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Security Officer

Colby College
Colby College

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job DescriptionDepartment:Campus Security - JMPay Rate Type:HourlyEmployee Type:Job Summary:

Colby College is hiring a Full-time Security Officer! The security officer will provide personal safety and security services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The security officer will be expected to respond to calls for service in a timely and professional manner, support and enforce College policies, and work effectively as a member of the Office of Security staff and as a member of a diverse community. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity. This is an overnight and weekend position that includes shift differential! For more information about Colby College's benefits for our full-time staff please use the following link:


  • Conduct patrols on foot and in security vehicle
  • Secure buildings and respond to intrusion alarms and fire alarms
  • Maintain an alertness for suspicious activities
  • Perform walk-throughs of academic and administrative buildings and residence halls
  • Deal with various levels of incidents as necessary, including first response in an emergency, administering First Aid or CPR
  • Enforce College policies and complete necessary reports and paperwork
  • Enforce traffic and parking regulations
  • Provide informational assistance and promote good public relations
  • Investigate assigned cases
  • Provide informational sessions and specialized training for the College community such as crime prevention and fire safety
  • Participate in on-the-job training
  • Attend staff meetings and training sessions
  • Represent the department on committees as required
  • Provide crowd control functions at concerts, athletic, social, and special events
  • Pickup and deliver deposits and withdrawals to the bank
  • Transport students to and from the health center, training rooms, hospital, and doctor offices
  • Attend judicial hearings as required
  • Display exemplary customer service skills and ensure positive interactions with the community
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • Additional training, certifications or related experience in RADS, First Aid and CPR, First Responders, Investigation, Conflict Resolution, Law Enforcement and Security Officers Training Academy preferred
  • Must present a neat, clean, and professional image
  • Well-developed public relations skills; be able to perform duties in a flexible, non-confrontational environment; work with members of a diverse community; and utilize diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive situations
  • Effectively operate a variety of equipment including portable radios, computers, closed circuit and access control systems
  • Computer proficiency, experience with data entry and word processing, specifically with Google Drive, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to be reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfill obligations
  • Proven ability to utilize discretion and maintain confidentiality
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet Colby’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to work independently and walk and stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to complete clear, concise, and accurate incident reports and other documentation
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community


Reporting to the assistant director of security, this position has significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, and other outside constituencies.


Overnight and Weekend + Shift Differential

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary; walking, climbing stairs, standing, bending, and twisting is required. Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary and CCTV monitoring.


Successful and satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) and a pre-employment health screening. All students, faculty, and staff who are present on campus must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19, unless granted an exemption or accommodation by the College.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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