Security Guard, University Police

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Security Guard, University Police-2013858



Job Summary

Carnegie Mellon University is looking for a Security Guard.  The Security Guard is responsible for conducting watchperson rounds of university buildings and areas to insure the safety and security of the campus, the assigned sector, and its occupants/users. This includes reporting suspicious activity, persons and conditions immediately; providing escorts to students, staff and faculty members; providing general assistance to campus police officers; and providing general information to university personnel and visitors. This role will be responsible for performing foot patrol on campus grounds in all weather conditions and temperatures.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • The ability to interact with a diverse community campus.
  • The ability to remain calm in difficult, dangerous, and high stress emergency situations
  • Deal politely and courteously with all campus constituents

This role requires flexible shift schedule/hours, including mandated overtime and continuation of regular tour of duty; willingness to join the Carnegie Mellon University Campus Police Association; the ability to pass extensive background investigation, drug and alcohol testing pre-hire (as well as reasonable suspicion and post-accident); and complete hazard communication training during provisional period.

Designated an "essential employee," someone in this role may be required to remain on duty beyond normal shift and/or be available on a 24-hour basis to report for duty without prior notice due to emergencies or manpower shortages.


  • High School graduate, GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience required
  • Prior security experience strongly preferred
  • Prior security training preferred, Knowledge of and ability to properly use standard police radio Ten Codes preferred
  • Preferred: Act 235, CRR, AED, First Responder, and EMT certification/commission; CDL license


  • Background check

  • Valid PA driver's license

  • Fitness for duty assessment and pre-employment medical exam

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: .

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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Job Function
: Public Safety 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Full Time 
Minimum Education Level: None Specified 
Preferred Education Level: High School/GED 

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