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State Security Officer

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen. All applications must be submitted online

Posting Details


Internal Title State Security Officer
Position Type Classified
Faculty / Non-Faculty / Administration Non-Faculty
Pay Band 3
Level 3
Department Public Safety
Minimum Requirements

High School Diploma or GED and experience in fire prevention, safety or security activities. Ability to communicate effectively, courteously, and firmly with the general public. Knowledge of the laws of the State of South Carolina is a plus. Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and/or education are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be able to communicate effectively orally via radio, telephone and personal conversation, as well as in writing. Knowledge of the practices and techniques of safety, security, or fire protection. Ability to act quickly and intelligently in emergency situations. Ability to adjust to fluctuating situations. Maintain peace and decorum; read and write reports; successfully complete all mandated training requirements. Must be CPR (Basic Responder) and first aid (basic responder) certified. Must complete training in Evac-U-Time chair operations. All training and certifications must be completed within the one year probationary period.

Additional Comments Regarding Position

Must be willing to perform shift work and extended hours. Must be able to move/lift heavy objects or persons during rescues. Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions. Must be able to perform under stressful conditions. Must be physically capable of climbing several flights of stairs and able to patrol on foot. Must see & hear well enough to observe suspicious activity in all light conditions. Comes in contact on daily basis with faculty, staff, students, employees, and visitors. Must be able to use tact and communicate clearly with the public.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful background check and drug screen.

All applications must be submitted online

Salary $24,454
Posting Date 01/12/2018
Closing Date 01/22/2018
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number 2018007
Quicklink for Posting

Job Duties

Job Duties


1. Patrols assigned area(s) to prevent infractions of rules; directs visitors or answers questions as necessary. Warns violators of rules infractions; reports irregular activities; apprehends violators; keeps order to prevent disturbances. Deals courteously and firmly with the general public.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 30

2. Maintains a presence during hours of operation. Controls access to Addlestone library and other facilities to properly authorized persons only.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 15

3. Monitors CCTV system. Assists Library staff, students, and visitors. Gives directions to visitors entering the library. Keeps the library staff informed of individuals who violate policy # 13 – Problem Behavior Policy.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 30

4. Monitors fire alarms and communicates with the Fire Marshal regarding all fire alarm issues.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 5

5. Performs duties as peace officer non-arrest powers such as directing traffic and crowd control. Assists with supervisory personnel in maintaining peace and decorum in buildings and on the college grounds.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 10

6. Maintains alertness and notifies proper authority of indications of trespassing, fire and other emergencies utilizing two way radios.

Essential or Marginal Marginal
Percent of Time 5

7. Trained/certified in and performs the following duties: CPR (Basic Responder), First Aid (Basic Responder), and Evac-U-Tract chair operations.

Essential or Marginal Essential
Percent of Time 5

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
    • Post and Courier
    • Word of mouth
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Job fair
    • Hiring Our Heroes (linkedIn)
    • SC Works (SC Department of Employment and Workforce)
    • Twitter

Applicant Documents

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