University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 100921-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

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University Staff-Ongoing

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This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

$16 - $27.36

Job Summary:

The Health Sciences Security Officer Lead position serves the public and provides dedicated protection and security to all University properties and affiliated persons. They provide assistance with law enforcement and fire responses. They perform duties specific to the UW Madison Health Sciences assignment as well as general security duties. Under the supervision of a Security Supervisor or Police Sergeant, these lead workers administer a comprehensive training program for new health sciences or routes security officers. In Health Sciences these officers operate large access control, communications, closed-circuit TV and alarm systems. They assist with inmate movement and way-finding upon request. They back-up hospital security officers by verbally and physically controlling patients. Within health sciences and throughout the university these officers are usually the first responders at fires, hazardous materials spills, and other incidents that include a significant degree of risk. They assist with initial entry, assessment and evacuation of building occupants, as well as holding perimeters during extensive responses. They respond to intrusions or access events in restricted areas. They patrol buildings and grounds, by vehicle or on foot or bicycle. They make observations and write detailed reports regarding disturbances and situations that could cause injury or loss to the university. They assist law enforcement, ensuring laws and university rules are effectively enforced by assisting with investigations, directing compliance, issuing warnings, and reporting violations. They provide high level access control and building monitoring, troubleshoot problems with very complex access control systems (e.g. biometric reader, CCTV, DVR, REX devices, etc.) that if compromised could result in a substantial risk to millions of dollars and years? worth of research and could delay the development of new medical techniques, engineering technologies, and other benefits of cutting edge research that affect millions of people nationwide. Specialties beyond health sciences may include controlling entry points by operating X-Ray or metal detection equipment at special events, covert camera installation, security surveys, acting as trainers on security-related issues, extracting protesters from improvised devices, and assignments to work groups completing departmental strategic planning initiatives. They direct the work of security officers and perform other administrative duties as assigned. In addition, Health Sciences Security Officer Leads play a key role in working with Emergency Management staff to facilitate the completion of Occupant Emergency Plans (OEP), as well as implementing the department Continuity of Operations Plan and the University Crisis Response Plan when they are required.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. Department employees? everyday actions will be guided by the Department?s values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Honor (RICH) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department?s Mission and Vision Statements, values and goals.

As part of building community trust, employees are expected to intervene in crises; protect life and property; and actively participate in crime prevention and education and training of public. The ability to collect data, document, report, and analyze incidents is critical to maintaining a safe environment. In addition employees in this position must be able to plan, self-analyze, adjust, predict and adapt to change, and have a visionary and futuristic outlook. Employees are expected to build trust and positive relationships not only within the Department, but also with key partner agencies and entities and the UW-Madison community. Employees will be actively engaged within the Department and the campus community.


Persons in this position must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License. Persons in this position are expected to dress in required duty uniform.

Schedule Comment:

This position is considered an essential position for the University Campus. The schedule is determined by Department needs and policy. The schedule rotates based on a pre-determined schedule and includes working holidays and weekends. Work beyond or outside hours scheduled may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned.


Tracey Berman

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process.  You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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