Security Officer, Department of Public Safety/Police

Kean University
Union, New Jersey
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Job location: Union, New Jersey

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-30
Req: R270

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.

Security Officer

Security Officers at Kean University maintain a safe and secure environment by protecting students, faculty, staff, visitors and property on its New Jersey campuses. Security Officers work collaboratively with law enforcement by reporting suspicious and/or criminal activities and activities that require additional or authorized personnel, supporting those efforts as needed. Under the direction of the Director of Public Safety/Police or a designated Supervisor, the Security Officer performs foot and vehicle patrols of the university’s campuses to secure buildings and property; investigates disturbances; maintains order during events; enforces laws and regulations; may be tasked with enforcing traffic and parking regulations, including ticketing offenders when necessary; and does related work as required.

Security Officers may be exposed to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Essential job functions include the ability to walk long distances both indoors and outside; standing for long periods; the ability to climb stairs, bend and stoop; lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds; and driving. The employee will be required to pass a four (4) month Working Test Period to become eligible for a regular appointment.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate. Candidate must possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; Security Officer Certification (SORA); Dispatcher/Telecommunicator Certification and related trainings; emergency, health and/or safety certifications; and at least six (6) months of experience in security operations or in a customer service related position is preferred. Candidate must have the ability to use a computer and work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays. Candidates for Security Officer are required to meet all qualifications for application to the police academy in order to become a sworn police officer.

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to appointment.

Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer


With a rich history in higher education that spans more than 150 years, Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 48 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs, with over 85 options for graduate study including doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership.

The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with an additional location in Ocean County, New Jersey. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou-China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning, and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty, and a student-centered learning environment and campus community.

With so much to offer, students who graduate Kean University leave well-prepared for success in careers…and life, in general. We wouldn’t have it any other way.



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