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Security Officer [ID: 4419] [PeopleSoft ID: 10724, 10368,10857,10370, 10357, 10378, 10366, 10355]
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Compensation: $12.03
Openings: 8 PeopleSoft ID: 10724, 10368,10857,10370, 10357, 10378, 10366, 10355 Formal review of applications begins: May 7, 2021
Department: Campus Security Locations: St. Pete / Gibbs, Downtown, Midtown, Tarpon Springs, Health Education Center
Position Summary:

This class is the first of four levels in the Security series.  Incumbents patrol and inspect the campus and provide safety and security related services to all students, staff, faculty and visitors as necessary.  Responsibilities may include patrolling campus; responding to calls for assistance; locking and unlocking facilities; assisting citizens with battery jumps, lock-outs, escorts and other services as needed; monitoring security cameras; providing crowd control for events; directing traffic; issuing traffic citations; and maintaining records of all activities and issues.  Incumbents may be assigned to monitor a specific facility, such as a parking garage or to a dispatch function.



High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).


Two years experience providing security.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.


  • Security principles and techniques;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and procedures;
  • Modern office equipment;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Electronic surveillance equipment;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.


  • Monitoring facilities to ensure security and safety;
  • Applying applicable laws, rules, regulations, codes, and procedures;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Reacting quickly and calmly in emergency situations;
  • Maintaining operational records;
  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.


  • Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling,  grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motion.
  • Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to odors, dusts, poor ventilation, and extreme temperatures.



Security Officer "D" License.

Valid Driver's License.



These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency


Secures campus and deters crime by performing foot patrols, bicycle patrols, and/or vehicle patrols of campus facilities, which includes: patrolling parking lots to prevent thefts from vehicles and crimes occurring in vehicles; locking and unlocking classrooms, offices, and other campus facilities; monitoring surveillance cameras; directing traffic; and performing related activities.




Monitors entries to buildings; checks identifications; conducts safety checks of building interiors.




Issues parking tickets; maintains related records of crimes, injuries, incidents, and traffic accidents.




Provides assistance to citizens, which may include: jumping batteries; unlocking cars; providing driving directions; escorting individuals; communicating campus policies; providing general information in person and over the phone; and performing related activities.




Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

As Required

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at