Job Announcement

Security Officer - UIC Police Department


Job Summary:

The UIC Police Department is continuously seeking highly skilled and qualified Security Officers to protect and serve the UIC Campus and University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.

Security Officers will be inolved in the performance or supervision of protective services work consisting of guarding the UIC campus which includes the hospital, medical centers, student housing and campus buildings. Perform asset protection and public safety duties in a variety of fixed post and patrol assignments. As well as controlling access to facilities by employees, visitors, and students.

The UIC Police Department is a 24x7x365 operation.

All Security Officer positions are full-time 40 hours per week, with a starting hourly rate of $17.00 per hour.

Interviews for this position will be conducted in two rounds which include round 1 In-person interview and round 2 Agility Testing. Applicants must first pass round 1 to be eligible for round 2. As part of the round 1 interview you must successfully pass a background check to move forward.

Key Responsibilities / Duties:
•Patrols campus buildings and grounds, including medical facilities, to observed security breaches or unsafe conditions. Answer disturbance calls, alarms and initiates response action necessary to protect lives and property.
•Directs individuals away from unauthorized areas of unsafe conditions, responds quickly to emergencies, and summons law enforcement authorities to make arrests and to restore peace and order when unlawful or hazardous conditions require control by police authority.
•Dispatch calls using radio; pages staff; prepares visitor and/or parking passes; controls personnel access by monitoring the identification of individuals entering controlled areas.
•Responds to emergency situation and drills; administers emergency first aid or CPR; performs fire control duties at small fires, immediately notifying responsible parties and removing individuals from area.
•Controls and directs traffic and enforces parking regulations on grounds, issues warnings.
•Enforces non-smoking policy on grounds, issue warnings, and citations when applicable.
•Interviews witnesses, writes detailed narrative reports; maintains daily activity reports; records visitor’s names, confirms identity, issue passes, and escorts individuals within secured area. Unlocking gates, doors; may drive patrol car while making rounds.
•Searches for and attempts to locate missing individuals; notifies law enforcement authorities as required.
•Manages conflict through negotiation.
•Subdues individuals who exhibit aggressive behavior to restore peace and order.
•In primarily medical settings: •May transport high risk patients to other clinics and heath care areas, performs patient escorts, in ambulance and/or medical transport vehicles. In addition, transport and secure patient valuables.
•May subdue patients to allow for the application of medication or physical restraints; assist in the application of four point restraints to high risk patients; perform special duty watch.
•May provide “stand-by” services for active suicidal or homicidal clients on a clinical unit.
•May aid in the search for and return of escaped or absconded patients.

•Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Acceptable Qualifications Required:

1. High school graduation or equivalent.
2. Valid Illinois driver license.
3. No record of conviction of a felony, or of a crime involving moral turpitude.
4. Valid State of Illinois Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC).
5. One year (12 months) of security experience in an institutional or medical