Job Requisition Number 104541

Closing Date Ongoing

Position Type CS FT

Department Safety & Security

Pay Benefits and Work Schedule

THIS IS A POOL POSITION FOR OUR MULTIPLE LOCATIONS. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis and reviewed when openings become available. Applications remain active for one year from the date received. Hiring departments will review applications only when positions become available.

Annual Salary is $24,208 to $25,721 commensurate with education and experience exceeding the minimum required qualifications.

In addition to a competitive salary Seminole State College offers an attractive total rewards package including: a variety of health insurance plan options, fully paid dental and life insurance coverage; great work-life balance with a 37.5 hour work week, paid leave benefits including vacation and sick days; 9 annual paid holidays; paid leave during winter break & spring break and a four-day condensed workweek during the summer (may not be applicable to all departments); tuition reimbursement, and professional development opportunities. In addition, employees participate in the Florida Retirement System and have several retirement options. The College pays a percentage toward retirement, based on the employee’s selected plan.

Applicants must complete the entire online application and include work history even if attaching a resume.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (To ensure full consideration all of the following documents must be attached to the application.)

Cover Letter
Letters of recommendation are strongly encouraged.

This position is eligible for Veteran’s preference. To claim Veteran's Preference, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application.

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The Security Officer I is accountable for crime prevention and mitigation through vehicle, on foot and CCTV patrol methods. Provides traffic education and enforcement to college community to prevent accidents and congestion. Provides a safe environment and protection of college personnel/property using industry standard crime prevention techniques to minimize or reduce campus crimes. Investigates security-related incidents and provides information and research to supervisor.


1. Patrols college properties to ensure a safe environment for college students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
2. Provides traffic education enforcement, and traffic management to college community to prevent accidents and congestion via courtesy notices (warnings) and citations.
3. Opens and locks down buildings at the close of classes and operations.
4. Records information on persons entering buildings after business hours and identify persons on college property when the college is closed.
5. Utilizes patrol techniques to prevent/deter crime. Patrols include, but are not limited to, walking, camera monitoring, and driving.
6. Aids college personnel, students, and visitors in a courteous and professional manner.
7. Responds to emergencies of a medical, criminal and/or mechanical nature.
8. Investigates incidents that occur, interviews participants and witnesses, completes incident reports, and documents these instances.
9. Performs other site and position specific responsibilities as assigned.


1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
2. Valid Florida driver’s license or a valid license from another state with the ability to obtain a Florida Class D license within 30 days.
3. Certified in CPR/First Aid. If not currently certified, must become certified within 6 months of employment.
4. Security or related training certificate that meets or exceeds security requirements under Florida Statute 493.5203.


1. Experience as a security officer/guard or in a position with similar duties


1. Due to the need for emergency adjustments of work schedules or for campus emergencies, the following are necessary for this position:
a. In-residence telephone service or cell phone
b. Dependable transportation


1. Knowledge of security operations and procedures.
2. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
3. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as critical thinking ability.
4. Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
5. Ability to enforce regulations consistently.
6. Ability to describe people and objects in accurate detail.
7. Demonstrated skill using Microsoft Office (e.g., Word).
8. Ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
9. Ability to exhibit a professional, courteous demeanor.
10. Committed to working in a multi-cultural environment.


Per College Policy 1.020 and 2.020, and College Procedure 2.0350:
1. Final hire/appointment of a candidate offered employment in this position is contingent upon the candidate's successful completion of a job-related physical ability assessment.

2. Current employees may be referred for a job-related physical ability assessment or reassessment upon their supervisor’s recommendation and subsequent approval by the Office of Human Resources, or upon the recommendation of the Office of Human Resources.


1. Works primarily outdoors, travels between buildings and campuses, and is exposed to sun and other weather conditions.
2. Must be able to walk or remain stationary for long periods and regularly climb stairs.
3. Must be able to run when necessary, maneuver in small spaces, and lift and carry up to 50lbs.
4. Acceptable eyesight with/without corrective aid and ability to distinguish colors.
5. Various work locations and hours including overnights, evenings, weekends and call-backs for emergency situations.
6. While on duty, be dressed appropriately for assigned duties.

This description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.


The College anticipates that the position incumbent must be available throughout the workday and, on some occasions, after regular work hours. Therefore, as a condition of employment, the incumbent is expected to carry a personal cell phone and is required to provide their current cell phone number to the Office of Human Resources and to their immediate supervisor.

This position is eligible for Veteran’s Preference.

Conditions of Employment

Finalists and individuals recommended for employment at Seminole State College may be subject to background investigations and fingerprinting in compliance with Florida Statute 1001.64; and Seminole State College Policy 1.020; 2.020. Criminal background checks and fingerprinting will be conducted for all new employees, and for rehired employees who have had a break in service for one year or more. The Office of Human Resources will determine which background checks shall be conducted for each position, based upon its review of job descriptions and the responsibilities of the position. These include, but are not limited to, positions that have access to money, master keys, security-sensitive areas and confidential information; positions that have the capability to create, delete, and alter records; and positions that are responsible for the care and instruction of children. The College will conduct various types of background checks which may include, but are not limited to: criminal background, credit check, driver's license check, previous employment and references.

How to Apply

You must first complete and submit the online application along with the resume, then;
While signed into your application profile, click on My Job Applications under My Cover Letters and Attachments;
Click on the + sign to attach documents such as unofficial transcripts, cover letter and/or letters of reference

Equal Employment Opportunity

Seminole State College is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans’ or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations in its programs, activities, and employment.
Other Information


Seminole State College of Florida adheres to Florida’s Veteran’s Preference laws by providing preference in hiring to covered job applicants. Moreover, in recognition of the valuable contributions made by veterans, the College also considers any applicant’s military service background when filling job positions not covered by Veteran’s Preference laws.

To claim Veteran's Preference for eligible positions, a copy of your DD-214 form, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty must be uploaded and attached to your application to claim Veterans' Preference.


Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States are required to obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts and degrees. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by one of the organizations approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

This evaluation must be submitted at the time of application. We recommend World Education Services at P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087, telephone (212) 966-6311 or email address The interview process may be delayed until such a review has been completed.

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Seminole State College
2023-05-22 00:00:00
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The Security Officer I is accountable for crime prevention and mitigation through vehicle, on foot and CCTV patrol methods. Provides traffic education and enforcement to college community to prevent accidents and congestion. Various Locations, FL.
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