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12 Jan 2022

Full-Time Campus Security Officer

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, permanent, classified Campus Security Officer. This position in Security/Safety is responsible for performing general security work for the college campuses.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We have not always gotten it right, but are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision, and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Yaju Dharmarajah, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 012, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Enforce campus regulations and local, state, and federal laws.

Patrol the campus by walking, biking, gas/electric cart, patrol vehicle, to enforce College policy and procedures.

Check buildings and grounds for disruptive people, fire, property damage and other irregularities.

Protect the safety of students and College employees and their property.

Respond to emergency calls including fire alarms and medical emergencies.

Prepare incident reports utilizing computerized systems.

Enforce College parking and traffic regulations.

Provide service to the College community including building access, parking lot escort, and motorist assistance.

Operate equipment including radios, vehicle entry tools, booster packs, gas/electric carts, and patrol vehicle.

Obtain and maintain first aid/CPR/AED certification.

Operate as a Campus Security Authority (CSA); Complete all assigned training in Clery Act compliance.

Provide effective customer service.

Ability to work well and effectively to communicate with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds both in and outside of the organization.

Ability to adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.

Ability to coordinate with others to share information, make decisions, and implement solutions to problems or complaints.

Perform related duties as required.

Position Requirements and Competencies:

Candidates will be evaluated based on application materials, including the supplemental questions and personal interview(s), and will be required to demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

High school diploma or equivalent

One-year experience in a security or law enforcement environment, or related field.

Must possess a current valid driver’s license.

Must possess current auto insurance.

Must have no felony convictions.

Sufficient ability (i.e. standing, walking, climbing stairs, visual and auditory observation, and communication skills) to perform general duty security work.

Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

Job Readiness/Working Conditions:

Willingness to work all shifts, including swing shift, graveyard, and weekends and at multiple campus sites.

Willingness and ability to walk for extended periods of time.

Willingness to work as a contributing member of the Safety/Security team.

The initial appointment will include a 6-month probationary period and the employee will earn permanent status after successfully completing probation.

This position is represented by Washington Public Employees Association.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.


Starting Salary:  $3,616/month                        Range:  46                           Code:  385E

Benefits package includes insurance, retirement, annual and sick leave, disability, flexible spending account, and tuition waiver.

Application Deadline:  Open until filled; priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been submitted by 3pm, January 26, 2022.


Clark College online application

Current resume

Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

How to Apply

Please visit our website and complete the online application process.

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 35 days.

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