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SUPERVISING WATCHMAN

Job Number:293968

BID/JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

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  

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. 

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.

Supervising Watchman

Department of Fleet and Facility Management

Number of positions: 1

Under supervision, position performs a combination of supervisory and administrative duties, working in the field or in the office overseeing staff and performing duties relating to maintaining the security and safety of facilities managed by the Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM), and performs related duties as required

Positions rotate between assignments in the field and desk duty monitoring security alarm and camera video security systems

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Monitors security alarm or camera/video systems from a central location (i.e., Incident Center at OEMC), responding to activated security alarms or viewing security cameras installed at facilities throughout the City (i.e., auto pounds, library branches)

Notifies personnel including 911-Police and Supervising Watchman in the field of activated alarms for investigation of unauthorized entry and deactivation of alarms

Prepares weekly work schedules and monitors daily attendance to ensure proper staffing and adequate security coverage of facilities

Receives scheduled calls from Watchmen reporting in from their locations and calls from city personnel reporting security and safety incidents and initiates appropriate level of response

Conducts periodic checks of Watchman and/or contract security provider to ensure adherence to department standards (e.g., staff are at assigned locations, following post procedures) and contract terms

Investigates incidents (e.g., vandalism, theft) occurring in departmental facilities and prepares reports on findings

Assesses the severity of security violations and emergencies and responds appropriately by notifying the police and/or fire departments

Testifies in court relative to alleged crimes committed at City facilities

Collaborates and partners with other City departments and agencies to ensure the effective use, operation and maintenance of facility security systems

Participates in disaster and emergency preparedness planning, as required

Drives a city vehicle to scheduled field sites not equipped with alarm or security camera systems and performs security checks including checking that exterior lighting is in working order and no forced entry

Prepares field reports documenting inspections, safety or security violations or other incidents during assigned shift; positions assigned to desk duty data enter information from reports into database and generate reports

Addresses and resolves employee performance issues; initiates disciplinary actions as required; reviews injury on duty forms; and approves time off and edit sheets

Activates and programs access key cards with approved entrance to specific facilities

Performs routine maintenance on alarm and camera systems; maintains police report files and performs related administrative duties in the office to support security operations

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

Hours:      11:00pm to 7:00am

THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE

Qualifications

Two years of work experience in performing security or watchman duties

A valid State of Illinois Driver’s License is required

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.
NOTE:  You must also provide your valid U.S. driver’s license at time of processing

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

Selection Requirement:

This position requires applicants to successfully pass a written test / skills assessment and complete an interview.  Test results will be sent out by the Department of Human Resources after test results have been analyzed and compiled.  The interviewed candidate(s) receiving a passing score on the test and possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

  • Supervisory experience
  • 20 hour State of Illinois required training and certification
  • Perc (Permanent Employee Registration Card)
  • Proficiency with computer equipment and software (e.g., alarm and surveillance software)
  • Some college education
  • Experience with security policies, programs, and procedures
  • Experience with the methods and techniques of providing building, property and equipment security
  • Experience designing and implementing security programs
  • Experience assigning and maintaining manpower requirements for security operations

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.

City of Chicago  Department of Human Resources

Unposting Date: Jun 26, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

BU: 54   Salary: $25.80/hour |   Pay Basis:Yearly

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