Security Officer (Temporary) - Lambuth Campus

University Of Memphis
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$15.00
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number SAECC2650

Advertised Title Security Officer (Temporary) - Lambuth Campus Campus Location Lambuth Campus (Jackson, TN) Position Number Temporary Category Temporary Employees Department Police Services Minimum Position Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and one (1) year of security experience where duties included patrol observation, reporting unsafe conditions, and assisting in the apprehension of lawbreakers. (Prior experience in a university, college, hospital or setting preferred). Must have a valid driver's license in order to drive a patrol car, if necessary. Must be able to obtain a State Certification as a security officer within 90 days of employment.

Special Conditions

Applicants will be assessed every two weeks beginning August 14, 2022.

Must pass a physical exam, psychological exam, and consent to a pre-employment background investigation and fingerprints. Must be able to participate and have a passing score of 80% in testing of proper usage and deployment in handcuffing techniques and Armament Systems and Procedures (ASP) Baton. Must be able to successfully participate and function after receiving a two-second facial spray of a chemical agent.

An official transcript or documentation to verify education must be submitted the Human Resources Department prior to first day of employment if selected for a position.

Work Schedule

The standard shifts are 5:00 am to 3:00 pm, 3:00 pm to 1:00 am, and 7:00 pm to 5:00 am. Hours will vary and shifts will rotate based on needs with a maximum of 32 hours each week. This position is required to report to the designated work location to ensure the operation of essential campus functions or departments during an emergency, or when the University has suspended or delayed operations.

Posting Date 10/13/2022 Closing Date Open Until Screening Begins No Hiring Range $15.00 per hour Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time: Benefits Ineligible Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk considerable distances on campus. The employee frequently is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

Additional Working Conditions Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Is this posting for UofM employees only? No Positions Supervised Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to perform a variety of security duties, such as providing security services and enforcing laws, rules, and regulations to protect lives and property within assigned areas.

Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships and develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

Ability to perceive others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Ability to talk to others to convey information effectively.

Additional Position Information

The Security Guard performs a variety of security duties to include security patrols, monitoring and authorizing entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises. This position circulates among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order and protect property.

Benefits of Employment (Applies to full-time employees only)

Job Duties

Duties & Responsibilities

Patrols the campus to deter crime and maintain building security.

Duties & Responsibilities

Patrols parking facilities to prevent theft and vandalism and to issue citations as appropriate.

Duties & Responsibilities

Writes reports of daily activities and irregularities such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.

Duties & Responsibilities

Calls police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or the presence of unauthorized persons.

Duties & Responsibilities

Answers alarms and investigates disturbances.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assists police officers in apprehending, arresting, and filing charges on suspects when appropriate.

Duties & Responsibilities

Responds to security alarms checking for intruders and burglars.

Duties & Responsibilities

Makes building checks to ensure locked doors, closed windows, lights turned off or on as appropriate.

Duties & Responsibilities

Provides security escort service for students and employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

Performs other related duties as required.

Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • YES
  • NO
  • Are you willing to work at the Lambuth campus in Jackson, TN?
  • Yes
  • No
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