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Security Officer

Northern Virginia Community College
Fairfax County - 059

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Role Title:

Security Officer III

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Security Officer

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-VP Administration

Work Location:

Fairfax County - 059

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Emergency/Essential Personnel:


EEO Category:

D-Protective Service Workers

Full Time or Part Time:

Part Time

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Work Schedule:

Rotating shift

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Job Description:

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA.
Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports

General Description:

This position is responsible for providing security and safety functions on the NVCC campuses and all property owned by the College and to provide a safe and secure environment.

Duties and Tasks:

Duties encompass patrol, traffic control (vehicular and pedestrian), site and building access, assisting the public, information exchange and reporting unusual or emergency conditions to the appropriate authorities.

Essential Functions:

•Patrol and Services

•Traffic Control

Special Assignments:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

Required KSAs:

•Ability to complete DCJS Campus Security Officer training certification.

•Ability to follow instructions.

•Ability to speak and understand English.
•Good oral and written communication skills.

•Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the laws of the Commonwealth, local ordinances and College policies through performance of daily tasks.

•Ability to maintain positive public relations.
•Ability to meet physical demands of job duties.

•Pass a background investigation, psychological and physical exam.

Minimum Qualifications:

•High school diploma or equivalent.

•Must be 21 years of age.

•United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

•Qualification for appointment as a campus security officer under DCJS guidelines.

•Training related to the duties of the position.

•Valid Virginia state driver’s license and clean driving record.

•No criminal record.

Preferred Qualifications:

•One year experience as a security officer, preferably in the field of college, university or high security enforcement.

•Security work experience and/or physical security and protection of assets training.

•Previous emergency services experience.
•Previous military experience.

•Experience using radio communications equipment.

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Supervises Employees:


Required Travel:

Travel between campuses may be required

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Working at Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. With over 130 degree, certificate and workforce programs NOVA helps to prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. Learn more about Northern Virginia Community College at 

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