University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Casual Security Officer (Evergreen)


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  • Property and Facilities Division

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • Multiple Casual Opportunities

  • Based at the picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available.

    About This Opportunity

    The Security Officers at The University of Queensland (UQ) is to provide services designed to ensure the protective security of all University buildings and grounds, staff, students and visitors on a relevant campus. A major challenge to this position is to provide a professional service to the University of Queensland and deal effectively with students, staff and public, while maintaining good public relations, as set down in the Standards of Operation and Standards of Personal Conduct.

    Key responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Under supervision attend all response to alarms, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, or other matters as they arise.

  • Operate the Central Security Monitoring Station (CSMS).

  • Respond to enquiries/complaints of public/staff/students.

  • Lock, patrol and provide access for authorised personnel to University buildings.

  • Bring to the immediate notice of the Security Supervisor any matter of priority or emergency.

  • Conduct enforcement of parking and traffic regulations and control.

  • Conduct preliminary investigations into all incidents as directed.

  • Prepare full, detailed and accurate reports by the end of each shift of all incidents that occurred during the shift using standard formats.

  • Perform other duties as reasonably directed by the Manager Security (MS), the Deputy Manager Security (DMS) or the Security Supervisor (SS) or delegate.

  • Please Note: All successful applicants will need to have full availability to attend 6 weeks full-time training.

    This is a Casual position at HEW Level 3. The hourly rate (incl. 25% casual loading) is $40.27 per hour plus 11% Superannuation.

    About You
  • Current Queensland Certificate II in Security Operations that includes Security Officer Unarmed, Crowd Control, Bodyguard and Monitoring modules

  • Current St John, Red Cross or Qld Ambulance First Aid Certificate

  • Current Queensland Manual Open Drivers Licence

  • Well-developed knowledge of security methodologies and concepts as applied to the Security industry

  • Sound interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a large variety of individuals, both internal and external to the University

  • Demonstrated proficiency with security software and programs and the ability to produce and analyse reports in a timely manner

  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision and to efficiently and effectively organise the work under your jurisdiction within strict deadlines

  • The ability to exercise tact and restrain in the face of direct provocation or occasional unfair criticism

  • Demonstrated experience effectively dealing with emergency situations arising during the course of duty, such as student demonstrations

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Barling (Manager, Security Operations & Crime Prevention) on [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.

    We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Job details


    Casual Security Officer (Evergreen)


    University of Queensland




    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 07, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Law,Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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