Alabama DMH / MH Security Officer III (Director of Police Services)

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JOB TITLE: MH Security Officer III (Director of Police Services)
OPEN DATE: 7/22/2022
CLOSE DATE: Until Filled
JOB LOCATION: Bryce Hospital Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NUMBER: 22-21
• Range 75 ($44,212.80 to $74,047.20 Annually)
• Salary will be commensurate with experience and State of Alabama Personnel guidelines.
• Other competitive promotional opportunities.
• 12 paid holidays.
• 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
• 13 sick leave days.
• 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
• Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
• Continuous opportunities for acquiring CEU’s needed for maintaining professional license.
• Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board.
• Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.
▪ After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.
• High school diploma or GED equivalency supplemented by an approved course conducted by a police academy.
• 48 months or more recent experience of a responsible nature in police, security, or investigation work, including…
• 12 months or more supervisory experience.
• Must be certified by the Alabama Peace Officer Standards and Training (APOST) Commission in LAW ENFORCEMENT and current with all required training and education required by APOST. Must pass a physical agility exam as set by the department. Must be 21 years of age with high personal and moral standards and must have a clean police and work record. Possession of a valid Alabama Driver’s License required.
• Oversees daily operations and administrative functions of the Bryce Hospital Police Department (BHPD).
• Ensures that all BHPD Officers meet and maintain all special requirements to perform the job.
• Supervises and coordinates BHPD functions to ensure the protection of hospital grounds, patients, employees, and visitors is maintained 24-hours a day.
• Monitors the BHPD office staff to ensure compliance with job duties.
• Maintains communications with the Facility Director or designee by promptly reporting critical or emergency situations occurring on facility grounds.
• Initiates corrective and disciplinary actions as necessary when violations in department and facility policies have occurred.
• Reviews and assigns preliminary reports and investigations.
• Monitors video camera system.
• Coordinates trips for the hospital patients and staff.
• Ensures transportation vehicles are routinely checked and serviced.
• Ensures compliance with hospital standards.
• Ability to maintain a safe and secure environment for patients, staff, visitors, and others and provide protection for state property.
• Ability to deal tactfully with the public and to react calmly and efficiently in emergencies.
• Ability to supervise the Bryce Police Department.
• Ability to deal with patients, employees, and others with respect to their rights.
• Ability to be available in times of emergencies.
• Ability to write accurate, clear, and legible reports.
• Ability to sustain attention required for video surveillance for long periods of time.
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Applicants will be rated based on an evaluation of their job-related training, abilities, experience, and education, and should provide adequate work history identifying experiences related to the duties and minimum qualifications as mentioned above.
• All relevant information is subject to verification.
Drug screening and security clearances will be conducted on prospective applicants being given serious consideration for employment whose job requires direct contact with patients.

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Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered. Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position. Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application. A copy of the academic transcript is required. Appointment of successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.


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