Arizona State Hospital Security Officer 1

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 5 days ago


Arizona State Hospital

  • 501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

"Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona's children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized health department and is one of the largest departments in Arizona State Government with a budget of $1.5 billion dollars and a workforce of approximately 1550 employees.

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Arizona State Hospital Security Officer I

Arizona State Hospital

  • 501 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is located on a 93 acre campus at 24th Street and Van Buren, in Phoenix, Arizona. ASH provides long-term inpatient psychiatric care to Arizonans with mental illnesses who are under court order for treatment.

ASH protects the rights and privileges of each patient, including the patients' rights to confidentiality and privacy. Treatment at ASH is considered "the highest and most restrictive" level of care in the state. Patients are admitted as a result of an inability to be treated in a community facility or due to their legal status.

Hospital personnel provide state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric care and are committed to treating patients and personnel with dignity and respect. Interdisciplinary care is delivered in collaboration with the patient, family, legal representatives and community providers with a focus on recovery and community reintegration.


The Security Officer I position will provide daily rounds, including egress/ingress control of Civil Hospital, Forensic Hospital and the Arizona Community Protection & Treatment Center, as well as the rest of the campus, while providing a physically safe and secure environment. The individual in this role responds to, and participates in, various codes, drills and other emergencies, building/mall safety inspections and customer service, as circumstances dictate. This position will normally be assigned to a post or as a campus interior rover.

The Security Officer 1 assists in patient interventions in any way possible to show support to staff. This role problem-solves, and assists in resolving patient conflict as appropriate.

The individual in this role encourages proper Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) methods to unit staff as well as provides timely information and feedback to on-duty Hospital Security Supervisor, and others as/if necessary. The Security Officer 1 may be involved with vehicle and radio maintenance, safety inspections and related documentation. This position offers weekend differential, and shift differential along with a comprehensive benefit package.

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace culture of public service.

Requirements include:

Receiving, transmitting, and carrying out written or verbal directives

Effective verbal de-escalation techniques and language

Evacuation procedures including the use of fire extinguishers and their operation

Proper investigation and report writing

Monitoring and operating electronic cameras or other safety related equipment such as using radio communication equipment, telephones, and emergency numbers

Respond to Hospital related codes and able to provide verbal and/or physical intervention in critical patient interactions

Maintain interpersonal relationships with patients/residents, staff, and other law enforcement personnel and visitors

Interpret and apply policies and procedures

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Perform physical duties such as lifting and carrying

Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

Requires High School diploma or equivalent.

Requires a valid Arizona Driver's license and the ability to drive as a rover

A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. 41-1758.07.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess at least two years of progressive responsibility in a security and/or behavioral health setting, preferably in a mental health care facility or in hospital/institutional security, or law enforcement work experience


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

Accrued vacation pay and sick days
10 paid holidays per year

Deferred compensation plan

Credit union membership

Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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Arizona State Hospital Security Officer 1

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