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Campus Safety Officer - Part-time, Harrisburg, PA

Apply now Job no: 492885
Work type: Part-time
Location: Harrisburg
Categories: Staff

Widener University is currently seeking a Part Time Campus Safety Officer for the Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, PA. Reporting to the Lieutenant of Operations, this role provides support to visitors, students and staff at Widener Commonwealth Law.

Why work at Widener?  At Widener University, we strive to deliver a comprehensive benefits package developed to attract and retain talent.  We offer employees the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefit program including health & welfare, retirement accounts, tuition programs at Widener University, life insurance, paid time off, and flexible work arrangements for many roles. 

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The university holds a deep commitment to an inclusive culture that supports the work of faculty and staff members across the institution, and works closely with the Chief Diversity Officer to facilitate that commitment.

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated and compliant as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

In addition to the above COVID-19 statement, all employees, who do not already have an approved exemption, are also required to receive a booster dose no more than 7 days after you become eligible.

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

Essential duties: 

  • Control all access to building  
  • Greet and assist all visitors 
  • Maintain visitor management system 
  • Enforce school policies as required 
  • Assist with traffic control of the parking lot during pick up and drop off times 
  • Respond to reports of irregularities such as fire hazards, facilities/mechanical malfunctions, physical altercations, accidents and criminal activities.  Notifies dispatcher if police, fire or ambulance units are required 
  • Prepare reports accurately and objectively detailing incidents  
  • Interact 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 dispatch office on campus 
  • Assist with University athletic/special events 

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 
  • Ability to interact professionally with the public 
  • Ability to operate a computer, radio or equipment located in a vehicle or hand held 
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully and effectively communicate (written and verbal) with the university community and colleagues 
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment 
  • Ability to handle difficult situations tactfully 
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check to include the PA Criminal PA Child Abuse and FBI clearance 


  • Experience working in higher education or a school environment 
  • Law enforcement, military, campus or public safety experience 
  • Familiarity with the local area and surrounding community 


  • 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. 
  • Flexibility to work additional shifts or posts as needed or required 

Qualified candidates must submit a resume and cover letter 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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