Job Information

University of Utah Security Corporal in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/07/2023

Requisition Number PRN35954B

Job Title Security Corporal

Working Title Security Corporal

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Four 10 hour shifts per work week. Days on shifts depend on departmental needs. Must have availability to work weekends and some holidays.

VP Area President

Department 02152 - Campus Security

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $21.14 - $26.24

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Safety is a top priority for the University of Utah. The Chief Safety Officer is the Director of Public Safety responsible for overseeing the University’s Department of Public Safety, which includes the following operational divisions: University Police, Campus Security, U Health Security, Emergency Management, Community Services, Emergency Communications, and the central administrative Office of the CSO .

Safety looks and feels different to each person, and U Public Safety Department is committed to working with the community to foster a safe environment where all individuals feel empowered and equipped to succeed in their work, education, and other business with the university. As such, it is important that all staff stay aware of, and demonstrate support for, issues related to safety, equity, diversity, and inclusion, both locally and nationally.

More at .

Corporals are working supervisors that supervise Security Officers (mentoring, disciplinary action, scheduling, training, etc. list not exhaustive), carries out administrative responsibilities and performs basic and advanced-level Security Officer duties.

Contract Corporals are responsible for maintaining relationships with contract partners, post orders, oversight of contract posts and personnel. Coordinate with Patrol Corporals for scheduling needs involving Patrol Officers.



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Supervises Security Officers mentoring, disciplinary action, scheduling, training, Guardian Tracking etc. list not exhaustive, to ensure competent staff.
  2. Assists with interviewing and hiring.
  3. Replaces absentee officers on each shift and schedules additional staff for special coverage to ensure proper security coverage.
  4. Prepares reports of lockouts, unusual occurrences, equipment malfunctions, fire alarm discharges, and general disturbances, to advise department heads of potential security problems and improve internal communication for purposes of scheduling and management direction.
  5. Ensures officers provide complete and accurate reports and paperwork.
  6. Assists in emergency management.
  7. Provide a security presence on Main Campus locations.
  8. Patrol campus premises to deter criminal activity and enhance the safety of students, staff, and faculty.
  9. Monitor facilities in assigned areas of patrol with a walk through and physical presence.
  10. Write reports of irregularities or incidents which may include but are not limited to: equipment or property damage, propped or unlocked doors, other campus safety concerns.
  11. Request police or other emergency services in situations such as fire, disturbances, or medical emergencies.
  12. Escort or drive motor vehicle to patrol assigned area and /or transport individuals.
  13. Required to provide vehicle boosts, and other motorist assistance services.
  14. Unlocks university buildings as required and secures university property by locking buildings.
  15. Maintain professional demeanor during stressful situations.
  16. Adhere to University of Utah Department of Public Safety and general University policies.
  17. May be required to work any shift, on days off, weekends, and holidays (All University of Utah Security Staff will work the U home football games regardless of the person’s schedule).
  18. May work in inclement weather or extreme weather conditions.
  19. May be confined to a service vehicle for an entire shift.
  20. Must be willing to maintain required training. All training will be provided by the department.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required:

Often: Office environment, outdoor environment, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise (there is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level), exposure to animals, atmospheric conditions (conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation)

Seldom: Oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids)

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, walking

Often: Sitting, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), repetitive foot motion (such as using foot controls), bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling, balancing, reaching overhead, pulling, pushing, lifting – up to 50 pounds, lifting – over 50 pounds

Minimum Qualifications

Two years security experience, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); the ability to stand and walk for eight hours; A valid Utah Driver’s License to be obtained within 6 months of hire; and the ability to pass an extensive background check required. In addition, the incumbent is required to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Demonstrated human relation skills and a working knowledge of radio codes and regulations along with a commitment to provide excellent customer service are also required.


  • Preference may be given to individuals with 2-3 years of professional security experience.
  • Preference may be given to individuals with CPR / AED /First Aid certifications
  • Preference may be given to individuals who have experience with computer software such as: Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook, CCure, Avigilon and RMS .
  • Preference may be given to individuals who are familiar with radio communications.

Summary of University benefits

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellenthealth care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generouspaid leave time (
  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check

and/or drug screen.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.