Non-commissioned Public Safety Officer (Part-time)

McKendree University is accepting applications for the position of Non-commissioned Public Safety Officer.  This is a part-time position located in Lebanon, Illinois and reports to the Director of Public Safety. 

In order to ensure the safety of members of the McKendree community, the Office of Public Safety is responsible for maintaining a safe and orderly environment on the campus; assisting members of the University community as needed; responding to emergency situations including fire alarms, inclement weather alarms, and other incidents; and enforcing parking and other university policies. Public Safety works to create an environment where people can feel safe to learn, work, live and visit and is committed to providing safety and protection to the entire University community.


  • Provides safety and protection for all campus personnel and property.
  • Assist with parking for all events conducted on campus and abroad as directed by the Chief.
  • Answers service calls via radio or telephone, type reports, and make incident blotter entries.
  • Conducts periodic walk-throughs in all campus buildings, especially the residence hall areas.
  • Closes or locks unsecured doors, gates, and windows to deter illegal activity and loss of property.
  • Participates in extensive communication with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Maintains radio communication with public safety offices.
  • Conducts patrols of campus property, checking for safety hazards.
  • Opens and secures campus facilities for regular operations as well as for special events.
  • In case of emergencies, performs necessary first aid or administer Narcan to prevent opioid overdose until the arrival of ambulance personnel.
  • Monitors weather conditions and alerts campus personnel when necessary.
  • Maintains an efficient knowledge of directives, rules, and regulations according to the Public Safety Procedures Manual and University Employee Handbook.
  • Adheres to all departmental and University policies and procedures.
  • Performs duties as assigned by shift Public Safety Supervisor.


  • High School graduate, at least 21 years of age; knowledge and skills listed above.
  • Must be able to successfully complete and pass a physical fitness test that includes running, sit ups, and lifting in accordance with University policy and standards. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, must pass annual DMV check, and be insurable.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain Illinois PERC.
  • Must have or be able to complete Illinois Unarmed Private Security Certification.
  • Must pass a background check, psychological test, and drug tests.



  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with students, employees, and management.
  • Ability to identify problems quickly and make accurate, timely decisions.


  • Two (2) years police, military, or security experience.


8-hour work shifts, shift work, weekends and holidays included. Position requires extensive walking, working outdoors in all types of weather.

McKendree University, Illinois’ first and finest, is a private university in Lebanon, IL, just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, home of the 11-time World Series champs (St. Louis Cardinals) and the 2019 Stanley Cup winner (St. Louis Blues). St. Louis also boasts a wonderful zoo, a first-rate botanical garden, a vibrant art scene (both performing and visual), and a plethora of top-notch restaurants. 

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest referencing job #NPSO19 with a resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to the Director of Human Resources at

McKendree is an ADA/EEO/Vet/Disabled employer committed to enhancing the cultural and gender diversity of the campus. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.