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Campus Safety Officer - 2nd shift, Main Campus

Apply now Job no: 492556
Work type: Full-time non-exempt
Location: Chester
Categories: Support Staff (Non-Exempt)

Widener University is currently seeking a Campus Safety Officer to join our 2nd shift team. Campus Safety Officers are responsible for ensuring the safety and general well being of all University community members, safe-guarding university property and enforcing university policies and rules. Emphasis will be on fostering good community relations and providing professional service. Officers must conduct themselves in a professional manner and display courtesy to all individuals with whom they have contact.

Officers are assigned to a specific shift. Primary type of patrol is foot patrol (which requires officers to walk for their shift) across the University, throughout buildings. University properties and any designated area.  These shifts average 8 hours and are outdoors.  Officers will have a specific area of assignment. Other types of patrols are vehicle patrol, parking lot, residence halls, main office or other assignments as directed by supervisors.  Every officer will perform every type of patrol based on assignment by supervisor.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Patrols university building and grounds; examines entrances, windows and internal doors to determine that they are secure. 
  • Respond to all calls for service in a professional and timely manner, perform an initial investigation, if necessary, and work to resolve the situation.
  • Responds to reports of irregularities such as fire hazards, facilities malfunctions, physical altercations, accidents and criminal activities. Notifies dispatcher if police, fire or ambulance units are required.
  • Ensures that facilities are opened for business and closed for business at designated times.
  • Builds positive relationships with University community members and groups.
  • Assists supervisors in campus safety investigations.
  • Prepares reports accurately and objectively detailing incidents on campus.
  • Escorts university community members to/from buildings and parking lots.
  • Provides emergency transportation for university community.
  • Issues verbal warning and parking tickets.
  • Interacts with local and state police officials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Flexibility to work additional shifts as needed or required, including but not limited to the Safety office on campus.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a customer service or security related field.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must have the ability to interact professionally with the public.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check to include the PA Criminal PA Child Abuse and FBI.


  • Experience in law enforcement, campus or public safety department.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)


  • Ability to walk for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to walk up and down steps both inside and outside of buildings.
  • Ability to walk outdoors in your assigned area in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time both inside and outside of buildings.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.

Qualified candidates must submit resume for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at



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