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Community Safety Official (Security I)

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Boulder, CO

Employment Type:

Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The CU Police Department welcomes applications for a Community Safety Official (Security I). This position must communicate regularly with Officers, building proctors, facilities management, and other campus partners regarding policy violations, criminal or suspicious activity, and the Community Safety Program. The incumbent must maintain regular liaison with the Police Department and the Events and Emergency Management division regarding any suspicious activity. The incumbent maintains a visible presence and acts as a visible point of contact and coordination for Academic buildings on campus and high traffic areas of campus. The main function of this position focuses on access control for campus buildings, detection of policy violations with appropriate referral application, and security patrols for campus buildings and areas of concern.

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 51 sworn and 40 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 any 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 as designated by contracts.
Database Proficiency
  • Completion of report writing.
  • Include both routine patrol logs and lengthier incident reports.
  • Multi-functional database access and use for information gathering.
Additional Duties
  • Certain functions or facilities may require additional or particular tasks to be performed beyond security patrols.
  • May be required to work in other areas or divisions as needed due to operational needs/requirements.
  • Must be able to participate in special projects and assignments that are consistent with the operational needs of the police department and academic community.

What You Should Know

  • This is a part-time, 50% time position.
  • You will work approximately 20 hours per week.  Specific work hours may vary.
  • As part of the background check process, finalists will be requested to complete a personal history questionnaire. 
  • Per department policy, applicants who have used marijuana within two years of application will be disqualified.

What We Can Offer

Anticipated salary range starts at $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 in order to apply.
  • Must be 21 years of age to apply.
  • There are no education or experience requirements for entry into this position.
  • Must be able to pass a full background check, which may also include a pre-employment drug screening.
  • 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. 
    • 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.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. 
Please apply by 10/30/2019 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 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.