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Security Officer

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NVMHI is a tobacco-free campus. NVMHI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified person with disabilities. If you require any form of reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at 703-207-7204 for assistance. NVMHI participates in E-Verify. E-verify is used to verify employment eligibility in accordance with federal law.

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title Security Officer
Role Title Security Officer III - 69113
Job Open Date 12/06/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? No
Hiring Range Contingent upon current salary/experience and negotiable
Agency No VA Mental Health Institute (728)
Agency Website www.nvmhi.dbhds.virginia.gov
Location Fairfax County - 059
Sublocation
Position Number A0531
Job Posting Number 1032157
Type of Recruitment General Public - G
Does this position have telework options? No
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference No
Job Type Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band 03
Job Description

We are seeking a Security Officer to protect hospital-controlled properties and equipment and provide a safe and secure environment for Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute (NVMHI). This position patrols the facilities grounds and buildings ensuring the areas are secure and that safety issues are addressed. It supports activities of the facilities such as responding to behavioral emergencies, escorting individuals we serve on Special Hospitalizations, patrol nursing unit every 15 minutes, processing fingerprinting, ensuring equipment temperatures are functioning properly, responding to alarms, supporting emergency management programs, transporting individuals, and providing support to the switchboard/reception. The successful candidate will have knowledge of Virginia state codes, laws, and regulations; ability to follow written and oral instructions; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and to use interpersonal skills to establish and maintain an effective working relationships. Must be able to work mandatory overtime as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Experience in a security/safety position required.

Current state motor vehicle operator’s license required.

Current Virginia state licensure and Fairfax County Circuit Court appointment as a Special Conservator of the Peace (SCOP) within a year of employment required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior law enforcement experience a plus

Experience with diverse populations or groups including mental health and intellectual disabilities preferred.

Experience writing clear and precise reports strongly preferred.

Special Requirements

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory fingerprint-based background check.

A full and complete on-line application is required for all positions; the application should include all work history beginning after the completion of high school or the equivalent (GED). It should include all work and volunteer experience regardless of type of work or location of work (state/country). The application must be completed in its entirety; please do not leave any section blank. A resume is not a substitute for a fully completed state application. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. This review is based on the actual narrative provided by the applicant, not on the basis of job titles listed. Therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section and provide descriptive information on the application prior to submitting it for consideration.

NVMHI does not accept paper applications.

Special Instructions to Applicants

NVMHI is a tobacco-free campus.

NVMHI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified person with disabilities. If you require any form of reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at 703-207-7204 for assistance.

NVMHI participates in E-Verify. E-verify is used to verify employment eligibility in accordance with federal law.

Contact Information

Name Human Resources
Phone 703-207-7204
Fax
Email jobs_nvmhi@dbhds.virginia.gov
Address

3302 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only);
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable
  3. * How did you find this employment opportunity?
    • State Recruitment Management System (RMS)
    • Agency Website or Bulletin Board
    • Job Board (Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.)
    • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.)
    • Newspaper or Professional Journal (Please specify below)
    • Career Fair or Job Event (Please specify below)
    • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
    • Radio/TV (Please specify below)
    • Other (Please specify below)
  4. * Please specify the actual source from your response to question #3 above (Name of newspaper, Journal Title, Job Board, Career Fair, Agency Website, Social Media Type, etc.) If unknown or none, enter: N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Do you possess a valid drivers licenses?
    • No
    • Yes
  6. * Do you have experience providing safety/security to a diverse population?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * Are you certified as a Special Conservator of the Peace (SCOP) in Virginia?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume