Job Details

San Diego State University
  • Position Number: 4649099
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Campus Safety and Police

Campus Safety Guard (Community Service Specialist II)

Job No: 531687
Work Type:
Locations: San Diego
Categories: Unit 7 - CSUEU - Clerical and Administrative Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Safety, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The Campus Safety Guard performs a variety of security, public safety support, and community service functions on the SDSU campus. The Campus Safety Guard is expected to perform more complex duties such as coordinating safety for special events, conducting communication service training in the areas of safety and crime prevention. The position involves a high degree of public contact, responsibility, and community service through many police services functions to include, but not limited to: patrolling campus buildings and grounds as assigned to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and property; observe and report criminal activity to the police, making private persons arrests as required; assisting in the enforcement of established SDSU policies, rules, and regulations by taking appropriate actions; coordinating and testing campus alarms; checking, opening, and securing campus facilities; lost and found property; traffic direction and control; safety escorts; investigations unit support; mental healthcare crisis intervention and performing other related community support functions as assigned.

Day-to-day work is performed independently under general supervision. Assignments involve the regular use of judgment and discretion to solve problems and address situations. The course of action is guided by established protocols. Assignments involve on-going interaction with the campus community, general public, and campus and community law enforcement; with such interaction requiring tact, discretion, and professionalism.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

Safety and security is coordinated by University Police, through a force of 40 sworn police officers and 50 non-sworn support employees. Our police officers are graduates of a California Peace Officers Standards Training Academy with full arrest powers throughout the state. They undergo continued training to upgrade their skills as well as first aid and CPR requirements.

University Police officers are armed. They conduct foot, vehicular and bicycle patrols on campus and in the adjacent community 24 hours a day, year-round. Officers are responsible for reporting and investigating crimes and traffic accidents, enforcing state laws and local ordinances, responding to medical emergencies and all other incidents requiring police assistance.

For more information regarding the University Police Department, click here.

Education and Experience

Entry to the first level within this classification requires high school level reading and writing abilities and possession of a California Driver's License. The nature of the duties may also require successful completion of a background check, physical and psychological exam and/or the ability to attend Police Officers Standards & Training (P.O.S.T.) programs related to public safety support and dispatch activities. Knowledge of and the ability to learn how to use the applicable public safety related equipment and systems are essential.

High school diploma or equivalent and three to six months related experience would normally achieve these entry qualifications.

Key Qualifications
  • College level coursework in criminal justice or code enforcement is preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of full-time experience in police-related service such as communications, code or law enforcement, evidence collection, police or court records administration, animal control or a related public contact activity is preferred.
  • Knowledge of defensive and de-escalation tactics.

Licenses/Certifications Required
  • Valid California Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 10 days of hire.
  • Completion of Penal Code 832 course within six months of employment in order to allow issuance of citations may be required.
  • CA Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) Security Guard Registration (i.e., Guard card) with a BSIS Tear Gas Permit and Baton Permit - must be obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • First-aid / CPR / AED / BBP - must be obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • Clery Act training - must be obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • Supplemental security related training through the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) and Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) - must be obtained within 1 year of hire.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,402 per month.

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,441 - $5,402 per month.

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university.

SDSU's Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 12, 2023. To receive full consideration, apply by October 11, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Successful completion of a background check, physical and psychological exam is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Michelle Puentes at

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Applications Close: Open until filled

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