Security Guard

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The Security Officer ensures the integrity and proper operating condition of all installed security systems.


We currently have a 1st and 3rd shift position open at our Madison, WI site. The Security Officer position will require overtime and weekend work.

Covance offers a competitive pay structure, great benefits that include enough time to relax, excellent medical/dental/vision coverage, 401k matching program, tuition reimbursement and so much more. Our facility in Madison, WI is a team environment – we will help you advance while you help get drugs to market faster.

Key Responsibilities:
• Documents and reports all daily activities and incidents in the Security Reporting Database.
• Reports abnormal conditions to supervisor.
• Provides professional security services and effectively leads during crisis situations.
• Briefs and debriefs other security staff to pass along pertinent business related information.
• Patrols campus and buildings.
• Monitors PC based monitoring systems and electronic equipment.
• Document and maintain study-related data relating to environmental conditions for Environmental Monitoring Systems.
• Monitor and maintain status of Fire Alarm panel.
• Respond to emergencies in accordance with company policy.
• Receive after business hour deliveries of packages and mail, document, and store appropriately.




• Requires High school diploma or equivalent.
• Certification in First Aid, CPR, AED and Safe Handling and Transportation of Hazardous Materials (must be obtained within the first 6 months of employment)
• Ability to read and record information accurately.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong PC skills and knowledge of Microsoft products
• Demonstrated quality and customer service skills.

• Completion of FEMA ISC 100, 200, 700 & 800 courses
• Certification in Compliance, Direction, Takedown (CDT) or equivalent
• Tactical Communications (Verbal Judo) Certification or equivalent
• Completion of Police Science or Criminal Justice Associates Degree


III. Experience:


• 0-1 years experience in a Security related field

IV. Competencies:

V. Working Conditions:


• Able to lift 50 pounds and carry up to 5o feet and repeat process up to 5 times
• Able to walk for 45 minutes at a pace of at least 3.0mph
• Able to walk or stand up to 50% of a shift.
• Ability to respond quickly to the site of an emergency within the Covance campus, including ability to render appropriate emergency aid upon arrival at the scene:
o Able to briskly walk/jog at 4.0 mph for 2 minutes then sprint for 30 seconds and repeat process 4 times
o Able to pull 150 lb. dummy 50 feet
o Able to perform 5 minutes of CPR immediately following 2 minute walk/jog at 4.0mph and sprint of 30 seconds.
• Ability to work at Security Station or Command Center for long periods of time. (50% of shift)
• Able to pass annual re-test of above physical requirements/working conditions.

VI. Special Factors:


• Flexible working hours as required including overtime and weekend work.
• Mandatory immunizations and screening as required.
• Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
• Must possess a current state security license (where required by state law)
��� May be exposed to potentially hazardous materials.


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