Security and Safety Officer

Family Health Centers of San Diego - San Diego, CA3.5

30+ days agoFull-time
Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) proudly provides the opportunity for its team members to make a difference in our community every day. As an established, non-profit organization, FHCSD has close to 1,500 employees and continues to grow. The rewards of working at FHCSD are much more than a paycheck and excellent benefits. It is the impact and contribution to our neighborhoods and community that our employees value most.

Expanding on its vision to be “Exceptional in Every Way,” FHCSD is also a national leader among community health centers through accreditation by the Joint Commission and designation as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In addition, FHCSD was recently awarded the prestigious 2014 Crystal Award for Workplace Excellence by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Click here to view our accomplishments and awards.

We are always looking for talented and dedicated professionals to join our team!

General Job Description

  • The Security/Safety Officer is responsible for the security and safety of the health center, its patients, employees and visitors.
Job Roles

  • Assists with issuing and duplicating keys. Also responsible for maintaining copies of all keys; keys are to be stored in the Facilities Department in a locked cabinet. Responsible for forwarding processed key request forms to the facilities assistant and to the Human Resources department.
  • Conducts internal and external rounds of all health centers to identify security and safety hazards and immediately reports hazards to Supervisor. Responsible for conducting a complete inspection of assigned sites at end of day and securing the buildings - ensuring all exterior doors and departmental doors are secure and locked at the end of the working day.
  • Maintains order in parking lots and ensures vehicles are parked in an organized manner and in appropriate parking spaces (i.e.: general, handicapped, double spaces and providers). Responsible for traffic control and VIP parking on events days. Monitors No Parking, Loading Zone and Emergency Parking zones on the premises and perimeter and keeps them free of inappropriate vehicles.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs testing of safety equipment, including monthly check of fire extinguishers to ensure all are charged, and for maintaining annual recharging schedule. Monthly testing of emergency devices, including battery-operated smoke detectors, duress buttons, back up lighting, elevator call phones, and wireless call buttons. Annual testing of emergency devices as required.
  • Responds immediately to emergency calls and clears way for emergency vehicles and personnel, directs them to the emergency scene and provides information of the incident to them. Records any contact with emergency services (fire, paramedics, police) and provides information to supervisor. Responsible for assisting in filing police reports on incidents and thefts, and for calling city regarding hazardous conditions on the adjacent streets and alleys, as directed. Assists staff with abusive patients.
  • Responds to after hour emergency calls.
  • Responsible for directing staff and patients to safety and maintaining order in an emergency (fire, earthquake, bomb threat, etc.) and ensuring that the proper emergency agencies have been contacted and the proper procedures have been followed. Assists with drills.
Education/Certifications/Licenses/Registrations

  • At least 1 year of experience as a security guard or similar experience in a related field (i.e., Military MP duty) required.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the skills, knowledge and ability to perform the essential job duties, and which meets any required state or federal certification requirements.
  • Requires an active California driver's license for the class required for operation of assigned vehicle; DRIVER REQUIREMENTS: Age 21; Licensed for a minimum of 3 years; No violations and/or accidents within 3 years; No vehicle related suspensions/reinstatements; No DUI, reckless or felony Driving with 7 years. Must have a reliable vehicle; drives own vehicle on a daily basis around San Diego county.
Experience/Specialized skills (including Language)

  • Ability to use sound judgment and be able to maintain professional manner in emergencies, and be capable of quick and responsible decision making as to the course of action necessary in such emergency situations.
  • Basic computer literacy ability to comply with department needs and expectations; ability to use email, smart phones, and computers on a daily basis.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
  • Intermediate interpersonal and customer service skills; must be able to communicate with and relate to staff, patients and visitors in a courteous and professional manner.