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MENTAL HEALTH SECURITY SPECIALIST - 60032984 1

Date: Dec 3, 2017

Location: GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32641

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Requisition No: 21723 

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: MENTAL HEALTH SECURITY SPECIALIST - 60032984 1

Position Number: 60032984 

Salary:  $1,047.42 Bi-Weekly/$13.09 hr. 

Posting Closing Date: 04/06/2018 

Patrol grounds by foot or by vehicle for the protection and security of buildings, equipment, living areas, and fenced-in areas; inspect for hazards, contraband, unauthorized persons, and eloping residents. Conduct and assist in searches, inspect and maintain all equipment assigned to the Security Department.


Perform and assist with duties such as: Vehicle Sally Port, Tower, Perimeter, Staff Searches & Entrance and Exit, Control Room Operator, Visitor Processing, and any other assigned post as may be required. Ability to work overtime on an unscheduled basis up to and including 16 hour shifts or more in the event of a declared emergency situation.


Operate databases required for proper documentation of daily events that occur; check in visitors, staff, guests and personnel from other related agencies conducting business with the facility.


Participate in all assigned tasks and follow the direction of supervisors appointed over them.


Participate in hospital-wide drills. Inspect fire extinguishers, fire alarms and warning devices. Participate in disaster preparedness drills. Conduct inspections of areas, the activity areas and staff offices looking for hazards, contraband or any other items that may need repair, removal, adjustment or correction.


Make routine inspections of buildings in designated zones; conduct walk-throughs; check unoccupied areas and living areas in designated zones, watching for anything that may compromise the environments safety and security.


Duties include answering incoming local and long-distance telephone calls. Make proper connections to persons or offices via an employee directory Place local and long-distance telephone calls for both staff and the people served. Maintain records of calls placed for the purpose of verification of billing. Operate a two-way radio communications system and paging system. Alert and/or dispatch Security staff, Emergency Response Team and other hospital staff as necessary.

Obtain and log information necessary to provide response to emergencies. Monitors camera system.


Assist in providing escort of residents to and from institution terminals and other hospitals and mental health facilities.


Assist Transportation with medical runs as needed. Only respond to emergency situations when directed by Shift Supervisor or higher authority.


Participate as a designee in meetings, special projects, or special functions as appointed, representing the department in a professional and courteous manner. Provide feedback to the Shift Supervisor or Security Chief as needed.


Perform other related duties as assigned.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Gainesville