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Job Standard for Security Officer, Senior

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Security Officer, Senior Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 01934
  • Pay Grade: G
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Safety/Security
  • Function: Safety/Security Services


To ensure the safety and security of residents, staff, buildings, and grounds; respond to emergencies; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: building security procedures.


Experience: applying fire and life safety hazards; evaluating and handling disturbances and security emergencies reading, applying, and following written and oral instructions; writing business reports, investigative reports, or detailed documentation; typing or using a keyboard.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective security operations.
  • Ability to communicate and convey information effectively

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Security Officer, Senior must:

  • Responds to calls for assistance; assists unit staff in calming, controlling, and restraining combative, intoxicated, and/or aggressive residents; maintains surveillance of potentially volatile situations; contacts local law enforcement agencies for assistance regarding potential problem situations; directs and participates in searches of buildings and surrounding area; assures timely evacuation in case of fire or other disaster; prepares written reports.
  • Provides for safety and security of residents and staff; enforces safety and security policies and procedures; patrols campus and outbuildings to prevent vandalism and detect fires; patrols buildings ensuring that doors are locked and searches the facility when a door is found unlocked; observes movement on campus and uses radio to advise of disturbances or suspicious occurrences;  reports safety hazards; conducts searches for contraband; investigates vandalism and theft; checks and logs security lights; reports mechanical malfunctions; confronts unauthorized visitors and may make arrests; may patrol parking lots;  may make minor emergency maintenance repairs to ensure safety; may check the steam pressure and water level in the boilers.
  • Escort residents to and from living areas; may provide back-up services for living unit personnel; may maintain precautions to prevent runaways and unauthorized absences of residents;  may transport residents to and from area hospital, airport, or other points of origin/destination.

35% of Time the Security Officer, Senior

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Security Officer, Senior

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Security Officer positions involve observing activities of persons on campus both day and night; patrolling an assigned area on foot; subduing and restraining physically aggressive or resisting individuals; helping lift, carry or transfer incapacitated individuals; hearing conversations on a two-way radio. This job involves exposure to all types of weather conditions. Physical danger from residents and outside intruders is constant.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Security Officer, Senior

Career Path

Security Officer, Supervisor

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.