Public Safety Officer Trainee

Location                       Los Angeles, CA

Requisition ID           1007596

Position ID                 P01482818

Academic Title          Public Safety Officer Trainee

Department               Department of Public Safety

Location                     University Park Campus

Employment Type   Full-Time

Percent of time for Part-time Position  

Employment Terms          


Job Announcement           ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.


This is non-sworn, probationary position and attends formalized training to learn practices, procedures and techniques of law enforcement, crime prevention, community relations, first aid, physical conditioning and weapons handling. Public Safety Officer Trainees must successfully pass all phases of training to advance to a PSO I position. Participates in and successfully completes prescribed law enforcement officer training program for entry level Police Officer. Works with an assigned field training officer to learn field activities, tactics and strategic planning. Demonstrates familiarity with the University and its adjacent areas and patrols an assigned area. Learns to make arrests and serve warrants and subpoenas. Learns the methods of and assists in securing crime scenes and evidence. Displays a satisfactory level of competence in report writing and the laws of arrest and seizure. Successfully obtains training in defensive driving and California Vehicle and Penal Codes. Maintains acceptable standards of mental and physical fitness throughout the training program. Successfully applies material learned in scenario-based exercises.



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The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Minimum Education          High school or equivalent

Minimum Experience        2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise         Must possess a valid California Class C Driver’s license. Must be eligible for and meet the POST training requirement. Must be eligible for the State of California Patrol Persons and Firearms permits. Must have 1 year experience in a service and/or security position within an academic or alternate service environment. Candidate must acquire a guard card at the conclusion of the training period.



Preferred Education          Related undergraduate study

Preferred Experience       

Supervises                May oversee student and/or temporary workers.