Security Officer

New Haven, New Haven County
Jun 19, 2014

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

STARS Requisition Number 25712BR
Department Security
University Job Title Security Officer
Bargaining Unit SPFPA (Security)
Job Category Clerical & Technical
Type of Employment Part Time
Duration Type Regular
Salary Grade S2
Work Location Central Campus
Worksite Address 79 Howe
Work Week Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)
Total # of hours to be worked: 16
Position Focus: Performs security duties at designated location entrances; opens and closes facility. Position will back up open existing coverage and may require outside patrols during evening hours.
Work Schedule (Other than Standard) School of Management SAT/SUN 8:30am-4:30pm
Principal Responsibilities 1. Enforces procedural rules and regulations. Ensures the personal safety of staff, visitors, and property. Maintains security and safety for assigned area. Maintains working knowledge of the locations of various departments, buildings, access routes and admitting requirements. 2. May operate and monitor security control panels alarms, and related security equipment to provide area and visitor surveillance. Patrols assigned area including garages and other parking areas. Checks for suspicious occurrences, and enforces parking rules and regulations. Issues parking violation warnings, and tags and requests towing when necessary. 3. Responds to and investigates situations reported to Control Rooms. Calls Campus Police or other authorities to investigate suspicious activities or security violations that require intervention. 4. Checks vehicles in University and private parking lots for authorized parking sticker. 5. Checks ID cards of persons entering the facility. Refuses to admit persons who cannot show either proper authorization or cause for being admitted. Provides information and directions. 6. Explains rules and regulations. Opens and closes facility, ensuring that users have left the premises. Reports security and general maintenance problems to the proper authorities. 7. Collects and transports money, and handles small amounts of cash transactions when necessary. May be responsible for Lost-And-Found. Maintains logs and records of occurrences, completes necessary paperwork, and may use computer terminal to input and retrieve data. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.Required Education and Experience High school level education or equivalent and two years of experience in security, law enforcement, or military police; or an Associate's degree and two years of experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Superior telephone, radio and interpersonal skills.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Security Officers provide essential functions and are required to work in all situations, including but not limited to emergencies and inclement weather.
Required Licenses or Certifications State of Connecticut License for Security Officer (Guard Card). Valid driver's license.
Physical Requirements: 1. Ability to climb stairs and endure extended periods of walking, standing or sitting.
2. Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 lbs.
3. Ability to drive a motor vehicle for extended periods of time.
4. Ability to ride a bicycle for extended periods of time.
Weekend Hours Required? Yes
Evening Hours Required? Occasional
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements: Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check and a valid driver's license.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.