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Community Safety Official (Security I) - 1% On-Call

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Boulder, CO

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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The CU Boulder Police Department encourages applications for a 1% On-Call Community Safety Official. This position communicates regularly with campus partners regarding policy violations, criminal or suspicious activity, and the Community Safety Program. This position focuses on access to campus buildings, detection of policy violations, and security patrols for campus buildings.

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. The CUPD is a full-service police agency with 46 sworn and 36 non-sworn employees providing community-based public safety services to a diverse community of 36,000 affiliates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long. Every year the department responds to approximately 20,000 calls for service and ensures the safety and security for all of their PAC-12 Conference athletic events with attendance at football games exceeding 50,000 fans. Patrolling the campus by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, and vehicle, the CU-Boulder police work diligently with the University community and surrounding agencies to ensure a prompt and coordinated law enforcement response. 

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Security Patrols
  • Maintain visible and routine security patrols. Identify and address and policy or law violations. Evaluate, report and resolve any security and/or infrastructure issues.
  • Unlock and lock buildings Academic buildings or Housing and Dining buildings.
Database Proficiency 
  • Write reports, includes both routine patrol logs and incident reports.
  • Multifunctional database access and use for information gathering.

What You Should Know

This is an on-call position with varying work hours.

What We Can Offer

  • The starting salary for this 1% on-call position is $17.00 per hour.


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

  • Must be a current Colorado resident.
  • There are no education or experience requirements for entry into this position.

What You Will Need

  • 18 years of age and have a valid CO Driver’s License in good standing.
  • Successfully pass an extensive background check and integrity interview (including past drug use and criminal history).
  • Ability to perform the following:
    • Work varying shift work throughout a predominately night time period (4pm-3am), work Holidays, weekends and other required dates/times that are common to a Police Department operating 24/7/365.
    • Walk long distances per shift to adequately patrol Academic Facilities, including climbing/descending staircases in high rise buildings to specifically patrol those stairwell areas.
    • Stand for extended periods of 4 or more hours of time while maintaining a visible presence and also remain standing throughout the assignment of perimeter duties on emergency or special event situations such as Stadium/Arena concerts, races, etc.
    • Work Special Events and/or Emergency Incidents in support of the Police Department sometimes with little or no advanced notice.
    • Ability to efficiently and effectively work alone for extended periods of time, work in all weather and facility conditions.
    • Ability to make reasonable decisions based upon University and Department policies.
    • Effectively communicate during challenging situations with persons who may be impaired by alcohol and other drugs or attempting to avoid detection for criminal or policy violations.
    • Effectively communicate using police radios to coordinate with emergency responders in all types of circumstances.
    • Use a flashlight and be capable of working in low light nighttime conditions, including walking, driving, or running on varying terrain that may be made more challenging by heavy rain, high wind, snow, cold, or heat.
    • Physically ability to repeatedly lift metal police barricade sections 8-12-foot-long, approximately 45 inches in height, weighing approximately 50lbs-57lbs per section, while setting up or tearing down equipment during emergency or planned special event deployments.
    • Push and pull up to 30 pounds of weight with no restrictions.
    • Utilize Windows-based computer programs including the use of law enforcement systems. The incumbent should be familiar on the accurate use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook email, SharePoint, Office 365 and other similar products used to maintain communication between police work units and Academic operations.
    • Consistently demonstrate maturity and a collaborative, team mindset while working with a diverse and highly active academic community.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Extensive customer service experience.
  • Prior experience in law enforcement, military, or security fields of work.
  • Experience working within a university setting.
  • Experience working in a team setting.

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 1/28/2020 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 Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.