CAW - Building Security Guard - University College

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Building Security Guard - University College
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director, Housing and Student Life, and the Provost of University College, the Building Security Guard is responsible for the security and protection of both people and property throughout his/her shift.


  • Makes periodic routine checks of residence and academic wing areas doors, hallways, windows, etc. according to the prescribed checklist and schedule.
  • Locks residence doors at prescribed times, or opens same for students or other users as required in the assigned residence.
  • Is available in the assigned office, when not on scheduled rounds, to assist students and users with keys, equipment or prepared information.
  • Provides oral and/or written reports to appropriate official of any unusual situation or emergency.
  • Monitors the building's security alarm system.
  • Deals with intruders and disturbances within the complex.
  • Notifies Physical Plant of emergencies related to the building.Liaises with Security Services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Minimum of high school graduation. Some post secondary education is desirable.


  • Acceptable related experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to get along well with staff, students and the general public.
  • Training in basic first aid and non-violent crisis intervention are desirable.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

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