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The Security Officer patrols assigned property and grounds to ensure the safety of building occupants and safeguard institutional property. Additionally, the Security Officer provides assistance to individuals that are on University grounds in the event of an emergency.
CORE JOB FUNCTIONS
Notifies local police department when backup is necessary. Inspects building, equipment, and access points. Permits entry of allowed personnel after verifying identity. Informs violators of policy and procedures and restrains trespassers. Controls traffic by directing drivers. Checks surveillance cameras periodically to identify disruptions or unlawful acts. Submits reports of surveillance activity and unusual occurrences. Secures all exits, doors, and windows after end of operations. Investigates people for suspicious activity or possessions. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
High School diploma or equivalent required
Certification and Licensing:
Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines.
Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary.
Commitment to the University's core values.
Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment.
Proficiency in computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office).
Must be punctual, dependable and flexible.
Excellent customer service skills required to handle all levels of personnel, patients, and visitors.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle
Valid State of Florida driver's license
Department Specific Functions
Patrols hospitals, buildings, grounds and associated areas to prevent, investigate and document arson, theft, vandalism and any other criminal activity.
Monitors and responds to security, fire and environmental alarms. Assist in follow-up as necessary.
Responds to emergency calls for assistance and disasters.
Investigates unusual incidents reported by UM staff, visitors, physicians and patients.
Provides excellent customer service to patients, families, visitors and staff
Maintain a safe and secure environment.
Normal duties require extensive walking, standing, and/or running.
Responds to and resolve problems, disputes and unusual circumstances as necessary.
Handles disruptive individuals with good verbal intervention techniques. Combative individuals may require physical intervention.
Assist with traffic control as necessary.
Completes reports and incident documentation as necessary. Reports must be easy to read and accurate.
Controls evidence, valuables, and lost/found items as necessary.
Operates UM vehicles in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University of Miami.
Works in an independent atmosphere with minimal supervision and high public contact.
Completes all mandatory training programs.
Other duties as assigned.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.
Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.
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