Security Officer Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Maintains security and safety of people and property in assigned
area on university campus by patrolling areas on foot and enforcing
university rules and regulations.
first in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from
the Security Officer Lead in that incumbents do not have formalized
lead responsibilities. Security Officer is distinguished from the
Police Officer classification in that Arizona Law Enforcement
Officer Advisory Council certification is not required and
incumbents do not write citations or arrest violators. Security
Officers are expected to report unusual or suspicious activity to
Police Officers for follow-up. Incumbents may be required to
maintain flexible work schedules in order to accommodate weekend or
Examples of Duties:
- Patrols assigned areas on foot, checking for fires,
vandalism, suspicious activity or persons or safety/fire
- Investigates and/or reports hazards, unusual or suspicious
circumstances to campus police unit for correction or follow- up
actions; maintains contact with campus police.
- Checks doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are
tightly closed and locked; notes in written log any unlocked
doors/windows; submits information to supervisor.
- Observes activity and traffic in assigned area to enforce
university rules/regulations; alerts visitors of infractions.
- Assists any persons in building or on grounds needing
directions or campus information.
- Escorts people/property to desired destination when monies,
documents or safety of property or persons are a concern.
- Responds to alarms and dispatched calls; decides what
actions to take based on situation, facts known and position
- Decides when incident requires written report; decides which
report form to use and submits to supervisor.
- Unlocks buildings/doors after checking identification and
compliance with university policies.
- May assist law enforcement officers with crowd control and
surveillance at large public events.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of basic security and fire inspection procedures.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in observing situations and decision making.
- Skill in dealing courteously with public.
year experience in police or security field; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Possession of
current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment may be
required for specified positions.
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