Security Guard

Posting Details

Position Information

Business Title Security Guard
Job Title Security Guard
Posting Number S2012626
Position Type Staff

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

This is responsible for maintaining the security and safety of the University grounds and facilities. This is done primarily by conducting ongoing inspections of University facilities and grounds, observing and reporting unusual activities and potentially hazardous conditions and preventing campus access by unauthorized persons.

The applicant offered this position will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug test.


Valid state of Georgia driver’s license required at time of employment. Must have the ability to obtain Security Guard certification within six-months of employment.

Two years of related experience or a combination of education and experience.

• Must be a US citizen, at least 20 years of age.
• Must have 20/20 vision or corrected 20/20 vision.
• Must be willing to undergo and successfully complete a thorough background investigation, polygraph test, physical exam, fingerprinting and drug screening test.
• Must not have been convicted of a felony or have an adverse driving record.

Minimum Education Requirements

High School Diploma or GED required.

Responsibilities Summary

• Provides safety and protective services for the University community by patrolling assigned buildings and grounds on foot and/or in electric vehicle.
• Assists in emergency evacuations of facilities by guiding community members to safety; opening doors and facilities for authorized persons; traffic direction and control to ensure pedestrian and traffic safety.
• Maintains security checkpoint at main entrance to campus and other locations as required in order to monitor facility access, event access, or other areas for safety/security purposes, assist with special events; and with parking enforcement and monitoring to ensure compliance with campus rules and regulations.
• Observes and reports any unsafe utility equipment to include reporting fire and other safety precautions.
• Provides visitors, students, staff and faculty with basic information and directions.
• Performs other as needed.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of basic safety and crime prevention practices; customer service practices; basic fire prevention methods.
• Must have the ability to maintain awareness of surroundings and be alert to potential safety problems.
• Effective customer service skills.
• Must have physical ability to perform essential job functions, flexibility to work weekends, holidays and/or nights.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals to perform essential job functions.
While performing this job the employee is required to frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see and make repetitive motions.
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, dust, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noise and travel.
This position may require on call assignment, overtime, or working weekends, holidays and rotating shifts.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references, recommendation letters, etc.) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. An official copy of your transcript may be required upon hire for this position. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Clayton State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, as a matter of University policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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