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Community Safety Official (Security I)


University of Colorado Police Department

Requisition Number:


Employment Type:

Classified Staff



Posting Close Date:


Job Summary

This Community Safety Official (CSO) position communicates regularly with building proctors, facilities management, and other campus resources, regarding the security program and must maintain regular liaison with the Police Department and Events and Safety Services, especially regarding any irregular or suspicious activity. This position focuses on providing access control for campus buildings by correlating information from various scheduling sources as well as routinely locking and unlocking buildings when conducting security patrols.

The CSO determines solutions to the full range of practical problems. Judgement is used on an ongoing basis to select and apply the most appropriate guidelines and adapt them to develop work procedures that accomplish the tasks. Work includes ensuring that equipment is operational, enforcing agency rules and regulations, writing reports, collecting fees, and assisting law enforcement officials as needed. Some assignments will not move beyond this level.

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

Security Patrols 
  • Unlocks and locks buildings according to route books, maintain a visible and routine security patrols, identify and address any policy or law violations, evaluate and report any security and maintenance issues, and complete required paperwork.
  • In accordance with Facility Use Agreements, certain functions or facilities may require additional or particular tasks to be performed beyond security patrols. 
Maintaining Logs 
  • Completes all required reports in an accurate, professional and timely manner. This includes both routine patrol logs and more lengthy incident reports. 
Other Duties 
  • Positions within the Police Department may be required to work in other areas or for other divisions as needed, as changes in schedule and or duties may vary due to operational needs to unforeseen circumstances. 
  • Work may include assisting with administrative duties (i.e. answering phones, data entry, copying, collating materials, etc.). 
  • Parking and Transportation related duties (directing traffic, placing and moving cones, etc), or be manual labor in nature (i.e. moving boxes to storage, moving traffic barricades, etc.). 
  • Driving a company vehicle may be required, whether within the performance of regular duties, special events, or emergency situations.

What You Should Know

  • There is an opportunity to hire multiple positions from this recruitment. 

What We Can Offer

The anticipated salary range starts at $30,324 annually based on 100% appointment.


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 in order to apply.
  • There are no education or experience requirements for entry into this position.
  • Must be able to pass a full background check (criminal, financial, motor vehicle), which may also include a psychological examination and job suitability assessment.
  • Primary work hours for this position may vary. Flexibility to work weekday, evening, and weekend hours and some holidays is required. Applicants must be willing to work all assigned and mandatory events. Changes in employee’s work availability do not guarantee scheduled work hours.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to effectively deal with difficult customers and situations. 
  • Interpersonal Skills.
  • Verbal and Written Communication Skills.
  • Customer Service Skills.
  • Problem Solving Skills.
  • Professionalism.
  • Reliability.
  • Basic functional computer skills are required.
  • Ability to identify resources and make decisions.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Extensive customer service experience.
  • Prior experience in law enforcement, military or security fields of work.
  • Experience working within a university setting, which included customer service or security-related responsibilities.
  • 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 12/23 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