Security Officer

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Security Officer



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Job Description Summary:

Campus Security Officers are responsible for the safety and security of the students, faculty, staff and visitors to Husson University. Security Officers also maintain a safe environment and minimize potential for loss or damage on all property controlled by Husson University. Security Officers maintain the security of our Campus by patrolling areas on foot and in University vehicles and by enforcing Husson University rules and regulations, Community Conduct Code and state statutes.

Security Officers are required to recognize potential safety concerns and to take measures to mitigate these concerns. Security Officers respond to disturbances and mitigates disruptive conduct and respond to emergency situations as needed. Security Officers also coordinate with all local, county and state agencies as necessary to maintain the safety of the Campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work a full-time schedule, evenings, or overnights, including weekends and holidays as necessary
• Must be available to cover other shifts due to absences, inclement weather situations, or other unforeseen circumstances
• Attend and/or complete all departmental and University training requirements
• Maintain a complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies & procedures
• Perform lead Security Officer duties in the absence of a supervisor
• Maintain a complete awareness of Husson University Campus property, life safety systems and emergency plans including the proper use of fire extinguishers
• Maintain the confidentiality of all departmental and University information and paperwork
• Be well groomed and wear the proper issued uniform
• Appropriately maintain all issued duty equipment
• Use a two-way radio and utilize proper radio protocol to maintain FCC & NIMS compliance
• Provide prompt, courteous service to students, staff and visitors
• Must have appropriate report writing skills, as well as the ability to utilize electronic reporting systems.
• Patrol University property to prevent and detect signs of intrusion, theft and life safety concerns
• Provides safety and traffic control during Campus events
• Ensure all necessary doors and buildings are properly secured
• Ensure resolution of any safety concerns noted during your shift
• Monitor and regulate as necessary building systems including building boilers as well as refrigerator and freezer units
• Monitor CCTV and review as necessary for security and investigations
• Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions and provide information
• Enforce University rules & regulations and notify violators of infractions including issuance of parking tickets
• Escort student, staff and visitors to various locations on Campus and provide protection as necessary
• Investigate suspicious activity, security issues and criminal incidents. Gather and process necessary evidence and properly document in verbal and written reports
• Respond to accidents and medical emergencies and provide First Aid and CPR
• Respond to disturbances and emergencies on University property
• Write duty log reports of daily activities
• Coordinate emergency situations until a supervisor arrives on scene
• Contact the Executive Director of Security as needed for emergency situations
• Contact local police and fire departments as necessary and act as a liaison between these agencies and the University as needed
• Escort and remove undesirable persons from Campus
• Apprehend suspects and use departmentally approved restraint techniques as necessary, including but not limited to pepper spray, baton, and handcuffs
• Must have a valid Maine Drivers License. If a valid license is held from another state, must be eligible to successfully transfer to a Maine Drivers License within 30 days of hire

Education and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each 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 functions.

• Must have attention to detail and respond promptly and professionally when necessary
• Be able to prioritize, organize and follow-up when needed
• Have a clear command of the English language and be able to complete computer generated reports
• Be a clear thinker, display the ability to remain calm and show good judgment when resolving problems
• Follow directions thoroughly, speak and interact with students, staff and visitor as necessary
• Work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team
• Work with minimal supervision
• Maintain confidentiality of departmental and University information
• Must be certified or have the ability to be certified in First Aid, CPR/AED, OCAT, and CPI


High school education or equivalent required and at least 6 months security, military or law enforcement experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach overhead, talk, hear, operate foot controls on automobiles and golf carts, climb stairs and use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel. The employee is also required to occasionally run, balance, crawl, climb, use ladders (up to 20 feet in height), as well as push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 25 pounds. The employee must also exert physical effort including foot patrol and restraint of individuals as needed. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time