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Halifax, NS
Security
Experienced
Full-time - Permanent

Position: Security Officer (NSGEU Local 170) - 24/7 Rotating Schedule

Department:  Facilities Management

Annual Salary: $17.97/hr (Probation); $18.47 (Permanent)

Under the supervision of the Manager, University Security, the Security Officer responds to emergency calls, patrols the campus to protect people and assets and provides parking enforcement. Provides Security dispatch services on a backup emergency basis. The Security Officer enforces University policies and Provincial Laws governing the Protection of Property Act. Provides training for new security personnel and contract officers. Works collaboratively with other Facilities Management employees to ensure the timely, accurate and effective delivery of services.

What you'll do

Responsibilities

Duties as the University Security Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting ongoing foot patrols of the University during each shift.
  • Responding to and investigating incidents, occurrences, and emergencies and providing verbal and written reports, as well as photographs to the Manager, University Security on incidents such as emergencies, assaults, break-ins, and property damage.
  • Responding to Fire Alarms as a First Response Fire Team member and becoming familiar with Fire Alarm panels and equipment location, use and procedures.
  • Responding to emergencies as the first responder and acting as site commander until relief is available by the Manager University Security.
  • Administering Medical First Aid and CPR.
  • Assisting Residence Security.
  • Responding to enquiries from the University Community, contractors, guests, and the general public.
  • Responding to Room Opening Requests from the University Community, contractors, guests, and the general public and determining the individual's authority by checking identification cards or other signed authorization and/or contacting others.
  • Maintaining a high level of professionalism in all dealings with others.
  • Providing security dispatch services on a backup emergency basis as required.
  • Performing weekly inspections of systems such as exterior security lighting, fire extinguishers, AED's, etc. and reporting any deficiencies to the Manager, University Security.
  • Performing parking enforcement.
  • Providing training for University and contract security officers.
  • Preparing and submitting work orders and repair deficiency reports and contacting Facilities Management to ensure repairs are initiated.
  • Maintaining files.
  • Issuing and collecting Security Access cards and alarm system codes and instructing owners in their use.
  • Performing special projects as required by the Manager University Security or designate.
  • Providing shift briefing to on-coming Security personnel.
  • Preparing daily Security Report for submission to the Manager, University Security and briefing the Manager on shift occurrences as required.

What you'll need

Qualifications

To be the successful Security Officer you will possess a High School Diploma, a certificate from a recognized Canadian Security Program and two (2) years experience in security. You will also possess a certificate in CPR and Emergency First Aid. You demonstrate a working knowledge of computers; the ability to work in a team environment; the ability to work alone and complete tasks with minimal supervision; and the ability to take initiative in completing tasks with minimal instruction. You communicate effectively in a positive manner conveying and responding to information and interact with customers to maintain positive working relationships. You will also perform all duties in a safe manner, following health and safety legislation and all required safe work practices and procedures, in order to minimize the risk of injury and property damage.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at www.smu.ca.

Are you interested?

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Apply for this opportunity online by visiting www.smu.ca/employment and use our online application system through CareerBeacon. Select the position you are interested in and apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button. Please include the names of three professional references. No telephone calls please.

The search committee will begin to consider applications on June 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Saint Mary's University thanks all applicants for applying. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Saint Mary's Univeristy promoties a Healthy Campus including a Scent-Free environment and a Smoke-Free Campus

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