Employment Opportunities

Date PostedMay 12, 2014
Closing DateOngoing
Job Requisition Number102226
Position TitleSecurity Officer
Position TypeCS PT
DepartmentSafety & Security
Pay Benefits and Work Schedule
$11.41 per hour

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- Class D FL Security License information must be included along with the application to be considered.

Responsible for ensuring traffic safety, protection of college property and personnel and the preservation of good order. Officers are assigned to rotating shifts, and shift assignments are based on department need.

1. Patrols parking areas in an effort to prevent unauthorized loitering, parking, thefts, and vandalism. Requires the ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.
2. Regulates parking and traffic to prevent accidents and congestion. Requires the ability to distinguish colors.
3. Opens and lock down buildings at the close of classes and operation. Requires the ability to climb stairs on a regular basis.
4. Records information on persons entering buildings after business hours and identify persons on college property when the college is closed.
5. Patrols building interiors and walkways.
6. Offers assistance to college personnel, students, and visitors in a courteous and professional manner. Requires the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
7. Responds to emergencies of a medical, criminal and mechanical nature. Requires the ability to run when necessary, the ability to maneuver in small spaces, and the ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.
8. Investigates incidents that occur, interviews participants and witnesses, completes incident reports, and documents these issues.
9. Issues citations for parking violations.
10. Participates in security duties as required.
11. Performs other site and position specific responsibilities as assigned.

1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
2. Valid Florida driver’s license or a valid license from another state with the ability to obtain a Florida license within 30 days.
3. Certified in CPR/First Aid. If not currently certified, must become certified within 6 months of employment.
4. Security or related training certificate that meets or exceeds security requirements under Florida Statute 493.5203 [Class D License required].
5. Demonstrated experience utilizing Microsoft Office programs (Word).
1. Experience as a security officer/guard or in a position with similar duties desired.

1. Knowledge of security operations and procedures.
2. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
3. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as critical thinking ability.
4. Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
5. Ability to enforce regulations consistently.
6. Ability to describe people and objects in accurate detail.
7. Ability to operate a PC and compose reports in Microsoft Word.
8. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
9. Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
10. Ability to exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor.
11. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Per College Policy 1.020 and 2.020, and College Procedure 2.0350:
1. Final hire/appointment of a candidate offered employment in this position is contingent upon the candidate's successful completion of a job-related physical ability assessment.
2. Current employees may be referred for a job-related physical ability assessment or reassessment upon their supervisor’s recommendation and subsequent approval by the Office of Human Resources, or upon the recommendation of the Office of Human Resources.

1. Works primarily outdoors and is exposed to sun and other weather conditions.

This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Conditions of Employment
Finalists and individuals recommended for employment at Seminole State College may be subject to background investigations and fingerprinting in compliance with Florida Statute 1001.64; and Seminole State College Policy 1.020; 2.020. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be conducted for all new employees, and for rehired employees who have had a break in service for one year or more. The Office of Human Resources will determine which background checks shall be conducted for each position, based upon its review of job descriptions and the responsibilities of the position. These include, but are not limited to, positions that have access to money, master keys, security-sensitive areas and confidential information; positions that have the capability to create, delete, and alter records; and positions that are responsible for the care and instruction of children. The College will conduct various types of background checks which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background, credit check, driver's license check, previous employment and references.
How to Apply
All applicants including employees of Seminole State College must scan, upload and attach "Required" documents to their electronic application to be considered.


TO ATTACH DOCUMENTS: On the Careers Home page select the "Cover Letters and Attachments" link, then "Add Attachments" to attach documents. Applicants must include work history even if attaching a resume.

For positions requiring a degree, scan, upload and attach copies of your transcripts showing your name and the date your degree was conferred to be considered for the position (unofficial copies accepted). This applies to internal and external applicants.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Seminole State College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discriminatory employment actions against and treatment of employees and applicants for employment based on actual or perceived race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable Federal, State or local law.
Other Information

Seminole State College of Florida adheres to Florida’s Veteran’s Preference laws by providing preference in hiring to covered job applicants. Moreover, in recognition of the valuable contributions made by veterans, the College also considers any applicant’s military service background when filling job positions not covered by Veteran’s Preference laws.

To claim Veteran's Preference for eligible positions, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application to claim Veterans' Preference.


Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States are required to obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts and degrees. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

This evaluation must be submitted at the time of application. We recommend World Education Services at P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, telephone (212) 966-6311 or email address www.wes.org. The interview process may be delayed until such a review has been completed.

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