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Community Safety Official Supervisor

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 29, 2023

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) is now encouraging applications for a Community Safety Official Supervisor .

The main function of this position is to provide operational oversight and coordination within the CSO unit and the patrol division, and to recruit, hire, train and supervise classified staff within the work unit. This includes conducting budget review and approval for subordinate staff, issuing performance plans and annual performance evaluations as well as periodic coaching and progress reviews. This also includes reviewing fiscal budget plans and making purchases aligned with university procurement requirements to meet equipment and training needs of the Community Safety Operations unit and other duties as assigned.

The CSO Supervisor supervises Community Safety Officials whom patrol buildings across campus, that provides building integrity, access control for campus buildings, routine locking of internal and external sections of buildings, while providing a visible deterrence to criminal activity. CSO's also collaborate with many community partners and campus entities to address safety and security concerns for CU Boulder’s campus.

This position must communicate regularly with clients, building proctors, facilities management, internal department units, and other campus resources regarding safety and security protocols of academic /general use buildings, and open spaces on campus, standard processes, and safety/security resources, and must maintain regular liaison with the Police Department and Patrol Division, especially regarding any irregular or suspicious activity.

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 dedication 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.

Learn more about our community: CU Student Involvement in CUPD Recruitment , and our Collaboration with the Campus Community.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Manage CSO classified staff in recruitment, hiring, training and programmatic oversight.
  • Responsible for fulfilling staffing requests as designated by campus policies, the building proctor, or the Patrol Sergeant.
  • Supervise the coordination and communication of staffing those requests and design of job functions for the positions staffed outside of normal patrol responsibilities.
  • Provide and review annual performance plans, conduct coaching/progress reviews, issue annual performance scores and review for staff. Review report submissions and data collection from CSOs and enforce quality assurance of report narratives to include grammar, spelling, and accuracy.
  • Review data collection from the CSO unit to ensure accuracy and accountability.
  • Prepare procedures and general orders for review and performs other administrative duties for the unit, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Responsible for the routine administration of lock, unlock and security patrol functions by CSOs on duty; this can be achieved by walking, biking, or driving.
  • This includes maintaining proper staffing levels, scheduling, payroll, equipment (radios, keys, etc.) coordination and control, office upkeep, assistance in evaluation and verification of guard performance through review of shift recaps, site inspections, monitoring radio traffic, etc. and performing coaching sessions.
  • Manage quality compliance and delivery of services that are staffed by CSO personnel in collaboration with police personnel and other campus constituents. This may include working varied days, evening hours, weekends, and holidays during which time alternative security hours are requested.
  • Collaborate with campus partners to address and resolve safety and security concerns around building security, safety, and integrity.
  • Maintain and assisting in developing a coherent and sustainable training program for efficiently training new staff and student staff who are hired into the program. Ensure members of the CSO unit are trained and have the skills to safely carry out the mission of the CSO unit. Training shall encompass the continued development, proficiency, and use of all databases used within the program.
  • Manage and maintain training programs, along with tracking as required by CUPD policy.
  • All purchases shall follow CUPD process, procedures, and policies to approve training budget needs and equipment needs aligned with uniform and vehicle policies.
Positions within the Police Department may be required to work in other areas or for other divisions as needed, as changes in schedule and or duties may vary due to operational needs or unforeseen circumstances.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

CUPD operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. CUPD Employees are expected to work various shifts when needed, including overnights, swing shifts, weekends, holidays, events etc.
  • This position is considered Essential Services and a Campus Security Authority.
  • A Drivers License is required as this position will operate University vehicles.
  • This position will require a background investigation including completion of a personal history questionnaire, criminal background check, motor vehicle records check, an Excluded Parties List System check, polygraph, job suitability evaluation, integrity interview, credit check, fingerprinting, and a reference check.
What We Can Offer

The salary for this position is $56,000.


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 .

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be resourceful. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • Two years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.
What You Will Need
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise, and routinely walk around campus.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Three years of experience in security/loss prevention or law enforcement or applicable field.
  • Three years of experience in a supervisory role supervising a minimum of four subordinate staff members.
  • Two years experience developing and/or managing training plans.
  • Certifications in ICS 100, 200 and understanding of Incident Command Structure.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
    • 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.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by April 9, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions:

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

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