Sage Hospitality Resources Security Officer in Chicago, Illinois
Come discover The Blackstone, a downtown Chicago luxury hotel near Grant Park. This downtown Chicago hotel has been a favorite of movie stars, sports legends, royalty and presidents since 1910. Thoughtfully restored to its original grandeur, this Michigan Avenue hotel features French Beaux-Arts architecture and over 1,400 contemporary works by local artists. The Blackstone boasts stunning guest rooms and suites, while Mercat a la Planxa serves modern Catalan cuisine in a unique Mediterranean setting. Host unforgettable affairs inside the magnificent Crystal Ballroom and marvel at 11,396 square feet of lavish meeting space. Located just steps from Chicago's major attractions including McCormick Place, Grant Park, Soldier Field, Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
The Security officer is responsible for the safety and security of the hotel's assets, guests, and associates. During times of excitement or uncertainty demonstrate a calm and professional demeanor, yet identify and manage situations that pose a risk. Responds to any safety and security issues, concerns or disasters in accordance with all policies, procedures and regulations. Maintains close vigilance of the operation, individuals and packages.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Current CPR and First Aid certification; good communication skills, ability to recognize drug and alcohol abuse. Ability to communicate through a portable radio. May require a second language. Excellent hearing required to communicate with guests, associates, managers, use radio. Excellent vision required for emergencies, visual safety inspections. Excellent speech communication skills required to communicate with guests, associates, managers, use radio Excellent comprehension and literacy required to complete reports, logs.
Lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying: May be necessary to carry people or equipment in emergency situation. Bending/kneeling would be necessary in administering CPR and First Aid. Mobility -would be necessary 100% of the time in responding to emergencies and patrolling the building. Continuous standing -would not be standing in one place for any extended length of time. Uses stairs in responding to fire alarms -no elevators. No driving required.
High school education or equivalent experience.
Minimum two years prior experience in loss prevention.
Use of portable radio, telephone, copy machine, computer
Work inside 85% of shift, 15% of shift. Abnormal temperatures -summer 110 degrees; winter -10 degrees.
Area of Interest:
Loss Prevention / Security / Risk Management
Full Time - Regular
636 S Michigan Ave