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Security Officer

Colby College
Waterville, Maine, United States
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Date posted
Apr 30, 2024

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Campus Security - JM
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Colby College is hiring a Full-time Security Officer! The security officer will provide personal safety and security services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The security officer will be expected to respond to calls for service in a timely and professional manner, support and enforce College policies, and work effectively as a member of the Office of Security staff and as a member of a diverse community. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity. This is an overnight and weekend position that includes shift differential! For more information about Colby College's benefits for our full-time staff please use the following link:

  • Conduct patrols on foot and in security vehicle
  • Secure buildings and respond to intrusion alarms and fire alarms
  • Maintain an alertness for suspicious activities
  • Perform walk-throughs of academic and administrative buildings and residence halls
  • Deal with various levels of incidents as necessary, including first response in an emergency, administering First Aid or CPR
  • Enforce College policies and complete necessary reports and paperwork
  • Enforce traffic and parking regulations
  • Provide informational assistance and promote good public relations
  • Investigate assigned cases
  • Provide informational sessions and specialized training for the College community such as crime prevention and fire safety
  • Participate in on-the-job training
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions
  • Represent the department on committees as required
  • Provide crowd control functions at concerts, athletic, social, and special events
  • Pickup and deliver deposits and withdrawals to the bank
  • Transport students to and from the health center, training rooms, hospital, and doctor offices
  • Attend judicial hearings as required
  • Display exemplary customer service skills and ensure positive interactions with the community
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • Additional training, certifications or related experience in RADS, First Aid and CPR, First Responders, Investigation, Conflict Resolution, Law Enforcement and Security Officers Training Academy preferred
  • Must present a neat, clean, and professional image
  • Well-developed public relations skills; be able to perform duties in a flexible, non-confrontational environment; work with members of a diverse community; and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive situations
  • Effectively operate a variety of equipment including portable radios, computers, closed circuit and access control systems
  • Computer proficiency, experience with data entry and word processing, specifically with Google Drive, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfill obligations
  • Proven ability to utilize discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet Colby’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to work independently and walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to complete clear, concise, and accurate incident reports and other documentation
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community

Reporting to the assistant director of security, this position has significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, and other outside constituencies.


Overnight and Weekend + Shift Differential

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary; walking, climbing stairs, standing, bending, and twisting is required. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary and CCTV monitoring.


Successful and satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) and a pre-employment health screening. All students, faculty, and staff who are present on campus must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, unless granted an exemption or accommodation by the College.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


 Colby College

Founded in 1813, Colby College is the 12th oldest liberal arts college in the United States.

Distinctive in its offerings, Colby provides an intimate, undergraduate-focused learning environment with a breadth of programs presenting students and faculty with unparalleled opportunities. A vibrant and fully integrated academic, residential, and cocurricular experience is sustained by a diverse and supportive community. Located in Waterville, Maine, Colby is a global institution with students representing nearly every U.S. state and approximately 70 countries.

Colby’s model provides the scale and impact of larger universities coupled with intensive learning in a community committed to scholarship and discovery, multidisciplinary approaches to integrated learning, study in the liberal arts, and leading-edge programs addressing the world’s most complex challenges. Its network of partnerships with prestigious cultural, research, medical, and business institutions extends educational and scholarly collaborations, providing students with unmatched experiences leading to postgraduate success.

The College’s wide variety of programs and labs provides students and the community access to unique experiences: the Colby College Museum of Art, the finest college art museum in the country, and the Lunder Institute for American Art have made the College a nationally and internationally recognized center for art scholarship; DavisConnects prepares students for lifelong success by combining a forward-thinking liberal arts education with extensive internship, research, and global opportunities for all students regardless of their personal networks and financial circumstances; and the 350,000-square-foot Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, is the most advanced and comprehensive NCAA D-III facility in the country. In fall 2021, Colby opened the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, the first such institute at a liberal arts college. Colby’s new Island Campus, consisting of Allen and Benner islands, gives Colby a significant presence on the coast of Maine for a wide range of academic programs and activities and undisturbed environments ideal for conducting interdisciplinary experiences.

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