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Security Supervisor - OFMD

Security Supervisor - OFMD

location1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/5/2024
Full Time

Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

The Operations & Facilities Management Department at Washington University School of Medicine is committed to delivering a comprehensive range of services to support the medical campus.

We oversee maintenance and operations for 65 buildings, covering more than 10.1 million gross square feet of space. This includes the 11-story, 609,000-square-foot neuroscience research building, which houses one of the world’s highest concentrations of neuroscientists. Our responsibilities include operational and administrative support, strategic planning, and project management.

Furthermore, as the School of Medicine continues to expand its presence both on and off campus in areas such as teaching, clinical care, and research, our team remains instrumental in ensuring the seamless delivery of clinical care, advancing research initiatives, and facilitating educational endeavors.

Directs all Response, Public Safety, Communications, and Contract Officers in field operations and communications. Provides support for primary functions such as scheduling, reviewing incidents, training employees, and monitoring performance. This position escalates in importance quickly as to the situation at hand. This Supervisor can be the campus emergency contact as well as the hands-on Crisis Manager in a given situation. Takes action to resolve high-profile situations that may affect university/community relations. Administers or manages projects and associated budgets.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Initiates the daily direction of the WUSM team and takes immediate action to manage critical situations on shift. Develops team members' work assignments and ensures all officers are appropriately informed to perform their duties effectively. Manages officers' work assignments and verifies performance to standards.
  • Reviews all incident reports in detail, ensuring complete information, and forward them to appropriate agencies. Initiate immediate investigations as needed. Ensure shift Crime and Incident Summary is prepared. Coordinate with Investigators and maintain oversight of incidents needing further investigation to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Performs special projects as assigned. Implements patrol initiatives. Supports a variety of campus safety programs. Serves as a management team member in the departmental professional accreditation program. Assists with senior management in a variety of logistical and other administrative functions. Prepared to handle extra duties when severe weather or other crises arise.
  • Analyzes officer capabilities and certifications to ensure a balanced team is ready for all shifts. Design training to ensure the highest level of officer capability. Conducts in-service and specialized officer training. Evaluate the performance of assigned officers. Responsible for officer performance improvement plans and developing officers. Participates in the selection, interviewing, and training of officer applicants/candidates.
  • Acts as liaison with campus partners (BJC, UHSP), outside agencies, and community organizations in situations that may affect university-community relations. May serve as a member of various committees or working groups within OFMD.
  • Develops databases and metrics in support of unit performance. Analyzes and makes recommendations to the Operations Manager or Associate Director regarding process improvement. KPIs.
  • In the absence of senior management, serves as a primary campus leader in unforeseen circumstances. 

Working Conditions

Job Location/Working Conditions

  • Alternative work schedules.
  • Exposure to chemicals.
  • On-Call (Beeper).
  • Requires protective devices.
  • Dust, dirt, grease, or other disagreeable elements.
  • Exposure to moving machinery.
  • Patient care setting.

Physical Effort

  • Typically sitting at a desk or table.
  • Typically standing or walking.
  • Typically running and climbing.
  • Typically bending, crouching, stooping.
  • Repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movement (PC Typing).
  • Occasional lifting (25 – 50 lbs).


  • Office equipment.
  • Other: personal weapons & protective devices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in criminal justice or related field and five years of professional security experience. Certification and/or experience in Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) member and Licensed Missouri EMT-B. Bachelor's Degree and five years of professional security experience.
  • Ability to multi-task, leadership and organization skills, superior oral and written skills.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, respect for colleagues and stakeholders, unwavering integrity in all actions, dedicated pursuit of excellence, and a track record of consistent dedication to achieving organizational goals.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate Degree/60 hours college credit in criminal justice or related field and three years professional armed security experience.
  • Eight years of professional law enforcement and/or military experience in progressively responsible positions may be substituted.
  • Ability to secure and maintain Metropolitan St. Louis security license.
  • Class E Driver's License or equivalent.
  • Illinois residents must have FOID Card.
  • Must maintain current certifications and licensure in all professional areas.



Salary Range

$48,700.00 - $80,500.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailCandidateQuestions@wustl.eduor call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement


  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.