Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $18.25 gross per hour
  • Omaha


The Position
Incumbent works under the direction of the Douglas County Sheriff or designee, performing security duties to provide for the safety and security of employees, the public and assigned facilities.

Essential Functions
Monitor and identify suspicious activities and breaches in security.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, supervisors, law enforcement, and other agencies.

Respond to emergencies on Civic Center and Courthouse properties.

Notify and dispatch other law enforcement staff to respond to emergencies.

Enforce and apply department policies and procedures, as well as applicable laws.

Respond appropriately to given orders and instructions.

Monitor the National Weather Service during severe weather and make appropriate announcements as directed.

Assist in evacuating the building(s) in case of severe weather or other emergencies.

Maintain integrity of secured areas and keys for the facility.

Issue parking violation citations in public and employee parking areas and arrange for removing vehicles based on department policy.

Test security alarms and inspect emergency equipment monthly.

Inspect emergency equipment monthly.

Enforce the "No Smoking" policy.

Provide information and respond to questions, within scope of expertise, from the public and employees in a courteous and professional manner.

Render immediate first aid and/or cardio/pulmonary measures, in strict adherence to established policies and procedures, as needed or appropriate.

Notify supervisor and summon appropriate medical personnel if directed.

Assist with all emergencies (e.g., weather, fire, bomb, disturbances, etc.) within assigned area.

Safely operate a vehicle in compliance with traffic laws and regulations while performing job duties.

Operate a two-way radio to maintain communication.

Prepare and maintain records, reports, correspondence and other departmental documents.

Report to work at assigned location with regular, predictable, and consistent attendance.

Maintain a current knowledge of trends and advancement in the industry.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education and Work Experience and Other Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent required.

One (1) year of experience in law enforcement or security involving contact with the public preferred.

Must complete the Douglas County Sheriff's Building Security Division Training Program within six (6) months of hire.

Must complete all required CPR and First Aid Training.

Must complete all required self-defense and Taser training.

Must possess a valid driver's license at the time of employment and throughout employment.

Completion of a pre-employment criminal background check including interviews and polygraph, pre-employment drug screen, and physical assessment.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.

Work is performed indoors and outdoors in a variety of locations. When conducting field work outdoors, there is full exposure to the weather and hazards. Noise level is usually moderate. Work is generally performed during standard day-shift hours, however hours will occasionally include varied days, hours, emergency call-in and overtime as needed. Work may be stressful when dealing with multiple priorities and time constraints. Incumbents may encounter uncooperative or irate persons while performing duties.

Work requires physical activity including extended periods of walking and standing with occasional climbing, reaching, carrying, balancing, kneeling, crouching and bending. An incumbent must have the agility, balance and strength to maneuver over rough terrain, around various obstacles to access buildings. An incumbent must have the physical ability to protect oneself and control combative or disruptive persons using measures within the Douglas County Sheriff's Office use of force policy. An incumbent must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 45 pounds.

Required sensory abilities include vision, hearing and touch. Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Communication abilities include the ability to talk and hear within normal ranges. Incumbent must possess the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate computers and other equipment.

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