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TEMP-Security Officer

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

This is a temporary appointment with a predetermined end date not to exceed 1 year and is subject to an earlier termination if necessary. Temporary employees have no entitlement or expectation of continued employment during or beyond the appointment period. Position may average up to 29 hours per week.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Amanda Bowen
Department Contact Phone 575-646-3311
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700207S
Classification Title
Position Job Title TEMP-Security Officer
College/Division President Office
Department 500300-Police Department NMSU
Position Number
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 0.625
Reports To Position Title Victim Services Coordinator
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 10.10
Pay Level 03
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Required Education

High School Diploma Or GED

Required Experience

No Previous Work Experience Required

Classification Summary

Provide high level security services at special events while under the authority of the NMSU police department. Responsible for monitoring for and identification of illegal and/or dangerous situations. Provides crowd management, access and traffic control, alcohol server support and emergency response.

Classification Standard Duties

Provides a uniformed presence to protect property and maintain a high visibility presence to deter illegal activity. Communicate directly with law enforcement officials as well as the public. Warn persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force when necessary. Monitor and authorize entrance of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises. Write reports such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences. Operate detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas. Assist with emergency evacuations of facilities. Conduct protective sweeps of assigned areas. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, laws, regulations and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules


Skilled in communicating effectively to include giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Talking to others to convey information effectively. Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.


The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. Using sound judgment and decision making to include logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions. Ability to identify problems and act appropriately to include knowing when to intervene and when to call for help. The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). The ability to see near and far as well as hear in a crowded or noisy environment. The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. Ability to safely operate a variety of motor vehicles under normal and high congestion traffic. Ability to use issued equipment including radios, computers, force options, and traffic control equipment. Ability to stand for long periods of time in all types of weather. Ability to work varying hours both day and night.

Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License

Must pass a criminal history, background, and fingerprint check. A valid New Mexico driver’s license will be required. May also be required to complete psychological and drug screen exams. Must be at least 18 years old.

Special Requirements

This Is A Part-Time Temp Position.

Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Shift: Other Shift
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe


Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon funding
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 04/21/2017
Closing Date 10/31/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is a temporary appointment with a predetermined end date not to exceed 1 year and is subject to an earlier termination if necessary. Temporary employees have no entitlement or expectation of continued employment during or beyond the appointment period.

Position may average up to 29 hours per week.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Physical Effort Moderate physical activity.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
Risk Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you been convicted of or pled guilty to or entered a plea of nolo contendere to any felony charge or, within the three year period immediately preceding this application, to any violation of any federal or state law or local ordinance relating to aggravated assault, theft, driving while intoxicated, controlled substances or other crime involving moral turpitude (such as dishonesty), or been released or discharged under dishonorable conditions from any of the armed forces of the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you currently subject to a restraining order, under indictment (awaiting trail) for a felony charge, or have you been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents