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WATCHMAN

SUMMARY:

The Watchman is responsible for providing assistance and protection to persons, buildings, grounds, and parking areas. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:

Patrols an assigned area of office buildings, grounds, and parking lots. Maintains orderly conditions and takes proper measures required to assure observance of the law.

Prevents unauthorized persons from entering the grounds and buildings. Secures doors, windows, and equipment, checks for fire hazards, unauthorized persons, and break-ins and writes tickets for unauthorized parking.

Notes and reports conditions which constitute dangers and hazards and takes necessary actions to assure orderly and safe conditions. Takes actions as required to prevent fire, theft, vandalism, disorder, and damage or loss to property and equipment.

Contacts proper authorities to report suspicious situations and violators. Assists protective services staff, and escorts residents/students, staff, and the public, as needed, or removes offenders from premises.

Provides assistance when accidents or illness occur in emergencies. Summons the fire department and or police, as may be required. Directs traffic in and around buildings and in parking areas.

Greets and directs visitors, maintains sign-in sheet, and answers and directs telephone calls in accordance with established procedures.

Makes periodic inspections of area and picks up and empties trash and disposes of litter.

May arm and disarm security alarm system.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of the problems which arise in safeguarding buildings and grounds and procedures used in dealing with such problems. Knowledge of methods likely to be effective in dealing with varied types of persons, of the behavior of people individually and in groups. Ability to patrol buildings and grounds and inspect for fire safety hazards and unauthorized persons. Ability to perform minor maintenance on equipment and maintain buildings and grounds. Ability to greet people and direct visitors and deal courteously, but effectively, with varied types of persons in varied situations. Ability to note significant and potentially dangerous facts and conditions by observation. Ability to understand, remember, and follow oral and written instructions.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

The completion of sufficient education and or training to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.

OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.


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