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Public Safety Officer - Full Time - Split Shift

Pittsburgh Technical College

Job Description

This position has an obligation to uphold the mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to PTC students and employees is essential.
Pittsburgh Technical College is a private, non-profit, regionally accredited institution committed to a higher standard of educational excellence focused on academic and professional success. Located on a beautiful 180-acre campus in in Western Pennsylvania, PTC was founded in 1946. PTC awards associate and bachelor’s degrees and certificates within 10 Schools and 30 Programs. PTC offers a college experience that is empowering and culminates in internships and clinical rotations for on-campus, degree-seeking students.
This position provides public safety services to the College community. The primary objective of the Public Safety Officer is to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the College community by means of an alert and vigilant prevention patrol.  This position requires carrying a firearm. A Public Safety Officer patrols assigned areas of property used, owned, or occupied by Pittsburgh Technical College.
  • Patrol campus buildings to assure proper security, including, but not limited to, locking, and unlocking of facilities; deterring theft, vandalism and loitering; and general buildings and grounds security issues.
  • Patrol PTC campus property by vehicle and foot.
  • Respond to calls for service, including fire alarms and other emergencies on campus.
  • Act as a first responder when medical situations occur.
  • Report observed safety irregularities such as presence of unauthorized people, fire hazards, leaking pipes, unsecured entries, and faulty equipment.
  • Write reports and maintain accurate records of incidents that are encountered.
Associate's degree in Criminal Justice, Public Safety, or an appropriate related field preferred but not required.
  • 2+ years of related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of professional and educational experience, preferred.
  • Act 120 Training – preferred, not required.
  • Act 235 Certification - required.
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications must be up to date.
  • Split Shift 7p-3a
  • This shift may cover 3p-11p or 11p-7a dependent on vacancies in the schedule.
  • 40 hour work week. Schedule will vary based on departmental needs. Schedule will require working evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Very minimal local, off campus travel.
  • Must wear PTC Public Safety uniform; provided by department.
  • Duty Belt, firearm, and additional duty gear not provided by department.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and car insurance.
  • Must pass the PA Act 153 background check, criminal background check, and motor vehicle check prior to employment.
  • Designated Campus Security Authority
Additional qualifications:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have the ability to physically carry out the duties of the position, including emergency response.
  • Must enjoy working with people, both internal to PTC and guests from the public.
  • Must work in a way that displays honesty, sound judgment, integrity, and a sense of responsibility.
  • Must provide 3 Professional References
Physical Demands
Pittsburgh Technical College (hereinafter “PTC”) will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with known disabilities if such accommodation would allow the individual to perform the essential functions of the job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship and/or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of the individual or others.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement:
PTC is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all positions. PTC believes that the gathering and celebration of unique experiences, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace. Our mission is to champion a community of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in a spirit of civility.

To learn more about DEI’s mission, vision, and values, Visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage

Disability Accommodation Statement:
Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process.
If you need an accommodation due to a disability to use our online system to apply for a position at PTC, please give us a call at 412-809-5100 or email

Accommodation Statement: 
Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or veteran status. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), PTC does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students with qualifying disabilities. PTC will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. To request reasonable accommodation, please email

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