State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SECURITY GUARD 3
Liaison with Chief of Safety to assure compliance with hospital policies and administration; communicates with hospital staff and supervision through memos and reports; meets with internal/external agencies on security procedures, equipment purchases or repairs; represents security department at hospital meetings;
Meets with administrative staff and law enforcement agencies; assists local law enforcement agency when requested;
Prepares and presents oral and written reports; develops various reports; compiles security program manual; develops, reviews and modifies security policies and operating procedures; develops departmental or unit operating budget; audits security time for contract requirements between hospitals;
Patrols buildings and grounds by foot and/or vehicle and two-way radio; enforces rules and policies of facility and grounds, and enforces rules of behavior; monitors erratic behavior and escorts hostile visitors from the buildings;
Patrols and inspects buildings and grounds to detect and prevent fire, theft, illegal entry, escapes and property damage; examines gates, doors and windows to ensure security; checks boilers, freezers and other operating equipment for safety and proper operation;
Opens buildings and turns on lights and heat as necessary; turns off unnecessary lights; locks and unlocks public access doors; shuts off elevator; locks areas at the end of the day;
Hires security department or unit employees; supervises and provides assistance to security guards; is responsible for staff's work schedules; monitors performance of security guards and/or other staff; reviews security guard reports for completeness and accuracy; assures assignments are carried out; evaluates persons to determine training needs; provides training to security guards; maintains logs and other records; serves as back-up or fill-in for vacancies; prepares evaluations; provides counseling to staff and resolves discrepancies and problems; participates in disciplinary actions or discharges; receives and reviews reports; completes daily shift logs, security reports, inspection reports and other paperwork;
Initiates training programs; is responsible for personnel attending CARL (Correctional Academy and Reserve Law) enforcement course;
Instructs new employees in operation of fire extinguishers and other fire fighting equipment; maintains fire fighting equipment in working order; responds to fire alarms and other threat conditions, such as bomb threats; resets fire alarms; assists safety officer in fire marshal duties as necessary; facilitates and assists in evacuation of buildings; inspects for fire and safety hazards, makes corrections as necessary and/or as possible and reports needed repairs or action; schedules monthly fire drills; assists maintenance with fire alarm system;
Monitors vehicles in parking areas to prevent vandalism or theft; responds to situations of stolen property, accidents, parking incidents and other disturbances or situations; issues citations for violations; reports illegal entry to law enforcement and campus security; reports disturbances and other incidents to law enforcement as necessary; secures areas until authorities arrive; assists law enforcement personnel upon request; expels loiterers;
Responds to non-felony incidents; writes reports for sheriff's department; assists in investigations of incidents; logs all incidents and reports incident and safety issues; performs weapons and contraband checks; confiscates and stores contraband; serves in chain of custody with sheriff's department for confiscated and stored contraband;
Responds to life and death emergencies; provides emergency assistance, first aid and is back-up in problem situations; responds as directed by 911 emergency system dispatcher; responds to burglary alarms;
Assists in traffic control; assists in investigations of traffic accidents and property damage; responds to accidents off-campus by directing traffic and warning oncoming drivers of approaching danger; gathers and preserves evidence; represents sheriff's department in locating witnesses, serving subpoenas and preparing reports on misdemeanors; appears in court to testify and present evidence;
Searches for missing patients and returns to hospital; assists nurses with new admissions; uses a portable kit to test for illegal drugs prior to sending samples to crime lab;
Provides information and assistance to individuals as necessary; escorts visitors, staff, students and residents to and from buildings; responds to telephone and public inquiries; promotes community and staff goodwill;
Checks in on other personnel working alone on the grounds; responds to pager; assists staff and others with personal safety concerns;
Delivers and transports mail, records, and cash boxes; is responsible for food run; provides lunch relief at switchboard; turns key for authorized personnel;
Performs other work as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: supervise and train security guards; enforce rules and regulations; apply and comply with policies and procedures; follow written and verbal instructions; respond to emergencies and employ effective courses of action; apply first aid; diffuse altercations and problem situations; write clear and concise reports; communicate with hostile clients; gather and preserve evidence; assist law enforcement and fire department personnel.
Three years of experience as a Security Guard 1.
Two years of experience as a Security Guard 2.
High school graduation or GED and three years of experience in areas of work such as: security guard, correctional officer, or store investigation, or, police officer, police reserve officer, military police, or other law enforcement work.
A certificate of completion in a basic law enforcement training program approved by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission; or, a certificate of completion in a police or reserve police academy or military training program will substitute for one of the three years of required experience.
A valid driver's license is required.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Watchman II), general revision; adopted September 7, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted January 10, 1974.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Security Guard 2), definition, minimum qualifications; adopted
June 28, 1993.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 83620), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.