Public Safety Responder - 61890-1A

Updated: May 7, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Police

Job Opening ID: 61890
Reports To: UC Irvine Police Department
Working Title: Public Safety Responder
Department: Police
Bargaining Unit: SX
Payroll Job Code: 005294
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 12-hour shifts varies
Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) provides services and support to over 50,000 students, faculty, and staff with the mission of advancing UCI’s brilliant future and the vision of becoming world-class campus partners. DFA serves the university as planning partners, problem solvers, and solution providers—striving to make it as easy as possible for people to get the services they need, when they need them.The University of California, Irvine Police Department, provides contemporary law enforcement services including patrol, traffic, investigations, community engagement, crime prevention and suppression, and security services to a daily population of more than 50,000 people. The department employs about 50 sworn officers, 56 professional staff, and 40 students who provide public safety services at both the Irvine campus and the Medical Center, located in the City of Orange, California. Working in partnership with the UCI community, we strive to provide services based on integrity, respect, transparency, fairness, and teamwork.

The Public Safety Officer provides for the general safety and security of the UC Irvine and UC Irvine Health population, physical property, and assets as prescribed by state law, regulatory compliance, and departmental procedures and guidelines. Under the direction of UC Irvine Police Department, the Public Safety Officer assists in the monitoring, observation, and reporting of public safety conditions. The essential functions listed below are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties that may be assigned to this position, nor does it restrict the duties which may be assigned to this position if such duties reasonably relate to the position. This position may be required to exercise reasonable use of force pursuant to received training to support a safe campus environment.


Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$23.60 - $31.13 (Hourly Rate)



1-3 years prior experience in security services or applicable field

High school diploma or equivalent

Current State of California Driver’s License Current State of California Guard Card issued by the Bureau of Security Investigative Services (BSIS) prior to hire.

Successfully complete a State of California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training 832 PC Arrest course within initial six months of employment and maintain certification throughout employment. Successfully complete the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety advanced certification within initial six months of employment and maintain certification throughout employment. Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills The ability to read, write, and speak proper English. Must be able to conduct sustained foot patrols and/or extended stationary (standing/sitting) post assignments. Must maintain eligibility pursuant to state and federal regulations to carry a Taser throughout employment Must successfully complete annual Taser certification.


Experience working in a University environment. Bilingual Prior hospital security experience. Associate Degree from an accredited institution Experience with Taser and use of force principles


Special Conditions Required:

As a condition of employment, must successfully complete an extensive background investigation. Ability to work variable shifts, including: evenings; nights; weekends; and holidays. Required to successfully complete an FBI fingerprinting process and maintain the successful completion of an FBI fingerprinting process throughout employment.


Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

Background Check and Live Scan

Legal Right to work in the United States

Vaccination Policies

Smoking and Tobacco Policy

Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act


Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page -

Closing Statement:


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].

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