Security Officer

  • University of Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY
  • Mar 15, 2019

Job Description

University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Security Officer
Requisition Number RE17614
Working Title Security Officer
Department Name 3HL00:UK Police
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 37
Salary Range $11.06-17.13/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
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Required Related Experience
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs., sitting for long periods of time, walking for long periods of time, standing for long periods of time, handling intermittent periods of high levels of stress.
8 hour shifts on either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift with 30 minute lunch
1st shift - 6:45 am to 3:15 pm
2nd shift - 2:45 pm to 11:15 pm
3rd shift - 10:45 pm to 7:15 am
Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, and mandatory Overtime.
Job Summary
Security Officers maintain a safe and secure environment at University of Kentucky's HealthCare facilities' by protecting guests, visitors, staff, and property.

The major job responsibilities of the University of Kentucky Security Officer include performing patrol and sitting posts, providing customer service, completing reports and forms, and attending trainings.
Security Officers experience both high pace activity in response to high stress situations and also repetitive/routine activity to proactively serve and protect.

Specific duties include responding to assistance calls for disorderly patients and visitors, providing services including crisis intervention and conflict resolution, diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved, and completing University forms and reports accurately and thoroughly. The position also requires sitting 72 hour holds, performing repetitive duties like relocking and unlocking doors, or monitoring video camera footage.

Security officers must be able to work overtime with short notice for extended periods of time.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
This position will require candidates to take a polygraph examination as part of the University Police Department's employment process.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 03/20/2019
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Why are you interested in becoming a security officer?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * What is the most important aspect of being a security officer?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Explain your greatest strength and how it would benefit you as a security officer.
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * This position requires to you to take a polygraph examination as part of the University of Kentucky Police Department employment process. This requirement was stated in the posting within the skills/knowledge/abilities section. Are you aware of this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter