Temporary Event Security

Requisition # 2022-14318
Date Posted 5 months ago(2/12/2024 9:42 AM)
Public Safety
Public Safety, Security, and Emergency Services
Job Type


The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the primary department charged with creating a safe and secure environment at Princeton University. DPS operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is comprised of 111 staff members. The department consists of professional University police, security officers, dispatchers and administrators dedicated to providing best-in-class service to the community. DPS was awarded Law Enforcement Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in July 2015 and subsequently awarded reaccreditation status in July 2018. CALEA serves as the “International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies” and oversees a rigorous accreditation process.  In addition, DPS was awarded accreditation status on March 2019 and subsequently awarded reaccreditation status on March 2022 by the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (NJLEAC).

Non-sworn Event Security Team (EST) members work in several different areas including  the main campus, at the James Forrestal campus, in Firestone Library, in the Princeton University Art Museum and their off-site storage facility.


As part of an event security team, ESTs provide general security, personal safety and customer services to the University community for special events as well as specialized security preserving and protecting University property from theft and vandalism.


ESTs perform student and staff building lockouts, staff the access booth and serve as the first point of contact for vehicular traffic coming on to the main campus and when assigned to Firestone Library or the Art Museum do fixed and roving patrol as assigned.


ESTs maintain constant standing and active walking patrol at special events to assist University guests with information and assistance.


ESTs maintain effective working relationships with all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, alumni, docents, and visitors.


ESTs are aware of and understand all expectations and standards of the job. 


ESTs inspect and ensure security and safety and report all deficiencies to their supervisor. 


ESTs are expected to observe and report all emergencies and request assistance as needed.


They utilize communication means available for reporting purposes, emergency requests and normal business.


ESTs report to the office in charge as appropriate to the assigned location.


  • Retired law enforcement or corrections officer with Police Training Commission (PTC) certification, equivalent of 25+ years of experience
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • This is a year-round, part-time on-call position that requires the EST to be available during important peak events e.g. Reunions, Move Ins, Move Outs, etc.
  • Must be able to remain on feet for a minimum of eight hours at a time with scheduled breaks.
  • Position requires moderate physical activity.
  • Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, balance, walk, and run.
  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperature and loud noises.
  • Work involves moderate exposure to hazards and physical risks to personal safety.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • The final candidate must successfully complete a background check.


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Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required




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