The Protective Services Officer (PSO) augments the UC Davis Police Department's efforts for the enforcement of all state and federal laws, the regulations of the University of California and UC Davis Medical Center security related policies and procedures.
The Protective Services unit assists in providing for the protection and safety for the University of California Davis Health System community (faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors) and property as needed and as prescribed by state law, University of California Davis Police Department, General Orders and University of California Davis Health System policies and procedures. PSO's are responsible for promoting a safe healthcare environment by serving as a deterrent to criminal activity or behavior that violates policy and/or the law. In general, PSOs will be primarily assigned to the UC Davis Medical Center, but may be assigned to other facilities within the health system dependent on organizational need. When performing security-related duties, PSO's typical duties include maintaining vigilance, conducting rounds, providing escorts, assuming fixed posts, opening and securing entryways and exits, protecting staff from verbal and physical aggression, conflict resolution and other duties as assigned. PSO security and safety responsibilities extend to all medical facilities owned and/or operated by the UC Davis Health System. Individual assignments or responsibilities may be dependent on the activity, calls for service, identified issues that require a security-based resolution, identified need for security assistance or at the direction of the Director, Public Safety & Security or his/her designee. PSO's shall prepare reports documenting their response to calls for service, in support of UC Davis Police Department documentation when necessary and shall complete a daily activity report.
The Protective Services unit is actively recruiting 22 Protective Services Officer positions.
Job Summary Final Filing Date : 10/9/20 Salary Range : $18.54 to 23.05 Salary Frequency : Hourly Appointment Type : Career Percentage of Time : 100% Shift Hour : Varied Location : Security, UCDH City : Sacramento Union Representation : Yes Benefits Eligible :Yes
Qualified candidates will be considered for interviews after 9/20/2020
We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
Responsibilities The PSO position receives direct daily supervision through a PSO Supervisor who reports to the Management in charge of the Program. Specific tasks are routine and assigned by a higher authority. This position performs tasks assigned by the supervisor. Typically, completed work and decisions made are not reviewed when performed within established policy and procedures of the unit. Work and decisions are subject to review and supervisory approval when not covered by policy, procedures or established guidelines.
Current California Guard Card.
Valid California Driver's License.
1-year recent experience working in the security field, law enforcement or military is highly desirable.
Must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalency.
Excellent oral, written and verbal communication skills to convey clear and concise information to management, the general public, staff and students such as giving directions, writing reports/incidents, explaining policy and procedures and encouraging others to comply with requests.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships and to deal courteously with the general public, patients, staff, faculty, students, peers, supervisors and subordinates.
Ability to perceive the possibility of hazardous situations, react quickly and take appropriate action, based on established policies and procedures and departmental guidelines.
Must adhere to University of California, Hospital and Departmental and Policies and Procedures.
Ability to function and work in a diverse work environment.
Makes appropriate behavioral changes subsequent to performance appraisal and/or counseling.
Conducts self in a professional and courteous manner, representing UC Davis Health in a positive way.
Demonstrates good judgment in handling situations not covered by written or verbal instructions.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient health information and all other sensitive information.
Coordinates with others to ensure adequate coverage for breaks and shift changes.
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
Ability to maintain a professional work appearance to include wearing a company provided uniform and ballistic vest.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under stressful conditions and utilize conflict resolution skills.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy, patience and courtesy in dealing with a wide variety of individuals.
Demonstrated proficiency in the exercise of defensive tactics, preferred.
Experience carrying and correctly and safely use handcuffs, preferred.
This position is subject to a background investigation including criminal history.
Must pass a medical screening prior to appointment
As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation, fingerprints and drug screening in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and policy
Position participates in the DMV Pull Notice
Must have no felony record.
Must be able to physically support law enforcement in restraining and apprehending combative subjects.
Must be able to roll and lift 40 pounds security signs 10-20 ft.
Must be able to sit, stand and walk extended periods of time in an environment dealing with sick, injured, hostile patients and visitors.
Duties may include sitting and standing or walking in inclement weather conditions.
Must be able to work overtime when requested. Normal working hours include weekends, nights and most holidays. Work schedule varies on a 6-month rotational basis.
Completion of the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) Basic Certification within 90-days of hire.
This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.
EEO The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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