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Security Officer

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Jan 16, 2024

Security Officer
Whitman College

Compensation: $19 - $20.51 per hour


Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO) .


The Security officer supports the program of Security at Whitman College by patrolling the campus during the designated shift and dealing with emergency situations in a calm, responsible manner.


Successful applicants can expect to start between $19 and $19.34 per hour.

  • Patrol and inspect buildings and grounds to maintain security from fire, theft, illegal entry, property damage, or unauthorized use of buildings. Maintain security log during shift.
  • Respond to emergency situations using good judgment about approaching subjects or contacting the police.
  • Ensures that doors and windows are locked.
  • Report needed repairs and safety hazards to the proper authority.
  • Ensure fire alarms and burglar alarms are in proper working condition.
  • Supervise student security personnel during designated shift.
  • Perform first aid care when needed.
  • Adhere to safety rules and precautions in all phases of the work and while driving College vehicles.
  • Identify potential safety hazards and report them to appropriate people.
  • Always carry required equipment furnished by department while on shift.


Individuals must be able to explain and demonstrate that they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:
  • Ability to patrol for extended periods of time, covering long distances rapidly in case of emergency, and climbing stairs.
  • Ability to pass first aid and CPR tests and perform if needed, potentially from a kneeling position.
  • Ability to move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work closely and congenially with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate a computer.
  • Ability to do shift work including night shift, weekends and holidays.

  • High School graduation.
  • One year's experience in working within a security setting or related field or one year's courses in criminal justice.
  • Must possess valid driver's license.
  • Ability to pass employment physical and driving records investigation.

  • Law and justice training.

Please note that while the description details both required and preferred qualifications, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the preferred qualifications to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications and have passion for the work, you are encouraged to apply.


Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances.

Basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

Paid Time Off: 10 accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 13 paid holidays.

Tuition Remission - Dependent Children

Employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester.

Employee Assistance Program

Learn more about benefits eligibility here.


Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability accommodation in the employment application process.


Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


January 2024

For full application instructions and position description, visit


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