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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 1573 - Security Lieutenant

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
GRADE: 111

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general direction; performs work of moderate difficulty in supervising the security operations to protect and secure County property against damage or loss, and to direct the public to County offices; performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supervising security operations on evening and weekend shifts. Work involves the use of independent judgment to make decisions regarding more complex security issues and situations. General direction is received from the Chief of Security.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Supervises security staff responsible for safeguarding County property and buildings;
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Orients and trains security officers; prepares staffing schedules
• Secures premises through monitoring visitor control sign-in and out procedures and completing rounds
• Inspects doors, windows, safes, and gates to ensure they are properly secured
• Monitors the issuance and use of keys and ID badges
• Provides courteous information, assistance and direction to visitors, employees, contractors
• Provides assistance during special events
• Initiates notification to emergency agencies (police, fire, etc.) when necessary and provides necessary assistance
• Responds to unusual conditions (leaks, smells, etc.) or emergency situations (accidents, fires, alarms, etc.)
• Monitors alarm boards, closed circuit television and security system computers
• Prepares reports and completes log sheets
• Performs duties in the absence of the Chief of Security.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Security practices, methods, and techniques
• Departmental rules and regulations
• Computerized security and alarm systems
• Location and function of County facilities
• Computer software applications
• Applicable public safety ordinances and State fire code regulations
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Use of independent judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions
• Reacting quickly and calmly in emergencies
• Supervising, training and directing staff in security policies and procedures
• Dealing effectively with others.
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; Five years of security experience in a multi-functional industrial, commercial or governmental facility of a progressively responsible nature, including two years of supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment for this position frequently includes working in extreme outside weather conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois driver’s license and a valid Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC).