Security Officer

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Security Officer

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: University of Virginia Police Department

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 03-05-2018

Posting Summary:
University of Virginia Security Officer-University Police Department (several openings)

The University of Virginia, a top ranking public university and the #1 rated Virginia health system, seeks individuals of strong character and initiative that can effectively maintain a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors, students, and employees and provide protection to vital property of the University of Virginia. Complete training is provided. The University offers an excellent benefits package, a generous departmental incentive program and ample opportunities for growth! Those interested in a peacekeeping and/or law enforcement career are encouraged to apply.

Security Officers are provided an employment incentive which consists of a base pay increase of $1,500 after 12 months and 24 months respectively, resulting in a minimum annual salary of $30,000 after 2 years (provided satisfactory performance and employee remains in good standing). Additional pay increases that may also be applied are subject to the University Performance Merit program or General Assembly awards.

University Security Officers are integral to university operations, performing regular and critical patrol at the UVA Medical Center or University grounds areas, identifying and resolving appropriate safety and security issues. Security Officers work collaboratively with the proper law enforcement agency by reporting suspicious or criminal activities and activities that require additional or authorized personnel, as well as supporting those efforts, as needed.
Successful candidates must be attentive, able to isolate problems and follow established protocols, possess above-average communication skills, respond appropriately in the conduct of duty, willing to adapt to changing conditions/situations and engage with a diverse populace in a positive and ethical manner. In addition, candidates must possess an active Driver's License with a positive driving record, meet the physical requirements of the position, have an acceptable background history and pass a drug test.

*Please Note* A complete University application is required. Any incomplete applications received will not be considered for employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions and procedures.
2. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
3. Ability to react appropriately in routine and emergency situations.
4. Ability to use equipment required in the conduct of duty.
5. Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
6. Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
7. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
8. Ability to drive security vehicles.
9. Skill to use assigned equipment required in the conduct of duty.
10. Ability to meet all physical requirements in all working conditions including walking and standing for extended periods of time, driving lifting etc.

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