Unarmed Protection Officer

Salary: $13.66/Hour
General Summary
Under the supervision of a superior officer, the Security Officer serve as an unsworn security officer in high-rise locations; performs a variety of general and specific security functions in order to preserve and protect life and property, enforce laws and ordinances, prevent and detect crime on CMHA premises, and perform emergency functions. May be armed or unarmed. Involves an element of personal risk. No supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Monitors activity at CMHA high-rise locations, their immediate vicinity, other designated areas, in order to maintain leaseholder and building security, prevent crime or disturbance of the peace, and apprehend violators. Makes police presence visible in order to deter crime.
  • Observes, inspects, and reports the condition of grounds, offices, floors, common areas, and other CMHA property.
  • Maintains ongoing radio contact with superiors as directed; reports any suspicious criminal activity for a police response or instructions to take necessary actions.
  • Responds to and handles lockouts and emergencies, and other on-site problems.
  • Writes required reports; completes forms describing circumstances of crimes, accidents, investigations, complaints, and other security activities.
  • May serve as commissioned (by the City of Cleveland) or non-commissioned officer and be compensated for the appropriate status in accord with the bargaining unit agreement. Commissioned officers may arrest misdemeanor offenders and detain suspects for felony offenses.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
     

Qualifications

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience                               

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 
  • Two to three years experience in basic maintenance tasks.

Skills

  • Ability to read and write the English language, communicates effectively, and interacts well with the public.
  • Ability to work any shift and when called in for emergencies.
  • Ability to complete CPR and first aid certification requirements are required.
  • Ability to analyze situations rapidly and objectively, and determine proper courses of action.
  • Skill in handling vehicles in both normal and emergency conditions.
  • Physical agility.
  • A minimum of 120 hours of specified training.
  • Training Certification by the Ohio Peace Officers Training Council.
  • Passage of physical and psychological examinations and requirements.
  • Passage of a drug screening test.
  • Clean criminal record.
  • Reliable transportation to CMHA available.
  • Possession of a personal home telephone.
  • Possession of a personal firearm that meets established guidelines, where required for duty.
  • Possession of a valid Ohio vehicle operator’s license (check for CDL substitute) with no more than three points, and insurability under Agency policies. 
  • The qualifications listed above are guidelines, other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered. 

Physical Demands 

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

  • The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority requires evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination for newly hired employees.* * CMHA will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons as required under applicable law. For more information please contact CMHA’s Human Resources at 216-348-5030 (voice) or email HRDir@cmha.net. * The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") requires CMHA to maintain confidentiality of employee medical information. Any information provided will be kept confidential and will be stored separately from the employee’s personnel files as required under the ADA.
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The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the job will be considered.