- Security Assistant
Thank you for your interest in
joining the Department of Housing and Residential Life as a student employee. Student employees play an
essential role in serving our mission of "Student Housing for Student
Assistant Information Sheet
Security Assistants (SAs) are
part-time student employees who are responsible for the night time
security operations of the residential colleges. Hours of operation are
from 9:45p.m. to 8:00a.m. nightly. SAs typically work 1-2 nights (10-20
hours) per week. Starting salary for a security assistant is
The basic function of a
security assistant is to screen individuals entering the residential
colleges between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., verifying residency and
registering guests. Other responsibilities of the security assistant
- Monitoring the fire alarm
- Answering the telephone
- Maintain order in lobbies
- Assist in emergency
- Document nightly activities
- Provide information
All applicants for this
position must meet the following requirements:
- Be a full time undergraduate
or graduate student.
- Be in good disciplinary
standing with the University of Miami.
- Be available for a minimum of two academic semesters.
- Must demonstrate initiative,
enthusiasm, and dependability.
Assistant Job Description
Assistant - Basic Expectations and Responsibilities
The Department of Housing and Residential Life and the Security Manager hold the following expectations for
the Security Assistant:
- They must be positive role
models on and off the job.
- The must know, enforce, and
abide by all University rules and regulations.
- They must have a knowledge
of all emergency policies and procedures so that they may appropriately
respond should any of these emergencies occur.
- They must respond to
disciplinary problems involving residents and fellow staff members
calmly and reasonably, while maintaining an accurate record of the
- They must seek to establish
good communication and proper working relationships with Supervisors
and other University staff.
- They must attend all
security staff meetings & staff development sessions.
- They must help to maintain
a clean, comfortable and professional working environment.
- They must maintain a
positive attitude toward their position.
The basic responsibilities of the Security Assistant include the
- Screening individuals as
they enter the Residential Colleges by checking their Cane Card or
other picture ID.
- Checking in guests of
college residents, and informing the host residents that they accept
responsibility for the actions of their guests.
- Confronting and excluding
any undesirable individuals from the Residential Colleges.
- Maintaining accurate and
legible security Activity Logs, Guest Logs, and Failure to Show ID
logs, and turning in copies of these logs to the AD and SM mailboxes at
the end of each shift.
- Assisting the ADs and RAs
as needed in each Residential College.
- Notifying Department of
Housing and Residential Life on-duty personnel as needed.
- Assisting in emergencies as
needed (health, fire, bomb threats, discipline incidents, etc.).
- Answering all telephone
calls and responding in an appropriate manner.
- Attending all Security
Assistant training programs and meetings, including college wide RA,
DA, and AD staff meetings as requested.
- Performing additional
assignments as deemed necessary.
Applications are currently closed. Please check back in the fall.
A criminal background and student discipline record check will be conducted on all candidates who are being considered for employment. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ariel Hernandez at email@example.com for assistance.