Campus Security Officer

Washington, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 27, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary

About Highline College
Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

Mission and Vision
As an essential part of our
mission and vision , diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

As a professional member of the Department of Public Safety, the Campus Security Officer ensures a safe and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors which is consistent with Highline College's mission and values.

Work Schedule : Varied shifts based on department need for a 24/7/365 department. The college has a 24/7 security operation, utilizing several shifts each day, including weekends and some holidays. The schedule for this position is still to be determined but will vary due to department need.

This position is a classified full-time position and is eligible for overtime.

Salary Information :
The above salary reflects the starting step (Step A) Range 46 for this classified position and includes a 5% King County compensation provision. As a newly employed classified employee, based on annual increments, it will take 5.5 years to reach Step L on the salary schedule. This does not reflect any contractual changes, legislative mandated salary increases or Cost of Living Increases (COLA's) that may be approved in the future

Essential Tasks

Reporting to the Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management, the Campus Security Officer will:
  • Patrol college facilities and grounds (by foot or patrol car) to enforce institution rules and regulations, local, state, and federal statutes and ordinances;
  • Inspect buildings and grounds for prowlers, fire, property damage, or other irregularities;
  • Direct and regulate traffic;
  • Investigate accidents or crimes which may include gathering evidence, locate and interview witnesses, and may be required to appear in court;
  • Issue citations for violations related to College regulations;
  • Respond to telephone inquiries;
  • Monitor and utilize the campus video surveillance system for the purposes of deterring and responding to incidents;
  • Respond to reports of criminal activity;
  • Dispatch foot and mobile units;
  • Operate paging system and monitor alarm systems;
  • Prepare, type and distribute reports;
  • Provide surveillance for criminal activity;
  • Assist city, county police or state patrol in case of emergencies on campus;
  • Effective, engaging communication with students, employees and visitors, consistently modeling excellent customer service, appreciation for diversity, respect and compassion;
  • Perform other duties as necessary.
Ability to :
  • Learn, interpret and enforce rules;
  • Follow written and oral instructions;
  • Address emergencies and follow appropriate course of action;
  • Write reports and investigate incidents;
  • Observe and detect suspicious situations and behavior;
  • Communicate effectively, in both oral and written form, including use of two-way radio, telephone, and in face-to-face contacts;
  • Maintain proficiency of patrol standards, industry security standards and familiarization with department Standard Operating Procedures;
  • Must be able to give or take direction in stressful or emergency situations;
  • Operate campus security equipment;
  • Take appropriate medical action including applying First Aid/CPR.
Knowledge of :
  • Rules governing access to campus buildings and grounds;
  • Safety precautions and fire hazards;
  • Firefighting equipment and fire prevention methods;
  • Law enforcement basics.


  • High School graduation or equivalent; AND
  • Two years of experience in police or campus security.
  • AA Degree in police science or closely related field;
  • Trained in defensive tactics, handcuffing techniques, pepper spray techniques, and Verbal De-escalation skills;
  • Knowledge of National Incident Management System (NIMS), and Incident Command System (ICS).

Supplemental Information

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Your online application must include the following to be considered complete:

  1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position;
  2. A letter of application/cover letter (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the QUALIFICATIONS, and KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES for the position;
  3. A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.
  • Must pass a National Criminal Background Check;
  • Must possess a valid First Aid/CPR card;
  • Must possess a valid driver's license;
  • This position is covered under the Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA) bargaining agreement.

Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524-5627, Monday - Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Pacific Time.

HIGHLINE COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.

The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service.

Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website

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