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University Police: Security Lead

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Security Officer II
  • Job ID: #20201
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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University Police: Security Lead

POSITION: A full-time university staff position is currently available in University Police. The working title for this assignment is Security Lead with an official title of Security Officer II. This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a one-year probationary period. The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on qualifications and experience, with an anticipated pay range of $25 - $30 per hour.


  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel);
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Exceptional organizational, problem solving, prioritizing, and multitasking skills

Ability to:

  • Maintain confidentiality and integrity of Information.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and quality of service in communicating, and working effectively, with a diverse variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Work independently as well as a member of a team.


  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Evidence of working collaboratively in a college or university setting;
  • Certification in crisis prevention and/or security officer techniques;
  • Prior Event Security Planning and Emergency Management training and/or experience;

TYPICAL DUTIES (other duties as assigned):

  • Applies security in a variety of situations and circumstances effectively, using crisis prevention (CPI) and company security officer (CSO) techniques and training.
  • Regularly provides security services for special assignments such as sports events and concerts.
  • Assists in securing crime scenes and directing victims to appropriate resources.
  • Acts as a mentor to other security officers.
  • Responds to emergency situations, assists with safety and security investigations, and accurately documents activities according to established policies, procedures and applicable laws.
  • Assist in planning public safety functions for large university events, such as athletic events, concerts, commencement, and dignitary visits.
  • Supports emergency plans in response to natural disasters, terrorist acts, crowd violence, and emergencies of significant scope.
  • Works in close liaison with stakeholders in non-campus areas, i.e., The Priory, County Materials Complex, Haymarket Landing.
  • Monitors and documents emergency response and security-related activities in accordance with applicable governmental rules and regulations
  • Plan, schedule and supervise daily work activity of Campus Safety Officer (CSO) Program, including SafeRide and  SafeWalk.
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures and communicates recommendations to University Police leadership.
  • Assist with the recruitment and selection process of unit personnel.
  • Represent University Police at meetings, with various campus committees, and in matters of mutual concern with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate public relations activities to benefit University Police and the University community.
  • Perform special assignments or other duties assigned by University Police leadership.  

THE UNIT: The unit of University Police is committed to providing quality public safety services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The unit consists of a chief of police, lieutenant, two sergeants, six full-time officers, one part-time officer, and a police services associate.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site:  You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the University Police: Security Lead position (Job ID # 20201) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Amanda Carrier, Detective Sergeant

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 25, 2023.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.