Idaho Division of Human Resources 180379 in Boise, Idaho

Boise State University

Department of Public Safety - Campus Security

Position Overview:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff, faculty, and community members to learn, work, and visit.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Safety and Security Duties:__Work both independently and as a team with other Boise State Security Officers and Boise Police Officers.

Enforce university policies including Smoke Free Campus, Pedestrian Priority Zone, Parking, etc. in a fair, consistent, and professional manner.

Conduct building and perimeter patrols via foot.

Conduct building, perimeter and off site patrols via vehicle (both automobile and bicycle).

Respond to emergency calls for service such as medical calls, suicidal subjects, disruptive/mentally disturbed subjects (issue exclusion forms when necessary), suspicious subjects/activities, fire alarms, etc. contacting emergency response agencies (i.e. police, fire, ambulance etc.) as necessary.Respond to non-emergency calls for service such as motor vehicle assists (jump starts and lockouts), security escorts, door locks/unlocks, building access requests, etc.

Provide initial assessment and intervention on confrontations between individuals on university owned properties.Assist housing staff in the residence halls and campus housing areas with issues such as domestic disturbances, drug/alcohol incidents, disruptive/mentally disturbed subjects, fire alarms, etc.

Assist housing officials with room searches and maintain surveillance of potentially volatile situations.

Observe and report any cases of suicide or suicide attempts, sexual assault, or other critical events to the proper personnel.

Keep an accurate security log of rounds, incidents, and observations each work shift.

Write accurate and complete incident reports as required.

Maintain direct communication with University Security Dispatch via cell phones and two-way radios.

Observe, report, and correct (when possible) critical maintenance problems such as inoperable lights and emergency phones, ice on walkways, blocked fire exits, unsecured doors, etc. as they arise and submit work orders as necessary. Safely bag inoperable emergency phones.

Respond to fire and trouble alarms, assisting with the evacuation of occupants, directing emergency personnel, assessing causes, resetting alarms, submitting work orders, etc. Liaison Duties:

Establish positive working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and visitors.

Assist in developing a positive sense of community throughout the university campus.

Support the Residence Hall policies on creation of a quiet, secure study and living environment.

Communicate security related needs and information to various Boise State departments, Boise Police Department (including university dispatch officers), and other non-campus entities via person to person contact, telephone, e-mail, etc.

Assist law enforcement agencies and other emergency responders with matters relating to Boise State students, staff, and/or faculty. Perform other duties as assigned by the Security Operations Manager and/or the Executive Director of Security.


Good knowledge of building security procedures.

Experience: applying fire and life safety hazards; evaluating and handling disturbances and security emergencies; reading, applying, and following written and oral instructions; writing business reports, investigative reports, or detailed documentation; typing or using a keyboard.

This position requires that you possess a valid driver's license.

Able to pass a criminal background check


Good knowledge of: self-defense measures; first aid and CPR; security problems and safety hazards as they relate to a large complex of buildings and grounds

1 year of experience in a security related field, preferably in a college or university setting

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Basic computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Internet Explorer and/or Firefox Experience performing investigations incidental to security activities; training others in security procedures, completing investigative reports, and making oral presentationsEXAMINATION:

Rating of education and experience. You will receive a score based on your answers to the questions on the exam. You must receive a minimum rating of 91 to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online once the exam has been reviewed and a rating assigned. If you applied with a paper application you will receive notification of your results. All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.

To preview the examination click on below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam you must click on Apply Online button in the upper left portion of this announcement) and follow the instructions provided.

To Apply:

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Information and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. To obtain a paper application, click on the "Forms" link at the top of the screen.

All answers to the questions on the exam must be supported in the work history, resume, and/or education portion of your application.

When updating your online application information, please select: Boise State University under "Agencies"; Full-Time employment under "Job Type/Shift"; and Boise under "Cities". Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Policy Statements:

  • AA/EEO Statement – Boise State University is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status. EEO M/F/Disabled/Vet Institution, Veterans preference. For more information, please visit the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action webpage.

  • Background Investigations – Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation and may require a credit and/or motor vehicle background investigation depending on the position. For more information, please review the University’s full Background Investigations Policy.

  • Drug-Free Workplace – It is the policy of Boise State University to maintain a drug and alcohol-free workplace and campus. For more information, please review the Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.

  • Boise State University is a SMOKE FREE campus. For more information, please visit the Smoke Free Campus webpage.

Jeanne Clery Statement

Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Boise State University 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Copies of the report may also be requested in person through the Department of Public Safety at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to

The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Boise State University is now available online at

The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on the main Boise State campus, all of Boise State’s separate campuses, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from Boise State’s campuses. It also includes the 2016 Annual Fire Safety Report for the Boise State main campus that provides fire safety information and fire statistics for the previous three years for on-campus student housing. Also included in the report are Boise State’s institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security, including those related to sexual assault, campus alerts, drug and alcohol use, and others.

Open for Recruitment: April 16, 2018 - April 30, 2018

Announcement #: 01934079578

Location(s): Boise

Salary Range: $13.81 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!