Public Safety Officer's (PSO) support the overall public safety mission of the Stanford Department of Public Safety by performing a variety of functions. Specific duties include: patrolling designated areas of the University by foot, bicycle, motor vehicle or other DOT approved method of transportation for suspicious and/or illegal behavior, safety hazards, unlocked doors, opportunities to assist the public, etc.; providing directions and assistance to community members and visitors; enforcing violations of the University's Parking Code; providing traffic control services during emergencies and special events including: posting no-parking signs, deploying cones, flares, barricades and other traffic control equipment; providing security and logistical support for special events and emergencies including towing barricade trailers, physically moving barricades, setting up generators and other emergency response equipment, providing first aid or CPR, serving on a search and rescue team, and standing a security post in a potentially dangerous location.
The ideal candidate must be physically fit and able to adapt physically and psychologically to frequently changing needs and priorities. Strong customer service and interpersonal skills, the ability to problem solve, a high level of energy, enthusiasm and flexibility are key characteristics of the successful incumbent.
When assigned to parking, PSOs will be assigned to work under the guidance and direction of the CSOs assigned to the Parking Unit. When assigned to the foothills, the Ranger coordinates and supervises the activities of the PSOs. When assigned to an event or a security detail, PSOs report to the designated officer in charge (OIC). The OIC could be a CSO, a sworn officer or a civilian supervisor.
The PSO is a non-sworn, unarmed position. PSOs wear a uniform and a duty belt with limited gear. Shift work (days, evenings, weekend, including Holidays) and outdoor work are required. The position can require moderate to strenuous activity. Mandatory overtime is also required from time-to-time.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Parking Enforcement
Patrol designated areas of the University to enforce University parking regulations. Issue parking citations using an electronic ticket writer and/or handwritten citation.
Conduct periodic parking utilization surveys at the request of Parking and Transportation Services (P&TS).
Assist CSOs with meter collections.
Assist with enforcement concerns in the Pedestrian Zone. Safety and Security
Patrol designated areas of the campus looking for suspicious and/or illegal behavior, safety hazards, unlocked doors, opportunities to assist the public, etc...; notify the appropriate university departments of issues that should be addressed.
Respond to door alarms in the student housing and academic areas of campus.
Provide information, directions and assistance to community members. Event Support
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