Utah State University

Security Lead

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/12/2024 5:44 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
Operational Strategy
Public Safety
Advertised Salary
Minimum $45,000; commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Security Lead position assists the Security Unit Coordinator in the oversight of training, daily supervision duties, and the operational aspects of the Utah State University Police Department’s Security personnel. In addition, Security Leads assist in overall unit supervision of first line Security staff; including, creation of detailed planning and procedural processes, schedules, report approvals, employee success monitoring, and performing the duties of first line Security staff as needed.


This role will monitor goals and performance expectations in harmony with Utah State University Police Department objectives. In association with the Security Unit Coordinator and departmental command staff, this position will create deadlines, organize workflow, ensure that employees understand their duties and designated tasks, monitor employee productivity, as well as provide feedback on employee performance.


This position reports to the Security Unit Coordinator.


The USU Police Department Security Unit focuses on assisting Utah State University USU community members, as well as monitors the property of USU. This unit serves as a non-sworn extension of the services provided by the Utah State University Police Department USUPD. These duties include security functions for commercial and residential buildings, stadiums, arenas, museums, and other facilities.


  • Plan and direct all daily activities, functions and assignments for Security staff. Ensure applicable reports are completed timely and accurately.
  • Assists with the hiring, training, planning, scheduling, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating the work of the Security staff.
  • Manage Security staff for Game Days and Campus Events.
  • Assists in scheduling, planning, logistics and security needs for special events.
  • Assign applicable facilities/properties for premises checks by Security staff and ensure applicable documentation is completed.
  • Monitor facility equipment (cameras) and put in work orders as needed.
  • Create and maintain a positive team work environment.
  • Assist in the development of written, consistent, and all-inclusive training curriculum that is required to be signed by the one being trained and the trainer (oversee Security Field Training and continued In-Service Training hours).
  • Be a resource for regulations and University Policies.
  • Reviews present and future operational needs for the Security staff.
  • Reviews Security staff generated documents, forms, logs, and reports.
  • Guides, assists, monitors and counsels Security staff members to ensure they are performing within assigned expectations.
  • Maintain documentation for Security staff; including, schedules, directives, shift expectations, and other pertinent documents.
  • Cover Security staff shifts as needed and attend meetings as assigned.
  • Maintain coordination between Security Staff and the Dispatch Center Coordinator.
  • Manage and maintain equipment used by Security staff and it report subsequent non- functionality.
  • Train, mentor, and develop personnel to increase their in-role effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Assess and approve subordinate staff’s time sheets and leave requests.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in police services or experience in an environmentally similar security field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous law enforcement experience with supervisory oversight.
  • Experience in policing or security work in a Higher Education setting.
  • Personal knowledge of and experience with the USU Community.
  • Associates Degree or higher in a closely related field of study.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in the use of computers and law enforcement software programs.
  • Possess applicable related record maintenance skills.
  • Skilled in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to train and supervise employees; including, organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and respectful work environment.
  • Possess employee development and performance management skills.
  • Exercise excellent communication skills, both up and down chain of command.
  • Ability to offer leadership to subordinate staff in field related areas.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $45,000; commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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