Security Guard

The Chicago Lighthouse - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)2.7


JOB TITLE: Security Guard

DEPARTMENT: Administration

REPORTS TO: Security Supervisor

STATUS: Fulltime, Hourly

SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Security Guard is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for employees and visitors. In the event of an emergency situation, works in conjunction with appropriate local authorities.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE.WORK OF OTHERS: This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises;
Maintain access control by keeping high visibility and ensuring employees are wearing proper identification badges while inside the facility;
Write reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences;
Report all incidents, accidents or medical emergencies to appropriate local authorities;
Respond to emergencies and alarms by following emergency response procedures;
Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor;

QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Degree required;
One year experience working as a security guard or police officer preferred;
Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols;
Integrity and professionalism;
Excellent communication, writing and analytical skills required;
Commitment to our mission of providing opportunities for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and veterans is essential
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The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired is an Equal Opportunity Employer in full compliance with local, state, and federal Civil Rights & Affirmative Action laws.

The Chicago Lighthouse maintains a strong policy of accommodation and a consistent practice of employing qualified individuals with disabilities.