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Security Officer
Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota
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Date Posted March 26, 2019
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Job Title

Security Officer

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Position Specifics



Non Exempt (Paid hourly)


Full Time

If part time, hours to be worked weekly


Working Schedule

12 Months

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Position Summary Information


Purpose of this Position

The Security Officer is responsible for maintaining safety and security for the members of the Carleton community and the physical property of Carleton College. In addition, security personnel are the first call for help for medical and criminal emergencies and after-hour maintenance problems.

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), benefit eligible position with a rotating schedule to include nights, weekends, and holidays.

The hiring range for this position is $21 to $22 per hour, based on qualifications.

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities

Medical/Psychological Emergencies:

  • Provide emergency first aid treatment and triage for all medical and psychological emergencies. Provide transportation as needed. Notify Carleton College administrators of emergency medical and/or psychological emergencies when appropriate.

Criminal Emergencies:

  • Provide first response to criminal emergencies on Carleton College property. Assist the Shift Supervisor/conduct on-campus investigations into criminal incidents. Notify appropriate law enforcement agency for violations of state, local, and federal laws. Notify appropriate Carleton College administrators, Carleton College and/or Rice County counseling and/or support services when necessary.

Fire, Intrusion, Mechanical, Emergency Telephones, and Panic Alarms:

  • Provide emergency response to all fire, intrusion, mechanical, and panic alarms and contact appropriate personnel for assistance when necessary. Assist residential hall staff in conducting fire drills each term. Conduct tests of Emergency Telephones/Communications on a monthly basis.

Carleton College Policies and Procedures:

  • Enforce and investigate violations of Carleton College policies and procedures as stated in the “Student Handbook”. Provide emergency notification of appropriate Carleton College administrators of policies and procedures violations when necessary. Provide notification to campus community via e2Campus Mass Notification System of emergencies/potential emergencies (e.g. tornado warning) on/near campus.

Physical Security:

  • Provide physical security for all Carleton College buildings and/or property. Follow routine locking and unlocking procedures for all academic buildings. Follow routine arming and disarming schedules for all campus intrusion alarms. Provide locking and unlocking services and maintenance checks for all student-housing facilities during break periods.

CBORD Access Control System and Nice Vision Systems:

  • Monitor and respond to all access control alarm activity. Issue temporary access control badges after hours. Conduct investigations and verifications, Schedule doors for locking and unlocking as requested. Program access control system software. Run alarm activity reports as needed. Report system malfunctions to system administrators.

Maintenance Emergencies:

  • Provide response to all after hours maintenance requests for college owned buildings and property. When unable to correct maintenance problems, the Security Shift Supervisor is responsible for notifying appropriate maintenance personnel.

Custodial Emergencies:

  • Respond to and take corrective action for all after hours custodial services emergency calls.

Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control:

  • Enforce parking regulations on property owned or leased by Carleton College. Issue citations, assess fines, and authorize auto clamping/towing of vehicles parked in violation of an established parking regulation. Direct traffic at special events as necessary.

Access Control:

  • Provide access control to high security areas on campus. Provide access control for persons wanting to gain access to academic buildings after hours. Provide emergency lockout assistance for all residential halls, off-campus college owned student, faculty, and staff housing. Provide general locking and unlocking services for all campus facilities.

Assist with Guesthouse Management:

  • Assist guests with climate control, custodial, room key, reservations, and transportation problems.

Additional Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide emergency assistance for fleet vehicles.

  • Provide safe escort services for all students, faculty, and staff. Write detailed reports of all incidents occurring during shift. Complete Maintenance Requests Forms for all maintenance problems discovered during shift. Provide training for Provide information to students, faculty, staff, and visitors as requested.

  • Establish and maintain trust and confidence within the campus community, outside law enforcement agencies and surrounding neighborhood.

Supervision Received and Exercised:

  • This position does not exercise direct supervision. This position reports to the Director of Security and Emergency Management.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • EMT, First Responder, or Advanced First Aid certification.

  • Basic computer skills required.

  • Driver’s license and ability to be insured by the college.

Physical Demands or Working Environment Requirements:

  • Repetitive lifting of light weight objects (10-15 lbs.), frequent bending or stooping with activities. Work involves high risk with exposure to potentially dangerous situations, unusual environmental issues that require a range of safety and other precautions.

This position will work the following rotating schedule from 6:00PM-4:00AM, these are 10-hour shifts. It is an 8-week rotation/cycle schedule:

5 days on then/3 days off, 5/3, 5/3, 5/4, 4/4, 4/4, 4/3 the cycle repeats. During the cycle, one would work 4 weekends, followed by 3 weekends off, then a 1/2 weekend off after which the cycle repeats itself.

Opportunities for schedule changes are based on service years and/or shift preference.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in related field.

  • Security experience in a college/university setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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