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Security Officer 1, Public Safety Job in Cincinnati, Ohio US

Security Officer 1, Public Safety

University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, OH

Posted: 8/28/2020 - Expires: 11/26/2020

Job ID: 219819271

Job Description

Security Officer 1, Public Safety                                       

Date: Aug 28, 2020

Location:Cincinnati, OH, US

                Company:                 University of Cincinnati
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >

Be Part of UC! The University of Cincinnati Police Division is hiring up to three (3) Security Officers. UCPD is a fully empowered policing and public safety agency that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our security officers engage the community and work alongside university police officers performing various duties on main campus and all branch campuses.


Engage - Love sports? Work at a Division 1 athletic game. Love music? Work at a performance put on by our internationally renowned College Conservatory of Music. Love art? Spend some time in our College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Love people? Work at a top-tier academic institution where 45,000 students strive daily to change the world. Our security officers interact with the campus community not only in vehicles and on foot, but also on mountain bikes, and segways.


Flourish - UCPD is an agency that invests in our people. As one of the largest employers in the region, the University of Cincinnati offers a generous vacation and benefits package including a flexible schedule, tuition remission for all eligible full and part-time employees, their dependents, and spouse or domestic partner. Extensive state-of-the-art training programs and professional development opportunities are available. A variety of retirement options are offered including an opportunity to participate in a traditional pension plan as well as optional supplemental retirement plans. Very cost-effective healthcare and dental plan options are available accompanied by health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, and employee assistance programs. Employee discounts are offered through numerous organizations including the Campus Recreation Center, University Athletics, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, US Bank Arena, Cincinnati Bengals, and the University Bookstore. Please visit  to discover all of the benefits offered.


Problem Solvers Wanted - Join one of the nation's leading universities and make a positive impact in the lives of others. UC Security Officers work every day to create a safe community, serving and protecting those who are poised to change the world. If you are a problem solver who is passionate about serving your community, apply now to join an organization where you can train and grow.


Diversity and Inclusion - This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all other activities. The University of Cincinnati embraces diversity and inclusion as core values that empower individuals to transform their lives and achieve their highest potential. By using talents of people from different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, this vibrant, urban research university demonstrates its commitment to creating a community that values the contributions of all its members.


Essential Function - Under close supervision from university law enforcement officer or supervisor, check and report on safety and security conditions of grounds and/or buildings and/or equipment and/or investigates crimes, complaints or accidents. May perform any of the following as assigned: assists in apprehensions or detain violators or clients, assists law enforcement officers and firefighters during emergencies, and/or enforces motor vehicle regulations.


Characteristic Duties

Work under close supervision to maintain security of grounds and/or buildings, enforce parking regulations and issue citations.
Contact and communicate with citizens, intervene in conflicts between individuals and groups.
Execute civil processes and may be called to testify in court.
Complete radio and telephone communications.
Take field notes, prepare narratives, summaries and incident case paperwork with supervision.
Preserve and protect crime scenes, write incident and other related reports.
Administer first aid and emergency care, and assess situations for emergency medical, while using proper protective equipment.
May be called to assist stranded motorist, drive security vehicle and conduct proactive patrol.
Collect and properly route lost and found property.
Follow and report suspicious vehicles or persons, investigate unusual odors and sounds.
Enforce University rules and regulations, with supervision.
Use less than lethal force when appropriate.
Assist medical staff with restraints of patients/ locating AWOL patients.
Participate in COP programs with supervision.
Detain and maintain custody of offenders with supervision.
Monitor and investigate intrusion, fire and CCTV alarms.
Assist police officers and fire fighters as needed.
Maintain high visibility presence in strategic areas around campus.
Engage with public with friendly customer service messages, such as directions and safe routes around campus.
Partner with the UC faculty, staff, students and surrounding communities to help solve chronic quality of life concerns.
Document activities by writing detailed reports to understand disorder, crime, and chronic problems.
Distribute to UC community crime prevention and safety related information.
Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Unusual Working Conditions:  Security hazards. May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays, weekends, scheduled and unscheduled overtime. Ability to climb stairs, pursue suspects, and provide first aid and emergency care. Must maintain agility and physical fitness. May work in inclement weather.
Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma/GED equivalency. Must be 18 years of age. No criminal record. Must possess a current valid state issued operator's license with an acceptable driving record. Must pass recruitment testing (background investigation, physical fitness assessment, psychological assessment, and polygraph examination).
Career Path:  An SO 1 will be eligible for promotion to SO 2 provided the employee completes all requirements of SO 1, has good performance reviews and satisfactorily complete probation, meet minimum qualifications of SO 2, and is in good attendance standing according to the departmental discretionary leave policy. The employee must submit a written request to progress to the next level.
Applicant Instructions:  COMPLETE APPLICATION REQUIRED, you must indicate on your application materials evidence of having the experience, skills, or education required for this title. Please document all dates of employment, description of relevant duties, and full-time/part-time status.
The complete application will be the sole criteria used by Human Resources to determine eligibility, which will be based on the minimum qualifications.
Physical Agility Assessment:  An email will be sent to all qualifying applicants, stating the date and time of the Physical Agility Assessment. Physical Agility Preparatory Sessions will be offered to demonstrate proper techniques and review the assessment process. Physical fitness benchmarks (start columns) can be found at . Attached to the email will be the "Medical Release Certification". The location of the Physical Agility Assessment will be at the University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety Police Division. The division is located at 51 West Corry Boulevard, Edwards Three, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the assessment tests.
Medical Release Certification:  A "Doctor's Certification to Perform the Physical Fitness Tests" must be read, filled out, signed by the candidate and his/her personal physician prior to the date of testing, or a waiver for doctor's certification can be signed. One of these forms must be brought with you on the day of testing, and will be collected by the testing staff. Failure to do so will mean exclusion from the testing process and elimination for this job. Please bring identification with you to this assessment.
Must pass Physical Agility Assessment, a toxicology examination,  background investigation, psychological assessment, and polygraph examination.
Human Resources will email the Physical Agility Assessment criteria, the medical release form and information regarding The University of Cincinnati, Department of Public Safety, and Police Division to the email account provided on this application. Applicants that do not provide us with an email account will be sent the information via US Postal Service.
Are you eligible to receive Ex-Veteran Credit? You must have a DD214 stating that you received an Honorable Discharge. In order to receive the additional credit for your military service, you must do one of the following with your DD214:
1. Attach a copy of the DD214 to your application.
2. Fax a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. Our fax number is 513-556-9652.
3. Bring a copy to our office within 3 days after the closing date. We are located at the University of Cincinnati, University Hall, 51 Goodman Dr., Suite 340, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.

Shift:  Varies     Pay Rate:  $15.37 per hour

This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


REQ: 52803

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati                                   
Job Segment:                     Toxicology, Medical, Bank, Banking, Science, Security, Healthcare, Finance                                       

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

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