Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
April 4, 2018
North Chicago, Illinois
Higher Education Institution
Job Description Summary The Department of Campus Security at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science welcome applications for a full-time Lead Security Officer. The University encourages applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their field and those that can add new and valuable perspectives to the academic environment. The Lead Security Officer performs duties to maintain the security and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors; works to safeguard the property of the University and its community.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities • Provide leadership and direction to line level officers on the assigned shift. • Make daily work assignments on the assigned shift to effectively and efficiently provide security and safety services to the RFUMS community. • Provide daily roll call training to line level officers that enhances their ability to serve the campus community, increase officer safety and effectiveness and boost morale and productivity. • Ensure all staff are completing training required by university and/or department and assist them with any questions. This will require the Lead Offficer to also complete training in a timely manner. • Provide leadership and direction to line level officers at critical incidents and emergency locations. • Review all shift reports written by line level officers on the assigned shift prior to submission to ensure accuracy and completeness. • Lead Officers are required to have the ability to perform all the essential duties and responsibilities of a line level Security Officer (to include): Monitor security access control system, security cameras, fire alarm notification panels and other notification systems. • Make routine checks of campus and student residential areas, looking for hazardous, unusual or suspicious conditions requiring security action or assistance. • Provide professional security services at special events as assigned. • Respond to emergencies and breaches of the public peace and prepare appropriate reports. • Perform security tours and be observant for safety and security issues while on security tours and anytime on duty. • Check in all visitors while stationed at the security station(s). • Receive and coordinate incoming phone calls to the University anytime the switchboard is closed. • Duties may involve an element of danger and exposure to unpleasant and potentially dangerous people and/or circumstances, and require Security Officer to act without direct supervision and exercise independent judgment in meeting emergencies. • Perform other related duties as assigned. • Lead Officer will make recommendations to the Security Supervisor, Assistant Supervisor and Director of Campus Safety to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the assigned shift and the Campus Safety Department. • Lead Officers are expected to be available by phone for campus emergencies or staffing shortages and/or call-back within one-hour unless other arrangements are made with the Security Supervisor. Part-time Shift Leads must be reachable within 24 hours. • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience • High school degree/completion or equivalent. • Prior experience in security, law enforcement or public safety fields. • 20 hour security training or other equivalent security/law enforcement experience/training. • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound independent judgement to effectively respond to emergency situations. • Valid Driver’s License. • Experience supervising others or the ability to learn the skills necessary. • Must achieve a background check clearance.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a variety of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and language backgrounds. • Ability to use a computer with an understanding of Access Control systems, CCTV systems, spreadsheets and word processing. • Ability to perform security tours which requires frequent walking of all buildings. • Ability to properly think, reason and respond in an emergency situation. • Ability to maintain emotional poise under stress. • Effective written, verbal and personal communication skills. • Selected candidate must achieve positive results of background investigation. • Valid DL and clean driving record for past three years. • Ability to successfully complete annual departmental training in Use of Force, Pepper Spray and Handcuffing. A score of 80% or higher on the written exam will be considered successful completion of the course. If an officer is unable to achieve a score of 80% on the written on the first attempt, the officer will be offered 1 additional attempt to achieve a score of 80% or higher. If any officer is unable to achieve a score of 80% or higher after two attempts at the written exam, they will be required to retake the course before attempting to achieve the score of 80% or higher on the written exam. Failure to achieve a score of 80% or higher on the written exam after three attempts will be considered a Failure to Respond to Training and could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment with the university. • Security Officer’s will be required to carry designated Use of Force equipment as authorized by the Director of Campus Safety at all times while on duty. • Ability to supervise and lead other Security Officers and gain their trust and respect. igation.
Internal Number: 20111147
About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in Interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local hospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources. Rosalind Franklin University is comprised of five Schools: the Chicago Medical School, College of Health Professions, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, the College of Pharmacy and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Rosalind Franklin University enrolls approximately 2,000 students per academic year, and is supported by 1650 full and part-time faculty and 415 staff members. Founded in 1912, Rosalind Franklin University has educated more than 17,000 medical and advanced health sciences degree graduates i...n the United States and worldwide. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. To serve the population through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving the wellness of its people. Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities