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Security Services Worker, Campus Security, Risk

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Job ID: 19560

Updated: February 19, 2020

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

Campus Security within Risk is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Security Services Worker for approximately 6-7 months.

Campus Security operates 24 hours per day on a year round basis.  Employees are required to work rotating 12 hour shifts including days, nights, weekends, and holidays.  Hours balance out to 40 hours per week.  Employees may be required to work extended hours.  Special duty and overtime shifts are frequently available.  This position reports directly to the on shift supervisor.  Employees are part of a team, however are required to work on their own for most of their shift.  The incumbent will deal with complex issues where professional judgement and discretionary decision making will have a high impact at both individual and institutional levels.  Security Services Workers are required to understand and work within the operational guidelines of the Security Department and the University of Calgary.  Employees experience a very dynamic work environment with high stress factors, year round weather conditions, and moderate physical demands.  Work volume is unpredictable.  Tasks range from routine to highly critical.  (Employees are first responders to all critical incidents).  Employees will be in constant contact with the University community and will advise and provide support to students, staff, and visitors on Security and Safety matters.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Provide a 24 hour point of contact on behalf of the University Campus Community
  • Provide effective 24 hour mobile, foot, and bike patrol for University buildings and grounds
  • Provide skilled operation of the 24 hour security dispatch centre and all specialized computer systems (Simplex fire panel, DSX Access system, Phoenix Alarm system, Dispatch log, Perspective)
  • Monitor CCTV cameras
  • Provide immediate emergency response to all critical life safety situations on campus
  • Direct and assist emergency personnel as required
  • Initiate and maintain close working relationships with external agencies (Police, Fire, EMS)
  • Respond to all calls for general service / assistance on campus
  • Provide 24 hour emergency contact for staff and students involved in international travel
  • Identify potential infrastructure emergencies and initiate appropriate after hours response of University personnel as required (Flood, structural damage, building systems)
  • Provide assistance and direction to staff, faculty, students, and visitors
  • Initiate reports involving criminal and other offences, investigate as required
  • Develop, maintain, present and promote Security programs (Safewalk, Robbery Prevention, Bike Safety, ADAPT, CPTED Audits, Security alerts )
  • Provide specialized training assistance to other University departments as requested (Residence, Den Staff, Daycare, First Aid, AED)
  • Respond to and investigate all activated alarms (fire, fire trouble, ammonia, chlorine, burglary, hold-up, panic, access, intrusion, tamper, door)
  • Respond to reports of hazardous or unsafe conditions
  • Maintain Emergency Response Plan contact information for EH&S chemical shipments
  • Provide building access as required
  • Perform special investigations and other duties as required
  • Provide internal training, leadership, support and guidance to new and junior Campus Security staff
  • Take responsibility for own personal growth and development, health and fitness

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Candidate must be licensed under the Security Services and Investigator Act (SSIA) and will include Security Services, Loss Prevention and Executive Security
  • Completion of at least a two year diploma program in a social science or related discipline
  • Previous related security, service, or law enforcement experience accepted
  • Post secondary education security experience preferred
  • Current level C CPR (including AED) and Standard First Aid Certificates
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Operators Licence with no current suspensions and presently fewer than six (6) demerits
  • No criminal convictions or charges pending. Candidates who proceed to the interview stage will be required to provide a current drivers abstract and criminal records search including a vulnerable sector search
  • Physical fitness levels will be assessed using the Canadian Physical Activity Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal (CPAFLA)
  • Experience with Perspective report writing software is beneficial
  • Candidates should have an understanding of current security standards and practices and knowledge of the University and academic processes are an asset
  • Candidates are highly organized with demonstrated problem solving, leadership, and communication skills
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete 80 hours of classroom training

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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