Security Officer-Armed (2 positions)

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Position Details

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Position Title:

Security Officer-Armed (2 positions)

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

Position Number:


OSU Campus:

Center for Health Sciences - Tulsa


Administrative Affairs

Location Address:

United States

Hiring Supervisor:

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

13.50 - 15.08, Hourly

Work Schedule:

Varies; Typically, 5 days per week, 8 hours per day; Occasional overtime as needed

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Security Officers are responsible for maintaining the security of people, buildings, and their contents, and preventing break-ins and theft through guarding and surveillance. Security officers work in a range of environments and are expected to deal with a wide range of situations as they occur; ensuring that businesses, properties, and valuables are protected from harm. The role of a security officer will depend on the nature of the company or premises being secured.
Skills & Knowledge:Responsibilities could involve but are not limited to:-Individually patrolling a given area-Monitoring a building via closed circuit television-Managing door control for entertainment venues such as bars and night clubs-Maintaining security at organization locations, car parks, and events-Travelling with valuable goods in a specialist security vehicle-Patrolling one or several premises-Monitoring activity outside and inside premises through observation and closed-circuit television-Signing in visitors to a building-Sorting post and checking suspicious packages-Performing checks on building traffic (the people going in and out of a building)-Recording any suspicious activity and taking any necessary action-Guarding valuables or cash (typically in a secure vehicle)-Communicating relevant information to other security officers via walkie-talkies or other communication devices-Giving directions and other information to visitors-Getting to know fellow security officers and other colleagues (building up relationships usually makes the job a lot easier)-Writing reports for the police or courts-Conducting general reception duties-Creating and distributing building access cards-Managing the car park (if the premises have one)
Environmental Hazards:There may be exposure to physical danger, such as:1. Dangerous criminal elements 2. Arrest situations 3. Mentally deranged persons 4. Traffic accidents 5. Unruly crowds 6. Exposure to disease or hazardous materials during emergency responses 7. Various weather and hazardous conditions, which may be unpleasant.

Physical Requirements:This position requires the ability to lift and carry 75 pounds, stoop, reach, stand, walk, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, and perform repetitive motions with or without reasonable accommodations. This position also may require walking and running up or down multiple flights of stairs, chasing a fleeing suspect a moderate distance (up to ½ mile), detaining a suspect and maintaining custody, lifting or pulling an injured person to safety, operating a security vehicle in routine and emergency situations, and standing and/or walking continuously for a regular eight-hour shift.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT! APPLICANTS PLEASE READ! For full consideration, please ensure all employment history is correct and complete. An Edit button (on the right) is available which allows you to add information. In addition, OSU Medicine’s Customer Service Philosophy is:“We enrich lives by providing compassionate care and amazing service to every life we touch.”We achieve our service standards with employee behaviors centered on safety, courtesy, presentation, and efficiency.Safety is:-Be aware of environment-Be intentional in your actions-Ensure accuracy-Mitigate potential hazards Courtesy is:-Welcome and actively engage in a friendly and respectful manner-Be responsive, polite, and helpful-Smile-Demonstrate care and concern-Show appreciation and say “Thank You”Presentation is:-Be professional-Have a clean and neat appearance-Maintain a clean and organized work area-Remember what you represent at all times Efficiency is:-Respond to needs in a timely manner-Organize and prioritize your work-Be available and respect others’ time-Be innovative

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Required:-High School/GED-Valid Oklahoma driver license-Current Oklahoma CLEET License in: Phase 1 (Basic), Phase 2 (Officer) and Phase 4 (Firearms)

Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.




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Posted: 4/17/2021
Application Due: 7/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time