Casual Security Officer (Evergreen)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime

  • Property and Facilities Division

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50

  • Multiple Casual Opportunities

  • Based at the picturesque St Lucia Campus

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world.

Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available.

About This Opportunity  

The Security Officers at The University of Queensland (UQ) is to provide services designed to ensure the protective security of all University buildings and grounds, staff, students and visitors on a relevant campus. A major challenge to this position is to provide a professional service to the University of Queensland and deal effectively with students, staff and public, while maintaining good public relations, as set down in the Standards of Operation and Standards of Personal Conduct.

Key responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Under supervision attend all response to alarms, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, or other matters as they arise.

  • Operate the Central Security Monitoring Station (CSMS).

  • Respond to enquiries/complaints of public/staff/students.

  • Lock, patrol and provide access for authorised personnel to University buildings.

  • Bring to the immediate notice of the Security Supervisor any matter of priority or emergency.

  • Conduct enforcement of parking and traffic regulations and control.

  • Conduct preliminary investigations into all incidents as directed.

  • Prepare full, detailed and accurate reports by the end of each shift of all incidents that occurred during the shift using standard formats.

  • Perform other duties as reasonably directed by the Manager Security (MS), the Deputy Manager Security (DMS) or the Security Supervisor (SS) or delegate.

Please Note: All successful applicants will need to have full availability to attend 6 weeks full-time training.

This is a Casual position at HEW Level 3. The hourly rate (incl. 25% casual loading) is $40.27 per hour plus 11% Superannuation.

About You

  • Current Queensland Certificate II in Security Operations that includes Security Officer Unarmed, Crowd Control, Bodyguard and Monitoring modules

  • Current St John, Red Cross or Qld Ambulance First Aid Certificate

  • Current Queensland Manual Open Drivers Licence

  • Well-developed knowledge of security methodologies and concepts as applied to the Security industry

  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a large variety of individuals, both internal and external to the University

  • Demonstrated proficiency with security software and programs and the ability to produce and analyse reports in a timely manner

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision and to efficiently and effectively organise the work under your jurisdiction within strict deadlines

  • The ability to exercise tact and restrain in the face of direct provocation or occasional unfair criticism

  • Demonstrated experience effectively dealing with emergency situations arising during the course of duty, such as student demonstrations

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Barling (Manager, Security Operations & Crime Prevention) on [email protected]

For application queries, please contact [email protected]  stating the job reference number in the subject line.  

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section  

  • Resume 

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion .

We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]  

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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