Job Description

Requisition Number 06521
Department Name: Security - FL
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Security Officer
Position Summary:

Responsible for safeguarding TSRI employees, equipment, and facilities against fire, theft, vandalism, illegal entry, and other potential hazards. Provides periodic tours of campus, reporting irregularities, damage, theft, or unusual occurrences.

  • Applies job skills and institute/departmental policies and procedures to complete a variety of tasks.
  • Patrols assigned premises: Monitors area traffic; investigates suspicious activities; listens for and reports local alarms; may report to county/municipal authorities when necessary.
  • Registers and directs visitors, checks for appropriate identification and contacts their host for escort.
  • Monitors security systems ensuring doors are not forced, left open or otherwise breached; monitors alarms to make sure they are set and operational.
  • Responds to calls and alarms.
  • Completes daily shift report.
  • Responds, investigates and reports through verbal and written format on accidents, illnesses and incidents.
  • Assists in disaster preparedness and fire drills to maintain order during emergencies.
  • Maintains daily shift logs; Logs accurately and in a timely fashion.
  • Identifies and reports suspicious trends in daily shift reports.
  • Provides escort service to TSRI employees as requested to ensure safety.
  • Monitors employee parking lots by checking for appropriate permits
  • Reports violations to Security Supervisor for appropriate action.
  • Reports on alarms for: freezers, coldrooms, warmrooms, incubators, autoclaves, or mechanical equipment to the Facilities or Building Services Departments.
  • Monitors CCTV security video.
  • Provides vehicle jumpstart and lockout service for TSRI employees on TSRI property.
  • Documents and reports on the malfunction of equipment for: Facilities, Building Services, EH&S and Security.
  • Monitors the access control system to detect: proper card use; door mechanical problems and system problems.
  • Checks in and maintains contact with Security Supervisor or Senior Security Officer (depending upon work location), periodically or as assigned.
  • Drives a company vehicle on/around campus as needed or directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Location: Florida
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit, stand, and walk for up to 8 hours per day. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle, and see in order to drive. Further details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge is required.
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year of related Security Officer experience or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid security guard registration or license or equivalent, if required, from the state in which position is located.
  • Valid driver license required from the state in which the position is located, and possess a good driving record.
  • Must have a professional demeanor as well as good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Must be available for flexible shifts.
  • Experience with a law enforcement agency is preferred.
  • CPR/First Aid certification is preferred.
Preferred Qualifications:

Florida and Palm Beach County residents are preferred.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Job Closing Date: 02/22/2019
Open Until Filled No
Job Posting Category Administrative & Support
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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