ASSOCIATE SECURITY GUARD – Part Time (3 Positions), Security Services, Competition # USW-20-01, Thunder Bay, ON

Administrative/Staff Positions - Thunder Bay Campus
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 4:30pm

ASSOCIATE SECURITY GUARD – Part Time (3 Positions)

Thunder Bay Campus

Security Services


This position is subject to rotating shifts and day or night duty

Competition # USW-20-01


Under general supervision, reporting to the Director, Security Services, the Security Guard performs duties for the purpose of preventing theft and vandalism, maintaining order, providing security for all University personnel, buildings and property, controlling traffic and parking, guiding students and visitors, and undertaking special investigation duties as required. Incumbents in this classification are subject to rotating shifts and day or night duty.



The Associate Security Guard will be responsible for monitoring alarm panels for fires, intruders and equipment malfunctions and video feeds from various cameras on a continual basis in order to take appropriate action.  They will also answer telephone inquiries and follow up with the required information or response.  This includes answering the University emergency lines and initiating the appropriate action, which may require dispatching and relaying information to Security Guards, Emergency First Response Team (EFRT), and Emergency Services (Police, Ambulance, Fire), as applicable. 

The Associate Security Guard will support daily tasks for Security Services such as providing assistance and direction to visitors, staff and students; receiving and accounting for monies paid for parking fines, locker rentals; entering data in various computer programs; maintaining University lost and found service; completing administrative tasks such as filing, shredding, stuffing envelopes, labelling, and issuing and receiving returned keys. As required, they will also complete and submit timely reports and administrative forms.

In addition, the Associate Security Guard will perform Security Guard or other related duties, as assigned.



The successful applicant must possess a Law and Security Administration or Police Foundations Diploma, and/or post-secondary education or equivalent combination of education (minimum grade 12) and related experience.  As well must have a valid Ontario Private Security & Investigative Services License; a valid driver’s license (class “G” minimum) and maintaining a driving record ensuring insurable status for the operation of University vehicles.  A valid first aid certificate is required. Training in fire prevention would be an asset.

They must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, strong customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills and have the ability to exercise good judgment and discretion with emphasis on good human relations, courtesy, deportment and appearance.  The ability to handle all security matters in a trustworthy and confidential manner and knowledge of investigative techniques and/or experience in security would be considered an asset.


Applicants must have the ability to perform regular patrolling Security Guard duties which includes patrolling Lakehead University campus buildings and grounds on foot, by car and by bicycle (which includes climbing stairs).  They should also be willing to perform on a rotating shift duty.

As a condition of employment, a criminal record check and a three-year drivers abstract must be provided by the successful candidate.


Interested applicants are invited to submit a single PDF document quoting Competition #USW-20-01 containing a cover letter, resume and the contact information for 3 professional references by 4:30 p.m. on May 30, 2020 to:


Office of Human Resources

University Centre, Room UC-0003

Fax: 807-346-7701



Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Please ask us how we may help you by contacting the Office of Human Resources, Lakehead University, (807) 343.8334