Job Number: 351523
DEPARTMENT OF ASSETS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES
WATCHMAN VACANCIES: 1
This position is 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.
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.
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 building
Walks 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.
Hours: 10:00 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Days/Days Off: Vary
Salary: $23.91 per hour