Campus Safety Officer


University, MS, US, 38667

Department:  University Police & Campus Safety (10001031)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position performs variety of duties to monitor and promote safety of students, faculty and staff. This position patrols assigned areas, secures buildings, and assists individuals to provide for safety on the University campus. The incumbent ensures that the campus buildings are locked and not violated; patrols assigned areas on foot; provides information to students, staff, and the general public; and assists in the enforcement of parking regulations; and identifies, corrects or reports to appropriate persons any actions or situations which may present a hazard to public safety, physical security, and/or public welfare in and around assigned areas.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs a variety of duties in monitoring assigned area to detect fires, trespassers, or other unusual occurrences, and provides comprehensive perimeter security and access control for all assigned buildings.
  • Completes building security tasks such as locking and unlocking doors, closing windows, checking property and equipment, setting alarms and turning lights off and on as assigned.
  • Observes and detains violators of rules and regulations and applicable criminal laws.
  • Maintains documentation and reports pertaining to activities of assigned areas.
  • Assists University Police Officers when necessary and relieves officer in non-criminal matters.
  • Maintains public confidence and support by emphasizing public relations through providing information about the University and related matters to students, staff, and the general public.
  • Conducts security inspections periodically and makes recommendations for eliminating security risks.
  • Directs traffic and/or assists in the enforcement of parking regulations, control of admission, or point of entry
  •  as directed by supervisors.
  • Identifies, corrects, or reports actions or situations which may present a hazard to public safety, physical security, and/or public welfare in and around assigned areas.
  • Completes foot patrol inspections of buildings, grounds, and parking lots, as assigned, and completes appropriate building inspection checklists on daily basis.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Patrols assigned areas of the campus.
  2. Conducts security inspections of facilities and reports findings.
  3. Performs tasks to ensure security of campus buildings.
  4. Directs traffic and/or assists in the enforcement of parking regulations.


Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).



Must have a valid driver’s license upon employment.


Must obtain and maintain CPR and first aid certification within 3 months of employment. 

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.