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4 weeks ago

Public Safety Officer, Evenings


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Job Description

Job Description:

Be a part of a world-class academic health-care system at UChicago Medicine as a Public Safety Officer (PSO), in the Security Department.


Under the general supervision of the Public Safety Supervisor, the Public Safety Officer will work to maintain a secure and safe environment for faculty, staff, patients, visitors and property. Duties will include communication functions of the Public Safety Department, rotation and receipt of all emergency and non-emergency incoming calls to the dispatch center, solicits descriptive information to determine the nature and urgency of the request and the location and scope of the incident.


Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises the work of the public safety coordinators by assigning work, observing and reviewing performance (both through the performance review process and through counseling as required).
  • Recommends discipline of Public Safety Coordinators through the chain of command, participates in hiring Public Safety Coordinators; assigns work to Public Safety Coordinators, including overtime as necessary.
  • Evaluates Public Safety Coordinators, including evaluation of the quality and quantity of their work performance and scheduling of daily assignments.
  • Performs the communications dispatch function for UC Medicine Public Safety.
  • Monitors the closed circuit television cameras.
  • Assigns Incident Report numbers to Public Safety personnel from Continuum Incident Report System.
  • Monitors UCM Public Safety and University Police radio traffic and communicates with UCPD dispatch during any emergencies or incidents within the Med-Center that requires UCPD assistance.
  • Monitor the UC Medicine alarm systems and Submits reports when required.
  • Directs and coordinate the Public Safety response to calls for service and alarms.
  • Maintain radio contract with Public Safety personnel to insure their safety.


Public Safety Officer (PSO) Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Three to five years of experience in security or law enforcement required
  • Ability to complete IAHSS Certification Training Program within 90 days of employment
  • Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC), as defined in the Private Detective,
  • Valid Driver's License


Completion of the following Training/Certifications provided by UCM within the first 180 days of employment:


  • Illinois 20-Hour Unarmed Security Officer Certificate
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Verbal Intervention Training/Certification
  • International Association of Health Safety and Security (IAHSS) Basic Certification
  • International Association of Health Safety and Security (IAHSS) Advanced Certification
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Handcuffing Certification
  • Use of Restraints

Preferred Qualifications
  • College preferred
  • At least one year in health care

Position Details
  • Job Type/FTE: Full-time (1.0) ; 8-hour shifts
  • Shift: Evenings
  • Unit/Department: Security Department
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

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