Ohio States Department of Public Safety is hiring Security Officers-FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) to join the Central Campus Security Team. Security Officers focus on safety of the university community as the top priority and provide physical security for various campus locations. Officers demonstrate stellar customer service as they engage with the community to provide a physical security presence, conduct high-visibility patrols, protect valuable property and provide general assistance such as giving directions and escorting people to locations on campus. These roles can prepare you for future advancement in public safety careers.
Standard patrols include safety and security checks of buildings, external grounds and equipment and are conducted in a variety of ways: on foot and in vehicles. Vehicles are marked, brand new, temperature controlled and Bluetooth capable. Security Officers also respond to alarms and work in the security control room monitoring CCTV cameras, answering phone and radio calls, and dispatching other officers. These positions also assist in traffic and pedestrian management, participate in special duty events and operations (i.e., football team security), complete routine logs and forms, administer first aid and operate fire extinguishers. They also investigate and report on crimes, unusual incidents, complaints, injuries and accidents.
Newly hired Security Officers receive specialized training including, First Aid/CPR/AED, OC Spray, mountain bike and de-escalation training.
Duties and Responsibilities
45% Patrols buildings and grounds to check on security conditions. Reports on equipment malfunctions, fire and safety hazards, water leaks, and any other condition requiring correction. Responds to alarms and performs customer service functions such as providing directions, providing escorts to nearby campus locations and assisting disabled patrons.
35% Works in security control center; monitors CCTV cameras; answers telephones; dispatches security officers; maintains radio contact. Monitors fire and security alarms.
10% Performs a variety of safety and security duties including but not limited to: administering first aid, operating fire-fighting equipment and conducting safety, fire and security programs.
10% Investigates and reports on crimes, unusual incidents, complaints, injuries, and incidents. Completes routine logs and forms. Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to work evenings and weekends and be subject to 24-hour call-in
Possession of valid drivers license
Completion of field training program within first three months of employment
You Need to Know
Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, enjoyable, and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for an institution doing worldwide life-changing teaching and research. Learn more here: https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.
Benefits include exceptional health, dental, vision and prescription insurance coverage that begins on your first day of employment. Retirement options include an employer match up to 14 percent. Education assistance reimburses 100% of tuition for you to attend Ohio State and 50% for your spouse and dependents.
Paid time off includes the following:
Vacation (begins accruing on your first day)
Sick (begins accruing on your first day)
Compensatory Time (in lieu of overtime pay when approved)
Paid parental leave
The starting pay is $17.07 per hour. After successful completion of a 1-year probationary period, $.50 to $1.00 increases occur (depending on level). Due to the nature of the work, Security Officers are subject to 24-hour call-in may work evenings and weekends. Shift differential includes $.50 for 2nd and 3rd shift officers. Security officers are also eligible for overtime and annual merit compensation increases. Uniforms and equipment are provided.
These positions are considered Essential positions, whose presence is required regardless of the existence of an emergency condition, and whose absence from duty could endanger the safety and well-being of the campus population and/or physical plant.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.