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Security Officer

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Working Title Security Officer
Position Number HR3471
Department POLICE
Location Norfolk, VA
Type of Position Hourly
Type of Job Hourly/Wage
EEO Category D Protective Service Workers
Job Description


This position will provide security services for Old Dominion University. Other duties include: monitor main and satellite campus grounds to ensure staff, students and visitors are safe; make inspections of designated priority areas on a routine basis; and identify and assist with the investigation of minor or suspicious matters.

Type of Recruitment
Knowledge, skills and abilities

Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions to complete assigned tasks and reports. Basic familiarity with personal computers to include Microsoft Office, Outlook etc. Ability to perform essential physical requirements which include standing and/or walking for extended periods. Ability to perform required tasks during periods of inclement weather. Ability to maintain a neat and clean appearance/uniform and report for duty on time. Ability to provide security services which includes working inside and outside of building during various hours of the day.

Special licenses, registration or certification

Valid driver’s license and insurable record. Ability to obtain the DCJS CSO Campus Security Officer Certification within one year of employment.

Education or training

High school diploma or GED.

Level and type of experience

Some security experience.

Preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification

Some training in security work. Associate degree. Member of professional security organization i.e., ASIS International, CCP (Certified Protection Professional). Experience and training as a Campus Security Officer. Experience working with security related technologies, surveillance cameras, access control, etc.

Conditions of Employment

Must work a rotating shift schedule which includes days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Some overtime required. Must successfully pass a criminal background investigation. Considered “essential personnel” for emergency conditions/inclement weather and expected to report to duty during those conditions.

Hourly (wage) employees are restricted to working 29 hours per week on average or 1500 hours in total in the May 1 – April 30 period. This position does not have health insurance, retirement, or leave.

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary is commensurate with education and experience and begins at $ - 12.36 per hour part-time

Posting Detail Information

Job Requisition Number S00588
Job Open To General Public
Open Date 12/04/2017
Close Date 01/05/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary


Criminal Background Check The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.
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Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor 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. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license and an insurable driving record?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Other Document