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JD15 - Security Specialist III

Band 3  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs duties designed to protect the property of a state agency and the rights of individuals against loss or injury due to disorderly acts, accidents, fires or other hazards.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Patrols assigned area to prevent infractions of rules; directs visitors or answers questions as necessary.
Warns violators of rules infractions; reports irregular activities; apprehends or arrests violators; keeps order to prevent disturbances.
Transmits messages and alarms by electronic equipment in connection with safety prevention and protection programs.
Inspects ships, boats and buildings for hazards to employees and visitors; reports unsafe conditions and recommends corrective actions.
Responds to fire alarm or other emergency calls; assists in extinguishing fires; renders first aid to injured; disperses crowd and reroutes spectators around disturbances or fires.
Maintains log of each watch; prepares reports as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of the practices and techniques of safety, security and fire protection.
Ability to act quickly and intelligently in emergency situations.
Ability to adjust to fluctuating situations.
Ability to investigate accidents, disturbances and violations.
Ability to deal courteously and firmly with the general public.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require certification by the Department of Public Safety in accordance with Section 23-6-430 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A high school diploma and experience in fire prevention, safety or security activities.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A high school diploma and three years of experience in fire prevention, safety or security activities. Certification by the Department of Public Safety, in accordance with Section 23-6-430 of the 1976 South Carolina Code of Laws.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time. (Continuous)
Ability to lift materials up to 50 lbs, unassisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to lift, drag, pull persons to safety, weighing up to 300 lbs., assisted. (Infrequent)
Ability to hear and recognize various sounds within noisy background areas. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision in both eyes, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to climb stairs to the top floor of any building within the institution. (Infrequent)
Olfactory sense must be intact in order to smell unusual odors. (Continuous)
Ability to carry heavy objects, i.e. persons, a distance of 15 to 20 feet in emergency situations. (Infrequent)
Ability to engage in physical confrontations with suspected offenders. (Infrequent)
Ability to sit. (Infrequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work overtime as required.


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