Public Safety Officer – Full-time 

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The Ohio Wesleyan University Department of Public Safety seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Public Safety Officer position.  This highly visible and challenging position interfaces with a diverse university community of students, faculty, staff and visitors; as well as the Delaware community and local law enforcement. 

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include enforcement of rules and regulations established by the University, providing security and protective services to the campus community patrolling assigned buildings and grounds, and responding to emergencies by assessing the situation and employing tact, diplomacy and individual judgment in order to remedy and/or maintain control.

The current opening will involve evening and night shift, and weekends with varying hours and days off.  Public Safety officers are subject to overtime and call-in responsibilities and may be required to continue working beyond a regular shift, on regularly scheduled days off and/or additional hours and special events.  The starting wage for this position is $15.00 per hour.


The successful candidate must be a least twenty one (21) years of age, have a valid Ohio driver license and meet the standard required to be covered on the University insurance policy, a high school diploma, or equivalent, excellent written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal and conflict resolutions skills.    Preferred qualifications include work experience in a college setting and experience in a security/police work environment, or state certification in OPOTA strongly preferred.  A criminal background investigation is required.

Completed applications will include:

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. The names, titles and contact information for three professional references.

Please email application materials to:

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Ohio Wesleyan University, a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus, in Delaware, Ohio, promotes and celebrates an inclusive environment free from constraints in areas of culture, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, family relationship, or economic barriers. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged as OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.