Unarmed Security Officer

Northern Virginia Community College   Annandale, VA   Full-time     Education
Posted on March 13, 2023
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Northern Virginia Community College

Unarmed Security Officer


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Hiring Range
$40,000 - $50,000

Work Schedule
night shift – 11P to 7A – Sunday through Thursday

Posting Number

Sensitive Position

Job Open Date

Job Close Date


Job Description

General Description:
This position is responsible for providing security and safety functions on the NVCC campuses and all property owned by the College and to provide a safe and secure environment.

The NOVA Police Department is established as a college-wide entity with the responsibility to maintain safety and security of all employees, students and visitors, and property owned or controlled by the College. As such, all police department employees are subject to short-term and long-term reassignments that may include different locations, rotating schedules and duties dependent on the needs of the department and/or staff professional development. This is an entry to mid-level position.

Duties and Tasks:

  • Duties encompass patrol, traffic control (vehicular and pedestrian),site and building access
  • Assisting the public
  • Information exchange and reporting unusual or emergency conditions to the appropriate authorities.


Essential Functions:
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

Special Assignments
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

Required KSAs:

  • Ability to complete DCJS Campus Security Officer training certification.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to speak and understand English.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the laws of the Commonwealth, local ordinances and College policies through performance of daily tasks.
  • Ability to maintain positive public relations.
  • Ability to meet physical demands of job duties.
  • Pass a psychological and physical exam.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 21 years of age
  • HS diploma/GED
  • United States citizenship
  • Qualification for appointment as a campus security officer under DCJS guidelines
  • Training related to the duties of the position
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Valid Virginia state drivers license and clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree
  • Experience as a security officer, preferably in the field of college, university or high school security enforcement.

Operation of a State Vehicle

Special Instructions to Applicants
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: https://www.vadars.org/drs/cpid/PWContact.aspx , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.

Additional Information
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the largest community colleges in the nation. NOVA enrolls nearly 75,000 students on its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Sterling, Manassas, Springfield, and Woodbridge, as well as through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment programs. The College offers more than 100 affordable associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals in some of the most in-demand careers.

At NOVA, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community for all students, faculty, and staff, and our diverse workforce is representative of this commitment. To this end, we encourage all applicants seeking to add value through their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to consider employment opportunities with NOVA. To learn more about NOVA’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit our website.

NOVA offers eligible employees a benefits package that includes a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement program. 

We strive to ensure our employees have the tools and development opportunities to support and promote NOVA’s mission. For more information about NOVA and its programs and services, please visit our website at www.nvcc.edu.

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

Background Check Statement Disclaimer
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:  http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement
The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement
The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement
VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Northern Virginia Community College

8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale , VA