Public Safety Specialist 1 (Armed)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Police and Public Safety
Full/Part Time:


University Police has non-sworn, armed, part-time positions within the Department of Defense cleared facilities, responsible for carrying out the functions of protection of sensitive materials and property, employee safety, preliminary security investigative work and other related duties primarily at the University’s Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) facilities. Monitor and enforce University and DoD regulations. Patrol designated buildings, ensuring that all necessary security controls and measures are engaged and functional. Respond to alarms; investigate and take appropriate action; communicating via radio calls, including requests for assistance or service as needed. Conduct preliminary investigations of security and safety incidents. Respond to fires, medical emergencies, and other hazardous situations; effect emergency rescue; suppress fires; and, take other appropriate action. Establish and monitor procedures for employees and visitor controls such as device controls, restricted personnel, search of materials entering and exiting buildings, assist with special University events and other activities as needed. Also requires U.S. Citizenship; a Pennsylvania driver`s license or the ability to obtain one. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks; successful completion of a background investigation, must pass a psychological evaluation, and be in good general health determined by University physical examination; be age 21 or older; be able to obtain and maintain PA Act 235 certification and, be able to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance and clearance sponsorship. The candidate should possess skills necessary to enhance public respect for law enforcement, security requirements and the University with courteous, devoted and ethical service. Must demonstrate: ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, and outside agencies; outstanding customer service orientation; polished verbal and written communication skills; excellent analytical, judgment, and organization skills; and ability to work with a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Due to the security, financial and fiduciary responsibilities of this position, successful completion of a credit history check will be required in addition to standard background checks and DoD background investigations. Sponsorship with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. Typically requires a High School diploma or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088