Pay Grade:  19



This is routine safety, security or fire protection work safeguarding persons or property for the State of Kansas.

Incumbents in this class provide security for state property and conduct routine inspections, but are not commissioned.

Standard Classification Factors

Supervision Received - LEVEL B: "Under general supervision…" Employees working under general supervision usually receive some instructions with respect to the details of most assignments but are free to develop their own work sequences within established procedures, methods and policies. They are often physically removed from their supervisor and subject to only periodic checks.

Difficulty - LEVEL B: Average… Where the employee is confronted with a variety of duties susceptible to different methods of solution which, in turn, places a correspondingly higher demand upon resourcefulness and concentration. Positions which require the analysis and evaluation of raw data and the rendering of conclusions would, in many instances, fall into this category.

Complexity - LEVEL A: Work is a simple or routine nature requiring very little analytical thought. Tasks are clearly defined, highly organized, closely related and often repetitive. Few if any alternatives exist for methods or procedures to be used. Work is usually in the form of specific assignments and is closely reviewed for accuracy and progress. When guidelines exist at this level, they are usually detailed, easy-to-follow instructions that cover all or most of the important aspects of the work. Workers at this level can readily determine the actions which need to be taken.

Consequence of Actions or Decisions - LEVEL C: Consequences of actions or decisions at this level are limited in scope and effect as the work is reviewed occasionally. Errors may cause moderate inefficiency. Costs due to errors may be significant.

Contacts - LEVEL B: The purpose of the contact is to plan, coordinate and advise on work efforts, interpret guidelines or instructions, elicit opinions or give guidance on the basis of facts to resolve common issues or problems when the information is not sensitive in nature or the individuals or groups are working toward mutual goals and have basically cooperative attitudes. Well developed communication skills are required.

Physical Demands - LEVEL C: The work requires moderate physical exertion.

Environmental Conditions - LEVEL C: The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele and patients. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and extreme levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear and specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible.

Supervision/Leadership - LEVEL B: Involves functional leadership responsibility. As a "senior worker", performing essentially the same or similar work as those overseen, responsibility includes training, instructing, scheduling and reviewing. As a "project leader" may be responsible for a phase(s) of a single project which includes planning, coordinating and reviewing the work of others. This level may also involve limited administrative responsibility such as participating in the evaluation of work performance.

Distinguishing Features

Differs from the Safety and Security Officer II class which is supervisory work.


Performs routine security and preventive maintenance by patrolling buildings and grounds, observing for security violations, fire or safety hazards. Maintains the protection of an assigned area.

Performs inspections for fire, safety or security risks or hazards. Recommends corrective measures regarding unsafe conditions or unsecured areas.

Writes tickets for violations of institution rules (i.e. parking), and completes logs or reports pertinent to duties or daily activities.

May assist in directing traffic and crowd control.

Inspects and maintains equipment necessary for the performance of duties. Repairs or reports malfunctions in equipment.

Participates in routine training of personnel on specific types of drills. Assigns and directs the work of students and part-time workers.

Operates motor vehicles safety equipment or other equipment.

Picks up and delivers supplies, reports, mail or other correspondence.

Responds to emergency calls, assistance calls or other situations as needed.



Knowledge of methods and procedures for crime and fire prevention.

Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of various fire apparatus and equipment.

Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations which pertain to city and state property.


Ability to operate a two-way radio.

*Ability to remain call under stressful situations.

Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.

*Ability to give and follow instructions orally and in writing.

Ability to recall and record information concisely and accurately.

*Ability to read and understand written laws, rules and regulations.

Ability to detect conditions which might indicate danger or loss or damage to persons and property.

*Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff, officials and the public.

*Necessary at Entry


High school diploma or equivalent. Some positions require an approved drug test unless the incumbent is moving from one safety-sensitive position to another safety-sensitive position within the same agency performing substantially similar duties.

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