Security Officer 2

Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
Campus Security
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Job Summary:The security officer will provide personal safety and security services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The security officer will be expected to respond to calls for service in a timely and professional manner, support and enforce College policies, and work effectively as a member of the Office of Security staff and as a member of a diverse community. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Security Officer

Office of Security

Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Staff Appointment


  • Conduct patrols on foot and in security vehicle
  • Secure buildings and respond to intrusion alarms and fire alarms
  • Maintain an alertness for suspicious activities
  • Perform walk-throughs of academic and administrative buildings and residence halls
  • Deal with various levels of incidents as necessary, including first response in an emergency, administering First Aid or CPR
  • Enforce College policies and complete necessary reports and paperwork
  • Enforce traffic and parking regulations
  • Provide informational assistance and promote good public relations
  • Investigate assigned cases
  • Provide informational sessions and specialized training for the College community such as crime prevention and fire safety
  • Participate in on-the-job training
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions
  • Represent the department on committees as required
  • Provide crowd control functions at concerts, athletic, social, and special events
  • Pickup and deliver deposits and withdrawals to the bank
  • Transport students to and from the health center, training rooms, hospital, and doctor offices
  • Attend judicial hearings as required
  • Display exemplary customer service skills and ensure positive interactions with the community
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • Additional training, certifications or related experience in RADS, First Aid and CPR, First Responders, Investigation, Conflict Resolution, Law Enforcement and Security Officers Training Academy preferred
  • Must present a neat, clean, and professional image
  • Well-developed public relations skills; be able to perform duties in a flexible, non-confrontational environment; work with members of a diverse community; and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive situations
  • Effectively operate a variety of equipment including portable radios, computers, closed circuit and access control systems
  • Computer proficiency, experience with data entry and word processing, specifically with Google Drive, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proven ability to utilize discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet Colby’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to work independently and walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to complete clear, concise, and accurate incident reports and other documentation


Reporting to the assistant director of security, this position has significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, and other outside constituencies.


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary; walking, climbing stairs, standing, bending, and twisting is required. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary and CCTV monitoring. This position is for overnights and weekends.


Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Security Officer - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

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