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On Call Security Officer

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

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On Call Security Officer
Whitman College

Compensation: $17.50 per hour


Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. With an endowment exceeding $500 million, fiercely loyal alumni, exceptional students, and accomplished faculty and staff, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence ranking as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.


The On Call Security Officer fills shifts as needed, serving in an on call capacity often on nights and weekends. The On Call Security Officer supports the program of Security at Whitman College by patrolling the campus during the designated shift and dealing with emergency situations and potentially uncooperative people in a calm, responsible manner. This is a temporary position.


1) Patrol and inspect the buildings and grounds to maintain security from fire, theft, illegal entry, property damage, or unauthorized use of buildings. Maintain security log during shift.

2) Respond to emergency situations using good judgment about approaching subjects or contacting the police.

3) Ensure that doors and windows are locked. Reports needed repairs and safety hazards to the proper authority.

4) Ensure fire alarms and burglar alarms are in proper working condition.

5) Supervise student security personnel during designated shift.

6) Perform first aid care when needed.

7) Adhere to safety rules and precautions in all phases of the work and while driving College vehicles. Identify potential safety hazards and reports them to appropriate people.

8) 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 described below with or without reasonable accommodation:

1) Ability to patrol campus, walking for extended periods of time, covering long distances rapidly in case of emergency, and climbing stairs.

2) Ability to pass first aid and CPR tests and perform if needed, potentially from a kneeling position.

3) Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

4) Ability to work closely and congenially with faculty, students, and staff.

5) Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.

6) Ability to operate a computer.

7) Ability to operate college vehicles; have a valid Washington State driver's license.

8) 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 be able to successfully pass a background investigation, employment physical and driving records investigation
  • Must possess valid driver's license.


Law and justice training


This position will remain posted on an ongoing basis and applications will be reviewed as received.


Temporary employees are generally not eligible for medical, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, tuition remission, vacation and holiday pay. Temporary employees accrue paid sick leave at a rate of 1 hour of paid sick leave for 40 hours worked. Temporary employees are eligible to participate in the voluntary contribution portion of the 403(b) retirement plan beginning the first full month after hire; temporary employees are not eligible for the College match.

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