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Public Safety Officer - Full Time

Omaha Housing Authority

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Public Safety Officer - Full Time

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Job description:
Public Safety Officer - Full Time

The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha. The OHA contracts with HUD to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and sanitary housing through rent subsidies and administers over 2700 public housing units and up to 4,300 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.

Core Values

We are Welcoming
We Actively Listen
We are Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable
We are Exceptional
We Practice Self Care
We Share Power
We Practice De-Escalation
We are a Team


The Omaha Housing Authority offers an exceptional benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement and 457 compensation; 12 days of vacation that begin on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, including your birthday, a floating holiday, and a self-care day. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

$15.73 - $22.39 per hour

Job Function

The Public Safety Officer works fulltime and works under the supervision of the Public Safety Manager. The Public Safety Officer is responsible for enforcing the OHA polices and procedures regarding the safety and well being of residents living in the high-rise tower units and/or family development sites. The Public Safety Officer will typically work with other officers depending on the assigned schedules and based on current public safety needs.

Essential Functions

Conduct periodic physical site safety checks, ID checks, and foot patrols in and around OHA properties. Contact local law enforcement officials or other emergency response departments immediately upon observation of criminal activity, other unlawful activities or emergency situations.
Establish trusting relationships with residents and responds to resident concerns regarding OHA lease enforcement and general questions regarding the Omaha Housing Authority.
Interaction with all area law enforcement agencies and OHA residents and Key Keepers.
Complete internal incident reports for all incidents observed and reported by OHA residents. Forward completed reports to the Public Safety Manager.
Make recommendations to the Public Safety Manager any health and safety improvements at residential locations.

Additional Responsibilities

May coordinate law enforcement/crime prevention and related education with outside resources.
Perform other duties as assigned by executive management.


Associates degree with major course works in Criminal Justice or related field and must possess law enforcement or security certification. Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ relative experience, or any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Must have the ability to provide positive leadership and role modeling for individuals with low incomes of all ethnic backgrounds.
Must be experienced in the utilization of a Taser.
Must be able to operate a motorized vehicle.
Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license, a good driving record and be insurable under the OHA Auto Insurance Carrier.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, consultants, contractors, HUD, local, state, federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.


Ability to sit, stand and walk up to 100% of the time; and reach stoop, squat, push, pull and type up to 25% of the time. Position requires working throughout OHA tower sites and properties in a variety of conditions including exposure to all types of weather elements and incidents that may include violent and dangerous activities. Incumbents may encounter angry, obnoxious, and rude individuals.
Ability to move objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds up to 33% of the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equipment Operation

(Any one position may not use all the tools and equipment listed nor do the listed examples comprise all of the tools and equipment that may be used in positions allocated to this classification)
Facsimile Machine

OHA is Committed to Equal Opportunity

Omaha Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Posted on:
August 2, 2022