Security Guards at Virginia Tech provide security for a diverse University community and provide support to the Police Department in the prevention and detection of criminal activity. Responsibilities include: locking and unlocking university buildings at prescribed times and as requested; continuous patrol of buildings and grounds on foot, bicycle, or vehicle; reporting safety and security deficiencies; identifying suspicious activities within the campus and handling appropriately; responding to varying situations tactfully while conveying a professional image; reporting criminal activity to law enforcement officers; communicating via two-way radio; completing daily reports and incident reports; providing escorts for visitors, employees, and students upon request; adhering to all criteria established for a Nationally Accredited Police Department. In the performance of the above duties, the security guard position requires a considerable amount of walking, climbing, carrying and lifting and reporting for work in adverse weather conditions. All positions require night, shift, and weekend work. Security Officers may be subpoenaed by court and must be able to give credible testimony. MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE.
- Demonstrated experience involving public contact.
- Experience keeping records and/or logs including demonstrated attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to observe patrolled areas for security violation safety hazards and handle stressful situations with emotional control and conduct mediation in a diplomatic manner.
- Must maintain compliance with all DCJS Campus Security Officer Regulations and all Department and University policies and procedures.
- Result oriented with demonstrated ability to follow through, make informed decisions, complete tasks and problem-solve.
- Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community.
- Ability to give credible court testimony.
- Ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as walking considerable distances and up and down stairs, ladders, etc.
- Ability to work in varied environmental conditions.
- Ability to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance.
See additional requirements in the employment comments section.
Must currently possess or successfully obtain the following within 180 days of hire:
-DCJS Campus Security Officer Certification
-Security Officer Training Program which includes driver and personal defense training
-CPR and First Aid Certification
-FEMA’s ICS-100.HE Certification
- Security work experience and/or physical security and protection of assets training.
- Previous emergency services experience including fire and rescue.
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Previous military experience.
- Experience using radio communications equipment.
Employment Conditions: Must have a driver’s license check, Emergency Personnel - weather related, Emergency Personnel - facilities related, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Candidates for employment are required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug screening. Incumbents are subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol screening, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Varying Schedule, primarily evenings, nights, and weekends.
Must have a criminal background check.
Must have a driver’s license check.
Emergency Personnel – weather related.
Emergency Personnel – facilities related.
Emergency Personnel – health & safety related.
Alternate work schedule.
Subject to random drug screening and in accordance with department policy. Successful completion of a psychological assessment is required.
This position is designated safety sensitive. Candidates for employment are required to have a criminal history check, including fingerprinting and a pre-employment drug screen. Incumbents are subject to random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident drug and alcohol screening.
Must be U.S. citizen or legal resident eligible under United States law for employment in the United States.
Must undergo an extensive background check and credit history check, with satisfactory results.
Must be a high school graduate or able to furnish documentary evidence of equivalency degree.
Must be at least 18 years of age on date of hire.
Must currently possess a valid driver’s license by his or her state of residence, or be able to obtain it within 30 days of employment.
Successful completion of a psychological assessment is required.
How to Apply for this Job:
Applicants must complete the online application at www.jobs.vt.edu Posting #SW0190156. For full consideration, candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date of March 12, 2019.
Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 3
Pay Range: Anticipated salary is $27,500; commensurate with experience.
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Rotating Shift Work, primarily evenings and nights with some days.
Posting Date: 02/26/2019
Review Begin Date: 03/12/2019
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.
About this company
About Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. The main campus is located in Blacksburg, Virginia which was recently named the "Best Place in the US to Raise a Family."
Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Recent Rankings for Virginia Tech:
Top 25 Public University - US News & World Report
Top 25 Public Research University - National Science Foundation
#1 Fittest College - Active Times 50 Fittest Colleges
#1 Top Universities for Food & Dining
#1 Research Park - Association of University Research Parks
#5 Best College Campuses in the US
#5 Best Quality of Life
#7 Happiest Students
#13 Best Skilled and Educated Graduates
About the Community:
Nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the Town of Blacksburg is part of Montgomery County in the heart of Virginia's New River Valley. Because of the town's award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the nation's best places to live and has a nationwide reputation as a well-managed, growing, and forward-looking community.
Recent Rankings for the Community:
#1 Best Place in the US to Raise a Family
#1 Best college Town in the South
#2 Best College Football Town in America
#8 College Town in the nation
#14 America's Most Educated Small Towns
#39 Best Small Place for Business and Careers
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Veteran Testimonials (video):
"Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.
For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061."
Location/Region: Blacksburg, VA