Instructions for current University employees applying for Civil Service Positions


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Job Duties

Responsible for performing the work of a University Security Officer on campus and off campus, in addition to having regular and continuous responsibility for supervising the work of a group of University Security Officers. Work involves scheduling and assigning work tasks, providing instructions and continuing guidance and support, receiving and reviewing reports, conducting investigations of suspicious or unusual incidents and taking appropriate action, and preparing and submitting operational reports. Performs the duties of a University Security Officer in protecting individuals and property in an assigned area, as necessary; uses handcuffs in the course of the work; may assist in staff training, development and evaluation and other operational areas involving security and investigation; may provide escort services; apprehends violators; issues citations; makes citizen's arrests; and renders first aid and CPR; and performs other related duties as assigned.

Experience Requirement

Specialized Experience: Two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience in the enforcement of security laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of personnel and property.

Supervisory Aptitude: Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects of supervision e.g., by serving as a group or team leader or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; or by the completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; and/or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

License Requirement

Applicants must possess a valid license to drive in the State of Hawai‘i.

Certification Required

All applicants must obtain valid First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificates, or equivalent within six (6) months from the date of employment.

Substitutions Allowed

1. Successful completion of a reserve police training course which led to the issuance of a badge as a Reserve Police Officer may be substituted for one (1) year of the Specialized Experience.

2. Successful completion of a two-year or four-year program in police science from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the Specialized Experience.

Physical and Medical Requirements

Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Internal Complaint Process (Administrative Review)

Applicants who do not agree with an action taken on their application must file an internal complaint with the System Director of Human Resources, in accordance with the University’s Administrative Procedure A9.140. The internal compliant form must be completed and contain the specific reasons(s) supporting the request for review. Complaints must be postmarked within seven (7) working days from the date of notice and sent to: University of Hawai‘i, Office of Human Resources, Civil Service Employee Relations Section, 2440 Campus Road, Administrative Services Bldg. #2, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822. A change as a result of the internal complaint will not affect the employment consideration of referred applicants or another applicant’s appointment to the vacancy.

Registration Requirement

Applicants must be registered as a Guard with the State of Hawaii Board of Private Detectives and Guards, in accordance with Act 208, Session Laws of Hawaii 2010.