Posted: Jun 6, 2022

Security Officer 1- Residence Halls

Millersville University - Millersville, PA
Application Deadline: Jun 26, 2022


University Police

Hours: The person in this position must work every other weekend, from 4:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. when the officer works on a Monday–Wednesday and 6:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. when the officer is working a Thursday–Saturday. The position has weekly relief days when the officer works weekends.

Salary:  Annual Salary for a 40-hour work week:  $33,215.00, plus comprehensive benefits

Description: Millersville University of Pennsylvania is recruiting for a Security Officer to work in the Residence Halls. The position of Security Officer for Millersville University will primarily work in the residence halls and is responsible for the overall safety and security of personnel, students, visitors, and facilities. These responsibilities include the providing of security for residence halls from fire, theft, illegal entry, and other violations of State and campus regulations. May further be required to apprehend and detain suspects when needed. Provides security coverage and crowd control at special events or as needed. May be required to assist in searches of persons or facilities. Assists motorists with directions, lockouts, and battery jumps. Provides visitors with campus information. Provides transportation to medical facilities as needed and appropriate. Provides emergency first aid, CPR if need arises. Provides security escorts to members of the campus community during designated time periods upon request. Provides preventive maintenance to assigned vehicles. Directs vehicular and pedestrian traffic to assure compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth and provides for safety of the general campus community. Places and retrieves directional equipment and vehicle booting devices. Issues parking warnings and tickets as directed by supervisor. May be required to testify in court as appropriate. May be required to monitor communications, fire and intrusion alarm systems and dispatch appropriate personnel when necessary. Written documentation of all activities must be prepared. Completes appropriate departmental forms. Regular training in the use of computers, security software, telecommunications equipment, and alarm monitoring shall be required.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,600 students to find their path. Several of our programs are multidisciplinary in nature, combining science, technology, and art to create a more progressive degree. One thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.


  • High school diploma or completion of a G.E.D.
  • Valid PA driver’s license.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification within a one-year probationary period.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • Successful interview. 
  • Successful completion of employment physical.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.
  • May be required to take additional training upon the request of supervisor and depending upon job assignment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work with the public in stressful and emergency situations.


  • Experience working with diverse groups at social, cultural, and athletic events.
  • Evidence of working with college-age population.
  • Parking and crowd control experience.
Annual Salary for a 40 hour work week:  $33,215.00, plus comprehensive benefits, including: 
    • Health insurance – Low bi-weekly premium.  Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program. 
    • Dental insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days 
    • Vision insurance – Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days. 
    • Group life insurance – equal to annual salary at no cost to the employee  
    • Retirement – 2 plans to choose from 
    • Tuition waiver – employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible 
    • Vacation leave – up to 11 days accrued per year for first 3 years, increases to 19 days per year after 3 years 
    • Sick leave – up to 11 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member 
    • Holiday leave – 12 days per calendar year 
The State System Employee Benefits Summary can be found at

To Apply:  For full description of duties, qualifications and to apply, go to and create a staff application. 

Application Submission:  All applications must be received by 06/26/2022.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.