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Security Officer

Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Unassigned or Multiple Locations

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
Posting Number::


Job Title::

Security Officer


Unassigned or Multiple Locations


Full Time

Pay Rate::

A minimum of $16.20 per hour, plus 9% shift premium. Salary will be set based on education and relevant years of experience beyond the minimum requirements.

Position Type::



Public Safety

Job Summary::

Can people generally count on you to make sound decisions, even under pressure? Do you have a high level of commitment to your job? Then Kalamazoo Valley Community College may have the perfect full-time position for you.

This Security Officer position monitors security of faculty, staff, and students as well as the facilities and equipment of the college. Duties include conducting security patrols, identifying and investigating suspicious or hazardous situations, reporting findings to the supervisor and documenting incidents. This position will monitor and operate computerized fire and security systems, write parking violations, provide escort services, and assist in training part-time security personnel.

Primary duties include:

  • Unlocking and opening doors.
  • Unlocking and jump-starting vehicles
  • Providing directions.
  • Responding to medical emergencies, performing CPR and/or First Aid, assisting injured persons.
  • Assisting medical, fire, or police personnel as necessary.
  • Arranging for proper exhibition and maintenance of flags.
  • Directing traffic, and other related responsibilities.

Other Skills and Knowledge required:
  • Ability to walk extensively and climb stairs.
  • Ability to become CPR and First Aid certified.
  • Knowledge of security practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of traffic and parking regulations.
  • Knowledge of general KVCC conduct rules.
  • Skill in operating emergency equipment.
  • Skill in administering CPR or First Aid.
  • Skill in recognizing safety, security and health hazards.
  • Skill in documenting observations.
  • Skill in communicating with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Skill in monitoring fire and security systems.

Minimum Qualifications::

  • Education equivalent to a high school diploma and experience equivalent to one year in a position that requires decision-making and following directions.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • No prior criminal history.

Physical Demands::

  • Extensive standing and walking.
  • Ability to lift and pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to walk extensively and climb stairs.

Work Hours::

Third shift, 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. Days of the week may vary.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants::

Position will be posted until filled.
Please apply online at

EEO Statement:

As an employer, KVCC encourages, welcomes, and fosters differences because we believe that diversity makes us great. Diversity extends beyond race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability, and encompasses people of all abilities, identities, circumstances, and characteristics. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity and consideration for employment; please consider joining us as we continue to enrich lives by teaching and serving our community with excellence. Prior to a job offer, candidates will be required to complete a criminal record background check. For some positions, a credit history investigation will also be required. Information gathered will be used for job-related purposes to the extent permitted by applicable law and will not result in an automatic disqualification from an employment opportunity.

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