This recruitment may be used to fill multiple openings.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The University of Washington campus is a beautiful campus. It takes the commitment of our police force, security personnel and the involvement of the community to create a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The University of Washington Police Department (UWPD)is committed to involving the community in solving crime problems through community policing practices and keeping the community educated as to safe practices to protect yourself and your property. This also requires a commitment from the community in helping us by taking responsibility in reporting crimes, suspicious activities, and practicing good and practical crime prevention techniques.
As an agency of the university community, UWPD provides law enforcement to the largest college and stadium in Washington State. It also provides security to visiting dignitaries and during demonstrations. The Police Department serves a vital role in the safety, security, and success of the University of Washington. Its purpose is to serve and protect the students, staff, faculty and all people and property within the jurisdiction of that community.
Police officers and personnel are on duty 24 hours a day, every day of the year, and their services and facilities are available at all times. The University Police department has the exclusive responsibility to act upon law-enforcement matters and perform police functions for the main campus of the University of Washington, Seattle.
VISION STATEMENT The UWPD supports the University's academic and research Mission by protecting the life and property of our citizens and visitors. Our Vision is that the University is a diverse and ever-changing community. This requires constant efforts by the Police Department to partner with and educate the community to deter, reduce and solve crimes, and to resolve issues through modern policing. This will be accomplished through:
a) strengthening our partnership with the community through community-oriented policing practices; b) achieving operational excellence through improving efficiency in operations and aligning services with resources; and c) pursuing innovation through the responsible use of current technology.
UWPD has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Security Guard to support the Seattle campus. Security Guards may be assigned to the Husky NightWalk Program as well as assigned to support other programs and posts to include the UW Tower, Housing & Food Services, athletic locations, as well as academic buildings and any other security post under the purview of UWPD.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Upon client request:
Perform duties primarily on foot; may operate University vehicle as needed.
Escort requestor (University faculty, staff, students, guests) to various locations on campus during the designated times.
All drivers will adhere to the Washington State Traffic Laws at all times while on duty and operating a University vehicle.
During an escort, if a medical emergency develops, the guard is to request Seattle Fire Medics to their location. The guard shall also administer first-aid to the victim if properly trained to do so.
Security Guards conducting escorts shall avoid any confrontational situations with other persons and shall request a police officer presence to their location immediately if such a situation occurs.
Security Guards shall advise UWPD dispatch (via radio) whenever they observe suspected criminal activity and/or suspicious circumstances. Security Guards are not to engage in use of force tactics unless an extreme situation (i.e., protect self or others from bodily harm) occurs.
General Security Guard Duties and Responsibilities
Security Guards shall perform the following duties (including those guards assigned to NightWalk when not providing escort assistance):
Roving patrols of buildings, parking lots/garages and bike racks for criminal and/or suspicious activity
Building and vehicle admits
Building checks and sweeps
Special security details as assigned
Other specified functions determined by the on-duty supervisor
Husky NightWalk Program
The purpose of the Husky NightWalk Program is to enhance the safety of personnel at the University of Washington by providing walking escorts to designated areas on campus. Security Guards also facilitate the overall security of the campus by conducting regular foot patrols of campus buildings and providing general security services at other locations on campus.
This is an opportunity to join a team of men and women who are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and service and to work in an environment that is focused on-going employee development.
UWPD is very proud to be one of only eight (8) police agencies in Washington State and THE only University police department internationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the law enforcement accreditation program requires agencies to comply with over 460 standards in six (6) basic areas: policy and procedures; administration; operations and support services; traffic operations; and, auxiliary services.
Physical capacity to perform duties
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license
No previous felony convictions
Additional requirements include:
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills to include being clearly understandable via radio communication transmissions as well as the ability to maintain records clearly and legibly
Excellent customer services skills to include the ability to interface professionally with a diverse community
Good analytical and observation skills
Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making
Ability to operate under stressful situations (to include contacting uncooperative individuals who are in or approaching unauthorized areas), while maintaining composure in dealing with executives, clients, staff, authorities and the public, occasionally under conditions of urgency and in pressure situations
Ability to work with minimal supervision as well as in a teamwork atmosphere
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
Basic computer skills
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment to include being exposed to inclement weather and work in environments or under conditions that require the use of protective gear and devices and/or awareness of personal safety and safety of others
First Aid and CPR certified (or ability to obtain certifications upon hire) and maintain certifications
Flexible and available to work night shifts as assigned to include weekends;
Flexible and available to work overtime with little/no advance notice
Must be First Aid and CPR certified (or ability to obtain certifications upon hire) and maintain certifications
Must be comfortable working in and patrolling a high rise building
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Condition of Employment:
Ability and willingness to work outside in all types of weather conditions
No felony convictions
Driving history for the past three years shall not exhibit a pattern of unsafe driving habits, nor have convictions for Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, or Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.