All positions are located in the Columbia, SC area.
Under general supervision perform duties required for the enforcement of rules and regulations of the SC Department of Mental Health and Public Safety, to provide a safe environment for patients, visitors and employees. Assist nursing services with upset patients or in locating missing patients, transport patients as required. Make initial reports of all incidents, to include patient abuse, thefts and contraband possession. Transport highly disturbed and unmanageable patients. Patrol assigned areas to prevent infractions of rules and regulations and check property by standards operating procedures. Enforce security measures throughout assigned areas. Assist law enforcement officers in searching vehicles, employees and visitors as needed. Respond to fire alarms or other emergency calls. Assist in extinguishing fires and maintain crowd control if necessary. Stay abreast and familiar with all emergency codes and occupational safety hazard requirements. Transmits messages and alarms by radio communications in connection with safety prevention and protection programs.
Check area property and perimeter to maintain a safe environment.
Performs other related duties as directed by supervisors.
Minimum and Additional Requirements:
State Requirements :
A high school diploma and experience in fire prevention, safety or security activities. Able to pass background and criminal records checks.
Agency Requirements :
Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and at least 6 months experience in security or law enforcement or high school diploma and minimum one year of security and/or law enforcement .
Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Please complete the on-line application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualification for this position.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon the following: an acceptable review of your past employment history, personal references, cumulative sanction report, other sources, including, but not limited to, the criminal reference check which will be conducted by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health Public Safety Division; and receiving a clearance from the Child Registry Check that indicates no record of child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test.
We reserve the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information including opionions of previous employers or colleagues, which cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.