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Safety & Security Officer I

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Safety & Security Officer I
Classification Title Safety & Security Officer
Position Number 01202002
Hours Per Week 40
Department Medical Center Police
Campus Location Kansas City Metro
Student Position No
Position Summary

Provide security services for Hospital and University by: performing foot patrol; escorts by vehicles and on foot; enforce State, University and Hospital parking rules and regulations; provide motorist assistance services.

Required Qualifications

• HS Diploma/GED. Must possess or be willing to obtain a valid unrestricted Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (corrective lenses acceptable) with passenger endorsement from Kansas or Missouri within 60 days of the date of employment at candidates expense. When necessary, the department will provide a vehicle for testing that will be representative of the type of vehicle that will be driven on duty. Ability to efficiently operate motorized vehicles, two-way radios and other equipment. Maintain effective working relationships with public, staff and officials. Read and understand written laws, rules and regulations. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must provide a working contact number. Must successfully pass the International Association of Hospital Safety & Security (IAHSS) examination within 30 days of employment. Must successfully pass a required drug screen pursuant to K.S.A 75-4362 & K.S.A. 75-4363. Candidates must successfully complete a background investigation. Must receive an annual influenza (flu) vaccination.

Preferred Qualifications

• Candidate has a valid unrestricted (corrective lenses acceptable) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger endorsement in the states of Kansas or Missouri. Previous job related experience. Any combination of training and/or experience which would demonstrate acquisition of knowledge of security methods and the ability to perform such duties.

Environment Public Safety
Physical Requirements Heavy
Probation Status

Subject to the regulations of the State of Kansas, the Board of Regents and the University of Kansas Medical Center, I understand and agree that I may be subject to a probation period and during the probation period I serve at the pleasure of the Executive Vice Chancellor of KUMC and my employment may be ended at any time during that period.

Hiring Range
EEO Statement

KU Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

• 20% – SHUTTLE BUS/ESCORTS: Conducts personal escorts and provides transportation for students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors, primarily using a department vehicle. Escorts may be provided by foot during inclement weather or unavailability of vehicles. Person will be escorted to or picked up from residences, parking lots and the garages within prescribed boundaries.

Description of Job Duty

• 20% – PARKING ENFORCEMENT: Enforces State and KUMC parking rules and regulations through issuance of parking citations, verbal or written warnings. Enforces parking garage access. Advises supervisor of parking areas requiring attention or additional signage to improve compliance with parking rules and regulations. Keeps traffic flowing in front of KU Hospital entrance and ensures area is used for the intended purpose of loading and unloading patients.

Description of Job Duty

• 15% – CUSTOMER SERVICE, WORKING RELATIONS AND INTEGRITY: Assists hospital staff in efforts to meet customer needs by: helping with patient loading, unloading and providing directions; providing assistance, including escorts to disabled patients (e.g. Cambridge Street parking facility, Front of KU Hospital).

Description of Job Duty

• 25% – FIXED POST SECURITY: Patrols areas of responsibility, including Metal Detector operation and other building entrances, constantly looking for unusual activities that may cause harm to individuals or their property. Interacts with co-workers, law enforcement officers & other department personnel and maintains effective working relationships. Adheres to all University and department rules, regulations and policies.

Description of Job Duty

• 5% – MOTORIST ASSISTS: Assists employees, students, staff and visitors with jump starts, unlocks and tire problems. Receives proper valid proof of ownership and written release prior to providing the service. Gives directions and aid to visitors and staff on all parking problems on campus. Submits recommendations for improvement of the program.

Description of Job Duty

• 5% – TRAINING & OTHER RELATED DUTIES: Attends and participates in all departmental special assignments and training sessions assigned. Performs other duties as assigned in the manner and timeframe specified which include maintenance of parking meters, collection of meter money, providing special parking areas, traffic control, garage money, escorts, minor repair of parking garage equipment and other special assignments.

Description of Job Duty

• 5% – COMMUNICATION AND REPORTING: Operates two-way radio equipment in accordance with FCC regulations and departmental policy. Writes and submits clear, concise, legible and timely reports.

Description of Job Duty

• 5% – UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT: Keeps uniforms, vehicle and equipment clean and in working order per established procedures. Be able to present, upon request, any issued equipment. Maintains and operates vehicles in a safe prudent manner. Reports damage and problems to supervisor immediately.

Description of Job Duty

Other Mental and Cognitive Abilities:
• Ability to learn, understand, and apply Department rules and regulations and standard operating procedures. Municipal, State, and Federal laws and regulations that apply to the duties of a Safety & Security Officer. Learn skills necessary to operate equipment used in the performance of duties. Communicate verbally in a quick and clear manner. Accurately complete forms, maintain records, and produce written documents that are clear and concise. Provide accurate testimony in an investigation or court appearance.
• Tolerate stressful situations, including dealing with traumatic situations, emergencies, and other emotionally tense and demanding situations. Make rational decisions as well as apply policies and procedures in a fast paced environment. Deal with distractions and interruptions while maintaining concentration and focus. Deal with multiple task demands by prioritizing emergency calls and requests for service. Recognize risk and to follow standard safety procedures. Assert oneself and take charge of situations when necessary. Remain calm under stressful and angry situations.
• Relate to co-workers and function as a member of a team.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Description of Job Duty

Other duties as assigned.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you available to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you available to work until 5:30 pm Monday-Friday?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you available to work overnight (10pm to 7am)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Please indicate your minimum salary requirement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How did you hear about this posting?
    • KU Medical Center Website
    • KansasWorks
    • Career Builder
    • Monster
    • Indeed
    • NonProfit Connect
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • University Career Services Page
    • Print or online publication ad
    • Job/field-specific organization website
    • Referred by current/former employee
    • PracticeLink
    • Health eCareers
    • Other - please specify below
  7. If you selected "other", please specify your referral source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. Are you able to work a flexible schedule, which includes early mornings?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. Have you ever been convicted of child abuse?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. Do you have any domestic violence related convictions or diversions?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. Do you have a valid unrestricted driver’s license? (Vision correction allowed.)
    • Yes
    • No
  13. Are you available to work a day shift (work time begins as early as 5:00 a.m.)?
    • Yes
    • No
  14. Are you able to work holidays?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. Do you have any active warrants?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. Has your license been suspended within the past 2 years?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. What is your minimum salary requirement?
    • $25,000 - $30,000 annually
    • $30,000 - $35,000 annually
    • $35,000 - $40,000 annually
    • $40,000 - $45,000 annually
    • $45,000 - $50,000 annually
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    • $60,000 - $65,000 annually
    • $65,000 - $70,000 annually
    • $70,000 - $75,000 annually
    • $75,000 - $80,000 annually
    • $80,000 - $85,000 annually
    • $85,000 - $90,000 annually
    • $90,000 - $95,000 annually
    • $95,000 - $100,000 annually
  18. Are you able to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings, evenings, and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents