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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7410 

Occ. Group: 331.034 

Security Guard Supervisor

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in supervising and performing campus security, protecting property, facilities, citizens, staff and students; coordinating activities with law enforcement officers, and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Patrols and supervises others patrolling by foot or motor vehicle.

Supervises the maintenance and use of security equipment.

Keeps records and prepares reports.

Discourages unlawful activities.

Writes citations for traffic and parking violations.

Provides guidance in unusual situations or emergencies.

Discusses training procedures and job performance with other guards.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of campus policies and procedures and city, county and state laws.

Knowledge of geographic area of the campus.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of security supervision.

Knowledge of the campus and local area provisions for emergency situations.

Ability to ascertain facts through personal contact and observations and to determine proper course of action.

Ability to perform duties firmly, tactfully, and with respect for the rights of others.

Ability to operate all equipment necessary in the performance of required duties.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students, the public and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Be of good moral character as determined by a thorough investigation conducted by the employing agency. Graduation from a standard high school, or possess equivalency.

Be at least 18 years of age. Experience in security work. Not have been convicted of or pleaded guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or to any violation of any federal or state laws or city ordinances relating to force, violence, theft, dishonesty, gambling, liquor or controlled substances and not have been released or discharged under any other than honorable discharge from any of the armed forces of the United States. Possession of a valid Tennessee operator license as issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
5/2004        6       433122223

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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