Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours may require extra hours, including evenings and weekends, as the workload dictates.
Position assists with enforcement of university policy/procedures, patrolling facilities and responding to situations as directed by a Communications Officer or Supervisor on a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year basis.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides internal/external patrol for university properties reporting safety or security hazards to Central Communications.
Receives/compiles information for incident reports on minor, non-criminal incidents.
Responds to situations and assists Response personnel.
Assists in investigations.
Conducts building rounds, checking Access Control devices, door locks and proactively looking for any possible safety or security hazard. Reports any discrepancies to Central Communications.
Locks/unlocks doors to permit entry at appropriate times.
Assists Medical Center personnel and visitors with directions and provides escorts when requested.
Takes possession of found property, attempting to locate the owner, and securing property according to established procedure.
Provides assistance for Communications Officer position.
High School Graduate or GED equivalent.
GED candidates must also have completed some college course work to illustrate a continuing desire for advancement.
Ideal candidate will have a strong background in interaction with the public and background and commitment to customer service.
Also will have a strong ability to establish rapport with members of a diverse campus community, establishing partnerships and exchange of ideas and information used to address campus community concerns.
A military background or prior security experience can be helpful.
Good oral and written communication skills. Information gathering skills.
Computer literacy. Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time.
Ability to run short distances.
Working knowledge of and ability to comply with procedures mandated by the Watchman’s Division of the St. Louis Police Department for licensed security officers.
The hiring range for this position is $13.23 - $16.53 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Continuous movement throughout the Medical School Complex with need for flexible hours, short notice schedule changes due to manpower needs and ability to work in varying weather patterns.
Public Safety Officers perform duties primarily on foot and in established uniform.
Officers assigned special duty may have a motorized vehicle made available to them.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade G04.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Medical School Security. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.