Campus Security Officer

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 470900 - Police
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

This position is a non-sworn, uniformed officer. The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

Salary Grade:  10

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

Mississippi State University Police Department is charged with providing for the safety of all the students, faculty, staff, and guests who attend class, work, live, and visit our campus, and with the security of university buildings and property. The department provides a comprehensive array of law enforcement services through a dedicated staff of more than 34 sworn, state commissioned police officers and 16 full-time support personnel. MSU Police Dept. is accredited by both CALEA and the MS Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

Area of Specialization:

College Campus Security/Law Enforcement

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Performs foot and vehicle patrols of campus to monitor behavior, buildings, and property and communicates necessary campus safety information to the University Police Department.
2. Physically secure buildings as scheduled.
3. Opening and securing rooms and buildings at the request of authorized individuals.
4. Providing safety escorts as needed.
5. Patrols campus buildings and property to ensure the security of the facilities/areas.
6. Escort maintenance personnel to assigned inconspicuous areas for repairs after hours.
7. Maintain radio communication with other safety personnel and officers on campus.
8. Responds to activation of alarm systems including campus-wide electronic sensor alarm alerts.
9. Write and submit incident reports to assigned supervisor or law enforcement officer.
10. Other duties may include training additional security officers and as assisting with crowd control and/or directing traffic during special events.
11. Perform other assigned work-related duties as required.
12. Ability to work in stressful situations and deescalate potential violent activity.

The above essential duties are representative of major duties in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Two (2) years' previous work experience
Focus: Security related acumen.

Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol testing.
Must possess valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Education beyond minimum
2. Previous work experience
3. Certification in CPR/First Aid
4. Good physical condition

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to work within a team and foster professionalism in job assignment
2. Ability to work in stressful situations and deescalate potential violent activity
3. Demonstrated vigilance for safety and deterrence of criminal activity

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Must be available to work rotating shifts (including nights & weekends), out-of-doors, and in a variety of assignments including foot, vehicle, and bicycle patrol.
2. Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc.
3. Frequent-Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; travel or irregular hours often anticipated; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; may involve conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis.
4. Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing or balancing, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting, up to 50 pounds.
5. Job occasionally requires sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.
6. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically, ability to distinguish colors.

Instructions for Applying:

Link to apply:

Please apply online at Although not required, please consider submitting a resume and cover letter along with your application. If you hold any degrees and/or certifications, please attach proof of such upon submitting your application online.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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