Security Officer

Brisbane, Australia
13 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

Property & Facilities

The University has 3 campuses located at St. Lucia, Gatton and Herston. The University also operates medical and dental schools in Brisbane and a number of research stations and farms throughout Queensland. 

The Property & Facilities Division (P&F) is responsible for delivering comprehensive facilities management that support the University's teaching and research goals and its strategic objectives of Learning, Discovery and Engagement. To achieve this, and to further improve the environment in which members of the University community study, work and live, P&F provide a range of services. Some of the services include: Infrastrure and Sustainability, Project Delivery, Campus Operations and Planning and Property services.

UQ’s environmental and sustainability initiatives have gained significant recognition. P&F manages the University's Environmental Management System, provides advice, and promotes best sustainability practices at UQ. The Sustainability website ( provides a single point for the University to communicate its initiatives and successes in embedding sustainability throughout its operations, learning, discovery and engagement.  By browsing the site, the community has access to information on their sustainability study options, UQ’s research in the area of sustainability, partnerships with community industry and government, and the University’s carbon management strategy. You are encouraged you to visit the Sustainability website.

Further information about the Property and Facilities Division may be accessed on the Division’s web site at

The Security Section’s responsibilities are to provide and maintain a protected and secure environment for all persons on University sites; to protect University assets from theft, damage or destruction; to respond to emergencies; and to ensure that all University Statutes and Senate directives are adhered to. These responsibilities must be undertaken within the legal parameters of the law and standards set must be consistent with general community standards.

Further information about the Security Section may be accessed on the Section’ web site at

The role The major focus of these roles is to provide professional resource services designed to ensure the protective security of all University buildings and grounds, staff, students and visitors to the University Campuses. We are looking for experienced Security Officers with a strong Customer Service focus to support the Campus Security Section. See Position Descriptions for further duties.

The person You are a dynamic and ambitious person with a Certificate ll in Security Operations inclusive of Security Officer Unarmed, Crowd Control, Bodyguard and Monitoring modules. Your ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing is vital to be able to produce reports and to deliver a professional image to clients on the relevant Campus. You are a team player who can quickly build rapport with your clients and team of Logistic personnel and enhance these relationships as workloads develop. We require reliable, hardworking individuals who are very adaptable in their work approach. See selection criteria for further information.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.  Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


There are various positions within the Security Section available located at the St Lucia campus. The remuneration package will be in the range of:

  • Full time, continuing appointment at HEW level 3. The remuneration package will be in the range $52,291 - $58,050 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $61,181 - $67,978 p.a.).

This role is based on a rotating roster of day, afternoon and night duty work.

  • Full time, fixed term appointment until 31 December 2018 at HEW 3. The remuneration package will be in the range $52,291 - $58,050 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $61,181 - $67,978 p.a.).

This role is rostered night duty work in the University Library only. Refer to Positon Description for duties.

  • Casual appointment at HEW 3. The casual hourly rate is $34.56 inclusive of casual loading per hour plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5%.

Position Description

Continuing & Casual roles: Security Officer Position Description.pdf

Fixed Term role: Library Security Officer Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Andrew Barling on +61 7 3365 2938 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses and state which work type you are applying for (continuing, fixed term or casual).

For information on completing the application process click here.

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