Security Guard
Virginia Tech 126 reviews - Blacksburg, VA

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Security Guards at Virginia Tech provide security for a diverse University community and provide support to the Police Department in the prevention and detection of criminal activity.
Responsibilities include: locking and unlocking university buildings at prescribed times and as requested; continuous patrol of buildings and grounds on foot, bicycle, or vehicle; reporting safety and security deficiencies; identifying suspicious activities within the campus and handling appropriately; responding to varying situations tactfully while conveying a professional image; reporting criminal activity to law enforcement officers; communicating via two-way radio; completing daily reports and incident reports; providing escorts for visitors, employees, and students upon request; adhering to all criteria established for a Nationally Accredited Police Department.
In the performance of the above duties, the security guard position requires a considerable amount of walking, climbing, carrying and lifting and reporting for work in adverse weather conditions. All positions require night, shift, and weekend work. Security Officers may be subpoenaed by court and must be able to give credible testimony.

Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated experience involving public contact; experience keeping records and/or logs including demonstrated attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be able to observe patrolled areas for security violation safety hazards and handle stressful situations with emotional control and conduct mediation in a diplomatic manner. Must maintain compliance with all DCJS Campus Security Officer Regulations and all Department and University policies and procedures. Result oriented with demonstrated ability to follow through, make informed decisions, complete tasks and problem-solve. Ability to work with a culturally diverse department and University community; ability to give credible court testimony; ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as walking considerable distances and up and down stairs, ladders, etc.; ability to work in varied environmental conditions; ability to maintain reasonably regular, punctual attendance. See additional requirements in the employment comments section.
Must currently possess or successfully obtain the following within 180 days of hire:
- DCJS Campus Security Officer Certification
-Security Officer Training Program which includes driver and personal defense training
- CPR and First Aid Certification

’s ICS -100.HE Certification Preferred Qualifications: Security work experience and/or physical security and protection of assets training; previous emergency services experience including fire and rescue; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in a related field; previous military experience; experience using radio communications equipment. Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below Must have a conviction check: Yes Describe Other: Varying schedule; primarily evenings, nights, and weekends. Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver’s license check, Emergency Personnel – weather related, Emergency Personnel – facilities related, Emergency Personnel – health & safety related, Alternate work schedule. Subject to random drug screening and in accordance with department policy.

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Applicants must complete the online staff application at, posting #SW0130462.

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Staff (Salary)

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Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime

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Minimum salary $25,000; Commensurate with experience


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Primarily evenings and nights with some days.

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