Security Guard (temporary)

University of Washington Shoreline, WA
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The University of Washington campus is a beautiful campus. It takes the commitment of our police force, security personnel and the involvement of the community to create a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The University of Washington Police Department ("UWPD") is committed to involving the community in solving crime problems through community policing practices and keeping the community educated as to safe practices to protect yourself and your property. This also requires a commitment from the community in helping us by taking responsibility in reporting crimes, suspicious activities, and practicing good and practical crime prevention techniques.

As an agency of the university community, UWPD provides law enforcement to the largest college and stadium in Washington State. It also provides security to visiting dignitaries and during demonstrations. The Police Department serves a vital role in the safety, security, and success of the University of Washington. Its purpose is to serve and protect the students, staff, faculty and all people and property within the jurisdiction of that community.

Police officers and personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and their services and facilities are available at all times. The University Police department has the exclusive responsibility to act upon law-enforcement matters and perform police functions for the main campus of the University of Washington, Seattle.

VISION STATEMENT

The UWPD supports the University's academic and research Mission by protecting the life and property of our citizens and visitors. Our Vision is that the University is a diverse and ever-changing community. This requires constant efforts by the Police Department to partner with and educate the community to deter, reduce and solve crimes, and to resolve issues through modern policing. This will be accomplished through:

a) strengthening our partnership with the community through community-oriented policing practices;

b) achieving operational excellence through improving efficiency in operations and aligning services with resources; and

c) pursuing innovation through the responsible use of current technology.

UWPD has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time Security Guard to support the Seattle campus. Security Guards may be assigned to the Husky NightWalk Program as well as assigned to support other programs and posts to include the UW Tower.

Husky NightWalk Program

The purpose of the Husky NightWalk Program is to enhance the safety of personnel at the University of Washington by providing walking escorts to designated areas on campus. Security Guards also facilitate the overall security of the campus by conducting regular foot patrols of campus buildings and providing general security services at other locations on campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Upon client request:

* Perform duties primarily on foot; may operate University vehicle as needed.

* Escort requestor (University faculty, staff, students, guests) to various locations on campus during the designated times.

* All drivers will adhere to the Washington State Traffic Laws at all times while on duty and operating a University vehicle.

* During an escort, if a medical emergency develops, the guard is to request Seattle Fire Medics to their location. The guard shall also administer first-aid to the victim if properly trained to do so.

* Security Guards conducting escorts shall avoid any confrontational situations with other persons and shall request a police officer presence to their location immediately if such a situation occurs.

* Security Guards shall advise UWPD dispatch (via radio) whenever they observe suspected criminal activity and/or suspicious circumstances. Security Guards are not to engage in use of force tactics unless an extreme situation (i.e., protect self or others from bodily harm) occurs.

Security Guard Duties and Responsibilities

Security Guards shall perform the following duties (including those assigned to NightWalk when not providing escort assistance):

* Roving patrols of buildings, parking lots/garages and bike racks for criminal and/or suspicious activity

* Building and vehicle admits

* Building checks and sweeps

* Battery Jumps

* Special security details as assigned

* Other specified functions determined by the on-duty supervisor

This is an opportunity to join a team of men and women who are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service and to work in an environment that is focused on-going employee development.

UWPD is very proud to be one of only 15 police agencies in Washington that has achieved national accreditation. Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. ("CALEA"), the law enforcement accreditation program requires agencies to comply with over 400 standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations and support services.REQUIREMENTS:Physical capacity to perform duties; possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license; no previous felony convictions.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's physical ability to do the work, ability to drive safely and to follow instructions, and personal qualifications related to the ability to perform or learn to perform the duties of a Security Guard.