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State of Minnesota Campus Security Officer in Rochester, Minnesota

Working Title: Campus Security Officer

Job Class: Campus Security Officer

Agency: Minnesota State

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 02/12/2024

  • Closing Date : 02/26/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : MN St Colleges & Universities / Rochester CC-AFSCME

  • Division/Unit : MnSCU Rochester CC / MnSCU Rochester CC Prof/Supr

  • Appointment Type : Unlimited, Full-time

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30am - 6:00pm

  • Days of Work : Wednesday - Saturday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $22.26 - $30.68 / hourly; $46,478 - $64,059 / annually

  • Classified Status : Classified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 203 - Service/AFSCME

  • Work Area : Campus Wide

  • Location : Rochester Campus

  • FLSA Status : Nonexempt

  • Telework Eligible : No

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

This position performs routine public safety duties in accordance with established guidelines including patrolling assigned areas to ensure personal, building and equipment safety; warning violators of rule infractions; enforcing traffic and parking violations; providing initial emergency response; completing required recordkeeping; and performing dispatch duties.


  • Patrol campus facilities and grounds for security, emergency and safety incidents ensuring issues are responded to in a courteous and professional manner, resolved promptly or escalated to the appropriate resource, and the safety and security of the campus community is maintained.

  • Provide training on and apply campus and Minnesota State security and emergency policies and procedures, such as drug, alcohol, traffic and parking, special events, etc.; applicable city ordinances; and state and federal laws to ensure the public safety of the campus community.

  • Perform recordkeeping and reporting of security and safety incidents and required equipment and property inspections and maintenance ensuring equipment is operating appropriately and incident details or data is accurately captured in a timely manner or within required frames.

  • Conduct interviews with victims, witnesses and others, and preserve and protect evidence so that incidents can be resolved in a timely manner or, if warranted, an investigation can be pursued.

  • Provide work direction, train, and schedule student workers ensuring student workers are able to complete assigned tasks completely, accurately and according to department standards.

  • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the smooth functioning of the department and maintain the reputation of the organization as a viable business partner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two (2) years of experience as a Security Patrol Officer, Crime Prevention Officer, or Peace Officer; or associate degree in Law Enforcement, Paralegal or related field may substitute for 1 year of experience; Bachelor‘s degree in above areas may substitute for 2 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of applicable city ordinances, State of Minnesota and federal and civil law.

  • Knowledge of traffic control procedures and parking regulations

  • Knowledge of standard police practices including rules of evidence, investigation techniques and procedures, citizen‘s arrest power, loss prevention techniques, intrusion alarms, detections, surveillance system and fire alarms.

  • Good written and oral communication skills for interviewing witnesses, victims, suspects, and defusing conflicts and violent situations.

  • Knowledge of Right to Know, Occupation Safety (OSHA), hazardous materials and waste safety procedures.

  • Knowledge of Data Privacy Act and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

  • Knowledge of Clery Act Law and regulations associated with the law.

  • Computer knowledge such as IP Camera Systems, Networking, etc.

  • Ability to deal with diverse populations responding with sensitivity to their needs and concerns

  • Ability to resolve problems and make comprehensive decisions quickly and effectively.

  • Ability to complete certifications in ICS 100, ICS 200 and ICS 700 Incident Command courses within 6 months.

  • Certified First Responder.

  • Certification in handcuff restrains, checmical irritant, and the use of force.

  • Dispatching experience or experience with multi-line phone systems.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to move throughout campus grounds, apprehend suspects as necessary, restrain uncooperative individuals, reach upward, ascend ladders and stairs, move heavy objects.

  • Requires a Class D Driver‘s License: a single unit vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver‘s license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination does not exceed 26,000 pounds.

  • Incumbent must pass driving and background checks.

Additional Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State‘s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.