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Security Guard

Merced College
$3,118.00 - $3,946.00 Monthly

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Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Security Guard

Salary: $3,118.00 - $3,946.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 20240118
Closing: 3/12/2024 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Merced College, CA

Range 13
40 hours/week
12 months/yearInterview scheduled for the week of March 25, 2024
*Hires selected for this position will be required to pass a comprehensive background check*
**4% shift differential**

Merced College is a midsized community college located in California's Central Valley. Incorporated in 1889, Merced offers historical sites, affordable housing, and access to the Bay Area and Sacramento, and is the Gateway to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra mountains as well as home to the University of California Merced campus. Our tree-shaded growing community of just over 80,000 includes multiple biking and walking trails as well as access to several lakes - large and small - throughout the county. The college is currently in a time of exciting innovation.

As a campus security/citation officer you will work directly with the Campus Police Department and at the direction of the Campus Police Department Chief of Police. This position assists campus police with the safety of staff, students, and visitors to our campus. Security/citation officers observe and report to law enforcement, write parking citations, and provide important nonenforcement services to our staff, students, and members of the community. In addition to being a part of a team, you will become a member of the Merced College Community. Merced College Campus Police invite you to apply to join our team.

Merced College Mission
At Merced College, students are our focus, and we are known by their success. We transform lives through education and workforce development.

Merced College Vision
Enriching our community through educational experiences and support services:
  • Degree/Certificate Programs
  • Transfer
  • Career Technical Education
  • Workforce Training
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Basic Skills
  • Community Engagement
  • Merced College promotes student success through equitable access, continuous quality improvement, and institutional effectiveness, all with a focus on student achievement.
    General Description:

    Under supervision of Chief Law Enforcement Officer, provides and maintains campus security; patrols and safeguards campus property, buildings and grounds.

    (May be assigned to Merced or Los Banos Campus)

    Examples of Duties

    Representative Duties:
  • Patrols campus buildings and grounds to prevent vandalism and theft
  • Installs parking dispenser tickets, collects and records money from dispensers
  • Issue citations for parking violations
  • Answers security alarm alerts and notifies appropriate personnel or agencies of any occurrence activity which is detrimental to the welfare of individuals or college property
  • Prepares written reports for non-criminal activities
  • Must be able to walk and be on feet at least five hours per shift
  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Knowledge of:
  • Methods and techniques to improve security

  • Ability to:
  • Analyze situations and exercise good judgment with a minimum of supervision
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports
  • Confront people on security matters without unnecessary alienation
  • Capacity to stand and walk for long periods of time in various types of weather
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • Typical Qualifications


  • High school diploma OR GED
  • The equivalent education and experience
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

  • License or Certificate
  • Possession of valid California driver's license


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


    Work is performed primarily outside of an office environment with some travel to different sites; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.

    Physical Ability to:
    1. Seldom = Less than 25% 3. Often = 51-75%
    2.Occasional = 25-50 % 4. Very Frequent = 76% and above
    1 a. Sit for prolonged periods of time
    3 b. Stand for extended periods of time
    3 c. Walk assigned patrol area3 d. Ascend and descend stairs
    4 e. See for purposes of reading printed matter, observing students, staff and the public and operating a vehicle
    3 f. Hear and understand speech at normal levels
    4 g. Communicate so others will be able to clearly understand a normal conversation
    2 h. Bend and twist, kneel and stoop
    1 i. Lift 75 pounds
    1 j. Carry 75 pounds


    See in the normal visual range with or without correction


    Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

    Supplemental Information

    How to Apply:
  • Submit a complete application by the closing date/time on the Merced College career pages at

  • Required Documentation:
  • Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position (cover letter)
  • Resume
  • List of three professional references (no reference letters permitted)

  • If Applicable:
  • Legible unofficial college transcripts; transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree; official copies are not required unless applicant is hired
  • Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation completed by an approved organization per the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

  • Only the required documentation as listed above will be accepted for this recruitment. Any additional documentation will be removed from your application profile.

    Interview Information:

    Those applicants deemed highly qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Interviews will be scheduled on site.

    Employee Benefits:

    Health benefits for the employee and all their eligible dependents cost employee's only $12 per month and provide access to PPO medical coverage, PPO dental coverage, VSP Vision coverage, and more! Please visit our Merced College Benefits Website for more details about our incredible employee benefits. In addition, sick leave and retirement benefits are also provided.

    Condition of Employment:

    The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. In compliance with the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, all new employees are required to verify their identity and the right to work in the United States. Merced College does not sponsor visas. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. The applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

    Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

    Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    To apply, visit

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    Established in 1962, Merced College enrolls over 11,000 students annually at its main campus in Merced, California, and at its campus in Los Banos, California, and several off-campus sites. The college serves the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, which leads the world in agricultural production. The area is rich in educational opportunity, with campuses of the University of California and the California State University nearby. World-renowned Yosemite Valley is only a short drive away.

    Merced College is known for its commitment to student success and its service orientation. It leads comparable institutions in securing grants to support instructional programs, and provides additional support to students through numerous study centers and other learning support. The college has an outstanding Learning Resources Center that regularly hosts visiting authors as well as cultural events.  

    Merced College provides transformative and empowering educational experiences to meet student and community needs. Merced College serves as a gateway to the future, providing accessible, affordable, and relevant education and workforce training for students in our richly diverse region. The college offers programs of study that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Merced College provides basic skills and non-credit courses, as well as community education for personal and professional enrichment.

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