Find Your Next
Security Job

Search for the best security jobs near you. Take the next step and search below with SGO.

1 weeks ago

Safety & Security Officer

You must sign in to apply for this position. Sign In

Job Description


Ottawa University (established in 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts universities in the United States, is a multi-campus system serving approximately 4000 students through its campuses in Kansas (Ottawa, Kansas- Residential Campus and Overland Park, Kansas- Adult Programs); Arizona (Surprise Residential Campus and OUAZ Adult Programs); Wisconsin (Brookfield Adult Programs); and our OU ONLINE PROGRAM based out of Overland Park, Kansas.

Ottawa University is a regionally accredited, church-related, private university that strives to integrate faith, learning, and life in the academic experiences of students.


The primary responsibility of the Ottawa University residential campus security department is to provide a safe and secure environment for university students, employees, and visitors. Secondarily, this department is responsible for protecting campus facilities, property, and personal property of all common to the campus. The nature of the position requires night and weekend duty.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB (provide list of items which are essential to effective outcomes in this role):

  • Carry out safety and security patrols throughout the day, covering the entire campus, assuring the ongoing safety of all OU constituents.
  • Work with the Director of Campus Safety & Security, Surprise Residential Campus, Surprise, AZ to perform routine inspections, tests, and other processes as needed
  • Respond to emergency situations when necessary; take prompt action to eliminate immediate danger to life or property. Contact Police and Fire personnel to respond if needed. Assist in building evacuations, when needed. Assist in perimeter control, when necessary, which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Reports life threatening conditions and/or property loss/damage to proper authorities. Provide assistance in accordance with training and common sense and/or stands by until help arrives.
  • Must be observant for suspicious/irregular or threatening activities across facilities. Must be available to provide assistance and security in escorting students and employees to appropriate destinations. Must always be highly visible and available for student and employee safety needs.
  • Requires regular inspection tours, on foot, of assigned buildings which requires the employee to walk long distances, climb stairs, and may subject the employee to extreme weather conditions. Inspections include checking doors, windows, and gates. Must monitor people in buildings requiring authorization for being there and requiring those not authorized to leave. Maintain an awareness of route information such as building hours, fire and intrusion alarm status, and on-going maintenance problems. Stay knowledgeable of state fire codes, university safety guidelines, and policies governing university buildings.
  • Safeguards the university against hazards, safety problems, and property damage. Ensure appropriate illumination of buildings to include exits and stairwell lights. Inspect buildings with an eye toward utility conservation. Takes prompt action to eliminate immediate danger to life or property.
  • Must work cooperatively with others providing a courteous, complete and efficient service. Must maintain proper care and control of department equipment and vehicles. Participate in and/or provide training as required. Must have a positive work attendance, work in a variety of environments and climatic conditions, have flexibility to work evenings and weekend hours, and the willingness to work overtime as necessary. Represent the University in a positive and responsive manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required which may be with little or no advance notice. May involve standing for long periods of time and/or exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Will work closely with other Ottawa University Arizona departments and assist as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Model and encourage collaboration among University departments assuring effective communication and operations.
  • Understand the University’s policies and, procedures, and exercise good judgment accordingly. Assure that University and student information is managed in a confidential and ethical manner in accordance with the University’s Code of Conduct and Ethics.
  • Provide leadership through conduct, attitude, and professionalism. Represent the University to students, external groups, faculty, and staff in a way that reflects positively on the University.
  • Be mindful and supportive of the overall Mission of Ottawa University.
  • Exercise Inclusivity in your daily actions accruing alignment within expectations of the University’s Diversity Statement.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

REQUIRED EDUCATION: (education based on essential job duties and requirements consistent with business necessity): High School Diploma or equivalent required; training in a related field preferred.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: (experience based on requirements in role and are consistent with business necessity) 3-5 years related work experience; prior safety related work experience preferred.

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: List required and/or preferred certification, industry specific requirements, required or preferred use of equipment, and all necessary job skills, abilities, and knowledge competencies) Provide a list of items below:

  • Display effective use of professional judgment and discretion
  • Display strong communication skills.
  • Be able to react quickly and respond in a helpful manner.
  • Physically able to provide assistance and protection to others in any situation.

(Physical attributes required to perform job duties with or without reasonable accommodation - examples: sitting, lifting #, bending, driving, environmental factors or elements, noise level, stairs in a building, or other factors that will affect working conditions). Provide a list of items below:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, go up and down stairs, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, agility and dexterity to work in small spaces.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.


  • If YES, list type and approximate percentage: None
  • Responsible for driving students and University vehicles as part of job duties (YES/NO): No

You must sign in to apply for this position. Sign In

Recent Job Listings

Upgrade Your Security Resume

No more guessing what to put on your resume. With SGO’s resume builder, simply input your information. Our tool makes job applications seamless.