Security Officer

Job ID 2022-1457
Job Locations
Budgeted Salary Range
$16.00 (minimum) - $17.84 (midpoint) per hour

Location, Job Title, Benefits

Rocky Vista University in Ivins, UT has an opening for a

Security Officer


$16.00 (minimum) - $17.84 (midpoint) per hour


To be considered for this position applicants should submit a resume/cover letter and salary requirements.




The posted salary range represents the minimum to the midpoint within RVU’s compensation plan.   RVU’s full compensation structure provides a minimum to a maximum range.  The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials.


RVU offers benefits that include 2 weeks accrued paid vacation days per year, 12 accrued sick days per year, personal days, 13 ½ paid holidays (if security officer works holiday you will be paid time and ½ instead of holiday pay) and 401(K) match up to 7% based on employee’s contribution.


RVU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.    

Primary Purpose

Provide safety and security service to the University community and its campus through patroling buildings, grounds, and parking lots

Essential Job Functions

  1. Demonstrates personal commitment to the organization and provide continuous, quality work.
  2. Demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors and participates in organization and departmental safety programs.
  3. Patrol buildings, grounds, parking lots, and report incidents on campus to Supervisor, and/or the Director of Security to determine appropriate security responses to incidents.
  4. Answer all emergency calls within the College including but not limited to medical emergencies, personnel safety, theft and fire; contact emergency agencies as needed; develop and maintain a positive working relationship with Faculty, Staff, Students and local law enforcement and fire officials.
  5. Monitor closed circuit television camera system; manage access control system and badges. Issue parking permits; lock and unlock entries and exits for authorized usage.
  6. Ability to keep records and utilize computer to complete and maintain all paperwork related to public safety including incident reports, theft, injury reports and reports on unsafe or hazardous conditions.
  7. Establish and maintain contacts with relevant external agencies concerned with safety and security; formulate rapid response systems with appropriate law enforcement agencies.
  8. Operate public address system in the event of an emergency and assist the Supervisor and/or Director of Security in identifying high risk areas and initiate actions to reduce risk exposure.
  9. Enforce State, Federal, and College policies on campus. Provide safety escorts to various locations on campus for staff and students.
  10. Receive lost and found; attempt to identify the proper owner.
  11. Assure that all exterior areas are patrolled and clear at all times during snow/winter. Walkways and parking lots are clear to avoid falling of the public, staff, faculty and students.
  12. Other duties and/or responsibilities that are (1) important but may not be required of all incumbents for successful job performance, (2) do not take much time to complete, and/or (3) do not significantly alter the outcomes for successful job performance.
  13. Perform all other duties and projects as assigned by Security Supervisor and/or Director of Public Safety & Security.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
  2. Must obey and comply with all RVU standard operating procedures.
  3. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with staff, faculty, students, local and State agencies and visitors.
  4. Must be upbeat, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups.
  5. Ability to work effectively in a team-based multicultural environment.
  6. Able to work independently and provide reports.
  7. Must be able to balance priorities while paying attention to detail when working on multiple projects.
  8. Computer skills such as Outlook and word.
  9. Must maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Ability to periodically work different shifts/schedules as needed.
  2. High School diploma.
  3. Minimum of 2 years experience in security or law enforcement

Preferred Qualifications

Final applicant will be required to pass background check and drug screening.


Qualified applicants will be contacted. There may be an additional video interview for you to complete. Please watch your email including spam and promotions folder.


Rocky Vista University, on the recommendation of the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees and students effective July 1, 2021


Rocky Vista University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary. The following are essential abilities and physical requirements for all position at the University.

  • Ability to orally communicate effectively with others;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels;
  • May be exposed to short, intermittent, and /or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties;
  • May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies to include, but not limited to, pens, pencils, calculators, computer keyboards, telephone, etc.;
  • May be required to transport oneself to other campus offices, conference rooms, and on occasion, to off-campus sites to attend meetings, conferences, workshops, seminars, etc.


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