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Campus Security Officer

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Campus Security Officer.

Position Details
Location Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

703 East Beach Drive
Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 39564
United States
Division GCRL University Police Department
Position Type Staff
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Job Summary 
The Campus Security Officer maintains a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, and staff by conducting security checks in assigned area to include University Residential Buildings and reports suspicious activities to University Dispatch/UPD when needed, ensures compliance with University and Residence Life policies and responds immediately to emergency situations, i.e. fire alarms, security alarms, and medical/injury calls. The Campus Security Officer secures assigned University Academic and Administrative Buildings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

1. Conducts frequent patrols of assigned area for the purpose of detecting and reporting suspicious behavior and/or activity. 

2. Monitors Residence Hall entrances for any unauthorized entries. 

3. Inspects assigned area for physical security and reports signs of intrusion. 

4. Provides authorized security escorts to members of the campus community. 

5. Interact with campus visitors while assisting with directions and/or other information. 

6. Performs other duties as assigned to accomplish the goals of the University Police Department.

Minimum Qualifications 
High School Diploma and/or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D).
One to three months of related or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Mississippi Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and skill within Windows-based computer and software applications, to include Microsoft Office applications, ability to use email to send and receive correspondence. Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships and to interact with students, faculty and staff.

Preferred Qualifications  
Three years of experience as a security professional. Experience responding to emergency situations.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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