Security Representative Trainee (On-Call...

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The Security Representative screens people entering the Justice Center Complex and/or Cape Coral Government Complex for weapons, explosives, and other restricted items to prevent them from being carried into the building. The Security Representative also acts as a Security Guard and performs other duties as assigned.

A Security Representative's primary responsibilities include the following: (1) Screen all people entering the Justice Center Complex for restricted items. (2) X-ray all purses, brief cases, parcels, and packages etc. that may be brought into the Justice Center Complex. (3) Perform the duties of security guard (4) Provide information to the public. (5) Other duties as assigned.

Examples of Duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.

(1) Screen all people entering the Justice Center Complex and the third floor of the Cape Coral
Government Complex:
• Stop all people who are entering prior to going through the metal detector and direct them to place all parcels or purses, briefcases, etc. on the x-ray machine.
• Direct all individuals to empty their pockets into the bowl or tray provided.
• Examine and/or x-ray the contents of the bowl/tray for restricted items.
• Hold legally restricted items and issue the individual a claim receipt with instructions to pick up the items upon leaving the building.
• Notify Law Enforcement Officer if restricted articles are discovered or detector equipment indicates further search is needed.
(2) X-ray purses, briefcases, parcels, and packages etc. which are brought into the building:
• Use all of the x-ray system enhancement features to examine purses, briefcases, parcels, and packages etc. for restricted and/or dangerous items.
• Notify a supervisor and/or a law enforcement officer if suspected illegal items are found.
(3) Perform the duties of a security guard:
• Check ID cards at the employee entrance of the Justice Center Complex; restrict access to only those employees with a valid ID card.
• Patrol on foot around the Justice Center Complex, Wachovia Bank building, Justice Center Annex, and the Cape Coral Government Complex, report any unsafe conditions or suspicious activities.
• Monitor security cameras.
• Restrict access to the Justice Center Complex and act as a security guard at the Justice Center Complex 24 hours per day, 7 days per week during all non-business hours.
• Maintain a neat uniform
(4) Provide court and other information to the public:
• Review court information/schedules every morning
• Keep abreast of office location changes
• Refer unfamiliar questions to a supervisor or the appropriate office
(5) Other duties as assigned
Typical Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of:
• Security systems and practices
• Law enforcement practices
• Restricted items
Ability to:
• Relate professionally with individuals from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Identify and prevent weapons, explosives, and forbidden articles from being brought into the building.
• Control and assist employees and the public in various situations including emergencies.
• Calm irate individuals.
• Provide excellent customer service.
• Monitor facilities on foot and with security cameras and equipment.
Supplemental Information:
High School diploma or general education degree (GED). Experience in one or more:
1. Security screening and secure facilities such as airports and courthouses
2. Law enforcement as a Certified law enforcement officer
3. Military, or
4. Hold a "D" & "G" License
• If hired as Security Representative Trainee, rate of pay will be $10.74 hr.
• Trainees must obtain Security Officer License – Class "D" within 90 days of employment and
must obtain Florida Statewide Firearm License – Class "G" within 180 days of employment.
• Administrative Office of the Court will pay for the required licenses if obtained within the 20th Judicial Circuit. Reimbursement costs of these licenses will be required if you leave employment prior to one year of service.
• If hired as Security Representative you must possess both a "D" and "G" license at time of hire, and the rate of pay will be $11.83 hr.
• A valid Florida Driver's License, with an acceptable driving record, is required.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.