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Job Standard for Security Officer

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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 Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 1932
  • Pay Grade: F
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 1
  • Family: Safety/Security
  • Function: Safety/Security Services


To provide a safe environment for persons on state property; patrol and provide security for public buildings and property; perform related work.

Level Scope

Applies basic skills while developing some specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization; performs routine and/or repetitive tasks; limited decision making required; generally works under close supervision; has no or limited experience; work is performed from within specific limits of established procedures and/or defined instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Some knowledge of: security procedures including key and crowd control.

Experience: following oral and written instructions, policies, and procedures; writing narrative reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience: as a police, fire, or ambulance dispatcher; using a personal computer to word processes, manage a database, and use spreadsheets to display information and develop reports.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Security Officer must:

  • Respond to requests for assistance in instances of fights or other disturbances; confronts and detains unauthorized visitors and may make a citizen’s arrest; investigates security infractions; provides surveillance services to apprehend vandals and prevent vandalism and burglaries; interviews victims and witnesses and writes incident reports; reports unsafe conditions; administers first aid in emergency situations; controls and directs crowds at sporting events, concerts, and other gatherings; provides escort protection; gives information and direction to visitors and responds to complaints; acts as backup to local police when requested; testifies in court; coordinates fire drills; reports fires and coordinates fire safety procedures with fire department; responds to fire alarms and assists fire department in building access and evacuations; may provide parking enforcement.
  • Patrols buildings and grounds to prevent and detect fire, burglary, vandalism, and mechanical malfunctions; checks doors and windows in public buildings; searches buildings if found unsecured; may patrol facility parking lots and enforce parking regulations; may cut and issue keys and maintain key control; may monitor mechanical systems’ operations.
  • Maintains daily log and completes incident reports; may answer phone and act as dispatcher for security operation; may secure valuables and make bank deposits; contacts police regarding known offenders or suspicious persons observed during patrol duties.

35% of Time the Security Officer

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Security Officer

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

These positions involve exposure to all types of weather conditions typically in the evening or at night; standing and walking up to eight hours per day; climbing stairs; visually observing activities both day and night; subduing and restraining resisting violators; carrying incapacitated adults. Physical danger is present during fights or investigation of illegal activity. Incumbents will be required to maintain CPR and first aid certification. Incumbents do not carry firearms. Shift work is required of most positions. Some positions require background investigation and a psychological evaluation. Some positions may involve daily travel within the local service area. A CPR certification is required within six months after the hiring date.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Security Officer

Career Path

Security Officer, Senior

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.