JOB POSTING: Security Officer

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(Maintenance Division)

Job Title:

Security Officer
(City Hall)

Date Requested:

November 18, 2022

Date Needed:

January 3, 2023


$42,024.00 annually – full time

Job Requirements:

  • Indiana permit to carry or meet Federal 911 carry rules (if retired Police Officer)
  • Ability to properly operate city wide radio
  • Ability to take and follow direction
  • Ability to make sound decisions when in high stress situations
  • Ability to properly communicate both in verbal and written form with city employees and all visitors to City Hall
  • Must be able to climb at least three (3) flights of stairs
  • Knowledge of the City and the various offices
  • Knowledge of proper Blood Borne Pathogens prevention procedures
  • Provide safe and pleasant experience to all who enter City Hall
  • Will attend training/qualification at the HPD with duty-use firearm

Job Duties:

  • Has general knowledge of building
  • Unlock the building at the start of the day.
  • Responsible to be vigilant in observing all persons conducting business inside and outside of City Hall.
  • Make interior and exterior checks of the building, adjacent parking lots, and surrounding outside area of City Hall on regular intervals
  • Ability to contact HPD by cell phone and/or two-way radio in case of emergency
  • Notify HPD if/when suspicious activity is observed
  • Monitor and operate two-way radio for directions from various departments within City Hall
  • Security walk shall be completed at a minimum of once every hour
  • Assist Police Officers in their duties as directed by the officer when necessary
  • Assist the public by giving directions to the various offices and other buildings when necessary
  • Keep a log of all incidents
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Maintain professional looking uniform
  • Must be polite, courteous, and inviting to all persons who are conducting business in City Hall.
  • Perform other duties as requested


To see that there are no problems in the building and inform HPD of any alarms

Physical Effort:

  • Climbing, lifting light loads not to exceed 25 pounds
  • Ability to climb three (3) flights of stairs

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in and outside the building in all kinds of weather
  • May have exposure to various chemicals.
Hiring will be done in accordance with Hammond City Ordinance #8620 as it pertains to the residency requirement.
Position will be posted internally from November 18, 2022 thru November 29, 2022. If the position is not filled internally, it will be held open for external applications an additional ten (10) working days. The position will remain posted until filled or no more than 10 days.