USM Public Safety

USM Public Safety Employment

Campus Safety Officer

The Department of Public Safety at the University of Southern Maine is seeking applications for a Campus Safety Officer. Join us and assist students in obtaining a safe, high-quality, accessible, affordable education.

The Department of Public Safety at the University of Southern Maine is a full-service law enforcement agency, staffed by certified police officers, communications personnel, and safety officers.

USM’s Campus Safety Officers are expected to be a common presence on campus; engaging and participating in community policing and problem-solving programs to improve the safety culture on campus. Campus Safety Officers are also trained and qualified to work occasional relief shifts in the communications center (dispatch).

In addition to performing routine safety and security duties on the University campuses, Campus Safety Officers will have a close working relationship with our community. We live our USM Service Promise of being Student Focused Every Day, and we are looking for team members who understand that promise and support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

This is a full-time position with a starting hourly rate of $19.25. This position will have a 40 hour work week on a fixed shift schedule that may include nights, weekend and holidays. There will be expectation of work on both the Portland and Gorham campuses.

USM committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The Department of Public Safety is a proud participant of the 30X30 Advancing Women in Law Enforcement initiative (


High School diploma or GED
One year of relevant work experience
Must complete CPR/First Aid/AED certification within one year from date of hire
Valid Class C Maine driver’s license
Other Information:
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.

Want to know more about employment, benefits, and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

The University of Maine System is considered a federal contractor and, therefore, is required to comply with Executive Order directives regarding Covid vaccinations. As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date. Please visit Together for Maine for more information on USM's successful contribution to our Covid-19 public health campaign.

Materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of this page. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application and upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact information for three references.

Applications will be accepted until January 9, 2022.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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