Public Safety Officer

Job Summary

Are you looking for a part-time job? Do you enjoy helping others? If yes, Hawkeye Community College might be the place for you. Hawkeye Community College currently seeking to hire Public Safety Officers.

Public Safety Officers protect the Hawkeye Community College community from hazards such as fire, natural disaster, and crime. They patrol the campus, and may be called upon to provide first aid, investigate suspicious activity, interview witnesses, prepare detailed reports, and participate in emergency drills, demonstrations, and training.

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. For additional information about Hawkeye Community College and the area surrounding campus, visit our website:

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responds to calls for service and alarms.

  • Patrols campus on foot as well as utilizing the Public Safety vehicle.

  • Reports any criminal activity, fire, or other safety concerns to proper authorities.

  • Physically secures the campus after close of business.

  • Monitors various mechanical equipment throughout shift.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas and understand and execute complex oral and written instructions clearly and concisely.

  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and carry out public safety policies, procedures, and regulations as well as write and prepare comprehensive records and reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain student confidence and protect operational integrity.

  • Demonstrated ability to work flexible hours to include evening and weekend hours.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations (faculty, staff, students, and general public) in a professional and personable manner.

  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive behaviors and helping contribute to a culture of inclusivity, and a vibrant, diverse, equitable and including learning and working environment.

  • CPR/First Aid certification required or ability to obtain within the first 3 months of employment.

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs

  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the State of Iowa and a driving record insurable by the College’s insurer.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Public Safety/Private Security experience

  • Police Science/Criminal Justice Students

Employment Status

Non-exempt, part-time position working up to approximately 9 hour shifts with a total of 20 hours or less a week.

Working Conditions

  • Anticipated schedule is flexible and includes days, nights or occasional weekends.

  • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions.

  • Occasional exposure to noise from machinery.

Requires skills for succeeding in an educational environment, using technology. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Work is performed in an educational setting. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person, by telephone and computer.

Application Procedure

  • Complete an online application at

    • Submit/upload a resume.

    • Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

    • Submit/upload a cover letter.

  • Submit the online application and all required materials by Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who submit the required materials on or before June 29th. This position will remain open until filled.

Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000‚Äč
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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