Security and Grounds Superintendent

Recruitment #051820-MBDZ07-350100

Summary Statement

The class incumbent is responsible for managing a comprehensive security and safety program to protect lives and property across DHSS’ four campuses. The incumbent manages Security Officer Supervisors and Security Officers.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Manages a staff of security officers and security-related positions at a large institution.
  • Plans, assigns, coordinates, and reviews the work of subordinate personnel.
  • Attends institutional staff meetings and participates in or conducts seminars/conferences relative to institutional security and safety.
  • Makes recommendations on disciplinary measures to be taken against violators.
  • Investigates reports of institutional regulation violations and advises administrative superior of the results.
  • May be assisted by subordinate Security Officers in investigation and data/fact gathering.
  • Periodically reviews institutional security procedures to ensure that they are adequate and applicable to current organizational needs.
  • Maintains logs, diaries, records, and reports relative to institutional security.
  • Makes announced and unannounced inspections of the security personnel and facilities to ensure policies are carried out.
  • May assist local law enforcement agencies in searching for and apprehending escapees.  May be assisted by subordinate security personnel in this regard.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Security and Grounds Superintendent
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in security such as providing protective services to persons, facilities or grounds from trespassing, theft and other conditions.
  2. Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  3. Six months experience in narrative report writing.
  4. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check:  A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.    

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.


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Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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