Student Safety Patroller: Student Safety Patrollers are responsible for patrolling campus, engaging with members of the campus community in a proactive manner and responding to calls for assistance. Other duties include locking facilities, parking enforcement, and other routine security functions.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and eligible to work in Canada;
  • Must be able to pass a criminal record check for the vulnerable sector and obtain a First Aid and CPR C certificate (not required upon hiring);
  • Must be able to obtain a Security Guard Licence for the province of Ontario (not required upon hiring);
  • Must be willing to work at all of Carleton University’s property locations in Ottawa
  • Must be enrolled in classes as a Carleton University student in a degree program in the 2024-2025 academic year;
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a full-time or part-time customer service related position;
  • Must attend two weeks of training from August 19 – August 30, 2024; and
  • Must have Security Guard Licence by August 19, 2024 (training provided upon hiring)

Hiring Process:

The hiring of Student Safety Patrollers is a four-step process.

Step 1- Job Posting
Student Safety Patroller jobs are generally open in the spring for staff positions starting in the fall. Training for successful candidates will be conducted over the summer. To view job opportunities, please go to the Campus Safety Services website.

Step 2 – Hiring Board

Shortlisted candidates be interviewed by a multi-person hiring panel made up of the CSS team, as well as the broader Carleton community. As part of the interview, candidates will be expected to complete a work-sample exercise.

Step 3 – Background Screening
Applicants that successfully pass their interview will then undergo a thorough reference check. Applications will also undergo a criminal record check, as well as a review of online/social media accounts.

Step 4 – Offer of Employment
Applicants who successfully pass through the process may be made a conditional offer of employment. The offer is conditional on successful completion of the required training and successfully obtaining a security guard licence. The costs of the training and the security guard licence are covered by Carleton University.