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Job Req ID:  17268

Security Officer II


The General Nature or Purpose of the Job:

Campus Security Officers provide security services for all facilities and activities of the Peabody Institute. Responsibilities include uniformed patrols and crime prevention services to protect life and property; offering proactive support of student and staff initiatives; developing and maintaining a positive rapport with students, faculty, staff, visitors and members of the surrounding neighborhoods; coordinating and cooperating with various University administrators in the preliminary investigation of complaints; reporting criminal offenses and disruptions; enforcing University policies and regulations; writing reports and keeping records; monitoring electronic surveillance equipment and key access control.


Assists with monitoring alarm systems and closed circuit equipment. Responds to emergency medical situations and applies first aid until emergency medics arrive on site. Works closely with the Resident Advisors and student housing personnel


Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Institute was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, through its degree-granting Conservatory and its community-based Preparatory music and dance school, Peabody trains musicians and dancers of every age and at every level.  Each year Peabody stages nearly 850 public concerts and performances.  Peabody is one of the nine divisions that comprise the Johns Hopkins University.


NOTE: This is a casual (as needed/part-time) position and is not benefits eligible. Multiple positions are available.

NOTE: This is a non-sworn, unarmed position within the current security organization.


The Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:

On a daily basis, these Security Officers:

  • Patrol assigned areas on foot.
  • Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities.
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service.
  • Conduct preliminary investigations, maintain confidentiality while writing clear, concise and accurate reports.
  • Conduct security inspection of University facilities and areas, reporting conditions as may be necessary.
  • Direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
  • Provide escorts and other general services, including locking and unlocking buildings and rooms.
  • Perform other security related services for the faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University as may be necessary.
  • Provide security for the University’s on and off campus property, facilities, and activities.


Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • Acceptable completion of basic security officer training and related training required.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a physical/health screening examination by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes a drug screening.
  • Must be able to successfully meet and maintain Campus Safety and Security physical requirements.


Additional Qualifications:

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to climb stairs.
  • Ability to work in all kinds of weather.


Classified Title: Security Officer II 
Working Title: Security Officer II 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OB 
Starting Salary Range: $13.00 - $15.65 per hour
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: up to 19 hours per week 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 07-MD:Peabody Institute 
Department name: 10000988-Security 
Personnel area: Peabody


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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