Security Guard
Ottawa, Canada
2d ago

Position Purpose

Ensures the safety and protection of individuals and University property by patrolling grounds and buildings. Prevents and detects security hazards and enforces both criminal and provincial statutes, as well as city bylaws and University regulations.

Responds to various calls from faculties and services; performs preliminary and follow-up investigations, drafts notes and completes reports detailing observations and information received.

As preliminary contact, provides expert advice and takes action to resolve problems or conflicts. At the request of the on-

duty Team Coordinator, helps train and evaluate new employees. Assists the Team Coordinator(s) by communicating and working in conjunction with police authorities in the region and with other professional bodies to solve crimes or investigate losses.

Essential Qualifications

Postsecondary education diploma in Security Management or equivalent diploma

Knowledge of principles governing the protection of individuals and property normally acquired through law / security or security / protection training given by a recognized institution

Valid Ontario Security Guard

Private Investigator License or ability to obtain this certification

Valid driver’s license in the province of Ontario (Class G or equivalent)

Experience working as a security officer

Experience working with the public in conflict situations

Ability to give first aid care (certified for WHMIS, First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen administration)

Experience using computer systems and software such as Windows, word processing, databases, e-mail and Internet

Ability to work with minimum supervision, under pressure and to show initiative

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

Bilingualism French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the intermediate or advanced proficiency level for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language.

The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Key Competencies

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa :

Planning : Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.

Initiative : Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-

starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.

Service Excellence : Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions.

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Teamwork and Cooperation : Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback.

Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

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