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Security Officer (Multiple Vacancies)
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/07/2022
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Security Officer (Multiple Vacancies)
Job Category Staff & Executive - Security and Public Safety
Department IPO‐Public Safety
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking a Security Officer for the Security Division of the Public Safety department.
Reporting to the Second Lieutenant/Shift Supervisor, the primary purpose of the Security Officer position is to be responsible for providing assistance and protection to persons and property in and about Rutgers owned or leased buildings, grounds and parking areas, while under the direct supervision of the Sergeant/Shift Supervisor. Maintains orderly conditions and takes measures required to assure observance of University policy in accordance with the Public Safety Department’s rules, regulations and general operating procedures.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Patrols, or is posted at an assigned area of offices, buildings, and grounds including parking areas, and makes the required notification by radio, telephone or other directed methods.
  • Prepares and submits a “Daily Activity Log”.
  • Familiarizes oneself with post duties and responsibilities at each post.
  • Directs patients, students, staff members and visitors to destinations and provides desired information in accordance with established procedures.
  • Regulates and controls pedestrian ingress and egress at designated locations to ensure safety and a minimum of interference.
  • Ensures compliance with the University I.D.Policy. Where applicable, will require identification (preferably photo I.D.) when issuing a visitor pass.
  • Maintains order and decorum in the assigned area/post location and ensures areas are kept free from unauthorized persons.
  • Escorts or directs unauthorized/disruptive persons from the premises when so required. Assists the staff in the maintenance of order within the premises.
  • Where applicable, checks automobiles and trucks entering and leaving the institution and makes a report of each vehicle, destination, the time of entering and leaving the institution, the name of the person driving the vehicle, and the license number.
  • Immediately reports altercations, crimes, parking violations, and disruptive or suspicious behavior.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1400
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 18.390
Annual Mid Range Salary 18.890
Annual Maximum Salary 19.460
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description OPEIU 153
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption.  Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility .  Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine .  Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Must have a high school diploma or an equivalent.
  • Requires valid driver’s license, two years of driving experience and successful completion of the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course within the first month of employment.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Physical Demands: Also requires the ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time.

  • Work Environment: All conditions.
Special Conditions
  • Candidates must pass a police background investigation.

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1553
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details
Newark, New Jersey

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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