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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Security Officer,Sr
Position Classification Code: O3001
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 05
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under general supervision, responsible for protecting organization premises and property. On a routine basis, inspects grounds to ensure security requirements are met. Controls and monitors access to buildings. May be required to enforce parking regulations and report fire and safety hazards. Reports atypical situations to management. May use electronic surveillance equipment. Requires the ability to react quickly in sensitive situations. Frequently reports to a security supervisor or a security manager.
Standard Duties:
React to lethal force threats. Control access to areas. Escort individuals to/from campus locations when there are indications of potential lethal violence, to include escorting employees transporting currency standby during potentially disruptive situations. Remove individuals from areas (without use of force unless immediate danger to self or others). Crowd management. Traffic control in parking lots or on streets within the campus at direction of a police officer. Assist police officers in the detention and monitoring of criminal suspects. Respond to and evaluate duress alarms. Warn individuals regarding prohibited conduct. Conduct consensual searches of bags and persons, to include use of metal detectors. Secure crime scenes. Provide first aid/CPR during medical emergencies. Identify and report unsafe conditions, to include fires, facility damage, inoperable safety equipment, etc. Activate alarm(s) as necessary. Prepare and submit standardized reports. Patrol through designated areas (inside and/or outside; on foot or with a vehicle). Check/verify buildings are secure. Observe and report suspicious behavior. Assist in facility evacuations. Monitor or review video camera footage (no administrative rights). Request assistance from police and/or higher level security personnel. Provide information to individuals (e.g., directions, general campus information, etc.). Safely operate motor vehicles, to include providing rides to students, employees, or visitors. Lock doors and arm alarm systems as needed. Perform miscellaneous security-related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of federal, state, and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of a commercial passenger vehicle.
Skill in providing protection services to individuals on campus; Skill in utilizing security equipment and systems.
Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports; Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures; Ability to drive motor vehicles; Ability to detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel; Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School diploma or GED
   Experience- No previous work experience required
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License- Minimum Age - 21 years old or older [must be able to legally purchase/carry a handgun] Certifications/License- Must complete minimum of 80 hours of initial training and obtain certification through NMSU Police Department within six (6) months from the date of hire; Must have a current NM driver’s license or valid driver’s license (eligible for a NM Driver’s License if legal resident of another state) and obtain NMSU driving permit upon hire. Special Requirements- Must pass background check by NMSU Police Department, to include fingerprints.
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