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Job No: 497482
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Public Safety
The Staff Sergeant will effectively plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate the work of campus Public Safety Officers assigned to their shift. The Staff Sergeant will manage the Department of Public Safety during evenings and weekends, in the absence of additional command staff. The Staff Sergeant is expected to ensure the operations division goals and objectives set by the Chief of Police are fulfilled.
As a front line supervisor, this role enforces departmental policies and procedures, security-related University policies within legal limits, and relevant local, state and federal laws and ordinances.
The Staff Sergeant may also be responsible for coordinating the department lock-up program, and initiating and implementing outreach and educational programs to ensure the safety and security of students, University employees, campus visitors, and campus property.
The Staff Sergeant will work collaboratively with Officers and colleagues in support of department and University objectives. A commitment to the educational mission of the University, support for University and department policies and procedures, and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse campus population is also required.
The position involves a variety of diversified duties. Standard procedures or methods do not exist to cover many situations encountered by the job holder. Independent judgment and decision making is routinely required to complete tasks. The job holder is expected to regularly evaluate possible courses of action and to use discretion in determining the best course of action. The job holder makes decisions, or makes recommendations, independently, regarding matters of departmental significance. The job holder initiates actions in support of department or University objectives.
All Public Safety employees are Campus Security Authorities for Clery reporting purposes.
Prior supervisory experience
All Public Safety personnel must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check, psychological examination, drug screen, and driving record check.
All Public Safety personnel will be subject to yearly random drug screenings.
Public Safety personnel must be available to work weekends and some holidays.
This position is classified as part of essential services. Public Safety Personnel must be able to reach campus within 30 minutes of driving time in the event of an emergency.
Public Safety personnel must work overtime when emergencies exist or when special programs require it.
This is full-time staff non-exempt benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
This is a Staff Non-exempt position with a hiring range of $25.68-$32.10 (NE14). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
The Staff Sergeant opportunity is eligible for a $2,000 hiring bonus in accordance with program guidelines.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/497482/staff-sergeant
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