Public Safety Officer (Security Officer, I-13)

Ramapo College of NJ | Mahwah, NJ


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Posted Date 11/22/2022
Expiration Date12/22/2022

Ramapo College is currently operating under the RamaPro model which is a pilot program allowing for a remote component to work schedules where operations support that model

This is a full-time, Classified, IFPTE position, and hours of work and days are determined by the supervisor. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. This is a 40 hour workweek position.

Public Safety is a 7 day, 24 hour and 365 day operation. The position of Public Safety Officer is a full-time position working a flexible 40 hours a week. Days off and hours of work are subject to operational needs and will include changing shift work. Required overtime will be as operational needs demand.

Starting Salary: $39,976.82 - (Step 1)


Ramapo College of New Jersey (RCNJ) develops ethical leaders who serve as change agents across all sectors. The College’s unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its liberal arts core, its size (approximately 5,500 students), and its setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border provide an optimal environment for individualized, student-centered learning and leadership development. RCNJ’s designation as “New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College” by the State legislature is the foundation from which the College’s commitment to an accessible and transformative undergraduate and graduate education is realized.

Established in 1969, CondeNast Traveler named Ramapo one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America. The barrier-free campus occupies 300 acres and is home to 52 bachelor’s degree programs spanning the arts, business, data science, humanities, education, nursing, social work, social sciences, and the sciences. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 16:1 and an average class size of 21; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty. In addition, the College offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work, and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice. Every degree program is designed and delivered through the collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts of student-centered faculty scholars and staff who are committed to serving the public good through the delivery of an academically rigorous, inclusive, and a transformative collegiate experience. Ramapo is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice and is recognized as the State’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges. Further commendations include designation as a “Military Friendly College” in Victory Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools, and as a leading college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review, and Money Magazine, among others.

Job Summary: Under direction of a Ramapo College of NJ supervisor, during an assigned tour of duty, provides assistance and protection to persons and property in and about College owned and leased buildings, office grounds, and parking areas; maintains orderly conditions, and takes the measures required to assure observance of the law; does related work as required. This position is considered an essential employee under Title 4A of the State of New Jersey Administrative Code. Being an Essential employee requires the employee to report for duty under all conditions, weather or other.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; talk; hear; stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Officers conduct patrols on foot and vehicle throughout the entire campus or an assigned area of offices, buildings, and grounds including parking areas, and makes the required reports by radio, telephone, or otherwise. Officers are expected to be able to sit, stand, walk and climb stairs as part of the daily patrol responsibility

Prevents unauthorized persons from entering the grounds and buildings; checks automobiles and trucks entering and leaving the campus properties and makes a report of each College owned vehicle indicating mileage, destination, the time of entering and leaving the installation, the name of the person driving the car, and the license number.

Takes action as required to prevent all criminal acts and violations of College policy, inclusive of and not limited to, fire, theft, vandalism, disorder, and/or damage or loss to state property and equipment.

Conduct a Fire Watch when determined to be mandatory by State or College Fire Marshal code and standards.

Opens and closes buildings, gates, doors, and windows, and raises and lowers flags.

Turns off office fans, motors, lights, and air conditioning equipment at the end of the business day.

Opens and locks offices daily and sees that rooms are properly ventilated; switches on lights, fans, motors, and air conditioners.

Gives assistance when accidents or illness occur in emergencies; summons emergency medical services, fire department, and/or police as may be required.

Periodically makes inspections of the assigned areas and sees that found property is properly logged into property logs, the property is secured and required reports filed with the date, time and location the property was found, along with a description and location of being secured.

Provides directions to visitors, students, faculty and staff.

Maintains order and decorum of the entire campus.

Escorts or removes offenders from the premises, when so required, with minimum disturbance to office routine; assists the staff in the maintenance of order within the premises.

Directs traffic in and around buildings and in parking areas; regulates and controls pedestrian and vehicular traffic at designated public intersections to assure safety, reasonably rapid movement, and a minimum of interference.

Enforce violations of the College parking policies through issuance of summonses, inclusive of “booting” of vehicles when deemed necessary by College policy.

Takes needed action as to suspicious persons and conditions, and reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions on the grounds and in the buildings.

Notes and reports conditions which constitute dangers and hazards, and takes the actions necessary to assure orderly and safe conditions; sees that established safety regulations are observed.

Takes appropriate actions as to suspicious persons and conditions, and reports significant actions, occurrences, and conditions.

Investigates complaints involving misconduct, suspicious behavior, illegal activities, and other matters within the province of police operations and prepares reports thereon.

When complaints are made as to lack of order or nonobservance of prescribed procedures, makes investigations to determine the facts and sees that proper remedial actions are taken; notes and reports dangers and hazards.

Prepares simple but clear, accurate, informative, and legible reports.

Must be able to operate with competence, the Computer Aided Dispatch, CAD, system.

Must be able with competence send emergency alert broadcast messages using Alert Me Now/Rave or the system selected by the College.

Must have an ability to operate the video camera system.

Must have an ability to communicate clearly with faculty, staff, students and visitors to the campus.

Must be familiar with all areas of the campus alarm systems.

Must successfully complete a Defensive Driver course offered by the College.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; run; use hands/arms to handle or feel; reach Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to perform duties in an indoor/outdoor environment, sometimes in inclement weather.

Gives emergency First aid

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate.




Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.


Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs and other diversity programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.

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