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20 Jun
Security Officer - UIC Police Department (Job ID #97350)
Illinois, Chicago

Vacancy expired!

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 involved 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 $18.26 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. (A copy of diploma or transcript must be uploaded)

  2. Valid Illinois driver license. (A copy must be uploaded)

  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). (A copy must be uploaded)

  5. One year (12 months) of security experience in an institutional or medical. (Must be included on the application)



To be considered for this position, applicants must upload the following required documents within the document section of the online application:

  • High School diploma/transcripts or equivalent must be uploaded

  • Valid State of Illinois Driver's License (The driver's license information MUST be entered including the expiration date on page 2 of the CS Application Step 1. A copy of both sides of the driver's license must be uploaded).

  • Valid Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC) must be uploaded

If all sections of the online application are not completed which includes adding your full work history, education, certifications, and drivers license sections. If the documents listed above are not uploaded within the Documents section of the online application at time of application submission the candidate will be disqualified from consideration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of facility security requirements and regulations.

  • Knowledge of physical restraint techniques to control combative individuals, use of handcuffs, baton.

  • Knowledge of emergency response procedures and techniques, including first aid, CPR, fire safety and control.

  • Knowledge of defensive training and response protocols for security breaches including physical restraints.

  • Knowledge of negotiation and persuasion dialogue managing initial communication in crisis situations.

  • Normal vision and hearing (corrected).

  • Ability to read basic operational procedures and prepare operational reports.

  • Ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods to time if essential to the position.

  • Ability to climb stairs, run and physically restrain and control individuals.

  • Ability to recognize and provide initial response to security breaches and safety hazards.

  • Ability to complete the Physical Agility Examination and maintain the level of fitness required for the job on annual basis.

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Apply for Position button below.

To be considered for testing for this classification you must fully complete all sections of the online application including adding your full work history, education, certifications, drivers liscense and upload all required documents.

Please upload all valid certifications and transcripts within the document section of your online application. Documentation of high school completion (official transcripts, copy of diploma or GED certificate) is required in order to be eligible for this position within the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.

All civil service positions require an exam. The exam for this position is a Credentials Assessment. You will not be required to report in person for this exam.

Credential Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

You will not be required to report in person for this exam. The updated online application and all uploaded, relevant documents, such as a resume and/or college transcript will be used in the calculation of the exam score. These documents should be uploaded prior to the position close date.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your job knowledge and specific duties and responsibilities, as your qualifications for any Civil Service position will be primarily determined based on what is contained in the application. Dates of employment and if employed on a full or part time basis (including number of hours per week) must be indicated for each position held. Additional consideration will be given to supporting documentation i.e. resume, transcripts, licenses, and certifications so please be sure to attach all applicable documents.

If a degree or college coursework is required, you must provide official transcripts.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application through the "Documents" page on the Civil Service Employment Application (page 4). Be sure to select the appropriate document type before uploading the document.

If your educational institution doesn't provide electronic transcripts, they must mail the transcripts to:

University of Illinois at Chicago

Recruitment and Staffing

Human Resources Building Room 109

715 S. Wood Street M/C 862

Chicago IL 60612

Attn: Security Officer

If an application and all applicable forms, transcripts/diploma, and supporting documents are not submitted at the time the application is submitted, the applicant/employee will not be considered for this position and will be denied.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted at time of application submission. Applicants will be reviewed upon submission and if the minimum qualifications are met and the application includes all required sections completed and documents uploaded, qualified applicants will be tested through a credential assessment and added to the register. Once added to the register, eligible applicants will be forwarded to the department and interviews scheduled. Applicants will be removed from the register for the following reasons;

  • No response to requested interview schedule.

  • Not appearing for a scheduled interview.

  • Responding Not Interested or Declining to Interview four times.

  • Interviewing four times and not being selected for a position.

  • Failure to successfully pass the background phase of the Interview process.

We appreciate your interest in employment at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Vacancy expired!

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