Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Job Type: Full-Time Staff Location: North Chicago, IL, US
The Department of Campus Safety at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time Security Officer position. As an essential employee, Security Officers may be required to work over their shift occasionally. The Security Officer performs duties to maintain the security and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors; works to safeguard the property of the University and its community.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Monitor security access control system, security cameras, fire alarm notification panels and other notification systems.
Make routine checks of campus and student residential areas, looking for hazardous, unusual or suspicious conditions requiring security action or assistance.
Provide professional security services at special events as assigned.
Respond to emergencies and prepare appropriate reports.
Perform security tours and be observant for safety and security issues while on security tours and anytime on duty.
Check in all visitors while stationed at the security station(s).
Receive and coordinate incoming phone calls to the University anytime the switchboard is closed.
Duties may involve an element of danger and require Security Officer to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience
High school diploma/completion or equivalent.
Prior experience in high public contact security or closely related field.
20 hours security training or other equivalent security/law enforcement experience/training.
Must achieve background check clearance.
Valid Driver's License and clean driving record.
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a variety of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and language backgrounds.
Ability to use a computer with an understanding of access control systems, CCTV systems, spreadsheets and word processing.
Ability to perform security tours which requires frequent walking of all buildings.
Ability to safely operate university vehicles.
Ability to properly think, reason, and respond in an emergency situation.
Ability to maintain emotional poise under stress.
Effective written, verbal and personal communication skills.
Selected candidate must achieve positive results of background investigation.
Prior security experience in higher education setting.
5 plus years of security in a high public contact setting.
Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions
Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.