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Yumbe, Uganda



April 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

To Serve the District through coordinated delivery of services focused on National and Local priorities and contribute to the improvement in the quality of life of the people.

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Job Title

Askaris job at Yumbe District Service Commission

Job Description

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ugandans to fill the following vacancy in Yumbe District Local Government. Applications on PSC Form 3 (revised 2008) in triplicate, together with 3 recent coloured passport size photos copies of academic documents (transcripts and Certificates), National Identity Cards, Registration Certificate and other relevant documents should reach the Secretary, District Service Commission Yumbe, P.O. Box 1, Yumbe not later than 5th April 2024 (5:00 pm).

Hand written applications accompanied with curriculum vitae and all the above requirements can also be accepted. PSC Form 3 can be obtained from the Secretary DSC Yumbe, or any nearby District, or Public Service Commission, Kampala.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrolling: Conduct regular patrols of assigned areas to deter criminal activity, monitor for security breaches, and ensure the safety of people and property.

  • Access Control: Control access to facilities or restricted areas by checking identification, verifying credentials, and ensuring that only authorized individuals are permitted entry.

  • Monitoring Surveillance Systems: Use security cameras, alarms, and other surveillance equipment to monitor for suspicious activity and respond promptly to any security breaches or alarms.

  • Emergency Response: Respond to emergencies, alarms, or distress calls, taking appropriate action to mitigate risks, provide assistance, and ensure the safety of individuals.

  • Reporting Incidents: Document and report any security incidents, disturbances, or violations of policies or procedures to appropriate authorities or supervisors.

  • Crowd Control: Maintain order and crowd control during events, gatherings, or emergencies, directing individuals to safety and assisting with evacuations if necessary.

  • Customer Service: Provide assistance, directions, or information to visitors, employees, or customers in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Alarm Response: Respond to security alarms, investigate the cause of the alarm, and take appropriate action to address any security concerns or breaches.

  • Asset Protection: Protect valuable assets, equipment, or merchandise from theft, vandalism, or damage by implementing security measures and protocols.

  • Locking and Securing: Ensure that buildings, doors, windows, and other access points are properly locked and secured during and after business hours.

  • Collaboration: Coordinate and communicate with other security personnel, law enforcement agencies, or emergency responders as needed to address security issues or incidents effectively.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • Education: While a high school diploma or equivalent is typically the minimum educational requirement, some employers may prefer candidates with additional vocational training or certification in security-related fields.

  • Licensing/Certification: Security guards are often required to obtain a valid security guard license or certification from the relevant regulatory authority in their jurisdiction. This may involve completing training courses on topics such as security procedures, first aid, and emergency response.

  • Physical Fitness: Security guards should be in good physical condition to perform their duties effectively, which may include standing for long periods, patrolling on foot, and potentially restraining individuals if necessary.

  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential for interacting with colleagues, clients, and the public. Security guards need to communicate clearly and effectively to convey information, give instructions, and respond to inquiries or incidents.

  • Observational Skills: Security guards must have keen observational skills to detect suspicious behavior, identify potential security threats, and recognize unauthorized access to restricted areas.

  • Integrity and Ethics: Security guards are entrusted with the safety and security of people and property, so employers seek individuals who demonstrate honesty, integrity, and ethical behavior.

  • Interpersonal Skills: The ability to interact professionally and courteously with a diverse range of individuals is important in the role of a security guard. This includes diffusing tense situations, managing conflicts, and providing assistance or reassurance to visitors or employees.

  • Calm Under Pressure: Security guards should remain calm and composed in stressful or emergency situations, making quick and rational decisions to ensure the safety of those around them.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Security guards may encounter various challenges or issues during their shifts, so the ability to think critically and problem-solve effectively is valuable.

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