The Security Officer reports to the Security Manager to ensure overall safety and security of the School campus, personnel, and students. The Security Officer provides a high level of customer service with all constituents at all times. In the absence of the Security Manager, the officer serves as liaison between the School and the local police and other emergency responders. The position is full-time and non-exempt.


  • Secures campus and personnel by patrolling campus (including but not limited to buildings, parking lots, athletic fields), monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings and access points, ensuring that window and door locks (both electronic and conventional) are in place and functioning as designed.
  • Always maintain a positive and courteous demeanor; practice open dialogue and understanding, and communicate with others in an honest, professional, and respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate a high level of awareness, good judgment, and critical thinking skills in all aspects of the position.
  • Carries firearm and other required security items at all times.
  • Looks for points of vulnerability and reports deficiencies and vulnerabilities promptly.
  • Monitors and reports behavior of suspicious persons and movement of vehicles.
  • Logs all observations, occurrences and surveillance activities and supplies daily reports to supervisor and to other security personnel; Also ensure all needed notifications have been made in a timely fashion, that accurate information has been communicated, and that information has been properly documented.
  • Responds quickly to alarms and to emergency calls.
  • Politely directs campus visitors to appropriate log-in points.
  • Notifies visitors using our athletic facilities without permission of our policies and procedures and politely asks that they desist from use.
  • Assists with carpool and traffic control as necessary.
  • Accompanies personnel and students between buildings and to parking lots upon request.


  • High School Diploma
  • Current Tennessee Armed Officer License
  • CPR and First Aid Training preferred
  • Previous security or law enforcement experience
  • Specific and appropriate firearm training
  • Physically able to perform assigned duties including standing for long periods of time, walking throughout 44-acre campus, and lifting up to 25 pounds

Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should complete an online application and submit a letter of interest, resume, and references at

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