Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

  • Part-time Security Officer

    Job Locations US-IL-Aurora
    Posted Date
    4 months ago(7/9/2018 6:17 PM)
  • Overview

    The selected candidate will be responsible for responding to calls for service, writing reports, and providing and ensuring adequate patrols of the campus to promote a safe learning and working environment for the IMSA Community and its visitors to the campus.  Security Officers may be responsible for Front Desk Operations including, but not limited to; monitoring access to main building, registering guests through a visitor management system, monitoring CCTV camera system, answering telephone switchboard system, monitoring alarm systems, relaying calls for service to other Patrol Officers


    Hours/Shift/Work Schedule:  This position is a part-time non-exempt position (below 20 hours weekly).  Hours worked: Multiple shifts




    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

    • Follow all Department Rules and Regulations
    • Follow all Department and Academy Policies and Procedures
    • Perform adequate and effective patrols of campus in order to locate, evaluate, and mitigate known safety and security concerns and/or issues to promote a safe learning and working environment for the IMSA Community and its visitors to the campus
    • Completes reports and other documentation when required
    • Assists with initial training of new Officers
    • Assists with all safety drills
    • Performs investigations and/or follow-ups on crime reports
    • Responds to and handles all incidents properly
    • Monitors all scheduled and spontaneous activities on campus to ensure a safe and appropriate atmosphere
    • Acts in the absence of higher ranking Security personnel or appropriate Academy Administration when they are not present or cannot be reached
    • Other duties as assigned



    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • Acceptable written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work well with a variety of individuals and diverse populations
    • Ability to work independently, resolve issues, seek help when needed, and work on concurrent projects
    • Experienced user of common computer hardware (e.g. laptops), office productivity software (e.g. Microsoft Office), mobile devices (e.g. phone), and common peripherals (e.g. printers, others…)
    • Able to pass background check and polygraph examination
    • Able to meet physical requirements of job
    • Walk for extended periods of time
    • Stand for extended periods of time
    • Climb stairs
    • Climb ladders
    • Run when necessary
    • Walk on uneven, wet, or snowy/icy locations
    • See clearly at extended distances
    • Tolerate extremes in weather conditions
    • Work any time of the day
    • Possesses a good sense of smell
    • Able to lift up to 50 pounds with no assistance
    • Remove an adult-sized person from one location to another of safety
    • Physically restrain combative persons
    • Perform light maintenance; i.e., manipulating screw drivers and other tools
    • Possess manual dexterity to manipulate small switches and dials
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license
    • Able to see full spectrum of color


    • Prior experience in designated field of work
    • Law Enforcement
    • Security
    • Police Explorer, Police Cadet, or currently enrolled in Criminal Justice courses



    Work is performed in an office setting as well as outside with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards.  Some time is spent working on a computer.  This role requires the following physical activities: talking, hearing and visual acuity, sitting, walking (on uneven, wet, or snowy/icy locations), running, bending, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, tolerate extremes in weather conditions, physically restrain combative persons, finger dexterity, ability to see full spectrum of color, able to remove an adult-sized person from a location and move that person to safety, and able to lift up to 50 pounds with no assistance.  


    Applicants must submit a letter of interest, resume, the contact information of three professional references.  Letters of interest with all appropriate attachments listed above will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled.


    The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, or national origin.  This policy also includes the handicapped and all disabled Vietnam era veterans.  IMSA utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.


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