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Safety and Security Officer

Rockford, Illinois



Rockford University

5050 E. State Street

Rockford, IL 61108

Phone: 815-394-5026

Fax: 815-226-4190





Population: 1,100


Application Deadline: Until Filled





Rockford University is currently transitioning to hybrid department of Sworn Officers and Security Officers. Currently, adding a full-time Security Officer to the night shift.  Fulltime, benefited position (including tuition remission).  We are seeking a highly motivated, customer-service oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities. Position requires excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to use sound judgment in stressful situations, and the ability to work both independently and as a team member. Position requires employees to maintain current certifications at all times in First Aid, CPR, AED and, NIMS for Higher Education certification. Position requires employees to maintain a valid driver's license and a safe driving record along with a clean criminal background at all times. Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software such as Word is required.


General Responsibilities include maintaining building security, enforcing college policies and regulations, and responding to various types of emergencies. Specific Responsibilities include patrolling campus; making regularly scheduled checks of buildings and grounds; parking and traffic control; responding to and investigating fire alarms, medical emergencies and other incidents; maintaining accurate reports. Safety & Security Officers also provide security coverage for College athletic events and social functions.


  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Commitment to good customer service

  • High School diploma required, some college level coursework or the equivalent

  • Valid driver's license

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including every other weekend

  • Ability to do moderate physical activity

  • Prior security experience preferred

Safety & Security Officers may be required to perform the following physical requirements in the course of their normal duty shift:

  • Llift 50 Lbs.

  • Run 100 meters

  • Lift and bend

  • Go up and down stairs

  • Be in good physical condition


Candidates are subject to a full background investigation, including criminal history, verification of education, work experience, and references.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter indicating hourly wage requirement, and list of three professional references to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.













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