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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 385F
Category: Protective Services


Supervise a squad or shift of campus security personnel.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class perform patrol duties of the security officer, and are responsible for supervising a group of security officers or other security staff.

Typical Work

Assign duties; train and supervise campus security officers to a shift or squad;

Evaluate performance of subordinates to determine training requirements and deficiencies;

Assist in development and conduct of training programs for campus security;

Investigate complaints of disturbance, accidents, stolen property, or criminal activity;

Patrol campus buildings and grounds on foot or by vehicle to maintain security;

Issue citations for violations of campus regulations;

Write reports covering activity of squad or shift assigned; review and correct reports of subordinate officers;

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: rules governing access to buildings and grounds; rules of behavior; general safety precautions and fire hazards; methods and procedures in dealing with clients, visitors, staff; methods and procedures for searching for escapees and violators; fire fighting equipment and fire prevention methods; first aid; report preparation and writing; verbal communication skills; observation skills; law enforcement basics; investigation procedures; electronic security systems.

Ability to: learn rules and enforce them; follow written and oral instructions; meet emergencies and employ effective courses of action; write reports; investigate incidents and obtain pertinent information; observe and detect suspicious situations; communicate with staff, residents and general public; apply first aid; operate electronic security equipment; use fire fighting equipment.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent; possession of a valid driver's license; two years of work experience as a campus police or security officer or equivalent; no previous felony convictions.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 2636), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007.