Security Officers maintain a safe and secure environment at University of Kentucky's HealthCare facilities' by protecting guests, visitors, staff, and property. The major job responsibilities of the University of Kentucky Security Officer include performing patrol and sitting posts, providing customer service, completing reports and forms, and attending trainings. Security Officers experience both high pace activity in response to high stress situations and also repetitive/routine activity to proactively serve and protect. Specific duties include responding to assistance calls for disorderly patients and visitors, providing services including crisis intervention and conflict resolution, diffusing potentially volatile situations with due regard for the safety of all involved, and completing University forms and reports accurately and thoroughly. The position also requires sitting 72 hour holds, performing repetitive duties like relocking and unlocking doors, or monitoring video camera footage.
Security officers must be able to work overtime with short notice for extended periods of time.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
This position will require candidates to take a polygraph examination as part of the University Police Department's employment process.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.