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Job Title:  Arizona State Hospital Security Officer 1 
Job Reference ID:  57271 
Grade:  15 
Posted Date:  10/20/2020 
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Job Description

The Security Officer 1 position will provide daily rounds, including egress/ingress control of Civil Hospital, Forensic Hospital and the Arizona Community Protection & Treatment Center, as well as the rest of the campus, while providing a physically safe and secure environment.


 Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans”


Security Officer 1

Arizona State Hospital

Location: 501 N 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008



COME WORK WITH US! The Arizona State Hospital (ASH) is hiring passionate and dedicatedindividuals looking to make a difference. We provide direct patient care andindividualized treatment with the belief  that all individuals can live a life filled with meaning and purpose. The Hospital operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. We offer a robust benefitpackage, includingthe ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot  Program where eligible employees can receive up to $200 per month for their  outstanding student loans.  Come check  usout and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.



To learn more about the ASH CLICK HERE


The Security Officer 1 position will provide daily rounds, including egress/ingress control of Civil Hospital, Forensic Hospital and the Arizona Community Protection & Treatment Center, as well as the rest of the campus, while providing a physically safe and secure environment.

This position offers weekend differential, and shift differential along with a comprehensive benefit package.


What will I be doing in this job?

         Responding to, and participating in, various codes, drills and other emergencies, building/mall safety inspections and customer service, as circumstances dictate

         Will be rotated through various assigned posts or as a campus interior rover

         Assisting in patient interventions in any way possible to show support to staff

         Problem-solves, and assists in resolving patient conflict as appropriate

         Encourages proper Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) methods to unit staff as well as provides timely information and feedback to on-duty Hospital Security Supervisor, and others as/if necessary

         May be involved with vehicle and radio maintenance, safety inspections and related documentation


What does this job require?

-         Requires High School diploma or equivalent.

-         Requires a valid Arizona Driver’s license and the ability to drive as a rover

-         Receiving, transmitting, and carrying out written or verbal directives

-         Effective verbal de-escalation techniques and language

-         Evacuation procedures including the use of fire extinguishers and their operation

-         Proper investigation and report writing

-         Monitoring and operating electronic cameras or other safety related equipment such as using radio communication equipment, telephones, and emergency numbers

-         Respond to Hospital related codes and able to provide verbal and/or physical intervention in critical patient interactions

-         Maintain interpersonal relationships with patients/residents, staff, and other law enforcement personnel and visitors

-         Interpret and apply policies and procedures

-         Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

-         Perform physical duties such as lifting and carrying

-         Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination


The ideal candidate will have a:

         The ideal candidate will possess at least two years of progressive responsibility in a security and/or behavioral health setting, preferably in a mental health care facility or in hospital/institutional security, or law enforcement work experience


Licenses and Certifications?

-          A State Hospital employee must be able to obtain a valid Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1758.07.

-          Must be able to obtain and maintain CPR and NVCI certifications

-          Driving is required for State Business.

-          Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).


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The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:


-  Affordable medical and dental insurance plans

-   Paid vacation and sick time

-   10 paid holidays per year

-   Wellness program and plans

-   Life insurance

-   Short/long-term disability insurance


-  Defined retirement plan 

- Award winning Infant at Work program

-  Credit union membership

-  Transit subsidy


CLICK HERE for more information on State benefits



ASH Mission

Provide evidence-based, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed care to the individuals receiving care in order to facilitate their successful transition to the least restrictive alternative possible.


ASH Vision

Quality, Compassion, and Excellence in the Provision of Care.




ADHS Mission

To promote, protect and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.


ADHS Vision

Health and Wellness for all Arizonians



All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.


Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


Having trouble applying for this position?

Email [email protected] or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.



Position Requirements
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $0.00-15.61 


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