University of Utah Security Officer I in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/05/2018

Requisition Number PRN07863N

Job Title Security Officer I

Working Title Security Officer I

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week up to 16 hours per week

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Summary

As needed Sunday to Saturday; rotating shifts.

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area President

Department 00471 - Public Safety

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $13.19/hour

Close Date

Job Summary

Secures buildings to avoid theft and property damage throughout the University. Applies preventive measures to insure possible hazards are minimized.


1. Unlocks University buildings at the beginning of each work day and secures University property by locking buildings and turning off lights and other electrical devices unintentionally left on after office hours.

2. Patrols the University, inspecting buildings, examining doors and windows, and checking for intrusions.

3. Assists the Fire Department by answering fire alarms with fire fighters and unlocking buildings and barriers to permit entry.

4. Assist Police Department by investigating disturbances and referring the call to police if a violation of the law has occurred.

5. Maintains appropriate logs to advise department heads of potential security problems.

6. Provides special services to the University community such as locking and unlocking offices, escorting individuals and assisting patrons and visitors with directions.

7. Monitors the security of controlled substances and expensive equipment through closed-circuit television to prevent theft.

8. Assists hospital staff during medical emergencies by managing crowd control.

In collaboration with a supervisor, incumbents may need to determine when to restrain combative patients, detain persons suspected of criminal activity or trespassing and/or contact University Police for assistance.

Depending on the department or area of service, the following may apply:

•The incumbent is exposed to potentially stressful or dangerous situations that result from human behavior and hostile situations that may become threatening, necessitating the use of physical force.

•The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb or run up/down stairs, kneel, crouch or crawl and occasional use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Incumbents occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and must be physically capable of restraining a combative patient or trespasser. Specific vision requirements include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust vision with corrective measures.

•The incumbent is expected to participate in a rotating on-call schedule , 24-hours a day, seven days a week, work weekends and holidays, and to handle emergencies particularly during special events on campus.

•The incumbent might be required to obtain International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security (I.A.H.S.S.) certification after six months of being hired in areas where the Director of Public Safety has determined it to be essential.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required:

Often: Office environment, outdoor environment, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise (there is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level), exposure to animals, atmospheric conditions (conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation)

Seldom: Oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids)

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, walking

Often: Sitting, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), repetitive foot motion (such as using foot controls), bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling, balancing, reaching overhead, pulling, pushing, lifting – up to 50 pounds, lifting – over 50 pounds


This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma,GEDor equivalency; successfully pass a background check; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. A valid Utah Driver’s License also required.


Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.