Security Officer, Senior

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Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Safety and Security, Senior-Level

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To ensure the safety and security of residents, staff, buildings, and grounds; respond to emergencies; perform related work.

Department Overview:

The Boise State University’s Department of Public Safety is responsible for more than ”people safety”. In addition to Campus Security, our team includes the University's Emergency Management Department, Transportation (Shuttle buses and Cycle Learning Center), Campus Parking, and Integrated Security Technology. Our Department of Public Safety employees are responsible for the safety of everyone on campus through a variety of programs. We believe in supporting our team members in all roles of their life. We offer flexible scheduling, competitive pay rates, meaningful and impactful work, and healthy teams. Public Safety will encourage you to take time doing what is most important to you, whether that is spending time with family, traveling, or increasing your education. We want the best employees. If you are a high performer who's gotten lost at other organizations who just don't seem to get it, come meet us. We are different and always seeking ways to improve. Apply and let us prove it!

Level Scope:

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

● Responds to calls for assistance; assists in calming, controlling, and restraining combative, intoxicated, and/or aggressive individuals; maintains surveillance of potentially volatile situations; contacts local law enforcement agencies for assistance regarding potential problem situations; directs and participates in searches of buildings and surrounding area; assures timely evacuation in case of fire or other disaster; prepares written reports.
● Provides for safety and security of residents and staff; enforces university policies and procedures; patrols campus and outbuildings to prevent vandalism and detect fires; patrols buildings ensuring that doors are locked and searches the facility when a door is found unlocked; observes movement on campus and uses radio to advise of disturbances or suspicious occurrences; reports safety hazards; conducts searches for contraband; investigates vandalism and theft; checks and logs security lights; reports mechanical malfunctions; may be asked to be the signing party on a police citation as a University representative; may make minor emergency maintenance repairs to ensure safety; may check the steam pressure and water level in the boilers.
● Escort residents to and from living areas; may provide back-up services for living unit personnel; may maintain precautions to prevent runaways and unauthorized absences of residents; may transport residents to and from area hospital, airport, or other points of origin/destination.

● Assist housing staff in the residence halls and campus housing areas with issues such as domestic disturbances, drug/alcohol incidents, disruptive/mentally disturbed subjects, fire alarms, etc. when requested.
● Provide initial assessment and intervention on confrontations between individuals on university-owned properties.
● Communicate security-related needs and information to various Boise State University departments, Boise Police Department (including university dispatch officers), and other on-campus entities via person-to-person contact, telephone, e-mail, etc.
● Give safety presentations to groups or individuals; standby/assist Housing, Dean of Students, and other staff members when they are conducting interviews, advising people of discipline procedures or termination, escort people in and out of University-owned/occupied buildings and/or spaces.
● Support DPS operations and complete lock-out and jumpstarts as requested.

● Perform other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective security operations.
● Ability to communicate and convey information effectively.
● Good knowledge of self-defense measures, First Aid/CPR/AED, security problems and safety hazards as they relate to the university setting which includes a large complex of buildings and grounds, students, staff, faculty, and community members.
● Experience performing investigations incidental to security activities and completing investigative reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of:

  • Building security procedures.


  • Applying fire and life safety hazards.
  • Evaluating and handling disturbances and security emergencies reading, applying, and following written and oral instructions.
  • Writing reports, investigative reports, or detailed documentation.
    Typing or using a keyboard.

A valid Driver's License is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Prior experience at an educational institution
● First Aid CPR
● ICS: 100, 200 and 700
● Current knowledge of best practices in security fields
● At least 2 years of experience in a security-related field, preferably in a college or university setting.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary of $20.00/per hour. Boise State University has impressive Benefits and Total Rewards offerings that go past just Health Insurance. From employer-paid life insurance to severely reduced tuition for employees and their family members, there are limitless reasons to join the Boise State Family. If you would like more information on everything Boise State has to offer please visit our website:

  • Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho: 
    • Employee contributions: 7.16% University contributions: 11.94% 
  • Tuition Fee Waiver: for self, spouse, and dependents
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance 
  • Time Off
    • Holidays
    • Sick Leave
    • Vacation Leave
    • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Required Application Materials:

To be considered for this position, please submit the following material:
● Resume
● Cover Letter
● Three References

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Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement. Boise State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 426-1616 or
Jeanne Clery Act
Each year, Boise State University prepares an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report as part of the University's commitment to safety and security on campus and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on the main Boise State campus, all of Boise State's separate campuses, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State's campuses. Also included in the report are the University's institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security, including those related to sexual assault, campus alerts, drug and alcohol use, and others. You can obtain a copy of the report by accessing the following website or you can request a copy of the report by contacting the University's Department of Public Safety at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706; by calling 208-426-6911; or by sending an email to
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report