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Security Guard (Contingent II)

Institution name: Salisbury University

Title: Security Guard (Contingent II)

Job location: MD

Job category: Officer positions


Posting date: 2022-11-15 00:00:00

End date: 2022-12-15 00:00:00

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 61 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Security Guard.

Primary Job Duties: Under direct supervision, perform routine security activities to assigned buildings, occupants, and visitors; responds to routine inquiries; and other duties as assigned.  Patrols buildings and grounds and notifies appropriate personnel when problems and life safety threats arise.  Completes logs and basic reports as instructed. Interacts with campus community.   Maintains communication with appropriate personnel utilizing equipment such as two-way radios and telephones.  Assigned to events for security and parking details.             

Minimum Qualifications:  High School Diploma/GED. Must possess a valid Maryland non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with 5 or less points for moving violations.   

Basic computer skills required.  Ability to follow oral and written instructions; to complete basic reports; to detect situations imperiling life, safety, and property; to perform extensive sitting, standing, and walking; to communicate effectively; to operate two way radios and telephones. 

Preferred Qualifications:  At least 1 year prior security experience preferred.

This is a full-time, non-exempt, Contingent II (long-term contractual), position with a limited benefits package including medical, prescription, dental, paid leave, tuition remission and more. Starting salary will be $15.64 per hour which is approximately $32,621 annually. After successful completion of a 6-month probationary period, there is a 2.5% pay increase for new hires or internal promotions. This position is also considered essential meaning the position is expected to report for work in emergency situations such as extreme weather conditions when the campus may be closed.  This position is also considered Sensitive Personnel and therefore has a substantially significant degree of responsibility for the safety of others and there is a potential that impaired performance in this position could result in death of or injury to the employee or others.

Visit our website to apply online and submit a resume by November 27, 2022 to be given full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled. Only applications submitted through Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System will be considered. Any other documents, including a cover letter, must be uploaded with your online application. No documents will be accepted via e-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future.  To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people.  To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.  Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.

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