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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7490

Occ. Group: 331.940 

Watchkeeper

Skill Level: 3

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

IPEDS:       710

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Purpose

Work performed in routine safeguarding of property and facilities against any loss or danger. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Makes periodic rounds of buildings and grounds in an assigned area to watch for prowlers, fires or any other cause that could result in loss, damage or danger to persons or property.

Checks and gives directions to visitors.

Maintains daily activities log.

Checks water and steam pipes for leaks.

Writes simple reports pertaining to loss, damage or danger.

Supplemental Functions

All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

These functions may vary by institution.

Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

May be required to perform related clerical tasks as assigned

Performs other work as assigned

Direction Received

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

Direction Given

N/A

Job Specifications

Completion of the tenth grade required 

Knowledge, Skillies, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

Knowledge of the appropriate steps to be taken in case of fire, theft, or illegal entry.

Knowledge of rules and regulations regarding state buildings and grounds.

Knowledge of the physical complex of buildings and grounds to be guarded.

Knowledge of basic safety and accident prevention methods.

Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to follow a predetermined course of action.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to lift light and heavy weights.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the public, the students and other employees.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands/Special Conditions

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

Date                    Skill            Evaluation
5/2004                   3             332012113

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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