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Security Guard

Class Specifications – J.15
Senior Security Guard – Supervisor – 5325
Senior Security Guard – 5326
Security Guard – 5327

December, 1990

Series Concept

Security Guards protect and guard University facilities and property; maintain order among the public; control entry to restricted areas; inspect areas to prevent fires, accidents and other hazards; direct visitors and answer questions concerning building and/or exhibit layouts; and perform other related duti es as required.

The class of Senior Security Guard is distinguished from Security Guard in that incumbents have greater opportunity for independent action during hours of campus inactivity; greater public contact responsibility; and the responsibility to guard University property with a higher value or high hazard potential.

The Security Guard series is distinguished from the Proctor series in that Security Guards have less public contact and responsibility for informing students of University rules, noting student misconduct and advising against or reporting such infractions.

Class Concepts

Senior Security Guard – Supervisor
Senior Security Guard

Under general supervision, incumbents train Security Guards and other personnel assigned to protective service duti e s; guard and protect University property with a high intrinsic or monetary value, or a high hazard potential such as open art displays or highly flammable materials; maintain order among crowds at public events, but normally do not carry firearms; control entry to restricted areas; check identity of persons seeking entry; inspect areas for security, fire, and accident hazards, and take action as required; watch for rule infractions and irregularities in University facilities; may answer questions and direct visitors; maintain public relations with all persons visiting assigned area; and patrol parking lots to prevent crime.

Incumbents assigned to a Campus Police Department perform some or all of the following duties: routine police reports, radio dispatching, emergency fist aid, traffic control, building and grounds security, prisoner processing, record bureau assistance, and assistance to sworn officers as required. Incumbents shall not be equipped with fir e arms unless on special assignment at the direction of the campus Chief of Police, after having satisfactorily met the training requirements set forth in Section 832 of the California Penal Code.

Security Guard

Under supervision, Security Guards protect and guard University facilities and property and make inspection rounds on foot in an assigned area to prevent hazards such as fire, theft, accidents and trespass; check doors, windows and locks to insure that they are properly secured; check identification and prohibit entry of unauthorized personnel; prevent unauthorized removal of property; maintain order and watch for rule infractions and irregularities, and may evict persons or report such infractions to University Officials or Police; notify proper fire or police authorities in case of emergencies; direct visitors and answer questions; may assist in light building maintenance duties or in the installation and removal of temporary exhibits; and may open and close Univers i ty buildings, taking necessary security measures. Incumb e nts in this class do not carry firearms and do not have authority to make arrests.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for positions in the Security Guard series are expected to possess the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the positions.

Positions allocated to the supervisory titles must meet the criteria for supervision as defined in the Supplemental Guidelines for supervisory Classes (SAM 12).

Note: Specific qualification requirements are approved for positions by the Personnel Manager in accordance with the provisions of staff Personnel Policies 210.8 and 210.9.