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Security Officer II

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Security Officer II

Job Summary

Safety is a top priority for the University of Utah. The Chief Safety Officer is the Director of Public Safety responsible for overseeing the University's Department of Public Safety, which includes the following operational divisions: University Police, Campus Security, Health Security, Emergency Management, Emergency Communications, and the central administrative Office of the CSO.
Safety looks and feels different to each person, and U Public Safety Department is committed to working with the community to foster a safe environment where all individuals feel empowered and equipped to succeed in their work, education, and other business with the university. As such, it is important that all staff stay aware of, and demonstrate support for, issues related to safety, equity, diversity, and inclusion, both locally and nationally.
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Provides security services for the University of Utah's Main Campus community which include but are not limited to: locking buildings, unlocking buildings, patrolling campus, writing reports, assisting motorists, documenting patrol activities, and covering stationary posts. Responsibilities may include operating vehicles and includes programs such as Avigilon, CCURE, Teams, and Microsoft Office. Job responsibilities are not exhaustive.
The Department of Public Safety at the University of Utah provides security for a variety of campus partners. This job may be needed to fill a specific post depending on staffing. All individuals hired as Campus Security employees will need to have the availability and flexibility to work any and all security posts as requested by the division 

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
  1. Provide a security presence on Main Campus locations.
  2. Patrol campus premises to deter criminal activity and enhance the safety of students, staff, and faculty.
  3. Monitor facilities in assigned areas of patrol with a walk through and physical presence.
  4. Write reports of irregularities or incidents which may include but are not limited to: equipment or property damage, propped or unlocked doors, other campus safety concerns.
  5. Request police or other emergency services in situations such as fire, disturbances, or medical emergencies.
  6. Escort or drive motor vehicle to patrol assigned area and /or transport individuals.
  7. Required to provide vehicle boosts, and other motorist assistance services.
  8. Unlock university buildings as required and secures university property by locking buildings.
  9. Maintain professional demeanor during stressful situations.
  10. Adhere to University of Utah Department of Public Safety and general University policies.
  11. May work in inclement weather or extreme weather conditions.
  12. May be confined to a service vehicle for an entire shift.
  13. Must be willing to maintain required training. All training will be provided by the department.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required: Often: Office environment, outdoor environment, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise (there is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level), exposure to animals, atmospheric conditions (conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation).

Seldom: Oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids).

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, walking.
Often: Sitting, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), repetitive foot motion (such as using foot controls), bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling, balancing, reaching overhead, pulling, pushing, lifting - up to 50 pounds, lifting - over 50 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma, GED or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and one year security experience or equivalency; successfully pass a background check; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. A valid Utah Driver’s License to be obtained within 6 months of hire.

The incumbent will be required to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute certification (CPI) after being hired. The incumbent will also be required to attend other mandatory trainings as determined or required by the Department of Public Safety.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Preference may be given to individuals with 2 years of professional security experience.Preference may be given to individuals with CPR/AED/First Aid certifications.Preference may be given to individuals who have experience with computer software such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, CCure, Avigilon and RMS.Preference may be given to individuals who are familiar with radio communications.

Summary of University benefitsThe University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including: Additional benefits information is available at

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background checkand/or drug screen.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38223B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Shift schedules are typically five 8 hour shifts per work week on either the Day Shift, Swing Shift or Grave Shift. Days on shift depend on departmental needs. Must have availability to work weekends and some holidays.
Department: 02152 - Campus Security
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $19.00 - $21.00
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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