University of Oregon Security Officer in Eugene, Oregon

Security Officer

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Work type:Classified Staff

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Arts/Theater/Museum, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department:UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Classification:Campus Patrol Officer

Appointment Type and Duration:Limited Duration, Limited

Salary:$12.39 - $17.40 per hour


Review of Applications Begins

Position closes on July 28th, 2017

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please apply online and submit a resume, cover letter, three professional references, and responses to the following supplemental questions:

  1. Describe experience that prepares you to work in museum security, including monitoring security equipment and patrolling interior and exterior of buildings. Indicate any certification and security oriented training you have received.

  2. This position is responsible for enforcing rules and regulations and may have to deal with angry or difficult individuals. Describe experience you have had in working with difficult people, especially in situations where you had to communicate rules or procedures.

  3. This position represents the University of Oregon in communication with faculty, staff, students, and members of the public. Describe experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Department Summary

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon is a nationally accredited art museum that upholds the highest professional standards in security and operations. In addition to maintaining collections of Asian, European and American works of art, the museum routinely schedules traveling and special exhibitions, actively promotes community outreach programs and proudly serves as an educational resource for university and K-12 classes.

Position Summary

Museum Security Officer reports to the Museum Security Administrator and is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the museum collection and loans. Work includes, but is not limited to: monitoring critical alarm and CCTV systems, maintaining building access and key control logs, responding to emergent situations within the museum and following established policies and security procedures. Officers will demonstrate excellent customer service abilities in assisting staff and the public. This position requires the ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment with accuracy and professionalism. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with museum staff and other members of the security team, including fellow officers, student employees, temporary employees, volunteers and the Museum Security Administrator.

Physical Demands

• Ability to perform moderate physical exertion, including: standing and walking for extended periods of time, occasional running, use of stairs, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting.

• Position subject to stressful and emergency situations, and interactions with angry, upset, distressed, or hostile people. Need to be able to react calmly and think rationally in emergency and life threatening situations. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing and understand and carry out complex instructions.

Special Requirements

• Ability to successfully pass basic First Aid/CPR/AED training

• Ability to pass a comprehensive background assessment, including criminal history, personal history, and prior employment history to determine candidate's capability and suitability to do security work.

Work Schedule

• Subject to night, weekend, and holiday duty where days/hours of shifts will vary

• Must sign flexible work schedule agreement

• May be required to work extra hours to cover shifts as needed

Minimum Requirements

• High school diploma or GED

• One year experience in a security capacity or closely related equivalent

• Basic knowledge of contemporary security and property protection techniques

Professional Competencies

• Ability to take quick, appropriate action in stressful circumstances, maintain composure in emergencies and handle confidential information with discretion

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to use legible handwriting and to type accurately and efficiently using a standard computer keyboard

• Ability to maintain a mature, professional, and respectful demeanor, using diplomacy and tact with equal regard for all contacts

• Ability to use established policy and innovation in solving customer service and programmatic issues

• Ability to follow directions and university administrative policies, procedures, and guidelines

• Ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, and time-sensitive environment

• Demonstrated integrity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness in the performance of assigned duties.

• Ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

• Commitment to and experience with promoting and enhancing diversity and equity

Preferred Qualifications

• College course work and/or degree

• Experience working in institutions dedicated to objects of historical and/or cultural significance highly regarded.

• Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training certification

• Fluency in a second language highly regarded

FLSA Exempt:No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Advertised:17 Jul 2017Pacific Daylight Time

Applications close:04 Aug 2017Pacific Daylight Time