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Security Officer

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Indiana State Personnel Department

Evansville, IN

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Job Description : Positions are responsible for ensuring the security and safety of patients, staff, and visitors on the grounds of the Evansville State Hospital and when escorting patients and\/or staff off grounds. Responsibilities : Patrols the hospital building and grounds in order to provide a visible deterrence to crime and to identify potential security\/safety issues (e.g., monitors security of sensitive areas); Communicates security\/safety\/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\/personnel as required); Enforces policies and procedures related to the security of the hospital property and the safety of patients, staff, and visitors; Provides oral and written reports of identified issues\/investigations (e.g., unsecured sensitive area doors, unusual activities on grounds); Establishes and maintains the security of the hospital in the event of a disaster or major disruption of hospital services. Takes a lead role in disaster response in the absence of the Director of Security. Maintains a presence at entrances to the hospital in order to monitor access to and from the hospital building; Conducts investigations in response to reports of missing\/damaged personal property, damage to building or grounds, and unauthorized persons\/activities in hospital buildings\/grounds; Provides assistance in dealing with aggressive or combative patients, visitors, the public and\/or staff; Transports patients (including those that are high risk\/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\/withdrawals) and post office; Utilizes computers, radios, phones, and other communications\/electronic devices in the completion of job duties; Keeps abreast of hospital policies\/procedures especially as they relate to security and safety, as well as accepted industry practices (e.g., \chain of custody\ for potential evidence); Performs other duties as assigned. Preferred Experience: Two (2) years of eOngoing ability to sucessfully complete a semi-annual physical fitness\/agility test. xperience as a guard, watchman, fireman, or police officer or high school diploma or GED. A valid drivers license from State of residence is required. (Proof must accompany application). Ability to pass an annual physical examination. \u00b7 Must obtain CPR and CPI certification, demonstrate ability to perform techniques, and maintain certification throughout employment. \u00b7 Extensive knowledge of hospital property lines, buildings, and grounds; \u00b7 Specialized knowledge of security\/safety policies, practices, and procedures, as well as the hospital\u2019s security plan and the ability to enforce these; \u00b7 Working knowledge of hospital policies and procedures; \u00b7 Working knowledge of computer software and electronic communication devices; \u00b7 Working knowledge of basic investigative methods; \u00b7 Working knowledge of hospital security systems and their proper use; \u00b7 Working knowledge of current trends in the security industry (e.g., changes in constitution law regarding searches); \u00b7 Ability to properly communicate with and\/or respond to patients in a therapeutic manner; \u00b7 Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; \u00b7 Ability to recognize and respond to potential security\/safety issues and\/or unlawful activity in an appropriate manner, and to notify management staff as necessary; \u00b7 Ability to effectively prioritize job assignments and apply time management techniques; \u00b7 Ability to follow oral\/written instructions and utilize appropriate guidelines in the completion of job duties. \u00b7 Ability to work any shift. Benefits: The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plans and accrued leave.

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To deliver integrated Human Resource services, allowing the governor's office and agencies to effectively achieve their stated goals and objectives. We will accomplish this by establishing and nurturing an organizational culture rooted in values and core competencies that proactively delivers best in practice services, solutions and programs. Our Values Leadership We ALL demonstrate leadership. We will model, challenge, enable, inspire and encourage the best in others to achieve positive action.

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