The Security Guard is responsible for conducting watchperson rounds of university buildings and areas to ensure the safety and security of the campus, the assigned sector, and its occupants/users. This includes reporting suspicious activity, persons and conditions immediately; providing escorts to students, staff and faculty members using university motor vehicle; providing general assistance to campus police officers and traffic monitors on request; and providing general information to university personnel and visitors. This role will be responsible for performing foot patrol on campus grounds in all weather conditions and temperatures.
The right candidate for this position will have excellent interpersonal skills, and will be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, in order to interact with a diverse community campus. The person in this position must have the ability to remain calm in difficult, dangerous, and high stress emergency situations and to deal politely and courteously with all campus constituents. This role requires flexible shift schedule/hours, including mandated overtime and continuation of regular tour of duty; willingness to join the Carnegie Mellon University Campus Police Association; the ability to pass extensive background investigation, pre-hire drug and alcohol testing (as well as reasonable suspicion and post-accident); and complete hazard communication training during provisional period.
Designated an "essential employee," someone in this role may be required to remain on duty beyond normal shift and/or be available on a 24-hour basis to report for duty without prior notice due to emergencies or manpower shortages.
The successful candidate may need to obtain all background clearances as required by Pennsylvania Act 153.
High School graduate, GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience required
Prior security or police experience strongly preferred
Prior security or police training preferred, Knowledge of and ability to properly use standard police radio Ten Codes preferred
Valid PA driver's license required
Act 235, CRR, AED, First Responder, and EMT certification/commission preferred; CDL license preferred
o Ability to traverse campus grounds and climb stairs during building checks
o Ability to lock and unlock doors
o Must be able to pass fitness for duty assessment and pre-employment medical exam
Internal Number: 2009858
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.