Security Officer Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Supervises and coordinates the activities and personnel of assigned
area to maintain security and safety of people and property.
Conducts briefings and coordinates training and special assignments.
third in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from
the Security Officer Lead in that the overriding function is
supervision and less time is spent performing regular Security
Officer duties. Security Officers are distinguished from Police
Officers in that Arizona Law Enforcement Officer Advisory Council
certification is not required, 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 evening shifts.
Examples of Duties:
- Supervises the activities of subordinates.
- Conducts briefings at the start of new shifts to inform
Security Officers of pertinent information regarding campus and
safety/ security matters.
- Schedules security personnel to cover designated facilities
- Patrols assigned areas on foot, checking for fires,
vandalism, suspicious activity or persons or safety/fire
- Investigates and/or reports hazards and 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 assure 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.
- Reviews reports from subordinates for completeness and
activity needing follow-up; provides written and oral reports to
- Responds to alarms and dispatched calls; decides what
actions to take based on situation, facts known and position
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
- Knowledge of security and fire inspection procedures and
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in observing situations and decision making.
- Skill in dealing courteously with the public.
years' experience as a security officer which includes one year in a
lead or supervisory capacity; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills
and abilities have been achieved. Possession of a current Arizona
Type D driver's license is required upon employment.
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