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Campus: 139 Wyoming Hall

Mail: Dept 3422

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: 307.766.2377

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Security Officer

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7258

UW Job Family: 72

SOC Code: 33-9032

Pay Grade: 16

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Protects life and property by patrolling designated area(s) on foot; operates computer security systems; maintains security of building and their contents; ascertains status of fire and intrusion alarms; identifies and reports unsafe conditions on campus.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma/GED


1 year work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Campus buildings' layout and location.
  • Public security codes, policies, and regulations.
  • Traffic and crowd control methods and techniques.
  • Computer software and hardware used in building security.
  • Incident and complaint reporting processes and procedures.
  • Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  • Security and law enforcement procedures.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate in person and over radio channels.
  • View multiple video monitors simultaneously.
  • Work irregular hours to aid in 24-hour coverage.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work under stressful conditions.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with hostile views, opinions, and antagonistic environment.
  • React calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Detect problems and report information to appropriate personnel.
  • Complete routine paperwork.
  • Conduct security patrols without direct supervision.
  • Provide protection services to individuals on campus.
Be flexible, provide excellent customer service, and use strong interpersonal

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Check exterior and interior of campus buildings; turn off/on lights, lock doors and windows.
Operate computer security system at Centennial Complex providing ingress and egress for authorized personnel.
Patrol campus areas and report unusual or suspicious activities.
Check alarm systems and complete electronic computer status posts in buildings to document security conditions.
Check vending machines and safes to ensure security.
Prepare and may type complaint and/or incident reports.

Supplemental Functions:

Assist in providing traffic and crowd control during athletic and special events.
Escort University personnel after it becomes dark.

Working Conditions:

Physically patrolling in/out door environments; regularly exposed to hazards associated with security and safety of life and property.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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