Job Req ID:  111849

Security Officer II

We are seeking Campus Security Officer II. Responsibilities include uniformed patrols and crime prevention services to protect life and property; offering proactive support of student and staff initiatives; development and maintenance of a positive rapport with students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding neighborhoods. Responsible for coordinating and cooperating with various University administrators in the preliminary and follow-up investigation of complaints; reporting criminal offenses and disruptions; enforcing University policies and regulations; writing reports and keeping records. This position involves shift work; rotating days off and may include schedule changes as needed to meet the security and safety requirements of the University. Work will be supervised on a daily basis by the on-duty Campus Safety and Security Shift Commander.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Patrol assigned areas on foot, bicycle, Segway Human Transporters, T-3, Patrol Vehicles or any other vehicles assigned for patrolling.
  • Actively participate in crime prevention and community policing activities.
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls for various types of service and take action as appropriate.
  • 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 and enforce campus parking regulations as needed.
  • Provide escorts and other general services as needed, including locking and unlocking buildings and rooms.
  • Work flexible shifts on any day of the week that includes holidays or weekends to assist with operational and special event assignments.
  • Use various computers and other equipment as a routine function of this position.
  • Perform other security related services for the faculty, staff, students, and visitors of The Johns Hopkins University as may be necessary.
  • Provide security for the University's on campus property, facilities, activities.
  • Overtime shifts may be MANDATORY as necessary for security related services. 

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, office equipment, radio, telephone.
  • Ability to become certified to operate Segway’s, T-3’s, Bicycles, or any other equipment assigned in order to assist in performing their essential job functions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary to effectively deal with university students, faculty, staff and the public.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to understand verbal and written direction, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, which includes stressful situations.
  • Ability to work independently in absence of a supervisor, be able to make observations and write clear, concise, accurate reports containing acceptable content with proper grammar and punctuation reflecting these observations.
  • Ability to interact with the general public, students, staff and faculty in a collaborative manner.
  • Must be able to work ALL shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime shifts.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with university mental health professionals in stressful situations involving university personnel.

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications

  • Should be proficient in using multiple computer software programs designed to prepare reports and other documents relative to the position (i.e. MicroSoft Word, Excel, Power Point etc.).
  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including automobiles, Segways, T-3 Vehicles, bicycles, office equipment, radio, telephone, computers with current word processing programs and other applicable software, etc.

Physical Requirements

  • Successfully complete a physical/health screening examination by the Office of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes a drug screening; successfully meet and maintain Campus Safety and Security physical requirements.
  • Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work and officers must be able to remain on feet for extended periods of time, as well as stoop, kneel, crouch, lift, carry, push, pull, climb, balance, walk, and run.
  • Run moderate distances and/or go up and /or down flights of steps, read, interpret, and understand University policies and procedures.
  • This position is required to work outdoors in all weather conditions, withstand exposure to inclement weather.
  • This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma/GED. 


  • Must pass a university criminal background investigation; have and maintain a clean motor vehicle driving record (no more than two current points).
  • Must be able to successfully complete a physical/health screening examination.
  • Must also be able to successfully meet and maintain Campus Safety and Security physical requirements.
  • Completion of basic security officer training, field training and related training required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior security or law enforcement experience.



Classified Title: Security Officer II 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Security Officer II   
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OB  
Starting Salary Range: Min $15.25 - Max $22.00 (Target Rate $16.82) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Shift Work / Rotating Days off / 8 hours day 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt 
Location: Homewood Campus 
Department name: 10001621-Campus and Community Patrol 
Personnel area: University Administration 



Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law

Accommodation Information
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Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
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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