Lead Security Officer


University of Miami -

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The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Facilities Administration is seeking a Lead Security Officer. The Lead Security Officer will be responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for students, staff, patients, and persons conducting business on the Medical Campus.
Controls building access, property removal, maintains civil law and order and assists in prevention of damage due to fire, theft, or thoughtless acts of individuals.
Responsible for protection against unlawful and/or unauthorized entry, loss or damage to buildings and grounds and enforcement of University department policies and procedures.
Respond to all building alarm signals and assists in protection of vehicles parked in University parking spaces.
Assumes after-hour responsibility for assistance in monitoring failure or malfunction of electrical and utility system; and in the detection/reporting of campus safety problems.
Applies consistent good judgment and common sense to assure that everyone the officer comes in contact with receives fair and equal treatment and that all policies and procedures are enforced without favoritism or bias to any one individual or group of people.
Must demonstrate ability to use good judgment and clear thinking under stress while handling emergency situations such as fire, theft, disputes, trespassers, accidents, etc.
Must have the ability to detect and report potential as well as real security and safety problems and to distinguish the likely source of the problem.
Will be expected to receive and comprehend training on equipment and techniques used by the department. Is expected to take remedial corrective steps and/or notify management for all abnormal conditions.
Requires excellent communications skills and must use tact and good judgment in dealing with staff, students, patients, and the general public.
Must be able to prepare complete and easy to read and understand written reports that are neat, legible and fully accurate. All reports are to be kept continually up to date as they must be completed and turned in before the end of each shift.
Expected to respond and react positively to all problems, Will assist staff, students, patients, and visitors by providing direction and assistance. Will monitor unauthorized individuals and escort them from the premises or call the police. Continually looks for objects, persons, and situations that can interrupt the normal business flow.
Handles shifts schedules such as post assignments.
Will serve as supervisor in charge in the absence of the Shift Supervisor.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum requirements are high school diploma or equivalent and three years of progressive related experience. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Must be punctual, dependable and flexible. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and other employees. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida’s only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We’re the challenge you’ve been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (“the flu”) season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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