University of Utah Job Description
Secures buildings to avoid theft and property damage throughout the University. Applies preventive measures to insure possible hazards are minimized.
High school diploma, GED or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and one year security experience or equivalency; successfully pass a background check; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. A valid Utah Driver's License to be obtained within 6 months of hire.
The incumbent will be required to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute certification (CPI) after being hired. The incumbent will also be required to attend other mandatory trainings as determined or required by the Department of Public Safety.
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.
1. Unlocks University buildings at the beginning of each work day and secures University property by locking buildings and turning off lights and other electrical devices unintentionally left on after office hours.2. Patrols the University, inspecting buildings, examining doors and windows, and checking for intrusions.3. Assists the Fire Department by answering fire alarms with fire fighters and unlocking buildings and barriers to permit entry.4. Assist Police Department by investigating disturbances and referring the call to police if a violation of the law has occurred.5. Maintains appropriate logs to advise department heads of potential security problems.6. Provides special services to the University community such as locking and unlocking offices, escorting individuals and assisting patrons and visitors with directions.7. Monitors the security of controlled substances and expensive equipment through closed-circuit television to prevent theft.8. Assists hospital staff during medical emergencies by managing crowd control.
In collaboration with a supervisor, incumbents may need to determine when to restrain combative patients, detain persons suspected of criminal activity or trespassing and/or contact University Police for assistance.
Depending on the department or area of service, the following may apply:
•The incumbent is exposed to potentially stressful or dangerous situations that result from human behavior and hostile situations that may become threatening, necessitating the use of physical force.
•The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, climb or run up/down stairs, kneel, crouch or crawl and occasional use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. Incumbents occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and must be physically capable of restraining a combative patient or trespasser. Specific vision requirements include close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust vision with corrective measures.
•The incumbent is expected to participate in a rotating on-call schedule , 24-hours a day, seven days a week, work weekends and holidays, and to handle emergencies particularly during special events on campus.
•The incumbent might be required to obtain International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security (I.A.H.S.S.) certification after six months of being hired in areas where the Director of Public Safety has determined it to be essential.
DISCLAIMERThis job description 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.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required:
Often: Office environment, outdoor environment, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise (there is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level), exposure to animals, atmospheric conditions (conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation)
Seldom: Oils (there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids)
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required:
Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, walking
Often: Sitting, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), repetitive foot motion (such as using foot controls), bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting, crawling, balancing, reaching overhead, pulling, pushing, lifting – up to 50 pounds, lifting – over 50 pounds
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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