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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







$10.40 - $12.00/hour


Population: 1,000

Sworn Officers: 3

Application Deadline: 10/27/18





Rockford University Department of Police and Public Safety invites candidates for a fulltime Safety and Security Officer, working nights. 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. Employees must 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.


Rich benefits package including tuition remission, upon hire.



General Responsibilities include maintaining building security, enforcing University 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 University athletic events and social functions.


  • 21 years of age or older

  • High School diploma or the equivalent (2 or 4 year degree preferred)

  • Valid driver's license and personal automobile insurance

  • One-year security officer, law enforcement, or military police experience

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; commitment to exceptional customer service

  • Ability to work a 12 hour shift; including flexibility to work some weekends and holidays



Safety & Security Officers may be required to perform the following

physical requirements in the course of their normal duty shift:

  • Lift 50 Lbs.

  • Run 100 meters

  • Lift and bend

  • Go up and down stairs

  • Be in good physical condition


Interested applicants should email a cover letter indicating

wage requirements, resume and list of three professional references to:

Nichole Hoey


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












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