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Security Specialist

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Job Description

The Security Specialist serves as the face of Palmer College to visitors, students and employees, the primary visual surveillance point, and a vital point of communication with internal security officers and external police officers within the context of ever-changing security and public safety demands faced by all three campuses.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • Responsible to the Sr. Director of Security or his/her designee and has a support responsibility to all other departments and college personnel as necessary.
  • Responsible to the Branch Campus administrator(s) as applicable

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

The Security Specialist is responsible for:

  • staffing security stations or checkpoints;
  • providing a welcoming and professional environment at the Campus Welcome Center to students, employees and visitors to the College;
  • greeting visitors and issuing guest ID badges upon confirmation by their business hosts;
  • confirming that all students and employees present their ID badges upon entering;
  • conducting visual surveillance of public access doors;
  • monitoring campus surveillance video cameras;
  • dispatching security officers to calls for service;
  • maintaining security shift log regarding all security activity that occurs during the shift;
  • answering and directing incoming calls; and
  • programming access control locked doors during special events.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • High quality interpersonal and communication skills
  • Well-developed customer service skills
  • Security knowledge and competence

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma; Associates Degree preferred. 1 to 2 years of customer service

focused work experience; law enforcement or security experience preferred.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Generally performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled office/atrium setting.
  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.
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