Security Officer

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

  • The Officer is responsible for understanding and applying South Carolina laws including legal codes, court procedures and regulations. Other duties include, but are not limited to the following: Acknowledge/greet every vehicle entering front gate of campus; monitor University’s surveillance system and record observations; inspect all buildings once every hour ensuring all are secured. One must be observant of unusual activity, especially during the summer months; maintain constant radio communication; patrol all parking areas, issue citations, and tow vehicles when necessary. Constant foot patrol is required. The Safety and Security Officer must have knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective security operations for the University.

  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline preferred. A valid South Carolina driver’s license is required. The applicant must have some knowledge of safety and security procedures. Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions and procedures; to react appropriately in routine and emergency situations and to utilize equipment required in the conduct of duty. The candidate must have the ability to perform administrative duties needed to document and record incidents. He/she must possess a high standard of customer service skills. Previous experience serving as a security officer or in a related capacity is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and/or training indicating possession of the preceding knowledge, skills, and abilities may substitute for the preferred work experience.


Claflin University is a nationally ranked comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with The United Methodist Church. A historically black university founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin seeks to foster a rich community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work to nurture and develop the skills and character needed for engaged citizenship and visionary and effective leadership.

In its undergraduate programs, Claflin provides students with the essential foundation of a liberal arts education. Emphasizing critical and analytic thinking, independent research, oral and written communication skills, the University invites students to use disciplined study to explore and confront the substantive challenges facing the global society. Claflin’s graduate programs provide opportunities for advanced students to increase their specialization in particular fields of study oriented toward professional enhancement and academic growth. Its continuing education programs provide students with expanded avenues for professional development and personal fulfillment.

Clafin Guiding Principles

At the center of everything we do is a system of values informing and guiding all policies and programs. These values, expressed through our decisions and actions, are defined by five overarching guiding principles:

Commitment to Excellence

Through doing things better and differently.

Commitment to Valuing People

By providing a safe, wholesome and healthy environment for our people to live, learn and work. 

Commitment to Being Customer Focused

Ensuring that everyone knows who the customer is, and takes steps to show it.

Commitment to Exemplary Educational Programs

By educating our students in a way to help them have a full, quality life and function as productive citizens.

Commitment to Financial Accountability

By putting in place sound and effective fiscal policies which are consistent with the mission and goals of the university.

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