Security Officer

Job Scope

Responds to emergency or safety and security related concerns. Patrols College and provides first-line response, emergency management, and/or law enforcement referral if needed.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. As an essential position may be asked to report for work when the College is closed or delayed in opening.
  2. Complete incident reports documenting accidents or safety and security concerns.
  3. Distribute employee parking permits.
  4. Create and issue College identification cards.
  5. Opening and closing of College building and classrooms as needed.
  6. Patrol parking lots and issue citations for violations of the parking policy.
  7. Monitor campus for suspicious or dangerous behavior.
  8. Assist during evacuation or any emergency circumstances.
  9. Attendance at all mandatory meetings.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Direct Reports


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education: High school diploma or GED required. 

Experience & Knowledge: Experience in security or law enforcement preferred. 

Computer Skills: Able to use or learn computer programs relative to job including Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and internal systems.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Criminal background clearance and valid PA driver’s license.

Physical Demands: This position is required to stand, walk, sit, see, use hands, reach, kneel, talk, and hear for extended periods during a shift. The position may require lifting items weighing up to 40 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment: Inside duties occur in a controlled climate with up to moderate noise levels. Outside responsibilities vary and may include occasional exposure to extreme heat or cold.

RATE: $11.00 per hour


HOURS: 16+ hours per week.

LOCATION: Johnstown, PA

To APPLY: Click here for the Employment Application. To ensure full consideration, you must submit your application online by 4:00 PM on Friday, November 10, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Upon completion of an employment application, you will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for full consideration:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must obtain all background clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Reference to a resume may not be substituted for a fully completed employment application.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.