Job Description

Campus Security Officer

Requisition IDreq7008
Working TitleCampus Security Officer
Position Grade06
Position Summary


UNM-Taos invites applicants for a full time; benefit eligible Campus Security Officer to become an integral part of our team! The Campus Security Officer will provide campus security for approximately eight (8) Buildings at UNM-Taos.

Duties will include:

  • Examine doors, windows, and gates to ensure security;
  • Monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  • Informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles.
  • Provides escort services for visitors, students, staff, and faculty, as necessary; provides other public assistance, such as lockout services, jump-starts, and routine information.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel, as required.
  • Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or security code violators; approaches suspicious persons and/or notifies police as appropriate;
  • Patrols and monitors assigned parking areas to provide public security and assistance.

This position may require some night and weekend hours.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Possession of a valid UNM driver's license is required to operate a State vehicle.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, which may include related certification or practicum training.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous security experience
  • Ability to perform duties without direct supervision
  • Good interpersonal/group communications skills
  • Strong written communication skills as demonstrated in the cover letter
  • Ability to work with local law enforcement
  • Strong Problem-Solving skills
  • Level 1 license/training

Additional Requirements
DepartmentTaos Branch
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$9.96-$13.95 (Hourly)
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredYes
For Best Consideration Date11/15/2018
Application InstructionsPlease attached the following required documents to your application materials.1. Cover Letter- In your cover letter please describe how you meet the preferred qualifications posted for this position. 2. Resume3. Three previous supervisory references with contact information.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

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