Security Officer (Safety Operations Supervisor), UNLV University Libraries, [R0137156]

University of Nevada, Las Vegas   Las Vegas, NV   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on November 10, 2023
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Security Officer (Safety Operations Supervisor), UNLV University Libraries, [R0137156]



The Safety Operations Supervisor anticipated work schedule will be a swing shift schedule starting at approximately 2:00 pm and ending at 10:00 pm Sunday through Thursday; this is subject to change based on organizational needs. This schedule will be flexible to accommodate library hour changes, end of semester hours, or special projects or events.

The main purpose of the Safety Operations Supervisor is to provide consistent, excellent customer service while overseeing and maintaining the safety and loss prevention of the University Libraries for our faculty, staff, students, and patrons.  Reporting to the Safety and Loss Prevention Manager, the position will also provide student employee supervision, role modeling, support, customer service, and timely/effective communication during the evening and weekend operational hours. The incumbent will supervise up to 12 safety student employees ensuring they are trained and prepared to handle building evacuations, regular opening and closing of the library buildings, difficult situations, emergencies and general questions from faculty, staff, students, and patrons.  

The Safety Operations Supervisor will be based at Lied Library with specific safety and loss prevention responsibilities for the three branches located on the UNLV Maryland campus.  The incumbent will regularly conduct visual checks through camera monitors and/or by direct observation; monitor State property, displays and individuals entering and leaving the University Library buildings and take appropriate action according to campus and department policy. The incumbent will oversee buildings, checking windows, locks, doors and for damage or a possible breach of security; follow established procedures and guidelines when security or safety violations occur. This position will monitor the safety of the physical condition of the University Library buildings to include electrical, structural and mechanical systems, and report failures and deficiencies to the Safety and Loss Prevention Manager as well as the Libraries Director of Facilities.

The Safety Operations Supervisor will enforce University and Libraries policies, rules and regulations by verbally warning and trespassing violators as needed; interact with other State and local law enforcement agencies and other personnel to maintain the safety and security of the Libraries and branches, immediate surrounding property, faculty, staff, students and visiting public. Assist all visitors by providing or securing from other staff accurate information and directions, answering questions, explaining Libraries rules, policies and procedures and referring to appropriate staff or providing necessary forms. Maintain proper use, control and accountability of keys. In the absence of the Safety and Loss Prevention Manager, this position will lead all building evacuations or emergency situations, providing direction and leadership to the Library staff on duty to support the evacuation or emergency.  The Safety Operations Supervisor will provide accurate and timely emergency communications; administer first aid; coordinate efforts with local law enforcement agencies; complete required forms and reports.


As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest-growing universities. University Libraries comprises the Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification


Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience in public contact work which included applying and implementing rules, regulations, or established policies Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of experience in public contact work which included applying and implementing rules, regulations, or established policies OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.



The following knowledge is preferred – OSHA 10 training, CPR/AED certified, UNLV Student of Concern Training, and Rebel Support Training. 


A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit.


Grade 27 Step 1, salary $41,634.72. "Step" means the number assigned by the Division of Human Resource Management to identify a specific rate of pay within a grade. Per Nevada Administrative Code (NAC 284.170), salaries for initial appointments for classified positions typically begin at Step 1.


  • Competitive total rewards package including:
    • Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
    • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
    • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • No state income tax
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents




Submit a letter of interest (cover letter) and a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and a list of three professional references including their emails and contact information. If you are a veteran, please attach your DD-214 or other applicable official documentation to your application as evidence of Veterans or Disabled Veteran’s status.

Attach ALL documents in the CV/Resume attachment section when applying.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The resume must have a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as a part of each job; applicants must demonstrate that they qualify for this position. Education (including High School) and experience must be clearly documented. You may attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have completed. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position. Your application will NOT be moved forward if your application is incomplete.

This recruitment will close at midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on December 8, 2023. Materials should be addressed to Security Officer Interview Team and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <“R0137156”> in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

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The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates.  Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email:, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email:; or to both.

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.