Student Security Team Member

Saint Leo University
University Campus

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Job location: University Campus

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-08-23
Req: R5655
Job Description Summary

The Student Security Team member (SST) acts as the "eyes and ears" of the Department of University Safety.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists a University Safety Officer as needed in non-violent or non-confrontational circumstances

  • Assists university staff, students, and visitors as needed or requested

  • Completes door unlocks

  • Handles ADA escorts

  • Conducts foot patrols of campus

  • Patrols the interior of buildings, noting discrepancies in fire equipment, electrical fixtures, appliances, rooms that should remain locked but are not, and all other areas involving security or safety

  • Observes any violation of Florida State Statutes and University Regulations, and reports such observations to a University Safety Officer

  • Regularly checks emergency blue light phones for proper operation

  • Assists with events such as Fall Family Festival, Spring Fling, sporting events, celebrations, and Commencement

  • Other duties as assigned

Standards of Expectation:

  • All of the ethical standards and rules expressed in the training manual are inclusive, and together constitute the standards of conduct by which all employees of the Saint Leo Department of University Safety are to be governed. It shall be the duty of each SST member to study, become familiar with and abide by the rules and regulations governing the organization and operation of the department, as well as the rules governing control and discipline.

  • SST members will abide by all laws, rules, regulations, and policies of the University, the State of Florida and the United States of America.

  • SST members will display respect for their superior officers, subordinates, and associates. While working and in the presence of the public, superior officers shall be addressed or referred to by rank.

  • SST members will address their subordinates, associates, supervisors or members of the general public courteously, and will not use abusive, violent, insulting or provoking language which could be deemed inappropriate to any person or group by reason of their ethnic or racial background.

  • At all times, SST members will be civil and courteous.

  • SST members will maintain an even disposition and remain calm, regardless of provocation, in executing their duties.

  • SST members will not gossip or speak rumors detrimental to the department or another employee.

  • SST members will always display absolute honesty. SST members will cooperate and coordinate their efforts with other employees to ensure maximum effectiveness. This high degree of cooperation and coordination will be extended to other partners and government agencies.

  • SST members will not at any time use or attempt to use their position in the department for personal financial gain or advantage.

  • SST members shall adhere to all Saint Leo University policies:

  • SST members must be enrolled full-time as a junior and senior, and maintain a semester cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Any SST member that does not maintain the required grade point average will be placed on probation for the following semester. If an SST member has second semester cumulative GPA lower than the required 2.5, the SST member will be terminated from the position.


The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who can perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. In addition, the employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.


This job description intends to represent the types of duties and responsibilities required of positions given this title. It shall not be construed as a declaration of any particular position's total specific duties and responsibilities. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student, and graduate success.

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here: Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world. Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period


The opportunities at Saint Leo University are as diverse as our student population. As Florida’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, we offer more than 40 academic programs that meet the educational, spiritual, and professional goals of nearly 16,000 traditional-age and adult students. 

Nearly 2,000 students live and study at our University Campus in Saint Leo, FL, nestled in the rolling hills of West Central Florida, just 30 minutes north of Tampa.  Our students receive personalized attention in classes that tend to be small—14 students on average. They can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and specializations. Saint Leo University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, accounting, educationcriminal justice, instructional design, social work, theology, as well as the education specialist degree.  Certain graduate degrees may be earned online. 

Undergraduate students who work full-time or have personal responsibilities that prevent them from attending weekday classes can attend classes evenings and weekends through our convenient Adult Education Center at University Campus.

Another 14,000 students pursue degrees at our 50 education centers, offices, and teaching locations in seven states and through the Center for Online Learning.  

Throughout our history, Saint Leo has provided a solid liberal arts education grounded and based on the 1,500-year-old tradition of Benedictine values and welcoming people of all faiths. The university offers the latest state-of-the art technology to not only prepare students for careers as teachers and leaders, but also to bridge faculty and students from multiple locations for an enriched educational experience.  The university is also a leading provider of  higher education to our nation’s military.  By reaching out to students both near and far, Saint Leo lives up to its mission and its vision to be “a leading Catholic teaching university of international consequence for the twenty-first century."

The university offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as tuition remission.  The university also offers a comprehensive mentorship program in which each new faculty member is paired with an experienced faculty member from a different school.  The program includes personal, professional, and social components including frequent one-on-one meetings, mutual classroom observation, and social events.

In 2012, Saint Leo University received three workplace awards: Top 75 Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2012 by Tampa Bay Times; the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award by the Florida Psychological Association; and the2012 Education Nonprofit of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.

View “Over a Century of Excellence,” to learn more about Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University’s School of Business received initial accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in September 1999. Saint Leo University’s degree program in social work is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (BSW level). Saint Leo’s undergraduate Sport Business program and MBA Sport Business Concentration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Saint Leo University has Teacher Education Programs approval by the State of Florida Department of Education.

Saint Leo University is committed to policies that ensure that there is no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or disability. Saint Leo University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended). The University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.

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