Public Safety Officer

San Francisco, CA
University of San Francisco
Salary: $-$

Requisition Number: 0376

Department: Public Safety

Campus Location: San Francisco Campus

Salary Type: Non Exempt

Union Type: USFPSO

Travel: No Travel

Work Environment: Physical-inside/outside

Job Summary

A full-time position under the direction of the Lieutenant(s), Public Safety Officers possess Peace Office Powers of Arrest under authority of Section 830.7 of the California Penal Code. They are responsible for continuous patrol of the University campus, initial response to all campus emergencies (including medical and criminal), and the enforcement of University rules, regulations and applicable criminal laws on campus. Officers enforce the California Vehicle Code on campus, arrest offenders and provide a variety of service functions.

Public Safety Officer posting is open and accepting applications continuously. If you meet the minimum requirements you will be contacted once we have an opening.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Public Safety Officer posting is open and accepting applications continuously. If you meet the minimum requirements you will be contacted once we have an opening.

Posted until Filled: Yes

EEO Policy

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University.

USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities upon request.


As part pf the larger staff in the University Life, Public Safety employees collaborate and cooperate across divisions and departments to create a supportive University community which encourages student learning and development in the Jesuit Catholic tradition and commits to:

  • Promoting a common good that includes the needs of all students.
  • Engaging differences in a manner that allows students to learn from the diversity of perspectives, experiences and traditions that exist within the University community.
  • Providing experiences that challenge students to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, culturally and morally in order to prepare them to contribute to the University community.
  • Drawing out the leadership qualities inherent in every individual, and to providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills.
  • Creating an environment that supports a socially responsible way of being together in community.
  • Recognizing and celebrating the achievements and contributions of all students.


  • High School Diploma or GED and successful completion of one year of college with a minimum GPA of 2.0. (Technical school, military duty or job related experience may be substituted).
  • Successful completion of a Basic POST academy prior to appointment. (Current certificate not required.)*
  • Current Consumer Affairs “Guard Registration”, “Straight Baton Certification”, and successful completion of firearm training by date of appointment.
  • Uncorrected vision of 20/30 in both eyes or corrected vision of 20/20.
  • Normal depth perception and color vision in both eyes. Sufficient strength and agility necessary to perform the duties of a Public Safety Officer (including running, jumping, climbing obstacles and stairs, carrying heavy objects, etc.).
  • Possess and maintain valid California Driver’s License with a good driving record.
  • Candidates must also pass a psychological interview, and a background investigation of personal history and employment history.

Note: felony and certain misdemeanor criminal convictions or contacts may be grounds for disqualification of candidates.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Continuous patrol of the Universities campus.
  • Respond to all campus emergencies, medical and criminal.
  • Enforce all University rules and regulations.
  • Enforce California Vehicle Code on campus.
  • Provide security to campus events.