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The Assistant Security Manager

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Public Safety

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Shift Vary (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:Security Manager

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Summary of Job Duties:The Assistant Security Manager (ASM) assists the Executive Security Manager (ESM) by performing administrative and technical duties related to the execution of division programs and tasks in support of the police department's mission. The ASM is the first-line supervisor for the Security Officer staff. The ASM supervises and manages the Security Officers who provide a variety of security and safety-related functions while involved in safeguarding students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This position ensures proper security for equipment and real property in assigned area and communicates effectively and respectfully with members of the campus community, upper management, supervisors, and subordinates. This position develops and manages staffing schedules to maintain proper coverage. This position conducts an analysis of activity on campus to provide services that will enhance safety, efficiency, and orderly operations. This position assists in the development, deployment, and monitoring of the campus security camera program. This position provides consult for security and access control for new construction and remodels on campus. The ASM performs duties in the command post and field for the conduct of special events. The ASM needs to be a customer-focused, team-oriented, creative problem solver who possesses the ability to remain calm during emergency and non-emergency situations while supervising and leading a team of Security Officers during a diverse array of situations.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma

  • At least three years of experience in security, law enforcement, fire safety, or a related field, including one year in a leadership capacity

equired License:

  • Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of 60 educational hours at an institution of higher education OR equivalent experience in a security or law enforcement related field

  • Certification in CPR

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of a commercial passenger vehicle

  • Knowledge of governmental budgeting and purchasing processes

  • Knowledge of adult learning, teaching, training, and coaching techniques

  • Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus

  • Skill in utilizing building security and lock systems and procedures

  • Proficient skills in basic computer programs (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Email, etc.)

  • Proficient skill in security camera management and development software

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to perform first-line supervision and leadership of personnel in a public safety environment

  • Ability to perform leadership of individuals and teams under stressful, potentially life-threatening conditions

  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns

  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports

  • Ability to conduct detailed task analysis and mapping for process improvement

  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures

  • Ability to drive and operate various motor vehicles and other modes of transportation

  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures

  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel

  • Ability to conduct public presentations

Salary Information:

$37,000 - $38,000 (commensurate with education/experience)

Required Documents to Apply:

License or Certificate (see special instructions for submission instructions), List of five Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

Lt. Aaron Mahan, Training Coordinator,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Please upload a valid driver's license in the place designated as “License or Certificate”.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry, Substance Abuse Testing

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:Driving, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching

Occasional Physical Activity:Balancing, Climbing, Crawling, Crouching, Feeling, Grasping, Kneeling, Stooping

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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