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Community Safety Officer Supervisor

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Classified Staff



Posting Close Date:


Job Summary

The CU Police Department welcomes applications for a Community Safety Officer Supervisor. The CSO Supervisor serves to directly supervise CSO security patrols for detection and enforcement of laws (including underage alcohol and marijuana use) and housing policy violations as well as liaison with the CU Residence Life Community on a year round basis. Maintains and supervises the Community Safety Operations Unit for a visible presence by conducting active foot, vehicle, and mountain bike patrol.  This position also exists to recruit, hire, train, and supervise full-time staff within the work unit and maintain full administrative oversight. Communicates and reports directly to the Unit's Police Sergeant & Officer positions.  Works closely and collaborates with Residence Life Hall Directors, RA’s, Police Dispatch, and, Fire and Medical personnel, and Police Officers on a daily basis to ensure both operational and administrative efforts are achieved. This position maintains all proficiencies and training certifications required to maintain an appropriate response to both emergency and non-emergency situations. Coordinates and works directly with CSOs in support of special events and emergency operations to designate and maintain safe perimeters. This may include the set up and tear down of equipment such as barricades and signage to provide public safety.

Who We Are

The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the safety and quality of life for all CU affiliates.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Patrol and Detection of Violations 
  • Actively patrol long distances within all Residential Facilities on the University of Colorado Boulder campus by foot patrol, including climbing and descending staircases within high-rise buildings, patrolling each hallway, and ensuring restricted access areas throughout each facility are maintained secured. 
  • Foot Patrols will typically be 8 to 10 hours in duration with appropriate break periods, as prescribed by policy. 
  • Must be able to detect potential criminal activity and policy violations, investigate, and take appropriate action. 
  • Must be able to remain safe during contacts with potential violators, including using physical exertion to remove themselves and others from harm in the event of an emergency or harmful incident. 
  • Accurately communicate and record all interactions by writing detailed reports utilizing law enforcement systems. 
  • Must be able to recognize illegal substances and/or contraband and comprehend appropriate measures to interact with police to ensure that engagement occurs in a timely manner. 
  • Patrol exterior grounds associated with campus housing areas on foot, bicycle, and vehicle patrols to detect criminal activity and enforce policy violations by taking appropriate action as previously described. 
  • Responsible for patrolling during all weather conditions and extremes and may be exposed to both emergency and non-emergency situations. 
  • Must be able to quickly identify problems, hazards, and threats and then identify appropriate solutions. 
Management and Supervision 
  • Determine appropriate actions and solutions to administrative and personnel responsibilities including but not limited to daily, weekly, and monthly personnel scheduling, appropriate delegation of work assignments, appropriately understand and apply policy and procedures that affect the work unit, and ensure that appropriate management and accountability of personnel is maintained throughout the work area. 
  • Understand and effectively utilizes all appropriate law enforcement databases and systems including but not limited to detailed report writing as well as maintaining up-to- date personnel files and performance management plans for CSO’s throughout the year.  
Recruitment, Hiring, Training, and Retention 
  • Anticipate and identify staffing shortages and takes appropriate action to actively recruit and hire viable personnel for all positions (Full-time, Temporary, and Student). 
  • Ensure that appropriate training plans are developed and implemented in a timely manner to facilitate the skills necessary to safely carry out the mission of the CSO Unit. 
  • Develop, generate, and document all records associated with conducting impartial and equitable hiring and training practices that portray the university and police department in the best possible light.

What You Should Know

  • Note: Finalists will be requested to complete a Personal History Questionnaire at a later date with CUPD and will be scheduled for a polygraph and psychological examination.  The polygraph will entail disclosure of drug usage and use of illegal substances could result in disqualification.
  • A job-related skills assessment and a full background/personal investigation will be conducted. Failure to pass any portion of a criminal, motor vehicle, and financial background check may result in disqualification.
  • This is an essential services position.  The incumbent is required to respond after hours, during emergencies and report to work for regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.  
  • The incumbent must be available to work a flexible work schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • The incumbent must be able to walk long distances on shifts, sometimes up to 15 miles.
  • The incumbent must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Our campus is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.
  • The position is a full-time night-shift position with the Residential Housing CSO Unit.  Work hours and shifts vary but will typically fall between the evening and nighttime hours of 6:30 PM to 3:30 AM (8-10 hour shifts).

What We Can Offer

Hourly starting salary $24.30 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Two years of experience in security or as parking attendant. 
  • Possession of a current valid State of Colorado driver’s license. 
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to successfully pass an extensive background check and integrity interview including past drug use and criminal history.
  • Special requirements (such as certifications): The ability to obtain and maintain CPR /1st Aid Certification.

What You Will Need

  • Investigative skills & accurate retention of information
  • Excellent report writing skills 
  • Good judgment with the ability to enact sound decisions
  • Professional and Reliable
  • Able to work well with people from a variety of backgrounds and maintain composure under difficult circumstances.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification or ability to become certified within one year of employment
  • Good interpersonal and strong verbal communication skills
  • Sensitivity for confidentiality of materials and information processed
  • Ability to patrol throughout an 8-10 hour shift, climbing/descending staircases, standing, kneeling stooping, lifting up to 50lbs of equipment
  • Ability to detect odors, smoke, and other issues
  • Crisis Management skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel or similar applications such as Sharepoint
  • Must have the ability to efficiently and effectively work alone for extended periods of time, work in all weather and facility conditions, and make reasonable decisions based upon University and Department policies. 
  • Demonstrate maturity and a team oriented mindset while working with a diverse and highly active academic residential community.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience as a supervisor in Law Enforcement, Corrections, or other sensitive security services is preferred. 
  • An Associates or Bachelor’s Degree or higher preferred.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1.A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work. 
2.A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 
3.DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
a.Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
4.If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 3/7/2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer