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Community Colleges of Spokane


PO Box 6000, MS 1001
Spokane, WA 992176000

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Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: $2,891.00 Monthly



Listing Expires: May 20, 2019

Job Description:

Campus Security Guard (Security Guard 1)

SALARY: $2,891.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 05/02/19

CLOSING DATE: 05/20/19 04:00 PM



Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Campus Security Guard in the District Office of Campus Security.

Under general supervision of the Director of District Security, this position performs general duty security guard work patrolling and inspecting buildings and grounds and enforces rules of behavior. This position may work varied/rotating shifts.



  • Patrol campus buildings and grounds by foot, vehicle and two-way radio and provide building surveillance via telemonitoring to ensure a safe and secure campus. *
  • Monitor people and vehicle entry to campus. Make identification checks and control spectators, visitors, and students on campus and at events. Intervene in personal and property risk incidents to diffuse situation as needed. Enforce campus rules and policies and rules of behavior. Log incidents in manual reports and/or into databases. *
  • Patrol and inspect buildings and grounds to detect and prevent fire, theft, illegal entry, property damage, and etc. Control access to buildings e.g. lock and unlock public access doors. *
  • Monitor vehicles in parking areas to prevent vandalism or theft. Respond to situations of stolen property, accidents, parking incidents and illegal parking, and other disturbances or situations and issue parking citations as needed. Report illegal activity to campus security and report disturbances and other incidents to law enforcement as necessary. Secure areas until authorities arrive and assist law enforcement and campus security personnel as needed. *
  • Receive and log lost property found on campus. *
  • Maintain hard keys and electronic access cards. Report lost or stolen keys and electronic access key cards to facilities. *
  • Respond to fire alarms and other threat conditions e.g. bomb threats and assist in evacuation of buildings. Participate in and document routine evacuation and shelter-in-place drills. *
  • Provide information and assistance to individuals as necessary; escort visitors, staff, and students to and from buildings. *
  • Complete daily shift logs, security reports, inspection reports and other paper work and log information into various databases as required. *
  • Answer phones and set up portable electronic security equipment as necessary. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned.

* Indicates this is an essential duty

This position is designated a bargaining unit position and union membership is no longer a condition of employment.




  • Knowledge of campus law enforcement, investigation procedures, rules governing public access to buildings and grounds, electronic security systems, rules of behavior, general safety precautions and fire hazards, methods and procedures for searching for violators, fire-fighting equipment and fire prevention methods, and first aid.
  • Ability to handle emergencies and conflict without escalation.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of maintaining required reports and filing systems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to use a computer and contemporary office software.
  • Ability to work varied/rotating shifts.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.




  • Associate's degree in Criminal Justice from an accredited institution or Certification from the Criminal Justice Training Commission.
  • Experience in a higher education environment

Total compensation is an estimate based upon base compensation, current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates and median retirement fund contributions. The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.




  • Work is commonly performed outdoors in uncontrolled elements.
  • Work is active in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Work in a semi-open office setting with frequent interruptions and background noise.
  • Work directly with students/clients.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Move up to 25 lbs frequently and up to 50 lbs occasionally.
  • Occasional kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Occasional to frequent change in position from sedentary, standing, stooping and walking.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
  • Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, odors and/or biohazards.




  • Full-time schedule (12-month, 40-hours week)
  • Position is eligible for overtime
  • 6 month probationary period; may be extended to 12 months
  • Requires criminal background check
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to travel locally, as well as occasional out-of-town travel
  • If using personal vehicle for travel, proof of driver's license and car insurance required

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:



  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.*
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.