Security Officer

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  • 18-Nov-2019 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
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    Job Summary: The Campus Security Officer is responsible for the general security of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and property. This is a 24-hour/7-day operation that involves shift work and rotating shifts. This position reports to the Chief of Police or designee.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Projects positive image of the university and Campus Police and Safety Department by maintaining a pleasant and professional demeanor with students, employees, and visitors
    • Patrols campus grounds and buildings, checking doors, windows, and gates to ensure that they are secured. In addition, watches for any signs of fire or safety hazards
    • Monitors and responds to fire alarms, and checks fire extinguishers
    • Contributes to overall safety and security of students and employees by maintaining a uniformed presence and requesting police assistance when needed
    • Gives directions, renders assistance, and provides information as requested
    • Renders motorist services in the form of jump-starts, assisting in tire changes, and the calling of wreckers as requested
    • Responds to incidents requiring documentation after hours, including but not limited to: stuck elevators, minor medical calls, maintenance emergencies, and fire alarms
    • Provides walking escorts for any person who requests one from building to building, or to and from parking lots
    • Responds to low-risk calls for service to assess scene and determine the need for police, fire, or EMS response
    • Responds to maintenance emergencies (plumbing, power outage, etc.) after hours to document incident and protect university property until Plant Operations responds
    • Locks/unlocks doors as needed on a regular schedule, and as requested by community members
    • Works fixed-post positions or reception desks to provide security for buildings, and special events, as needed
    • Assists FVSU police officers as directed within the scope of their ability to do so
    • Enforces city and university regulations of a non-law enforcement nature (parking, smoking, etc.)
    • Makes written reports regarding suspicious activity, safety hazards, etc.
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • High School Education or GED required
    • Valid Georgia driver's license and meet driving record criteria established by the Department
    • Prior security experience in an educational, medical, or corporate environment is desirable
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to think and act quickly


    • Security experience in an educational, medical, or corporate environment
    • Experience working on a college campus

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to work in conjunction with the community in the furtherance of institutional goals, preferably in an educational environment
    • Ability to exercise self-restraint and maintain composure under pressure or adverse conditions required.
    • Ability to operate with limited supervision and maintain efficient, self-directed job functions necessary.
    • Ability to make sound decisions based on good judgment on a frequent basis
    • Skilled in conflict resolution and avoidance, and have exemplary public relations skills

    Working conditions:

    • Work is performed primarily out-of-doors, and may require exposure to extreme weather conditions
    • Has potential for exposure to potentially dangerous interpersonal situations, necessitating the observance of appropriate safety precautions
    • Requires weekend, holiday, and shift work
    • Must fully understand the role of a non-sworn guard in a support role to the FVSU police unit and know when to summon police assistance or fire/EMS help

    Physical requirements:

    • Job may be physically demanding at times and may require physical exertion including bending, reaching, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, etc.
    • Requires long periods of walking, standing, and sitting
    • Requires the ability to defend oneself or a member of the community in exigent circumstances

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 11/19/2019
    Application Due: 5/16/2021
    Work Type: Full Time