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Security Officer

Date Posted:  Nov 14, 2019
Requisition ID:  25983

Evansville, IN, US, 47714

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

Shifts are 7am - 3pm Monday - Friday with possible on-call rotation. Must be able to work occasional overtime, weekends, and/or holidays. Driving will be a large part of duties.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Patrols the facility building and grounds in order to provide a visible deterrence to crime and to identify potential security and safety issues (e.g., monitors security of sensitive areas);
  • Communicates security, safety and building maintenance issues to appropriate management staff in a timely manner;
  • Responds to reports of and/or identifies potentially illegal activity and takes necessary action (e.g., resolves situation if appropriate or calls proper authorities or personnel as required);
  • Enforces policies and procedures related to the security of the facility property and the safety of patients, clients, students, staff and visitors;
  • Provides oral and written reports of identified issues and investigations (e.g., unsecured sensitive area doors, unusual activities on grounds);
  • Establishes and maintains the security of the facility in the event of a disaster or major disruption of facility services. Takes a lead role in disaster response in the absence of the Supervisor;
  • Maintains a presence at entrances to the facility in order to monitor access to and from the facility building;
  • Conducts investigations in response to reports of missing or damaged personal property, damage to building or grounds and unauthorized persons or activities in facility buildings or grounds;
  • Conducts Fire Drills as required by facility policy;
  • Provides assistance in dealing with aggressive or combative patients, visitors, the public and/or staff;
  • Transports patients (including those that are high risk or criminally involved) and/or staff off grounds as required (e.g., to doctors' appointments, court hearings or hospital transfers);
  • Controls parking and/or traffic flow on hospital grounds;
  • Assists nursing and other management staff with searches on the premises (e.g., search of a patient's locker for unauthorized items);
  • Assists external law enforcement or emergency response agencies as needed;
  • Makes daily runs to the bank (e.g., to make deposits or withdrawals) and post office;
  • Utilizes computers, radios, phones and other communications or electronic devices in the completion of job duties;
  • Keeps abreast of facility policies and procedures especially as they relate to security and safety, as well as accepted industry practices (e.g., "chain of custody" for potential evidence);
  • Performs related duties as required.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

Preferred Experience:
  • Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license;
  • Require all security officers to report for work in a corporate-style uniform approved by the facility;
  • Security officers shall not be permitted to be armed with or use firearms within the scope of their work;
  • Knowledge of hospital property lines, buildings and grounds;
  • Specialized knowledge of proper crisis prevention and CPR methods and techniques;
  • Specialized knowledge of security and safety policies, practices and procedures, as well as the hospital’s security plan;
  • Working knowledge of hospital policies and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of computer software and electronic communication devices;
  • Working knowledge of the fire alarm system checks and resets as necessary;
  • Working knowledge of basic investigative methods;
  • Working knowledge of hospital security systems;
  • Working knowledge of current trends in the security industry (e.g., changes in constitution law regarding searches);
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to recognize and respond to potential security and safety issues and/or unlawful activity in an appropriate manner and to notify management staff as necessary;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize job assignments and apply time management techniques;
  • Ability to follow oral or written instructions and utilize appropriate guidelines.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave



Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Evansville