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Security Officer (4 of 5 opportunities) - Campus  Police Department - Georgetown University Law Center

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Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

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Security Officer (4 of 5 opportunities) - Campus Police Department - Georgetown University Law Center

Tradition. Innovation. A superb faculty, hundreds of course offerings — and all just steps away from the Capitol and Supreme Court. Georgetown Law is an exceptional institution in an enviable location.

Job Overview

The Security Officer maintains the integrity of assigned buildings or areas by understanding access control systems, circulation and safety systems, and emergency exits in event of an emergency. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • They are aware of and understand all special and general orders pertaining to area, building or functions of job
  • Inspect and report security and safety of area or building.
  • Report all deficiencies to his/her supervisor.
  • Maintain knowledge of traffic flow
  • Recognize unusual incidents or unwarranted intrusion and make prompt and proper requests for assistance when required
  • Use communications available for reporting purposes
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Interactions

Reporting to the Police Sergeant, the Security Officer works both independently with general supervision and cooperatively with other security officers, patrol officers, communications officers, and student guards; and interacts routinely with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the neighboring community.

The Security Officer is one of the “faces” of the Georgetown Law’s Campus Police Department.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • At least 1 year of general work experience - preference for 1 year of security, law enforcement or military experience [note: consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of training and experience]

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must qualify for a Security Officer License in the District of Columbia
  • Candidates selected for consideration are subject to a written test, a report writing test, drug test, physical examination by a medical doctor to University specifications, and extensive psychological testing
  • Ability to pass a post-offer, pre-hire comprehensive background investigation
  • Basic computer skills, including word processing - preference for administrative and clerical skills
  • Must possess tact, patience, a professional and courteous demeanor in interactions with students, staff, faculty, visitors, and community members
  • Respect for the use of police powers in relation to a University environment
  • Good verbal and written communications skills, including report writing

Essential The Security Officer is considered as essential under the University Personnel policy guidelines and therefore is subject to be on call when necessary. Must be willing to work extended, odd, or off hours to achieve the expectations of the Department. This may include rotating tours of duty (day shifts, evening shifts, overnight shifts) with fluctuating days off, according to departmental needs.

Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.