Public Safety Officer
Job Details
Midtown Alliance - Atlanta, GA
Public Safety
Public Safety Officer

Principal roles/responsibilities

Midtown Alliance's supplemental public safety program - known as Midtown Blue - serves as a visible and uniformed presence in Midtown Atlanta to ensure a secure and welcoming environment for all who work in, live in and visit Midtown. Midtown Blue accomplishes this by patrolling the district on foot, bicycle and motor vehicles, as well as working in close partnership with local businesses, attractions, workers, residents, office buildings, residential properties and governmental and institutional security partners. This program, which balances law enforcement and quality of life, is regarded as one of the most complete programs of its kind in the southeast.

Midtown Blue's Public Safety Officers are the civilian security arm of the supplemental public safety program, which also employs a team of sworn Atlanta Police Department officers who work extra shifts in the district and have full arrest powers.

 

Key duties/tasks

  • Enhance security and perception of safety in Midtown.
  • Provide visible uniformed presence by patrolling designated areas.
  • Positively interact with Midtown stakeholders to ensure a positive, safe and welcoming environment.
  • Work to proactively prevent problems before they occur.
  • Promptly address and resolve quality of life and public safety issues, ranging from homeless and panhandling issues to crime prevention and special events, supporting Midtown Blue, APD and other partners as needed.
  • Complete daily reports and other assignments as specified by shift supervisor.
  • Operate two-way radio.
  • Stay current on City of Atlanta codes and ordinances.
  • Provide customer service to citizens and visitors by answering questions and addressing complaints.

 

Working hours/special work conditions

Public Safety Officers are expected to work one of two shifts and operate 7 days per week, 40 hours per week;

Day shift – 7am-3pm

Evening shift – 3pm-11pm

Holidays and Special events are rotated throughout the year.

 

Position specifics:

Physical requirements

This position is physically demanding. Public Safety Officers are required to stand for extended periods of time, walk and/or climb stairs, and patrol on a bicycle during a typical work day. Public Safety Officers are expected to be able to patrol in extremes of climate during an 8 hour work day.

Qualifications

  • Minimum age 21 years

  • Valid Georgia driver’s license

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Two years of college education preferred

  • Stable work history

  • Experience in public safety, law enforcement, private security, social services or community development preferred

  • Ability to pass a physical fitness exam and test administered by a licensed physician

  • Ability to walk, stand,  and/or bicycle outdoors in extremes of climate throughout an eight hour shift

  • Ability to work day and/or evening shifts, weekends and/or holidays

  • Ability to pass a criminal background check and FBI finger printing

  • Ability to pass a twelve panel drug screening

  • Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, the essential functions of the job.

Midtown Alliance provides a competitive starting pay of $15.00 as well as employee paid health benefits. Please visit our website at www.midtownatl.com to learn more about our organization.

 

Midtown Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Apply