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Job Req ID:  49077

Shift Security Supervisor


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise security and public safety staff, enforce departmental rules and regulations governing officers’ performance, initiate disciplinary action where appropriate.
  • Assists in the setup of weekly guard schedule; monitor assignment of overtime; initiate needed changes to cover unscheduled absences.
  • Investigate campus security incidents; prepare appropriate reports; ensure that proper campus personnel and/or external groups are notified when necessary (i.e., human resources, student affairs, MPD Responds medical emergencies, fire alarms, and directs security personnel as needed.
  • Trains and supervises contract security personnel.  Provides general information at roll calls.
  • Assist in scheduling and conducting fire drills including the maintenance of records for Fire Department inspections.
  • Supervises and ensure accurate, complete, and correct report writing and documentation procedures and techniques, etc.
  • Serve as liaison to the contract guard service, campus personnel, students and other outside constituencies. 
  • Resolve minor complaints or conflicts involving members of the campus community
  • Provide foot patrol of all university grounds and buildings
  • Conduct periodic walkthrough of all occupied buildings, ensures security officers conduct thorough patrols of campus buildings and ground
  • Monitors CCTV and alarm systems and respond to alerts
  • Supervises special events and assigned security personnel
  • Supervises security officers assigned to lock and unlock campus buildings and offices as necessary
  • Maintains security controls for issued University keys; safeguards and controls issued University equipment.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations.
  • Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or security code violators approaches suspicious persons and/or notifies police as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned


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

Schedule: M-F 11pm - 7am.  On-Call one weekend a month. 

LOCATION: JH at SAIS - Washington DC


General Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, assess and analyst performance of security personnel
  • Maintain all security devices and products in good working condition
  • Develop and implement preventative measures against accidents, thefts, and other risks
  • Ensure compliance of applicable policies and regulations while implement security measures
  • Acts as trouble shooter for any problems that might arise during the shift
  • Provide crime prevention training and education to the community we protect
  • Acts as Incident Commander until additional command resources arrive during a crisis
  • Conduct shift-based drills to ensure security personnel readiness
  • Maintains training and development records
  • Monitors and tracks the adherence to time and attendance standards



  • High School diploma/GED required. 
  • Three years related security experience required
  • Must be in possession of a valid state motor vehicle driver's license have and maintain a clean motor vehicle driving record (no more than two current points).
  • Must pass a University criminal background investigation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of law enforcement supervisory/management experience preferred.  
  • Prefer experience involving more complex assignments.
  • Associate of Arts (A.A) degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Liberal Arts, or Social Sciences discipline preferred.  Bachelor’s degree desirable.
  • Successful completion of entrance-level training at an accredited Police Academy preferred.


Classified Title: Campus Police Sergeant 
Working Title: Shift Security Supervisor  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OF 
Starting Salary Range: $19.82 - $27.27 per hour, Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 11pm - 7am.  On-Call one weekend a month.  
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 01-DC:District of Columbia 
Department name: 10000899-Security 
Personnel area: SAIS


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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