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Security Monitors

Security Monitors Job Site 2022-2023

This position is continuously hiring throughout the year. To inquire further about this position, please email the Hiring Coordinator at

To Apply

In order to be considered for an SM position, you must:

  • Submit an application (see link below)
  • Once you have read the job description and understand the expectations, please go here (link is external) to apply.

Notes Before Applying

  • SMs are not placed in the unit in which they live. This can lead to several conflicts of interest, and is something the Security Coordinators actually attempt to limit.
  • We ask that only those seriously interested in the process apply. We ask that when interviewing, you maintain a professional attitude. Be on time, use appropriate language, and be respectful.
  • This application process for the Security Monitor Program should take around 2-3 weeks. That being said, there may be delays due to COVID-19. Please be patient as it is possible it will take over a month.
  • Please refrain from contacting the Hiring Coordinator for the Security Monitor program until a week has passed to inquire about the state of your submission.

Essential Duties

NOTE: Please read the essential job duties, terms of employment, and expectations below before applying.

Safety and Security Responsibilities (100%)
  • Monitor entrance into the residence halls and assess the safety/well being of the individuals.
  • Must provide positive customer service as outlined in training.
  • Initiate safety and security precautions by informing residents about crime through education and providing resource information.
  • Report dangerous activities and/or suspicious person(s) both inside and outside of the residence halls to residential staff and/or University of California Police Department.
  • Respond to and seek out available staff to confront inappropriate behavior and residential policy violations.
  • Assist Residential Life Hall Staff in emergency situations.
  • Encourage others to use crime prevention resources (e.g. night escort, night safety shuttles).
  • Maintain an optimum work area (i.e. clean, no crowds, keeping a duty log, maintaining a quiet and orderly environment on the ground floor, and no unauthorized guests in the booth during your shift).
  • Complete duties as assigned by the Security Coordinator or Security Program Manager.
Responsibilities to Residents
  • Demonstrate positive role modeling behavior while a guest, resident or working in the residential community.
  • Respect and treat all individuals fairly and equitably.
  • Be open to and understanding of issues of diversity (i.e. sexual orientation, cultural, and racial diversity).
  • Exhibit awareness and responsiveness to student concerns regarding safety and security issues.
Terms of Employment
  • Security Monitor is expected to work at least ten shifts per month. Minimum of two weekend shifts a month Fri/Sat. A SM may not work more than 19 hours per week (40 hours during the summer) in all positions held on campus.
  • The period of employment for this position commences on the day of hiring until the residence halls close at the end of the academic year. Summer opportunities are also available.
  • Security Monitors will actively participate in a mandatory, paid staff training as designated by the Security Coordinator.
  • Security Monitors must attend mandatory monthly meetings as scheduled by the Security Coordinator.
  • The Security Monitor program will be in operation during the evening hours of each week as well as hours during the weekends. “Holiday” shifts include Sunday nights before Monday closures, Thanksgiving, Spring Break, Welcome Week in both August and January, and others. Security Monitors are required to work a certain amount of holiday shifts.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the Security Coordinator on a regular basis.
  • The Security Monitor is expected to serve as a role model for all residential policies and procedures. Failure to serve as a positive role model may result in personnel action.
  • Record time by clocking in and out of shift correctly. Clocking in and out must be done at a work kiosk as shown in training.
  • Follow instructions and procedures given by the Security Coordinator, Community Coordinator (summer), and other professional staff in RSSP or University of California Police Department.
  • Be available and flexible with shift scheduling when necessary. SMs may be called and asked for availability if unexpected circumstances cause staffing shortages.
  • Meet with the Security Coordinator and Security Monitor staff on a monthly basis. Meet with the Security Coordinator as necessary.
  • Maintain a positive relationship and open communication with residential staff and other security monitors.
  • Exhibit an attitude of professionalism (i.e. confidentiality, honesty, maturity).
  • Complete administrative paperwork as needed and in a timely manner.
  • Participate in all individual and group staff evaluations as planned by RSSP.
  • Security Monitors must be full-time students (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Must be in good academic standing with the University possessing a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (we do not round up GPAs).
  • Strong preference for Work-Study eligible students.

Once you have read the job description and understand the expectations, please contact the Hiring Coordinator at also if you have any further questions.