Coral Gables, Florida
Jul 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The University of Miami Police Department is seeking a Lead Security Officer. The Lead Security Officer is classified as a non-exempt position which serves in a supervisory role with the authority to address and implement corrective actions and measures for all unforeseen emergencies and disruptions within the security operation on campus. This position requires a uniform to be worn and is designated as essential personnel, which will continue to work during periods where the University may suspend normal operations due to events such severe weather, natural disasters and/or hazardous situations.The incumbent will provide an additional level of on-the-field expertise in supervising UM security guards, Student Security and contract guards; conduct campus patrols by golf cart/walking; conduct building checks; oversee security staffing for special events; and ensure that all security officers are aware of all post requirements, arrival times and duties. The Lead Security Officer has authority to address and implement corrective actions and measures for all unforeseen emergencies and disruptions on campus for the protection and safety of the University's assets, while ensuring the best possible experience for the UM community & customers. The Lead Security Officers is responsible for driving increases in efficiency and maintaining departmental standards of customer service in all inter actions. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, good organizational skills, must have good voice diction
• Has knowledge of supervision of security personnel and security practices for fixed and roving posts.
• Must have the ability to consistently be tactful and use good judgment in dealing with people
• Must have the ability to remain calm and react without hesitation during emergency situations; the ability to demonstrate clear-headed thinking and self-initiative
• Ability to perform and execute duties with minimal supervision
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
• Must be punctual, dependable and flexible
• Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and other employees Education Requirements:High school diploma and three years of progressive security and management experience. Apply online. Position #P00003046

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!


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