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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 385G
Category: Protective Services


Assist in the administration and supervision of a division of the campus security department.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions allocated to this class may serve as staff assistant to the head of a division of the security department, or direct a special activity such as training, or head up a total security unit/department including security sergeants.

Typical Work

Coordinate the work of a functional unit with the work of the line division and recommend procedures and methods to increase department efficiency;

Assist in the development of institution security programs;

Review security department records and reports; initiate corrective action when necessary to ensure compliance with institution regulations, local, state, and federal law; prepare departmental reports as required;

Develop and direct security department training programs;

Plan, schedule, and assign security staff to shifts and sections;

Participate in personnel processes; make recommendations on appointments, promotions, transfers, disciplinary actions, and discharges;

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.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of law enforcement experience or training in a supervisory capacity equivalent to Campus Security Sergeant; possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license; 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 2622), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.