Security Officer



Varied Shift

The Security Officer works under the supervision of the Security Manager, and such other supervisors as designated by the Security Manager, to protect Medical Center property and ensure the safety of patients, visitors and employees by patrolling the buildings and grounds to prevent losses due to accidents and incidents and performing other duties as assigned.


A. Education
GED/High School Diploma required Post high school vocational specialized training is preferred. Basic Police training or Private Security Officer training from the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council or an equivalent program of specialized training will be given additional preference

B. Licensure
BMVL required. IAHSS required within six months of hire, or as soon as arrangements can be made BLS required within three months of hire or as soon as arrangements can be made.

C. Experience
At least one year of security or law-enforcement experience. Any combination of OPOTA, or equivalent, training and security or law enforcement experience that equals one year.

D. Interpersonal Skills
Must be capable of making good sound judgments in safety and security related situations. Must exercise considerable tact when dealing with people. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Must be able to work independently or as part of a team. Must be capable of following instructions.

E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills:  Must be able to use hands for simple grasping, such as holding a radio or telephone; must have fine manipulation skills such as when writing and using a computer, pushing and pulling heavy loads, and dealing with fire fighting equipment. Must be able to use feet for repetitive movement especially while driving company vehicles. Must be able to operate a computer and be familiar with basic computer software, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, or databases.

F. Essential Physical Requirements
The physical demand for this position is very heavy. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or drag 100 pounds when answering emergency calls to assist with patients or customers, or when transporting items. Must be able to bend, squat, reach above shoulders, and crawl. Must be able to independently climb stairwells and ladders with fire fighting equipment without assistance. Must be able to run. Must be able to walk and drive in inclement weather such as snow or rain.

 G. Essential Mental Requirements
Must occasionally work alone. Must be able to meet deadlines under pressure, and to work irregular schedules.
Must be able to concentrate on details. Must be able to positively interact with patients, visitors and employees.
Must be able to solve problems on an independent basis. Must be aware that the possibility of physical confrontation increases the likelihood of injury. Must understand that there may be exposure to odors, body fluids, sharp instruments, moving machinery, and other hazards.

H. Essential Sensory Requirements
Must be able to hear machinery sound changes, whistles, cries for help, screams, alarms and traffic noises. Must be able to see dangerous or hazardous situations or conditions; must have excellent depth perception and no night blindness. Must be able to smell noxious or unusual odors.

I. Exposure to Hazards
Frequently exposed to odors, body fluids, sharp instruments and moving machinery. Frequent exposure to hazards of driving and foot patrol including poor road conditions, ice and snow. Must be able to work outside in all types of weather. Cognizant that the possibility of physical confrontation increases the likelihood of injury.

J. Other