Security Services Shift Supervisor

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Dec 03, 2020
Full time   Public Safety/Police

Job Description

Job Details

Description

 

Application Instructions:

Employment History Include your last ten (10) years of employment history, or length of your employment history if less, including all position (even those that are not relevant to this position) and periods of unemployment. Incomplete information could disqualify you from further consideration.

POSITION SUMMARY

Position assists the Assistant Director, Security & Environmental Services with day-to-day activities of assigned shift which include: maintaining the overall security of the Institute campus, ensuring all shifts are covered and personnel are performing shift duties, overseeing the opening and closing of the Institute at designated times, notifying the appropriate persons or dispatcher on duty of unusual occurrences and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment.

Responds to and investigates as dispatched, any incident or emergency, and responds to and investigates any incident or emergency as observed. In the absence of the Assistant Director/Assistant Manager, assumes role as the security representative at the scene of any incident or emergency, until properly relieved. Responsible for overseeing the training of newly assigned security officers and ensures necessary daily information is shared with all officers. Ensures overall security of campus and continually communicates with others in the department to further that responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Security Officer - (shift coding used at right: D/Day, S/Swing, G/Grave) (70%)

 

Responds to emergencies and incidents as observed and/or as directed by Dispatch.

 

D/S/G

When not responding to a direct call, patrols the facility grounds on foot, visually and audibly assessing and reporting on the state of security for the overall facility. Continuously reports (via radio) on engaged activity to a dispatcher to be electronically logged.

D/S/G

Receives calls from Dispatcher regarding alarms, investigates, and rectifies security breaches and responds promptly.

D/S/G

Sets up, moves, and removes traffic signage and traffic cones as directed.

D/S/G

Examines doors, windows, and gates to determine that they remain secure as is customary.

D/S/G

Warns violators of rule infractions, such as trespassing after hours, and apprehends or expels persons engaging in suspicious or criminal acts.

D/S/G

Assists authorized persons without their key cards in entering locked areas after verifying their identity through proper protocols. Responds to calls from Dispatcher regarding access denials, locates offenders, and determines if ID card is valid.

D/S/G

Monitors all parking operations and handicapped parking spots for compliance.

D/S/G

Watches for and reports on incidents and unusual events, irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, equipment failures, lighting issues, and security doors left unlocked via the use of a two-way radio and documents them on a daily written log or through electronic log-keeping.

D/S/G

As directed, assumes other post location duties to provide breaks/meal periods to colleagues.

D/S/G

Monitors access to registered events that take place after hours or when the facility is closed.

D/S/G

Collects and turns in lost and found items to Dispatch for proper tracking.

D/S/G

As assigned, provides security presence at Institute events.

D/S/G

Provides comprehensive passdown of daily events and occurrences to relief personnel.

D/S/G

Performs periodic rounds of the facility as assigned (on foot), utilizing radio traffic with Dispatch to record time of inspections.

D/S/G

Performs daily lock/unlock of facility perimeter doors on foot.

S/G

Monitors vehicular traffic flow visually, on foot, and/or with the use of a motorized passenger cart.

D/S/G

Monitors reserved parking spaces by checking reserved sheet against incoming visitors.

D/S

Greets visitors and staff (on foot) and provides directions and verbal information. As assigned, may provide a motorized escort as they arrive and depart.

D/S/G

Performs other operational security duties as assigned by Assistant Manager, Security Services or Assistant Director, Security & Environmental Services (i.e. flag raising/lowering, overflow, bicycle tagging, escorting, issuing parking citations, etc.).

D/S/G

Reports to Dispatcher and immediate supervisor the occurrence of the following or similar events:

1.    Any event that has never taken place on site previously or that occurs infrequently.

2.    Any event that involves the presence of outside law enforcement or an outside emergency services agency (false fire alarms reported with discretion).

3.    Any event that involves serious injury or death.

4.    Any event that results in significant damage, to include damaged cards, buildings, other real or personal property or similar events.

5.    Any event that requires notification or discussion of the circumstances with any senior Institute administrative official to include Directors, Vice Presidents, or the President.

6.    Any event that significantly interrupts the daily business of the Institute or security operations.

7.    Any event that involves an animal, animal care, or otherwise pertains to the animal facility.

 

D/S/G

Supervisor/Shift Lead (shift coding used at right: D/Day, S/Swing, G/Grave) (30%)

Receives and provides comprehensive pass-down of daily events and occurrences from incoming/outgoing Shift Supervisor.

D/S/G

Ensures necessary daily/shift information is shared with all subordinate personnel.

D/S/G

Ensures assigned shift is appropriately staffed and assigned shift personnel are properly executing their duties.

D/S/G

Monitors all radio traffic and coordinates the necessary security response to reported incidents.

D/S/G

Directs dispatchers to assist and support patrol related functions when necessary.

D/S/G

Responds to all incidents and emergencies regardless of location, in a timely manner and acts as lead security representative.

D/S/G

Documents incidents that occur on campus by use of incident reporting software.

D/S/G

Notifies the appropriate Institute contact person when necessary by phone and/or email.

D/S/G

Responsible for the general training of contract security officers assigned to that shift.

D/S/G

Relieves and/or coordinates break and meal periods for assigned posts, to include Dispatcher.

D/S/G

Maintains proficiency in all security and dispatch related technological systems.

D/S/G

Responsible for establishing clear performance expectations and work guidelines.

Keep abreast of workload especially during peak periods.                                                         

Monitor employee productivity and provide constructive feedback and coaching.       

Receives complaints and resolves problems.

Communicates information from upper management and vice versa.

Completes additional tasks and projects as assigned by the Assistant Director, Security & Environmental Services.

 

D/S/G

 

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EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in security/law enforcement or related field

Preferred:

  • Minimum 1 year as a team lead in security/law enforcement or related field.
  • Security experience in a biotech, academic institution, or research institute.

EDUCATION

Required:

  • HS diploma or equivalent

Preferred:

  • Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services guard card.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in English.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence (primarily e-mail) and document incidents in software reporting system in English.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization in English.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Basic keyboard knowledge.
  • Knowledge of common word processing software; spreadsheet software and e-mail.
  • Ability to effectively use a two-way radio, cell phone and direct connect.
  • Ability to learn and properly use internal hardware and software that is specific to security, to include but not limited to: surveillance cameras, card access systems, incident reporting systems, call recording systems, fire alarm systems.
  • Ability to recognize as confidential and maintain confidentiality of, security related information.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be able to work any shift as assigned (Day: 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Swing: 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Grave: 10:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.)
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed to support special events or provide coverage when not properly relieved at the shift's conclusion.
  • Must be able to stand as needed during the regularly scheduled shift and for subsequent overtime as needed based on events that arise during any given shift or holdover period.
  • Must be able to run or otherwise respond to an emergency in a timely manner.
  • Must be willing to maintain First Aid/CPR/AED training/certification.
  • Post-offer physical required including:
  1. Visual acuity: 20/40 with both eyes together, with or without corrective lenses. The ability to distinguish red, green, and yellow colors is required. The use of corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses shall not interfere with an individual's ability to effectively perform assigned security job duties during normal or emergency operations.
  2. Hearing: (a) Individuals shall have no hearing loss in the better ear greater than 30 decibels average at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with no level greater that 40 decibels at any one frequency. A hearing aid is acceptable provided suitable testing procedures demonstrate auditory acuity equivalent to the above stated requirement. The use of a hearing aid shall not decrease the effective performance of the individual's assigned security job duties during normal or emergency operations.
  • A DMV driving record background check may be required. A Class C motor vehicle license and clean driving record will be required in order to drive Institute vehicles.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to:
  • TB Testing/Clearance (every six months/twice a year)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires constant adjusting focus, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, communicating, reasoning, exposure to potential allergens, and working outside. 

 

Application Details

Apply Here: https://www.salk.edu/about/careers/

 

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