Security plays a vital role in the overall success of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). OMRF employees, patients, affiliates and visitors must feel safe and secure in order to enhance productivity. The following are examples of some, but not all, potential responsibilities expected from the security officer position.
• While performing protection duties, Security Officers play an essential public relations role and directly represent OMRF. Act as first contact with visitors, patients, vendors, and/or employees and help ensure a positive impression of the organization. Help form and maintain good relationships between the security department and others in the organization. Positively impact employees' attitude to report and decrease security risks. Maintain positive, consistent, collaborative relationship with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Police Department.
• Monitor entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons during regular business hours and/or special occasions, social events, and conferences to enhance safety program, guard against theft and maintain security of premises. Check visitors in/out.
• Perform foot patrols of Foundation buildings and grounds. Check interior and exterior doors. Ensure doors, windows and gates are secure. Report violations of company security, safety and procedural policies. Report hazardous conditions such as fire risk, water leaks, chemical spills and malfunctioning equipment. Respond to alarms. Raise and lower parking gates. In the event of a power outage, officers may be expected to assist with the manual manipulation of gate(s).
• Monitor, utilize, operate and maintain various security systems/equipment, including but not limited to, access control, video, key tracking, telephone and text alert systems. Run various reports to determine card activity history for a person, door, building and/or elevator; individual's assigned clearances; and other activity.
• Prepare written reports, submit investigatory findings, and produce other written documents as requested. Prepare and submit reports of irregularities, i.e., property damage, theft, malfunctioning of machinery or equipment and presence of unauthorized persons and security doors left unlocked. Prepare Incident/Recovered Property/Daily Log entries and searching reports.
• Evaluate, address and take necessary steps with suspicious persons, vehicles or circumstances. Warn violators of rule infractions or violations, such as loitering, illegal parking, or carrying forbidden articles. Apprehend or expel persons engaging in suspicious or criminal acts.
• Provide emergency response. Direct, coordinate, and carry out security responses to fire alarms, bomb threats, suspicious packages, hazardous material releases or spills, medical emergencies, mechanical or equipment failures, extreme weather or other criminal actions. Act as first responder in a security emergency.
• Keep abreast of all security policies and know where they are located for quick reference.
• Receive ongoing training including but not limited to weapon qualification.
• Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
High school diploma/GED and one year public safety, law enforcement or military experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have CLEET ASG certification or equivalent Peace Officer certification from another state or completed Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 to become certified. Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License and license to carry a firearm required. Must have knowledge of law enforcement policies and procedures, basic computer skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good judgement, strong problem solving and exceptional interpersonal skills are essential. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate and engage individuals on a professional, friendly, efficient and courteous manner. Must be honest, courageous, alert, observant, calm, well-disciplined, reliable and loyal. Must demonstrate ability to learn, manage and operate electronic systems that support the security team. While “on duty”, officers must wear OMRF issued uniform and equipment.
Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Work Hours: Main shifts will occur Monday through Friday between 7:30am to 5:30pm. No nights, weekends or holidays required. However, officers may have opportunities to work additional hours covering for other officers taking vacation or sick leave. In that case, shifts would vary depending on availability and special events.
First aid and/or CPR certification strongly preferred. Specialized training in security procedures and tactics and/or military training preferred. ASIS International membership and/or APP certification a plus.
Regularly required to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time, talk, hear and use manual dexterity. Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, stoop, kneel or crouch and lift or move up to 50 pounds. Regularly exposed to weather conditions. Occasionally exposed to fumes and airborne particles. Vision requirements include color, depth perception, close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. The noise level is usually moderate.