Community Safety Official (Security I)

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The CU Boulder Police Department encourages applications for a Community Safety Official (CSO). This position communicates regularly with campus partners regarding policy violations, criminal or suspicious activity, and the Community Safety Program. Additionally, this role focuses on access to campus buildings, detection of policy violations, and security patrols for campus buildings.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to improve community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the quality of life for all CU affiliates. The CUPD is a full-service police agency with 46 sworn and 36 non-sworn employees providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service and ensures the safety and security for all of their PAC-12 Conference athletic events with attendance at football games exceeding 50,000 fans. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle, the CU Boulder Police work diligently with the University community and surrounding agencies to ensure a timely and coordinated law enforcement response.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Security Patrols:
  • Maintain visible and routine security patrols. Identify and address policy or law violations. Evaluate, report and resolve any security and/or infrastructure issues
  • Unlock and lock buildings Academic buildings or Housing and Dining buildings.

Report Writing and Database Proficiency:
  • Write reports, including both routine patrol logs and incident reports.
  • Multifunctional database access and use for information gathering.

What You Should Know

  • This position is subject to a background investigation, including criminal, financial, motor vehicle records background check; an Excluded Parties List System check; reference check; polygraph; psychological evaluation; and a drug screen.
  • Per department policy, applicants who have used marijuana within two years of application will be disqualified.

What We Can Offer

  • The anticipated salary is $17.50 per hour. Salary will also include differential pay for second shift ($18.37 per hour) and third shift ($19.25 per hour) hours worked.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • There are no education or experience requirements for entry into positions in this job class.
  • Must be a current Colorado resident, at least 18 years of age, and have a valid Colorado Driver’s License in good standing.

What You Will Need
  • Demonstrate maturity and a collaborative, team-based approach while working with a diverse and highly active academic community.
  • Excellent communication skills during complex situations and coordinate with emergency responders using police radios.
  • Ability to work varying shift work throughout a predominately night time period (4pm-3am), work Holidays, weekends, and other required dates/times that are common to a Police Department operating 24/7/365.
  • Ability to walk long distances per shift to adequately patrol Academic Facilities, including climbing/descending staircases in high rise buildings to specifically patrol those stairwell areas.
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of 4 or more hours of time while maintaining a visible presence and also remain standing throughout the assignment of perimeter duties on emergency or special event situations such as Stadium/Arena concerts, races, etc.
  • Ability to work Special Events and/or Emergency Incidents in support of the Police Department sometimes with little or no advanced notice.
  • Ability to efficiently and optimally work alone in all weather and facility conditions.
  • Ability to make reasonable decisions based upon University and Department policies.
  • Ability to repeatedly lift metal police barricade sections 8-12-foot-long, approximately 45 inches in height, weighing approximately 50lbs-57lbs per section, while setting up or tearing down equipment during emergency or planned special event deployments.
  • Ability to push and pull up to 30 pounds of weight with no restrictions.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook email, SharePoint, Office 365, or other similar products.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Customer service experience.
  • Prior experience in law enforcement, military, or security fields of work.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1.A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work.

2.A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

3.DD-214 for veteran applicants.

a.Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.

4.If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by September 30, 2020 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

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