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Grounds Security Specialist

Position Purpose:

Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health (SEMOBH) is currently hiring Grounds Security Specialist for its Federal Bureau of Prisons (contracted) Residential Reentry Center Program located at the Aquinas facility in Farmington. The Grounds Security Specialist position requires the ability to communicate verbally and in writing with co-workers and clients.  Applicant must be able to operate multi-line telephone system, record incoming messages accurately, and to place telephone calls as necessary or directed.  This job classification is covered under the agency’s Exposure Control Plan.  Employees in this job classification may reasonably anticipate being occupationally exposed to infectious materials.  Completion of agency Grounds Security Specialist training and orientation/job responsibility program is mandatory.  Must exhibit knowledge of behavior management procedures and techniques and comply with all agency policies, and procedures.  

Qualifications:

This position requires a High School Diploma or GED.   Must be over the age of 21.   Reliable judgment, good observation skills, dependability, and forthright demeanor are required.  It requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.  Certification in CPR/First Aid is required or can be obtained shortly after being hired.  Flexibility to perform shift work is essential, as well as the ability to accurately record and communicate diverse information. Familiarity in using computer programs such as Microsoft Office is beneficial.  A Missouri Class “E” Driver’s License is required.  This position requires long periods of standing or walking on varied and uneven surfaces. Working in various weather conditions including extreme heat and cold may be required.

Must pass background check provided for the agency by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Family Care Safety Registry which includes the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Department of Social Services, Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services.  Must not be on any “do not hire” list with the Department of Mental Health or the Missouri Division of Family Services.  Must have reliable transportation.  

Benefits:  

SEMOBH offers on the job training to all new employees, professional development challenges and growth opportunities, and work to support employees’ work-life balance.  Offered benefits include Agency-provided life insurance, voluntary health, dental, vision, and cafeteria plan options, paid vacation time and sick time, discount programs and more.