Job Title:           Security Guard

Department:    Operations

Reports To:      Facilities Director

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

Classification: Regular, Full Time, Monday – Friday, 40 hours/week

Location:           Valley Center, CA

Schedule:           2:45pm to 11:30pm Monday through Friday

Pay:                      $11.88 to $14.50 per hour DOE

**Includes generous benefit package

Indian Health Council (IHC) is looking for a Security Guard.  We are in search of candidates who are mission driven, patient-centered and culturally sensitive.  Our core values of professionalism, integrity, culture, and respect are what drives our organization to attain the best healthcare outcomes for our patients.

Job summary:

Responsible for surveillance and protection of our main facility.  Monitor and protect industrial or commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry by performing the following duties.  Must be able to work 2:45pm to 11:30pm Monday through Friday.

What are the core functions:

Patrols, periodically, buildings and grounds of main facility.
Examines doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure.
Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles, and reports to the proper authorities persons engaging in suspicious or criminal acts.
Inspects equipment and machinery to ascertain if malfunction or tampering has occurred.
Watches for and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked.
Observes departing personnel to guard against theft of company property.
Sounds alarm or calls police or fire department by telephone in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
Permits authorized persons to enter property.
Records data such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment, for use of supervisory staff.
Writes incident reports, route logs and inspection logs.
Performs janitorial duties and sets thermostatic controls to maintain specified temperature in buildings or cold storage rooms.
Regulates vehicle and pedestrian traffic at plant entrance to maintain orderly flow.
Performs other duties as assigned.

What are the qualifications:

High School diploma or GED.
Some college preferred.
1-year security guard experience required.
3+ years experience surveilling and protecting in healthcare setting preferred.
California Guard card required.

Valid California driver’s license in good driving record will be required at the time of appointment and must be maintained throughout employment.
Current CPR certification or attain within 6 months of hire.
Applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment physical exam, tuberculin skin test or x-ray and urine drug screen test to include marijuana. Health must be adequate to perform all duties of the position.
Must pass a criminal background check.

What are the competencies:

Knowledge of security and surveillance best practices.
Skilled in security protocols and observing irregularities.

Ability to work 8-hour shifts walking and patrolling the facility.
Proficient with basic computer skills (MS Office, utilizing our incident reporting system)
Ability to keep daily logs and write basic reports.

What are the benefits:

PPO medical, dental and vision insurance (low employee contribution), company paid life, AD&D and disability insurance, malpractice coverage for providers.
403B retirement with company matching.
Generous vacation and sick time, paid holidays including employee birthday, paid time off for jury service, paid time off for bereavement.
We provide reimbursement for professional license(s), certifications such as CPR and continuing education units related to position.
Annual performance bonus.

Monthly employee appreciation events.

About Us

We are an Indian Health Service tribal facility serving the nine American Indian reservations in North Inland San Diego County.  We are located in beautiful Valley Center, CA.

Fully accredited as an ambulatory healthcare center by AAAHC
Patient Centered Care: Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Pharmacy, Social Services
Research focused: Community Based Participatory grant funded research programs; we are the only Native American Research Center of Health (NARCH) on the west coast.
Slogan: “Empowering Native Wellness”

Our Philosophy

At IHC, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge to achieve their healthcare goals. We strive to treat the whole person using a multifaceted approach to include physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health and wellbeing.


Native Preference in hiring is given to qualified enrolled members of our consortium, federally recognized tribes, and California Indians in accordance with the Indian Health Council’s policy. Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian heritage.

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. IHC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

About Indian Health Council, Inc.

Indian Health Council, Inc. (IHC) established in 1970, is a consortium of nine tribes dedicated to the continual betterment of Indian Health, wholeness, and well-being. With a main facility located adjacent to the Rincon reservation in Pauma Valley and the Santa Ysabel Community Health Center located on the Santa Ysabel Reservation, IHC provides a full spectrum of on-site and outreach services and programs to the North San Diego County reservations of Inaja-Cosmit, La Jolla, Los Coyotes, Mesa Grande, Pala, Pauma, Rincon, San Pasqual, and Santa Ysabel.


Our Mission
Continually nurture a balance of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Our Vision

To ensure the integrity of an environment that is one with nature's element, community, traditions, and values that promote health and wellness for the future generations.