New job Security Officer, Senior - State Hospital South in Idaho

Security Officer, Senior - State Hospital South

Company : State of Idaho
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Idaho

Full Description


State Hospital South in Blackfoot has two (2) current opening (full-time and part-time) for a Security Officer, Senior. The full-time position is 40 hours a week; the part-time position is 32 hours a week and both position will require shift work.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental and vision insurance; generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; ten paid holidays a year; participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more.

Security Officer, Senior positions ensure safety and security of residents, staff, buildings, and grounds; respond to emergencies; perform related work. Additionally, these positions involve observing activities of persons both day and night; patrolling an assigned area on foot; helping lift, carry or transfer incapacitated individuals; and hearing conversations on a two-way radio. This job involves exposure to all types of weather conditions.

The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare is a drug-free workplace. Any applicant offered employment at State Hospital South will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test. All applicants will be required to pass a criminal background investigation after a conditional offer of employment.

Example of Duties

Direct care support services

  • Responds to calls for assistance or lack of timely radio contact
  • Assists unit staff in calming, controlling, and restraining combative, intoxicated, and/or aggressive residents
  • Maintains surveillance of potentially volatile situations
  • Contacts local law enforcement agencies for assistance regarding potential problem situations
  • Directs and participates in searches of buildings and surrounding area both on and off campus
  • Assures timely evacuation in case of fire or other disaster
  • Prepares written reports
  • Escorts residents to and from living areas
  • May provide back-up services for living unit personnel
  • May maintain precautions to prevent runaways and unauthorized absences of residents
  • May apprehend and return runaway residents to living areas
  • May transport residents to and from area hospital, airport, or other points of origin/destination
Safety and security
  • Provides for safety and security of residents and staff
  • Enforces safety and security policies and procedures
  • Patrols campus and outbuildings to prevent vandalism and detect fires
  • Patrols buildings insuring that doors are locked and searches the facility when a door is found unlocked
  • Observes movement on campus and uses radio to advise of disturbances or suspicious occurrences
  • Assures that no one is in restricted areas
  • Reports safety hazards
  • Conducts searches for contraband
  • Investigates vandalism and theft
  • Checks and logs security lights
  • Reports mechanical malfunctions
  • Confronts unauthorized visitors and may make arrests
  • May patrol parking lots, enforce speed limits on institution grounds and issue citations
  • May make minor emergency maintenance repairs to ensure safety
  • May check the steam pressure and water level in the boilers

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements. The Supplemental Questions on the application are the exam questions. Please make sure your resume supports your answers. Failure to do this may result in not passing the exam and disqualify you from being considered for this position.

  • Good knowledge of building security procedures
  • Experience applying fire and life safety hazards
  • Experience evaluating and handling disturbances and security emergencies
  • Experience reading, applying, and following written and oral instructions
  • Experience writing business reports, investigative reports or detailed documentation
  • Experience typing or using a keyboard
  • Valid driver's license

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