Security Guard 2
Join us in Transforming Lives!
We have opportunities for Security Guards to join our team at Western State Hospital to provide protection and security to units, residents, staff and the general public.
Some of what you'll do:
Patrol hospital grounds to ensure the safety and security of the staff, patients, property and the community
Support program staff by performing routine walkthroughs at the facility and responding to incidents with residents
Actively engage with residents as appropriate to promote and ensure a safe and therapeutic environment
Patrol and inspect buildings and grounds to detect and prevent fire, theft, illegal entry, escapes and property damage
Follow established facility policy, security protocol and operating procedure to ensure all areas are secured, non-disturbed and in good repair
Report illegal entry and disturbances to Security Guard Lead
Respond to situations of stolen property, accidents, parking incidents and other disturbances or situations
Perform all resident transports, scheduled and non-scheduled or emergent
Secure crime scenes or designated areas until authorities arrive; assist law enforcement personnel as requested
What we're looking for:
Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
Strong work ethic, punctual and dependable
A valid driver's license
Ability to use a computer and to utilize a security database
Who should apply?
Professionals with one year of experience as a Security Guard 1
High School diploma or GED and two years of experience in areas of work such as: security guard, correctional officer or store investigations, or police officer, police reserve officer, military police, or other law enforcement employment.
Note: A certificate of completion in a basic law enforcement training program approved by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission, or a certificate of completion in a police or reserve police academy or military training program will substitute for one of the two years of required experience.
Questions? Please contact Lindsay Taylor at (509) 363-4971 and reference #10355
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
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