Security Officer

Farmington, San Juan County
Jul 14, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description Summary

This position provides for the safety and security of San Juan College students, staff, faculty and visitors.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities


• Conducts patrols of college buildings and grounds; provides assistance to those in need; provides traffic control during special events and emergencies.

• Responds to emergency situations, including fire alarms, burglar alarms, medical incidents and other emergency situations.

• Enforces parking regulations as indicated by the Farmington Municipal Code; issues citations; appears in court as needed.

• Serves as a liaison to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency medical services, and other government entities.

• Prepares incident reports.

• Participates in emergency drills and training.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Knowledge of public safety principles as related to college campuses.

• Knowledge of campus security principles.

• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in the completion of a variety of reports.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Assistant Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include San Juan College behavioral conduct codes; related local, state and federal laws; OSHA guidelines; the San Juan County Emergency Operations Plan; and college and department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.


• The work consists of related campus security duties. The necessity of preparing for unforeseen emergencies contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to provide for the security of college students, staff, faculty, visitors and property. Success in this position contributes to the provision of a safe campus environment.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, representatives of local law enforcement and emergency response agencies, students, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and utilizes the sense of smell.

• The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather.





• Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.

• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of specific industry certification or training or having had a similar position for one to two years.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New Mexico for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

  • All candidates subject to a Criminal Background Investigation prior to any offer of employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Three letters of recommendation will be required if selected as candidate for interview and must be provided BEFORE the scheduled date of interview.