Job: Municipal Security Officer

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Job Description

Overall Job Objective


A Municipal Security Officer is responsible for providing security at municipal facilities and surrounding premises.  The responsibilities include patrolling and observing the activities of persons in and around City buildings, grounds, and parking lots, and monitoring security systems including Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), intrusion, fire, and duress alarms.  The work involves:  responding to security situations and alarm calls; assessing the problems and bringing about a resolution; manning a visitors' desk to prevent unauthorized access to restricted areas, answering routine inquiries, logging entries, and directing visitors to appropriate areas; escorting personnel from buildings after normal business hours; and performing security checks.  A Municipal Security Officer enforces correction of infractions through verbal warning, expels unruly persons, and notifies proper authorities.  Of utmost importance is the ability to write clear, concise, and accurate reports that includes daily usage of a computer for preparation of logs, and field contact reports of incidents that occur; operate a vehicle to patrol facilities at various locations; operate a magnetometer and screening equipment; complete criminal records check and Livescan (fingerprinting); and comprehend and make inferences from written materials in order to interpret and enforce rules, regulations, and City ordinances relating to municipal security.  This class performs related duties as required and may have varying work hours.

The Municipal Security Officer is a civilian classification.  The public contact component of the work requires exercising initiative, tact, and good judgment in resolving security issues.  Duties are performed under guidelines set forth by department regulations and appropriate City ordinances.  An employee in this class is required to use appropriate safety equipment, and procedures in performing assignments.  Successful completion of the field training program is required before assignment to a post.  Supervision is received from the Municipal Security Shift Supervisor assigned to the Police Department.  This class is FLSA nonexempt.

Qualifications & Requirements

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or GED.  At least one year of experience as a security officer, police officer, or military police officer. 
Special Requirements.  Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License by hire date.  Because of the confidential, sensitive nature of information handled, successful completion of a background investigation and polygraph is required.  Candidates given a conditional job offer will be required to successfully complete a psychological evaluation and medical examination.  Successful completion of the field training program is required before assignment to a post.  
Substance Abuse Testing.  Due to the safety and/or security sensitive nature of this classification, individuals shall be subject to pre-employment or pre-placement alcohol, drug, and/or controlled substance testing as outlined in City policy and procedures.
Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Experience with computer data entry, fingerprinting, and bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are preferred.

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Human Resources
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211