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Security Officer-INR

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Work Type: Staff/Classified
Location: Trumbull Campus
Category: Part-time
Home Org/Dept: Dean, Trumbull Campus - Trumbull Campus [700060]

Job Title:

 Security Officer-INR

Physical Location:

 Trumbull Campus - Warren, OH



Basic Function:

Maintains security of designated area (e.g., buildings, grounds, sales floor); reports threatening or unusual conditions to appropriate authority (e.g., fire dept., police dept., paramedics). Reports to Security Supervisor or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Patrols and inspects designated area (e.g., buildings, grounds, sales floor); checks for fire or safety hazards, damage, unauthorized or disorderly persons, and/or shoplifters; ensures doors and windows are secure, locks and unlocks buildings.

Reports threatening or unusual conditions to supervisor or appropriate authority (e.g., police dept., fire dept., paramedics) by telephone or radio; apprehends and detains violators until police arrive; sounds alarm and assures orderly evacuation of buildings in event of emergency.

Ensures fire extinguishers, alarm systems, emergency and exit lighting are operable; sets alarms.

Maintains log of activity during shift; completes incident reports.

Provides escort service, assists visitors, provides general information, warns persons of rule infractions (e.g., carrying forbidden objects) or violations (e.g., parking in prohibited area).

Operates service vehicles to patrol area and pick up and deliver materials.

May appear and testify in Student Conduct Court and civil court.

May provide assistance in performing groundskeeping (e.g., shovel and plow snow, apply salt to walkways), custodial (e.g., mop and wax floors, replenish supplies in restrooms), and maintenance duties (e.g., paint, unplug stopped drains, change ballasts in lights).

May train and direct student or temporary employees; may participate in training new employees.

Performs related duties as required.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of one year of security or related experience.


Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record.

Knowledge Of:

Security and safety issues
Criminal and civil laws concerning proper apprehension of violators, if required by position
Basic plumbing, carpentry and electrical wiring, if required by position

Skill In:

Interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone (e.g., to assist public, communicate with authorities)

Ability To:

Recognize threatening and unusual conditions and take appropriate action
Remember a sequence of events and details
Read, write and accurately follow oral and written instructions
Demonstrate physical dexterity
Lift 50 pounds, if required by position

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

May be exposed to variable weather conditions; requires moderate physical effort involving extended periods of walking and standing; may work varied hours and shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays; requires on-campus travel, may require occasional off-campus travel.

Working Schedule:

Varies to mee the needs of the university. 

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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