External Applicant Instructions
Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.
Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields – you will need to verify that the data is accurate.
In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.
Department of Public Safety/Police
Security Officers at Kean University maintain a safe and secure environment by protecting students, faculty, staff, visitors and property on its New Jersey campuses. Security Officers work collaboratively with law enforcement by reporting suspicious and/or criminal activities and activities that require additional or authorized personnel, supporting those efforts as needed. Under the direction of the Director of Public Safety/Police or a designated Supervisor, the Security Officer performs foot and vehicle patrols of the university’s campuses to secure buildings and property; investigates disturbances; maintains order during events; enforces laws and regulations; may be tasked with enforcing traffic and parking regulations, including ticketing offenders when necessary; and does related work as required.
Security Officers may be exposed to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Essential job functions include the ability to walk long distances both indoors and outside; standing for long periods; the ability to climb stairs, bend and stoop; lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 50 pounds; and driving. The employee will be required to pass a four (4) month Working Test Period to become eligible for a regular appointment.
Qualifications: Graduation from high school or vocational school or possession of an approved high school equivalent certificate. Candidate must possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college; Security Officer Certification (SORA); Dispatcher/Telecommunicator Certification and related trainings; emergency, health and/or safety certifications; and at least six (6) months of experience in security operations or in a customer service related position is preferred. Candidate must have the ability to use a computer and work rotating shifts, including weekends and holidays. Candidates for Security Officer are required to meet all qualifications for application to the police academy in order to become a sworn police officer.
Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made. Official transcripts for all degrees are required prior to appointment.
New Jersey SAME Program Applicants: If you are applying under the NJ State as a Model Employer of People with Disabilities (SAME) Program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B Letter) must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the New Jersey SAME Program, please visit the website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml, email: Same@csc.nj.gov or contact our Kean Recruiting Team at SAME@kean.edu.
Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.