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Security Guard

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 4, 2022.

Security Guard
Job Number: 98929
Job: Other
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: PROTECTION GEN
Status: Regular Part-time
Hours per week: 15
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: OPSEU Local 209
Minimum Salary: 21.1839 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 27.1588
Post Date: Aug 5, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Aug 12, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Department of Protection Services is responsible for the overall co-ordination of security services including investigation of issues, technical advise to optimize personal security of visitors and staff and liaison with external authorities as appropriate.

Position Summary

The Security Officer is responsible for the delivery of quality protection programs and security services to patients, visitors and staff at Hamilton Health Sciences and Faculty of Health Sciences. The Officer will work with all areas of Hamilton Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hamilton Police Services to continuously improve our service levels and meet the expectations of our community and staff.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends, holidays

This position is temporary until March 2023.


1. Successful completion of a recognized program in Law and Security or Police Foundations and/or 3 years experience in hospital security
2. Certificate in Non Violent Crisis Intervention, current CPR, and Standard First Aid
3. Valid Security Guard License
4. Experience working within a Union/Non-Union environment
5.. Demonstrated ability to respond to emergency code situations
6. Demonstrated ability to provide support and direction to all security related issues
7. Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal development
8. Knowledge of applicable federal, provincial and municipal statutes and standards
9. Knowledge of proper investigation procedures and ensure that all incidents are properly handled and documented
10. Working knowledge of commercial surveillance and access control technologies
11. Good comprehension and use of English language in oral and written form
12. Knowledge of computers including Windows, Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook (email)
13. Ability to run up and/or down stairs, restrain and carry out functions under stressful conditions as required
14. Demonstrated excellent organization and communication skills
15. Demonstrated excellent investigative and report writing skills
16. Willing to provide at Police background check
17. Valid drivers license
18. Must be able to successfully complete HHS Internal use of force training

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.


Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement