Job Req ID:  88696

Security Officer II

Campus Security Officers provide security services for all facilities and activities of the Peabody Institute. We are seeking a Security Officer II. 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. 


This role 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 


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



Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

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 


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • 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.

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
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OB 
Starting Salary: $15.00/hr
Employee group: Casual / On Call 
Schedule: Hours may Vary 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Peabody Institute 

Department name: Security 
Personnel area: Peabody


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


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