Security Officer

Posted: 11/21/2021

Function of Position:

Responsible to Director, Campus Security & Safety for patrolling the campus, responding to incidents, and enforcing College parking regulations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1) Patrol, by foot and vehicle, campus. Be visible, available look for areas of concern. (10%)

2) Lock and unlock buildings (7%)

3) Check mechanical systems of buildings, noting carbon monoxide levels, status of boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, and other utilities. (2%)

4) Check fire prevention and notification systems. (6%)

5) Provide escorts to students. (2%)

6) Perform basic first aid, CPR (with or without AED). Transport non-emergency medical situations to clinics and hospitals and request ambulance for injuries and illnesses of emergency characterization. (6%)

7) Transport and secure items of value, and transport funds to the bank or facilities, as required. (4%)

8) Takes action to cease a crime in progress or to prevent injury within the limits of authority. (2%)

9) Respond to incidents, initiate reports, and conduct limited investigations. (10%)

10) Protect crime scenes pending police arrival. (2%)

11) Call police when College property is involved in criminal event or when a student requests police services. (2%)

12) Take statements from complainants, victims, witnesses and subjects. (2%)

13) Take evidence and photographs, as necessary. (2%)

14) Assist police, fire, rescue and other public agencies with their activities on campus. (2%)

15) Notify security director and/or other college officials as necessary. (2%)

16) Confiscate prohibited and restricted items such as firearms, explosives, alcohol, illegal drugs, etc. (2%)

17) Maintain order at college events. (2%)

18) Respond to fire alarms, check for danger, contact fire department, reset systems, and authorize residents to re-enter building when safety permits. (2%)

19) Assist visitors, gives directions, and manages lost and found items. (2%)

20) Recognize blood-borne pathogen contamination situations and take necessary clean-up and decontamination steps. (1%)

21) In the absence of residence hall staff, enforce resident hall and student conduct policies. (1%)

22) Assist resident assistants and residence hall directors as needed. (1%)

23) Enforce parking regulations. Write parking tickets. Contact towing companies to tow vehicles. (15%)

24) Perform parking registration duties, to include issuing visitor and temporary passes. (5%)

25) Assist students with vehicle troubles. (3%)

26) Conduct driving certification tests. (2%)

27) Assist college employees. (3%)

28) Perform other related duties as assigned.


Definite objectives are set up for the employee by the supervisor, requiring the use of a wide range of procedures. The employee plans and arranges his/her own work and refers only unusual cases to the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires knowledge equivalent to a high school education with one year of effective experience; must possess a valid driver’s license and have no criminal record. Associate’s degree preferred.

Application Procedure:

Send a letter of interest, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to: See for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Type of Employment: Full-Time