Public Safety Officer

Search #1718-0025 

Ohio Wesleyan University  is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and is located just 20 miles north of Columbus.  The University’s Public Safety Office invites applications for a qualified, Full-Time (40 hours/week) individual working in a challenging and diverse community environment as a Public Safety Officer.


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 $13.00 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.  Preferred qualifications include work experience in a college setting and experience in a security/police work environment, or state certification in OPOTA strongly preferred. Applicants must be willing to submit to a criminal background investigation.

Completed application packets will include:

  1. Letter of interest (cover letter),
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vita,
  3. The names, titles, & 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 is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).