Security Guard Series


Code No. Class Title Class Spec
Effective Date
4210 Security Guard 11/15/2016
4211 Security Guard Supervisor 11/15/2016

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Series Narrative

Employees in positions allocated to this series are involved in the performance or supervision of protective services work in guarding University owned or leased buildings and property; protecting equipment and materials; and controlling access to facilities by employees, visitors, and students.

Security Guards serve at fixed posts or patrol assigned areas on foot or by vehi­cle, and perform a variety of protective duties, such as enforcing pertinent ad­ministrative rules and regulations governing building or other facility access, and breaches in physical security controls (locks, fences, gates, or other barri­ers). Security Guards may control the movement of persons and protect lives and personal property in and around the property protected. At the higher level, they are responsible for the selection, training, supervision, and discipline of Secu­rity Guards.


DESCRIPTIONS OF LEVELS OF WORK


4210
Level I: Security Guard

Employees in positions allocated to this level of the series perform guard duties in a variety of fixed posts and patrol assignments under the general supervision of a designated supervisor.

A(n) Security Guard typically -

  1. performs related duties as assigned.
  2. assists with the training or orientation of new security guards.
  3. writes reports of daily activities and irregularities such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, potential safety hazards or any unusual occurrences.
  4. refers persons who lack proper credentials to a control point to arrange access.
  5. assists in maintaining keys and/or key card control.
  6. monitors and authorizes personnel access by verifying the identification and credentials of individuals en­tering controlled areas to maintain security of premises.
  7. monitors surveillance equipment and alarm systems.
  8. directs or guides students, employees and visitors in case of emergencies or evacuations.
  9. enforces parking regulations, escort students, staff and visitors as needed, collect fees and enters data into computer.
  10. circulates among students, staff, and visitors to preserve order and protect property.
  11. patrols the perimeters to detect faulty fences and/or equipment malfunctions such as exit doors, security lighting systems, trespassing violations, attempted thefts and signs of vandalisms.
  12. patrols a prescribed area to check breaches in physical security controls such as locks, alarms, fences, gates, and other barriers; responsible for locking and unlocking of offices, classrooms, buildings, etc., as required.
  13. patrols and monitors offices, classrooms, buildings and other areas of the campus to safeguard individuals and prevent theft or dam­age to property, equipment, tools, and supplies.


4211
Level II: Security Guard Supervisor

Employees in positions allocated to this level of the series are responsible for the selection, training, supervision, and discipline of Security Guards. They function under the direction of an assigned supervisor.

A(n) Security Guard Supervisor typically -

  1. performs other related duties as assigned.
  2. manages, operates, and maintains security equipment, alarm system, and key/key card system.
  3. manages staff in controlling access to facilities and enforcing the proper use and protection of equipment and materials.
  4. ensures enforcement of University rules and regulations.
  5. ensures safety of property, supplies, staff, and patrols specific facilities and reports safety hazards.
  6. maintains necessary operational records, reports, and budgets for security guards.
  7. conducts periodic inspections to assure that assigned staff are performing in accordance with appropriate guidelines.
  8. implements, and enforces standard operating policies and procedures; establish priorities and assigns tasks.
  9. reviews security reports/logs generated; compiles security statistical reports.
  10. establishes work assignments and schedules of assigned Security Guards.
  11. manages performance, progression, and evaluation of security guards.
  12. plans, directs, or coordinates security activities to safeguard assets, individuals, or property.


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS


4210
Level 1: Security Guard

CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER

  1. High school graduation or equivalent.
  2. Valid Illinois drivers license if essential to the position.
  3. No record of conviction of a felony, or of a crime involving moral turpitude.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)

  1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn and uphold, University policies and procedures to promote security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively, patiently, and objectively in order to clearly demonstrate knowledge, command of the situation, and traits that include concern, integrity, and respect for the individual and/or situation.
  3. Ability to enforce security rules and regulations.
  4. Ability to read basic operational procedures and prepare operational reports.
  5. Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time if essential to the position.
  6. Ability to work outdoors during all seasons if essential to the position.
  7. Ability to hear and see details at close range and at a distance; normal vision and hearing (corrected).
  8. Ability to maintain an awareness of the environment for suspicious or criminal behavior or activity;
  9. Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences; mental alertness.
  10. Ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material; flexibility of closure.
  11. Ability to think critically, respond effectively, and maintain a professional demeanor in a potentially high stress or emergency situations.


4211
Level 2: Security Guard Supervisor

CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER

  1. High school graduation or equivalent.
  2. Valid Illinois drivers license if essential to the position.
  3. No record of conviction of a felony, or of a crime involving moral turpitude.
  4. One year (12 months) of security experience comparable to the lower level of this series.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)

  1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn and uphold, University policies and procedures to promote security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively, patiently, and objectively in order to clearly demonstrate knowledge, command of the situation, and traits that include concern, integrity, and respect for the individual and/or situation.
  3. Ability to coordinate, train and/or effectively supervise others.
  4. Ability to prepare comprehensive operational reports.
  5. Ability to enforce security rules and regulations.
  6. Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time if essential to the position.
  7. Ability to work outdoors during all seasons if essential to the position.
  8. Ability to hear and see details upclose and at a distance; normal vision and hearing (corrected).
  9. Ability to maintain an awareness of the environment for suspicious or criminal behavior or activity;
  10. Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences; mental alertness.
  11. Ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material; flexibility of closure.
  12. Ability to think critically, respond effectively, and maintain a professional demeanor in a potentially high stress or emergency situations.