Security Monitors 2019-2020

This position is continuosly hiring througout the school year.  To inquire about this position, please email the security coordinator team:



To Apply

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

  • Submit an application (see link below)

Essential Duties

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

Safety and Security Responsibilities (100%)

  • Monitor residents and non-residents entrance into the residence halls.
  • 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.
  • Respond to and seek out available staff to confront inappropriate behavior and residential policy violations.
  • Assist Residential Hall Staff in emergency situations.
  • Encourage others to use crime prevention resources (e.g. night escort).
  • 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).
  • Check in and out Hall Association equipment to residents (e.g. Ping-Pong paddles, pool cues, etc.) and monitor condition.
  • Complete duties as assigned by the Security Coordinator or Coordinator of Residential Community Standards.
  • Walk through the units / buildings and check entry points.
  • Provide breaks to other SM's.
  • Cover shifts of SM's in the event of a no-show.

Responsibilities to Residents

  • Demonstrate positive role modeling behavior while a guest, resident or working in the residential community.
  • Attempt to know the residents in the building.
  • 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

  • The SM is expected to work at least six shifts per month. An SM may not work more than 19 hours per week in all positions held on campus (40 hours during the summer).
  • 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 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. The security program begins as soon as the residence halls open and thus Welcome Week in both August and January require coverage. This also includes providing coverage during vacation and holiday periods when the halls remain open, such as Thanksgiving and Spring Break. SMs should expect to work during some of the times listed.
  • 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.
  • Follow instructions and procedures given by the Security Coordinator, Community Coordinator (summer), other professional residence hall and community standards staff in the University of California Police Department.
  • Be available and flexible with shift scheduling when necessary.
  • 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 Security Coordinators or Coordinator for Residential Community Standards


  • Security Monitors must be full-time students 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). SMs do not need to be enrolled in classes while employed during the summer.
  • Strong preference is given to Work-Study eligible students.


Once you have read the job description and understand the expectations, please go here to apply.


If you have any questions, please contact