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Campus Security Officer

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Based on Collective Bargaining Agreement
Date posted
Oct 6, 2023

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Job title: Campus Security Officer

Department: Public Safety
Reports to: Director of Public Safety
Type: Full-time/Regular
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


Lincoln University seeks Campus Security Officers. This position reports to the Director of Public Safety & Security and will be responsible for securing exterior doors after visitation hours and frequently making tours of the residence halls. They will be responsible for identifying and escorting members of the opposite sex out of the building and informing the Residence Hall Coordinator in writing. This position is responsible for making sure all rules and regulations are followed and assisting with fire drills and investigating false alarms. This position must maintain a good working relationship with security and inform them of any illegal activities that may occur during the night shift.​



  • Supervises the general facilities.
  • Conducts tours frequently throughout the residence halls.
  • Secures all exterior and emergency doors.
  • Ensures that all policies, rules, and regulations are being followed (i.e., visitation, smoking, quiet hours, etc.).
  • Reports any concerns to the Residence Hall Coordinator (i.e., maintenance, false alarms, security, etc.).
  • Ensures student participation in fire drills/false alarms.
  • Maintains contact with security in case of an emergency.
  • Submits all paperwork in a timely manner. 


  • High school diploma or GED required.



  • Law enforcement or security training preferred, but not required.
  • CPR and first aid certification preferred, but not required.
  • Must have valid driver's license and own transportation.
  • Must have and maintain a clean criminal record.
  • Flexible schedule and weekend hours included.
  • Must communicate effectively with people from varied social, educational, and economic backgrounds.
  • Must be able to work without constant supervision, make decisions, and have good judgment while performing under stress. 
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and projects and prioritize based on department functionality. 
  • Must have the ability to properly operate and care for computerized dispatch system and voice radio equipment.
  • Must possess the ability to learn appropriate computer functions.
  • Must have the ability to keep concise and accurate records and carry out verbal instructions. 
  • Must have the ability to write complete and concise reports.
  • Must maintain emotional stability and physical condition necessary to perform related duties.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Must have a high level of professional appearance and demeanor, wear a standard issue security uniform, and carry standard security equipment.



Moderate lifting up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and body mobility to stoop, kneel, and bend and reach.


Work is primarily performed in a university campus environment and requires a flexible schedule including evening and weekend work. Travel for administrative work is expected. The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. 


Learn. Liberate. Lead.

Since its founding more than 165 years ago, those three words have defined our mission at Lincoln University. We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success and rise to the top.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

We're dedicated to empowering our students with the knowledge, confidence, and connections to achieve success. When you choose Lincoln University as your workplace, you're doing more than just getting a job. You're becoming part of a campus community that is tight like a family and filled with people who look out for each other. You're becoming part of the latest chapter in a long and proud history of learning at the nation's first degree-granting historically black college and university (HBCU).

As our Alma Mater school song calls it, our "dear old Orange and Blue" has been devoted to and defined by our core values of respect, responsibility, and ultimately, results. Those values and our commitment to the success of our students have long attracted an interracial and international body of enrollees from our community, region, and around the world.

Since our founding in 1854, our impact has been tremendous. In fact, during our first 100 years, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the black physicians and more than 10 percent of the black attorneys in the nation. Our alumni have led more than 35 colleges and universities and scores of prominent churches. They also include U.S. ambassadors; mission chiefs; federal, state, and municipal judges; mayors; and city managers. Others have made names for themselves in creative and entertainment fields, including writers, directors, comedians, and film executives.

Established as The Ashmun Institute in 1854, the institution was renamed Lincoln University in 1866.

Located on 429 acres in southern Chester County, our main campus marries tradition and modern facilities, with sweeping pathways that encourage walking and contemplation within a safe and scenic landscape. Lincoln is within about an hour of several major cities: we are 45 miles from Philadelphia; 55 miles from Baltimore; and in Delaware, 25 miles from Wilmington, and 15 miles from Newark. These cities not only provide a variety of entertainment and leisure options but many important job and internship opportunities for our students.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

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