State Universities Civil Service System

Class Specifications

Security Guard

Class Code 4210
Occupational Area Protective Services
Work Area Safety and Security Services
Probationary Period 6 months
Last Action Revised
Spec. Effective Date 11/15/2016
Exam Effective Date 11/15/2016
Promotional Line(s)
Line Number Classifications
237 Security Guard
Security Guard Supervisor
Class Spec

Examination Details

Exam Format Electronic Examination (E-Test)
Exam Component(s) 40 Multiple-Choice Questions chosen randomly from the following categories:
  • Security Guard 3598: Attention to Detail
  • Security Guard 3598: Decision Making
  • Security Guard 3598: Reading Comprehension
  • Security Guard 3598: Visualization/Memorization: 1
  • Security Guard 3598: Visualization/Memorization: 2
  • Security Guard 3598: Visualization/Memorization: 3
Time Limit 2 hours
Credentials Assessment
A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant's/employee's education, experience and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). In order to determine an appropriate rating for each examination, a review of a résumé, cover letter, university/agency official employment application, college transcript, copies of license/certification and any other relevant material may be required.

Test Preparation Materials

Test preparation materials have been developed for this classification. Please click here to view the document.

Employment Opportunities

The University System office permits Universities and Agencies to post current job openings on our website. Not every University or Agency will post openings to our website. Follow us on Twitter @systemoffice to keep current with all of our job postings. When a University/Agency adds a new posting, we will automatically tweet it out.

No jobs are currently posted for this classification.

Salary Range Data

The State Universities Civil Service System office, on behalf of the Merit Board, approves salary rates and ranges for each authorized classification in use by Employers. Employers request Merit Board approval to establish, revise, correct, or delete pay rates or ranges through the Salary Data System, a web-based electronic approval process. All approved rates and ranges are compiled into a monthly report available in PDF format on the Salary Range Report page. This report is updated on the 15th (approximately) of each month. Listed below are actual, real-time, active pay ranges contained in the Salary Data System.

* The Hourly, Monthly, and Yearly tabs are calculations done for your convenience. However, they are based on calculations using the work week and may not be completely accurate in certain circumstances (i.e. employees paid bi-weekly). Please refer to the Actual Reported Ranges tab for the approved range.

Minimum Maximum History
$14.28 $19.99 View
$15.00 $27.00 View
$11.66 $19.25 View
$11.04 $16.57 View
$14.00 $18.21 View
$15.30 $16.07 View
$11.96 $19.76 View
$15.12 $18.59 View
$15.27 $18.78 View
Minimum Maximum History
$14.28 $19.99 View
$15.00 $27.00 View
$11.66 $19.25 View
$11.04 $16.57 View
$14.00 $18.21 View
$15.30 $16.07 View
$11.96 $19.76 View
$15.12 $18.59 View
$15.27 $18.78 View
Minimum Maximum History
$2,475.20 $3,464.93 View
$2,600.00 $4,680.00 View
$1,894.75 $3,128.13 View
$1,794.00 $2,692.63 View
$2,426.67 $3,156.40 View
$2,652.00 $2,785.47 View
$2,073.07 $3,425.07 View
$2,620.80 $3,222.27 View
$2,646.80 $3,255.20 View
Minimum Maximum History
$29,702.40 $41,579.20 View
$31,200.00 $56,160.00 View
$22,737.00 $37,537.50 View
$21,528.00 $32,311.50 View
$29,120.00 $37,876.80 View
$31,824.00 $33,425.60 View
$24,876.80 $41,100.80 View
$31,449.60 $38,667.20 View
$31,761.60 $39,062.40 View
Last Updated: 9/17/2021

E=Established  N=Negotiated  P=Prevailing  R=Open Range