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Title:  Safety-Security Officer

Application Deadline Date:  11/18/2019
Req ID:  3129
Department:  Buildings & General Services
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $19.77
Overview

The State Safety & Security Office at the Department of Buildings and General Services is seeking a Safety-Security Officer to work in Montpelier with potential shifts in other cities. Incumbent will provide protection to State facilities and occupants by conducting access control, foot and vehicle patrol, assisting employees and visitors, and emergency response to all hazards.

 

This position must have Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Hazardous Materials Awareness certifications, FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) classes, OR successfully complete during the probationary period typically, within the first six months of employment. Additionally, the incumbent must successfully complete Security Officer training in accordance with the Vermont Secretary of State’s Board of Private Investigative and Security Services within the probationary period.

Who May Apply

This position, Safety-Security Officer (Job Requisition #3129), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact James Sides at james.sides@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

 

This position must pass a fingerprint supported security clearance.

Class Definition

Buildings and General Services (BGS) is responsible for the protection of State facilities and their occupants and as a result, maintains a Security Guard force.  The Safety-Security Officer (SSO) controls the access for certain designated State Office Buildings, inspects and monitors State office buildings and occupants, conduct foot and vehicle patrol, provides initial medical care for patients on State property and employees, and assists all occupants in all types of emergencies.  The Safety-Security Officer also represents the State and its interests to fire/police/medical first responders during emergencies.  SSO’s are on shift 24/7 365 days a year.  They monitor a 24/7 State phone number to aid any State employee.  Work is performed under the direction of the Uniformed Security Chief of the BGS Office of State Security.

Environmental Factors

Incumbent will be expected to work night and weekend shifts and be frequently alone, in adverse weather conditions, on foot, and in a vehicle on patrol.  Exposure to dangerous people and situations is occasionally encountered.  Incumbent will be occasionally exposed to bodily fluids including blood, hostile people, and people displaying mental health behaviors.  Incumbent will occasionally be exposed to loud noises.  Incumbents are expected to move and carry various equipment in the performance of their duties.  Will be standing and walking a significant percent of time.  Must have the ability to sprint short distances and run moderate distances in response to emergencies.  Must wear a uniform.  Duties may not always adhere to a standard daily or weekly schedule and occasional no-notice overtime is expected.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Associates AND (2) years or more of experience in safety, security or law enforcement work which involved dealing with the public.

OR

High school diploma or equivalent AND four (4) years or more of experience in safety, security or law enforcement work which involved dealing with the public.

OR

Two years of US Military service including Reserves/National Guard.

Special Requirements

Valid Driver's License is required.

Must pass a fingerprint supported security clearance.

Must have Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and Hazardous Materials Awareness certifications, FEMA’s Incident Command System (ICS) classes, or successfully complete during the probationary period typically, within the first six months of employment.

An incumbent must successfully complete Security Officer training in accordance with the Vermont Secretary of State’s “Board of Private Investigative and Security Services” within the probationary period.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier