BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – WATCHMAN

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT  – Job Number: 275561 

DEPARTMENT:  FLEET AND FACILITY MANAGEMENT

WATCHMAN

These positions are open to the general public and to all current city employees covered under the terms of the City’s collective bargaining agreement with the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 1001, Bargaining Unit 54.

IF YOU ARE A CURRENT CITY EMPLOYEE AND WANT TO EXERCISE YOUR CONTRACTUAL RIGHTS TO BID, YOU MUST APPLY ON THE BID ONLY SITE AT: www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS  

(Once the website opens, scroll down and click on the button titled “Bid Opportunities.”)

IN ADDITION, YOU MUST CHECK THE BOX ON THE CAREERS APPLICATION TITLED “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY”, CORRECTLY ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT.  YOU MUST USE THE EMPLOYEE NUMBER FOUND ON THE UPPER LEFT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR PAY CHECK STUB LABELED “PAYEE/EMPLOYEE NUMBER.”

(NO OTHER FORMAT OR SYSTEM CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN YOUR EMPLOYEE NUMBER). 

FAILURE TO CHECK THE “ALREADY EMPLOYED BY THIS COMPANY” BOX, ENTER YOUR EMPLOYEE ID, AND SELECT THE CORRECT BARGAINING UNIT WILL RESULT IN A REJECTED BID APPLICATION. 

 VACANCIES: 4

Under supervision, positions are responsible for protecting and maintaining the security and safety of various city-wide facilities including multi-level warehouses, office buildings and parking lots, on a 24 hours seven days a week (24/7) basis, working assigned shifts and weekends, and performs related duties as required.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

 Monitors security cameras and alarms from a central location (i.e. Command Center), viewing designated sites via cameras and responds to alarms system wide to ensure premises are safe and secure from unauthorized entry, vandalism and other security risks

 Receives calls from Watchmen in the field reporting security and safety incidents, and initiates appropriate level of response by calling 911 for Police or Fire emergency response or contacting supervisors or other department managers

 Patrols the interior and exterior of designated facilities and locations during working and nonworking hours, to protect premises from unauthorized entry, vandalism, fire and other potential security and safety threats

 Walks through the interior of facilities, ensuring that only authorized personnel are in buildingWalks the exterior of buildings, checking that doors are secured, fence lines are intact, vehicle gates are secured, and that exterior lighting is in working order along with other security checks

 Mans a guard post at the entrance of a facility or warehouse, checking for proper identification of personnel seeking entry and monitoring the entry and exit of vehicles, supplies, materials and personnel

 Reads and writes reports. Prepares incident reports documenting safety or security violations for review and use by management

 Checks in with the Command Center on an hourly basis as part of work procedures

 Drives to various locations as part of a roving or mobile patrol, performing security and safety checks around the exterior of facilities including large parking lots

 

NOTE:  The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class.

 LOCATION:  Citywide

SHIFT/HOURS:  Afternoon shift (3pm-11pm) and night shift (11p-7am) only

 

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

 Qualifications

 Willingness and ability to perform the duties of the job

Valid State of Illinois Driver’s License

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to stand and walk for extended or continuous periods of time

Ability to climb staircases

 

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position is willing and able.  Applicants who successfully apply for the position will be hired in a seniority/random order

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  YOU MUST include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.   

Education & Employment VerificationPlease be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying.  If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation.  If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering “yes” or “no” to the question on the online application that asks, “Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?”  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 (Member Copy-4) to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

  

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.  Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted.

Residency Requirement:   All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City of Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 (voice) or 312-744-5035 (TTY).   Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request.

ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

 

The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer.