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Security Officer – Australian War Memorial

Closing date:   February 20, 2020
Institution:   Australian War Memorial
Salary:   $56,133 to $60,913
Employment status:   Ongoing, full-time
Location :   Campbell ACT
Contact name:   Daniel Felstead, 02 6206 9804
Contact email:   Not supplied yet.

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

Under general direction, the Security Officer is responsible for implementing Memorial security and a range of building and asset services.  The work involves: advising and reporting on security matters, monitoring and performing security services and providing a point of contact for all building and associated services.  Security Officers provide mobile security patrols across all Memorial sites, monitor security systems, staff critical access points, escort contractors, visitors and guests and implement security arrangements.  In emergencies, the Security Officer may act as Deputy House Warden and assume responsibility for visitors, staff, buildings and contents.

The key duties of the position include:

Core Responsibilities

Under general direction participate in provision of a client focused security and facility service including:

  • Provide advice and information to staff and visitors on a range of security matters;
  • Provide a client service for staff and contractors on a range of asset and building services including building and exhibition maintenance, cleaning, equipment management and repair;
  • Staff the static control room position, monitoring of security systems including some complex programming
  • Perform mobile patrols and security/emergency response capability across all sites;
  • Manage building access and movement of personal items, and security and disposal of lost property;
  • Perform front-of-house security services to visitors and staff

Participate in security arrangements for ceremonies, VIP visits and escort official visitors and guests.

Provide short term relief of senior security staff and assist in training in emergency procedures and safety equipment.

Assist senior security staff with procedural and training development, administrative duties and provide day to day supervision and assistance to new team members.

Implement approved and at times complex operational procedures.

As Deputy House Warden, implement procedures to direct and control staff and visitors in emergencies and assist and participate in all training drills and exercises.

Manual handling and movement of objects, including but not limited to bollards and barricades.

Abide by and further the principles and practices of Work Health and Safety as outlined in the WHS Act, taking reasonable care for their own health and safety and ensuring that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons.

This is a shift work position, requiring regular weekend work.  You must ensure that in applying for this role you are committed to being on duty regularly over weekends and Public Holidays.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability

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