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Security Guard

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For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGA119 at; complete the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Position Information

Position Information

Department University Police
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check
Restricted Position?
Job Category Student Wage / Non-Student Wage
Role (State) Job Title Security Guard
Working Title Security Guard
Job Type Part-Time
Position Number WGA119
Recruit Number Staff - 7672
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band
Salary $12.50 per hour
Web Announcement

Security Guard

The George Mason University Police Department seeks applicants for the part-time position of Security Guard. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Provide monitoring of university buildings and areas;
  • Make sure offices, labs and sensitive areas are kept secure;
  • Reporting any problems regarding physical security-related issues such as doors, locks or lighting that are not working properly; or spills, leaks and other hazards that are unsafe to the Mason community; and
  • Write incident reports when necessary.

Training provided includes Heartsaver CPR/AED (automatic external defibrillator) certification, proper radio communication procedures, laboratory safety training, and a 12-hour Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services-mandated Campus Security Officer certification training.


  • Ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Have a command of the English language (i.e., oral and written);
  • Required to work on a rotating basis to ensure weekend, evening and overnight coverage;
  • Ability to work in both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions;
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to remain calm during stressful periods; and
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, with a good driving record preferred.

This position is available on the Fairfax, Va., campus; and will be for 20-25 hours per week. A background investigation is required. Due to the highly sensitive nature and level of physical access given to this position, non-Mason students are highly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGA119 at; complete the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: February 1, 2016, is a nonbinding date; this position may close at any time.
Posting Date 06/29/2016
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly? No
Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Campus Safety Information

Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at

Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. List of Professional References
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents