National University of Samoa



Position Title: Security Guard

Classification: General Staff

Salary Range: Grade 6 -$10,231-13,719

Responsible to: Team Leader Security

Responsible For: N/A

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: The security guard ensures the safety and security of designated properties, assets, personnel, and visitors. They investigate and report irregularities to their Team Leader and guard against unlawful behavior. It is the responsibility of the security guard to be observant and monitor the NUS premises.



1.0 Security of premises and personnel

  • Patrol property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry.
  • Monitors the building’s security alarm system
  • Provide assistance in the assigned office, when not on scheduled rounds, to assist students and users with keys, equipment or prepared information
  • Locks residence and academic door at prescribed times, or opens same for students or other users as required in the assigned residence/building.

2.0 Provide assistance for students and visitors

  • Responsible for assisting students queuing during NUS enrolment.
  • Checking Students ID at the front gate

3.0 Maintaining security tools

  • Take good care and control of equipment used for the job (e.g. uniform, walkie talkie, megaphones etc.)

4.0 Reporting

  • Complete reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities, interviewing witnesses, and obtaining signatures

    5.0 Control traffic on campus

  • Control traffic and visitors during NUS graduation period
  • Secure the car parks authorized for staff vehicles only
  • Secure other car parks designated for the public and students.

6.0 Others

  • Provide customer service during and after hours when telephone calls are diverted to the security phone extension line
  • Attend Physical Facility division management meeting if head security is not available
  • Maintains organization's stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators or policy and procedures, restraining trespassers;
  • Makes periodic routine checks of residence and academic wing areas doors, hallways, windows, fire extinguisher, etc. according to the prescribed checklist and schedule;
  • Notifies Physical Plant of emergencies related to the building
  • Ensure that only NUS students entering campus;
  • Investigates intruders and disturbances within the campus premises;
  • Ensures that he/she carry equipment at all times and use it wisely
  • Provides oral and/or written reports to appropriate official of any unusual situation or emergency;
  • Record every asset (tables, chairs, tents, toolsets etc) belonging to the NUS that are within campus grounds.
  • Controls traffic by directing drivers



  • Secondary School Graduate or equivalent


  • Minimum of 2 years of security experience
  • Knowledge of standard security concepts, practices and procedures


  • Execute patrolling duties effectively
  • Observant and alert at all times
  • Training in basic first aid and non-violent crisis intervention are desirable


  • Effective Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional observational skills
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Problem-solving


Our Vision

A University of Excellence in Research, Samoan Studies, Quality Education and Training in response to national and regional development needs

Our Mission

To produce quality graduates from across all disciplines to meet the human resource needs of the nation and region

Our Values

Respect - We value efforts made in all conduct, operations and affairs for the ongoing development of our University.

Integrity We value transparency, honesty and ethical conduct in individual and collective actions and decisions.

Responsiveness –We value prompt response to the needs of Samoa and the region. Pursuit of Excellence - We strive for excellence, seeking to apply the highest standards to benefit our communities.

Professionalism - We value a high level of work ethic, positive workplace conduct, behaviour and attitude.

Equity - We promote diversity in the University community — through our people, ideas and cultures. We create a vibrant, inclusive environment in which ideas flourish and future generations, regardless of background, are empowered. We respect our colleagues and work together for shared success.

Sustainability - We acknowledge our limitations and strive to deliver and sustain our goals within our available resources

Goals and Priorities