University of Utah Job Description
Performs supervisory responsibilities for security operations for the University Campus and Health Sciences Center by managing daily activities. Directs personnel involved in establishing, promoting and maintaining security and property protection.
High school diploma or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); five years experience in the position of security corporal or related management experience or equivalency; a proficient knowledge and understanding of current electronic security equipment (proprietary alarms, CCTV systems, computers, etc.); and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.
Combination of campus and hospital security experience is preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
The Security Sergeant has the authority to direct security operations and the daily functions on the University campus. This includes Health Sciences Center buildings and Huntsman Cancer Institute as directed by the Security Operations Manger.
The incumbent has the authority to restrain combative patients, detain persons suspected of criminal activity, make recommendations for hiring or disciplining staff, evaluate performance, and recommend pay increases for subordinate staff. He/she has the authority to inspect areas where departments want to install alarms systems and make recommendations, and either approve or disapprove requests.
The incumbent will directly supervise 5 corporals and 44 security officers.
The incumbent is exposed to stressful situations that result from human behavior and hostile situations that may become assault threatening, necessitating the use of physical force.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects tools or controls. May be required to climb or run up/down stairs, kneel crouch or crawl, and talk or hear with hands and arms. Must be physically capable to restrain a combative patient.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust vision with corrective measures, if applicable.
The Security Sergeant is on-call 24 hours a day to respond to and handle security operation problems or emergencies.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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