Job Information

University of Utah Security Officer II- Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/09/2022

Requisition Number PRN30524B

Job Title Security Officer II

Working Title Security Officer II- Natural History Museum

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule Summary


VP Area President

Department 02152 - Campus Security

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15.00-$19.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Provides security services for the Natural History Museum, which includes but are not limited to: locking the building, unlocking the building, patrolling, writing reports, documenting patrol activities, customer service, and operating multiple computer systems.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at designated assigned building on the University of Utah campus if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


1. Provide a uniformed security presence for the Natural History Museum and Campus

2. Patrol Natural History Museum premises to deter criminal activity and enhance the safety of students, staff, faculty, and visitors

3. Monitor facilities in assigned areas of patrol

4. Write reports of irregularities such as equipment or property damage

5. Request police or other emergency services in situations such as fire, disturbances, or medical emergencies

6. Escort or drive motor vehicle to patrol assigned area and /or transporting individuals

7. Maintain professional demeanor during stressful situations

8. Adhere to department and university policies

9. 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)

10. May work in inclement weather or extreme weather conditions

11. May be confined to a service vehicle for an entire shift

12. Required to provide vehicle boosts, car unlocks, and other motorist assistance services

13. Must be willing to maintain required trainings. All trainings will be provided by the department.

14. May cross train to work with campus patrol.

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


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.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma, GED or equivalency and one year security experience or equivalency; successfully pass a background check; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. A valid Utah Driver’s License to be obtained within 6 months of hire.

The incumbent will be required to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute certification ( CPI ) after being hired. The incumbent will also be required to attend other mandatory trainings as determined or required by the Department of Public Safety.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


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)

135 Park Building

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.