Security Officer

Job description


The Security Officer is responsible for providing a safe environment on campus by assisting those in need and evoking a feeling of security to all by being accessible and alert at all times.

This is a daytime position that works 7am-3pm Monday through Friday, with flexibility to work Saturday and/or Sunday for special events and/or emergencies. Examples of Duties

  1. Patrols campus buildings and grounds, greets and directs students and visitors, focuses on crime prevention, protection of life and property.
  2. Maintains high visibility through foot patrol and motor patrol across the campus.
  3. Responds to and mitigates emergencies, disturbances, conflicts and other stressful situations.
  4. Answers, responds, and investigates burglar alarms, fire alarms, and emergency telephones throughout the campus.
  5. Monitors security surveillance systems.
  6. Completes daily log and writes incident reports for daily activities and irregularities, such as: safety hazards, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, and criminal activity.
  7. Calls and cooperates with police, fire, or EMS in cases of emergency and directs them to the location of the incident
  8. Answers telephone calls, take messages, answer questions, and provides information during business or non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.
  9. Enforces policies and procedures for Rowan College of South Jersey which include warning or citing persons of rule infractions or violations.
  10. Escorts or drives motor vehicle to transport individuals to specified locations
  11. Maintains security-issued equipment.
  12. Performs other duties, as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or GED Certificate
  • S.O.R.A (Security Officer Registration Act) certification preferred
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid, or obtain certification during probationary period
  • Previous experience in the field of security, educational setting preferred.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, in good standing.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with varied hours to meet department and College needs
  • Must be able to stand for prolonged periods, walking, or running over uneven ground, bending, reaching, and may involve lifting and carrying items weighing over 50 pounds
  • Possess the ability to work well and communicate effectively with prospective and current students, staff, faculty, administration, and colleagues and community partners
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff and a commitment to a student-centered environment

If certain conditions exist, this position requires you to have access to personal technological equipment and capabilities to perform your duties.
Supplemental Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical activity of the position: ClimbingReachingStandingWalkingLiftingTalkingHearingRepetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as picking, pinching, typingPhysical requirements of the position:Medium work- exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantlyVisual acuity requirements of the position:The worker is required to have close visual acuityWorkplace conditions of the position:The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.The worker is subject to hazards Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/16/2020
Application Due: 1/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time