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Security Officer - IL - Campus Safety & Security

Midwestern University Downers Grove Full-Time
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The Security Officer is responsible for the security of the University and its property and may be scheduled to work on holidays and weekends.  The position reports to the Security Shift Supervisor.  The hours are from 6:00am-2:30pm Monday through Friday but must have flexibility to adjust hours as needed.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Patrol University property on foot, bicycle and vehicle, to identify hazardous conditions, take corrective measures to reduce or eliminate inappropriate behavior. Contact Downers Grove police for arrest of criminals as needed.
  2. Respond to calls for service, including but not limited to, locking/unlocking classrooms, offices, dorms, medical suites, exam rooms and buildings. Provide motorist assistance for dead batteries and provide emergency medical response utilizing patient assessment to contact EMS or if necessary, utilize cardio pulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillator and basic first aid. Conduct investigations, prepare written reports, collect evidence, and gather victim/witness statements of criminal acts and violations of University policy. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director and Assistant Director of Safety and Security.
  3. Participate in traffic and pedestrian safety initiatives. This will include seat belt safety checkpoints, parking infractions and pedestrian awareness campaigns. Maintain motoring and pedestrian safety within the parking garage.
  4. Perform the following tasks as needed; provide customer service and security for welcome center, monitor camera and equipment in the welcome center, open and close campus buildings, direct and escort guests, students and employees, and assist with special events. 
  5. When assigned to work at the Multi-Specialty Clinic, assist disabled guests and those which require assistance getting out of their vehicles at the drop-off drive, ensuring they get to a seat in the waiting room (As dictated by Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Certification).

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience              

High school diploma or GED with a minimum of (1) year security experience required.  Police, higher education security, or proprietary security experience is preferred.  Must have the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays. Certification in First Aid, CPR and AED preferred.  Must possess or be willing to attain within (120) days NEMT (Non-Emergency Medical Transport) certification if requested.  Must possess or be willing to attain within (120) days (IAHSS International Association for Healthcare Safety and Security) Basic Certification.  Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Computer Skills                                               

Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). 

Language Skills                                                

Intermediate skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Reasoning Ability                                             

Basic skills:  Ability apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk 5 to 10 miles per day, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, walk up and down stairs, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and sit.  The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, regularly lift 35lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The ability to tolerate prolonged exposure to heat and cold repeat routine tasks is a requirement of the position.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

The Downers Grove, IL campus opened in 1986 and is located on a beautiful, wooded, 105 acre campus just 25 miles west of Chicago, IL. The Glendale, AZ campus opened in 1996 and sits on a spacious 143 acre campus just outside of Phoenix, AZ. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. We encourage you to visit www.midwestern.edu for additional details about our dynamic University.

With a history of continued growth and stability, we are a premier employer of the Phoenix and Chicagoland areas.

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