Student Affairs

Public Safety Officers (FT)

Curry College

Milton, MA United States

Curry College Public Safety Department is hiring for Public Safety Officers on the 7 am – 3 pm shift; the 3pm – 11 pm shift and the 11 pm – 7 am shift.  Under the general supervision of the Director of Public Safety and the direct supervision of the Sergeant, the Public Safety Officer (PSO) is a security and dispatch services specialist who ensures that the college, its students, employees, guests, and licensees are safe and that all property remains secure and unharmed and that all college, division and departmental rules, regulations are adhered to.


Security Services Delivery: PSO shall provide the full array of institutionally authorized and directed security measures in, maintaining the safety, and protecting the integrity of the college, its students, employees, guests, licensees and real and personal property. 

Security measures will include, by way of illustration, as providing safety escort services for students, employees and guests; maintaining a continual, perimeter deployment and activity protocol to ensure appropriate egress and ingress procedures are followed; patrol the campus on an assigned shift by vehicle or foot; enforce parking rules and regulations; implementing identification, lockdown and exiting procedures as appropriate; priority responding to health and/or safety related incidents with appropriate enforcement, communication and facilitation protocols implemented without delay; checking and securing the alarm system in all buildings on the campus and off-campus; providing both vehicular and pedestrian patrols designed to minimize vulnerability to unauthorized intrusion and/or defacing of college property and ensuring all emergency procedures are set for full and immediate implementation upon any breach to the college community or any and every member and/or guest.

·         Report writing will be necessary when involved with or when assisting a student, faculty, staff or visitor or when investigating an unsafe situation. PSO must utilize common sense and reasonable judgment to make independent decisions in the best interest of the College and the Department.

Dispatch Services:  

PSO will be assigned as needed to the communication center which entails voice, visual, and text management, dispatch area management, and completion of the dispatch log.

·         The dispatcher’s duties include synchronization of all video surveillance, audio messaging, and responses by the Public Safety division.

·         A focus should be placed on current deployment, emergency response, and information intake for review and analysis by a supervisor.

·         PSO will greet visitors providing information and directions on campus.

·         Monitor all incoming vehicles, especially when gate is secured, ensuring that only properly identified individuals are allowed access to campus.

·         Notify proper Town of Milton emergency services agencies as directed.

Internal and External Contacts:

PSO will be in contact regularly with:

·         The Residence Life staff;

·         The Building and Grounds staff;

·         Municipal agencies such as Milton Police Department and Milton Fire Department and state agencies as required.   


As a member of the Department of Public Safety, the PSO will:

·         be trained in all non-supervisory aspects of daily operations

·         From time to time, be directed to certain projects, events, and tasks that are within his/her capacity, such as making a presentation to a student group on security practices, providing transportation to a candidate for employment to and from campus, and helping sort and compile data concerning the parking program.


The following are the minimum qualifications that are necessary to be a successful candidate for the position of Public Safety Officer:

·         A minimum of an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice is required;

·         A graduate of a Police Reserve Intermittent Academy within one year of hire date;

·         The ability to work additional shift hours to support a primarily residential campus, and required to be on-call;

·         Good interpersonal and communication skills; good computer skills;

·         Valid Driver’s License and good driving record;

·         First Aid/CPR certification within 6 months of hire date.


·         Security or other related public safety experience of at least one year is strongly preferred.

·         A Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice or a closely related discipline.

·         An intimate knowledge of Curry College campus and Public Safety procedures.

At the College’s discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Please apply online at for consideration.  Interested Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.  


  • Start Date: 3/9/2020 - Approximate
  • Education: Associates Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 0 - 2 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

Contact / Additional Information

Please apply online at for consideration.  Interested Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references including complete contact information and professional titles.