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Class Code: 6102
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
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Summary Statement: Under direction, performs work of considerable responsibility in planning and directing a 24-hour security operation and armed security staff.

Trains subordinate personnel; conducts inspections, identifies potential security problem areas and provides technical advice; performs other duties as required. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Programs and maintains data in the building access control computer in order to authorize appropriate employee access level for entry into facilities.

2. Assesses security needs and controls employee and visitor access to buildings and property and ensures only authorized entry.

3. Receives visitors and employees in order to provide assistance.

4 Monitors and operates multiple CCTV monitors and cameras in order to conduct video surveillance and record activities at varied locations from a central station.

5. Assigns tasks and supervises the work activities of subordinates.

6. Patrols buildings and grounds; responds to and reports unusual incidents or occurrences in order to minimize or deter the development of hazardous or dangerous situations.

7. Monitors and controls all alarm systems statewide.

8. Documents information on unusual incidents; establishes, creates, updates and maintains manual and automated filing systems and controls access to confidential information.

9. Provides job training to new security personnel and evaluates staff training needs.

10. Evaluates and documents employees' performance and provides feedback.

11. Operates and maintains a two-way communications system in order to remain in constant radio contact with other security personnel.

12. Evaluates special security requirements of high risk areas and provides technical advice.

13. Patrols buildings and grounds; responds to and reports unusual incidents or occurrences in order to minimize or deter the development of hazardous or dangerous situations.

14. Maintains proficiency in the use of assigned weapons and equipment.

15. Interviews security officer applicants in order to select the best qualified candidate.

16. Prepares shift schedules and approves leave and overtime use, in order to ensure continuous coverage.

17. Screens hand-delivered envelopes and packages in order to inspect for hazards.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. security procedures.

2. alarm and fire suppression systems.

Ability to:

1. work effectively under highly stressful conditions.

2. establish and maintain courteous and effective working relationships with others.

3. interpret and act upon moderately difficult written information.

4. communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing for the purpose of obtaining and disseminating information.

5. work independently with minimal supervision.

6. apply deadly force in accordance with Department policies/procedures.

7. exercise diplomacy when dealing with people in sensitive situations.

8. apply active listening techniques in order to obtain complete and accurate information.

9. function effectively as a member of a team.

10. apply the principles of supervision to direct the work activities of subordinates.

11. analyze information and draw logical conclusions.

12. rapidly prioritize a variety of tasks and take appropriate action.

13. operate a personal computer and standard office equipment to perform simple clerical tasks.

14. effectively operate a variety of communications equipment and security alarm systems.

15. apply first responder techniques in performing emergency first aid (e.g. triage, CPR, etc.).

16. successfully complete firearms training to meet and maintain established firearms standards.

17. control uncooperative subjects.


May be required to work irregular hours, holidays, weekends, call-out and overtime.

May be required to walk or stand for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires two (2) years of experience as DPS Security Officer; OR three (3) years of experience as a security officer, military police officer or law enforcement officer involving public contact.

Must have a valid Arizona driver's license.

Progression to the next pay level/step requires an overall performance rating of at least "Standard" in the last 12 months.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Current as of: 7/25/2014 1:39:50 PM