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Security Officer Work for Indiana Grow your career with the State of Indiana! Wi

State of Indiana
Position: Security Officer Salary: $9.18 per hour Type: Full Time Location: Evansville, IN
Work for Indiana
Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse
workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State
of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.
About the Job:
Positions are responsible for ensuring the security and safety of patients, staff, and visitors on the grounds of the Evansville
State Hospital and when escorting patients and/or staff off grounds.
This position works 3 days per week with 12.5 hours per shift. Must be able to work occasional, weekends and holidays.
Shift will be 8am to 9pm.
The Security Officer is responsible for ensuring security and safety of patients, clients, student’s staff, and/or visitors on the
grounds of a state facility
Essential Job Responsibilities:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:
Patrols the facility building and grounds in order to provide a visible deterrence to crime and to identify potential security
and safety issues (e.g., monitors security of sensitive areas);
Communicates security, safety and building maintenance issues to appropriate management staff in a timely manner;
Responds to reports of and/or identifies potentially illegal activity and takes necessary action (e.g., resolves situation if
appropriate or calls proper authorities or personnel as required);
Enforces policies and procedures related to the security of the facility property and the safety of patients, clients, students,
staff and visitors;
Provides oral and written reports of identified issues and investigations (e.g., unsecured sensitive area doors, unusual
activities on grounds);
Establishes and maintains the security of the facility in the event of a disaster or major disruption of facility services. Takes
a lead role in disaster response in the absence of the Supervisor;
Maintains a presence at entrances to the facility in order to monitor access to and from the facility building;
Conducts investigations in response to reports of missing or damaged personal property, damage to building or grounds
and unauthorized persons or activities in facility buildings or grounds;
Conducts Fire Drills as required by facility policy;
Provides assistance in dealing with aggressive or combative patients, visitors, the public and/or staff;
Transports patients (including those that are high risk or criminally involved) and/or staff off grounds as required (e.g., to
doctors’ appointments, court hearings or hospital transfers);
Controls parking and/or traffic flow on hospital grounds;
Assists nursing and other management staff with searches on the premises (e.g., search of a patient’s locker for
unauthorized items);
Assists external law enforcement or emergency response agencies as needed;
Makes daily runs to the bank (e.g., to make deposits or withdrawals) and post office;
Utilizes computers, radios, phones and other communications or electronic devices in the completion of job duties;
Keeps abreast of facility policies and procedures especially as they relate to security and safety, as well as accepted
industry practices (e.g., "chain of custody" for potential evidence);
Performs related duties as required.
The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that
are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.
Preferred Experience:
Experience as a guard, watchman, firefighter, or police officer or high school diploma or GED
Valid driver’s license from State of residence is required.
Must obtain CPR and CPI certification, demonstrate ability to perform techniques, and maintain certification throughout
Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license;
Require all security officers to report for work in a corporate-style uniform approved by the facility;
Security officers shall not be permitted to be armed with or use firearms within the scope of their work;
Knowledge of hospital property lines, buildings and grounds;
Specialized knowledge of proper crisis prevention and CPR methods and techniques;
Specialized knowledge of security and safety policies, practices and procedures, as well as the hospital’s security plan;
Working knowledge of hospital policies and procedures;
Working knowledge of computer software and electronic communication devices;
Working knowledge of the fire alarm system checks and resets as necessary;
Working knowledge of basic investigative methods;
Working knowledge of hospital security systems;
Working knowledge of current trends in the security industry (e.g., changes in constitution law regarding searches);
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
Ability to recognize and respond to potential security and safety issues and/or unlawful activity in an appropriate manner
and to notify management staff as necessary;
Ability to effectively prioritize job assignments and apply time management techniques;
Ability to follow oral or written instructions and utilize appropriate guidelines.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
No direct reports.
Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
New Parent Leave
$9.18 per hour
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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