Security Officer

Fayetteville, AR
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number C960P

Quick Link for Posting

Working Title Security Officer

Position Number 15581

Department Public Safety

About the University

Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
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.

About the College/Department

Department Home Page

Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Security Officer provides a variety of security and safety related functions while involved in safeguarding students, faculty, staff and visitors. Provides security for equipment and real property in assigned area. Communicate effectively and respectfully with members of the campus community, supervisors, and peers. Provides information and directions as needed. May be assigned to a specific zone or geographical work area. Successful candidates will need to be customer focused, team oriented, creative problem solvers who possess the ability to remain calm during emergency and non-emergency situations.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
  • The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? Yes

If yes, please specify Valid Arkansas Driver's Licenses

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in a security related field
  • Completion of 30 educational hours at an institution of higher education
  • Certification in CPR
  • Must successfully pass departmental background/security clearance investigation

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of a commercial passenger vehicle
  • 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. Word Processor, Excel, Email, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
  • Ability to drive motor vehicles
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures
  • Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Climbing
  • Crawling
  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Sharps
  • Stooping


  • Balancing
  • Crouching
  • Driving
  • Feeling
  • Kneeling
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Grasping
  • Hearing
  • Standing
  • Talking
  • Walking

The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, etc).

Physical Conditions The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather., The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

Work Schedule 40 hours - Routine shifts: days, nights, and weekends

Overtime Eligible Yes

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. Yes

Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Administrative Services Bldg.

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary $22,919

Pay Grade Level C110

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify
  • Departmental background/security clearance investigation
  • Criminal background check
  • Sex offender registry check
  • MVR (Motor Vehicle Registry) check
  • Drug screening

Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

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.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 10/23/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Capt. Kathryn Huddler or Lt. Aaron Mahan

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Special Instructions Summary

The complete duration of the selection process outlined below will be approximately 45 working days. This will include time for written testing, physical fitness testing, oral board interviews, Director interviews, and the background investigation.

A candidate who is not successful at any portion the process will not arbitrarily be excluded from further consideration of employment with the University of Arkansas Police Department (UAPD). This procedure recognizes that no selection component is perfectly reliable and the candidate may acquire new knowledge, skills, and abilities since the initial application and review. Re-testing can also reduce the effect of adverse impact.


University of Arkansas and University of Arkansas Police Department application.

• Applicant first completes University of Arkansas application obtained from the Department of Human Resources website.
• Minimum qualifications review by Human Resources personnel.
• Applicant is sent a receipt letter explaining selection process and any deficiencies, requiring correction or addition, in application documents.

Physical Fitness Testing.

• For those candidates making a passing score or better on the physical fitness test will proceed to a written examination.
• Applicants not proceeding to the written examination will be notified immediately following exam.

Written Examination.

• Annually or as needed.
• An IPMA Police Officer Entry Level Examination will be used.
• A committee will review the scores from the written exam, physical fitness exam and the applicant package. A group will be selected to proceed to the next phase.
• Applicants not proceeding to the oral board interview will receive written notification. scores.

Board Interview.

• The board will certify candidates by rank ordering all individuals it interviews.
• The board has the right to exclude an applicant from further consideration based upon their interview.

Director's Interview.

• Director interviews top ranked applicants.
• Director reviews test score, oral board score, education, work history, etc.
• Based on comprehensive review, the Director either selects a qualified applicant(s), and extends a conditional offer of employment, or requests that any remaining individuals certified by the oral board be contacted and invited to interview.
• If the Director elects to interview the remaining individuals which were certified by the oral board s/he will interview all applicants who have accepted an invitation to interview.
• Director either selects a qualified applicant form the remaining individuals certified by the oral board, and extends a conditional offer of employment, or orders another written examination be conducted.
• Selected applicant(s) proceed to full background investigation.

Conditional Offer.

• Conditional offer extended based upon written test, application review, interviews.

Background Investigation.

• Authorization to release applicant information to investigator.
• Complete personal and work history investigation.
• Fingerprint check.
• M.M.P.I. testing.
• Physical examination.
• Psychological examination.
• Polygraph examination- As part of a background investigation you will be required to undergo an polygraph examination administered by a qualified representative. This test is used for the purpose of deception on your part. The following list illustrates areas from which audio stress test questions will be drawn.
• Criminal activity, knowledge, or involvement.
• Use or experimentation with narcotics.
• Truthfulness on application and interview.
• Work history.
• Financial status.
• Physical/mental condition

Employment begins.

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. 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.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the formal education of a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Proof of Veterans Status


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