ability to work with all levels of University personnel including faculty, staff and administrators and with students, parents, visitors and guests. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check, drug screen and motor vehicle check.
    • Knowledge of dispatch systems, radio communications, fire systems, CCTV, emergency procedures and switchboard communications.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree or Act 120 (Police Academy) or Fire Academy certification or equivalent preferred.
    • Minimum of 3 years' experience in security or law enforcement preferred.


    Other Requirements: (e.g., certificates, license required)

    • Upon hire CPR/First Aid training is a requirement
    • Valid driver's license with no moving violations
    • EMT/First Responder certification a plus.
    • Uniforms, which must be worn while on duty, are provided by the University. Employee provides own black shoes.


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