State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SECURITY GUARD 2
Provides protection and security to assigned facilities, buildings, grounds, and their residents, staff and visitors by patrolling, inspecting and securing property. Conducts investigations of non-felony incidents in compliance with local law enforcement agreement. Represents local law enforcement agency in confiscating and storing contraband, locating witnesses, serving subpoenas, responding to off-campus vehicle accidents and writing reports.
Patrols buildings and grounds by foot and/or vehicle and two-way radio; promotes safe environment, enforces rules and policies of facility and grounds, and enforces rules of behavior; secures unattended areas;
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 exit lights biweekly;
Controls access to buildings; opens buildings and turns on lights and heat as necessary; turns off unnecessary lights; locks and unlocks public access doors; shuts off elevator; and locks areas at the end of the day;
Inspects for fire and safety hazards, makes corrections as necessary and/or as possible and reports needed repairs or action;
Leads and trains two or more security guards; monitors shift activities; checks reports for completeness and accuracy; evaluates persons to determine training needs; recommends personnel actions to security chief; dispatches mobile units; briefs relief guards; receives and reviews reports; completes daily shift logs and security reports, inspection reports and other paperwork;
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;
Monitors vehicles in parking areas to prevent vandalism or theft; responds to situations of stolen property, accidents, parking incidents and other disturbances or situations; recommends parking citations; 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 local law enforcement as directed; 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;
Directs and regulates traffic; investigates 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;
Receives lost property found on campus; receives complaints, obtains statements, and conducts preliminary investigations; intervenes in personnel and property risk incidents to diffuse situation;
Searches for patients and returns to hospital; assists nurses with new admits; uses a portable kit to test for illegal drugs prior to sending samples to crime lab;
Monitors arrival and departure of employees; directs visitors and others to parking areas and offices; 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;
Transports lab specimens to local hospital; assists in transportation of deceased to morgue; coordinates with morgue for release of remains to families;
Transports ill residents to hospital; transports patients, money, records and classified documents between facilities; picks up classified papers and delivers to mailroom for shredding; deposits funds in the bank; transports food;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: rules governing access to and departure from institution, buildings and grounds; general safety precautions and fire hazards at institutions; methods and procedures in dealing with intruders, hostile clients and escapees; fire fighting equipment and fire prevention methods; written and verbal communications; preparation of reports; investigation procedures; obtaining information through interviews; illegal drug testing; process and procedures for locating witnesses; procedures for serving papers; first aid; leading and scheduling employees; basic law enforcement; confiscation and storing of contraband.
Ability to: supervise, lead 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; observe and detect suspicious situations; communicate with hostile clients; gather and preserve evidence; assist law enforcement and fire department personnel.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
One year of experience as a Security Guard 1.
High school graduation or GED and two years of experience in areas of work such as: security guard, correctional officer or store investigations, 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 two years of required experience.
A valid driver's license is required.
Class Specification History
New class adopted June 28, 1993.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 83602), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.