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Campus Security Officer


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We are looking for a dedicated and vigilant Campus Security Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for students, staff, and visitors by patrolling and monitoring premises and personnel. The role involves securing premises and personnel by patrolling property, monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points, and permitting entry. The Campus Security Officer will also be responsible for preventing losses and damage by reporting irregularities and restraining trespassers. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail, excellent observation skills, and the ability to act quickly and responsibly.


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  • Patrol campus to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
  • Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
  • Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Circulate among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property.
  • Answer telephone calls to take messages, answer questions, and provide information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force when necessary.
  • Operate detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Inspect and adjust security systems, equipment, and machinery to ensure operational use and to detect evidence of tampering.


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  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Previous experience in security, law enforcement, or other related fields.
  • Ability to handle physical workload.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of state laws and regulations.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Potential interview questions

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  • Have you ever had to handle a difficult situation at work? How did you handle it?
  • What would you do if you noticed a student acting suspiciously?
  • How would you handle a situation where a visitor refuses to leave the campus?
  • What steps would you take to ensure the safety of students during an emergency?
  • How would you handle a situation where you had to enforce a rule that was unpopular with students?