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Job Type:
1 year / 1 an
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Faculty / Department:
Protection Services / Protection Services
Main campus (downtown)
Union Affiliation:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union - OPSEU
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Salary (Grade: NC4)

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The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas

The University of Ottawa is home to a dynamic community of over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroad of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We believe in the power of representation, and that increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff supports this objective. Our goal is to provide students with the best possible learning experience, in an environment that reflects the diversity of its people, their ideas, and their identities. 

We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Team Coordinator, Security Division, ensures the safety and protection of individuals and University property by patrolling grounds and buildings. Prevents and detects security hazards and enforces both criminal and provincial statutes, as well as city bylaws and University regulations. Responds to various calls from faculties and services; performs preliminary and follow-up investigations, drafts notes and completes reports detailing observations and information received. As preliminary contact, provides expert advice and takes action to resolve problems or conflicts. At the request of the on-duty Team Coordinator, helps train and evaluate new employees. Assists the Team Coordinator(s) by communicating and working in conjunction with police authorities in the region and with other professional bodies to solve crimes or investigate losses.

This position is part of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) bargaining unit and the terms of employment are currently subject to the University’s policies but will be eventually subject to the collective agreement that is currently being negotiated between the University of Ottawa and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Essential Qualifications

  • Postsecondary education diploma in Security Management or equivalent diploma
  • Knowledge of principles governing the protection of individuals and property normally acquired through law/security or security/protection training given by a recognized institution
  • Valid Ontario Security Guard
  • Private Investigator License or ability to obtain this certification
  • Valid driver’s license in the province of Ontario (Class G or equivalent)
  • Recent Driver's Abstract, or ability to provide one
  • Valid Smart Serve Certification, or ability to obtain this certification
  • Experience working as a security officer
  • Experience working with the public in conflict situations
  • Ability to give first aid care (certified for WHMIS, First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen administration)
  • Experience using computer systems and software such as Windows, word processing, databases, e-mail and Internet
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, under pressure and to show initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the intermediate or advanced proficiency level for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.


The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We are at our best when everyone has a seat at the table, and when we are made to feel like we belong. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Note: if this is a union position: The hiring process will be governed by the current collective agreement related to the union affiliation noted above; you can click here to find out more.