Security Officer III
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Harlingen, TX

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Security Officer III

This position requires a person with considerable experince in the security or law enforcement field. This person must also have a clear understanding of the patient population we serve here at the Rio Grande State Center, possessing the ability to distinguish between ICF-IID residents and MH patients. The selected person will monitor surveillance cameras and observe for appropriate employee and patient interactions, identifying problem and risk areas. The selected person will conduct routine on-site surveillances of facilty buildings and grounds to maintain a safe and secure environment. The selected person must be able to physically respond to emergency events in order to protect those we serve. This position requires effective and clear writing and verabal skills. The selected security officer will review and investigate employee and patient injuries - coordinating and conducting follow up monitoring ensuring all safety recommedations are understood, completed and implemented. This position requires experience with video surveillance montoring equipment and technology -ability to record and disseminate pertinent data and information. Additionally, the security officer will work closely with the Office of Insepctor General and the Texas Department of Famliy and Protective Services conducting investigations of abuse and neglect, ensuring all information regarding the investigation is maintained confidential.

Essential Job Functions:
EJF1. Monitors surveillance cameras and conducts on-site surveillance of facility buildings and grounds. (50%) EJF2. Will investigate patient and employee injuries, develop reports, analyze trends, and present to Risk Management on routine basis.(15%) EJF3. Will assist all outside agencies such as the Office of Inspector General and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. (20%) EJF4. Will conduct unannounced on-site night monitoring visits on a routine basis. (5%) EJF5. Will perform all other duties as assigned. (5%) EJF6. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. (5%)

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Ability to interpret and apply state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures. Ability to manage time, organizes workloads, set priorities, and assign tasks to meet deadlines. Ability to work cooperatively with others and deal with stressful situations in a diplomatic and tactful manner. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain effective relationship with general public and employees. Knowledge of preparing, contributing to and/or developing quarterly performance measures. Skill in problem solving and attention to detail. Prefer individual with at least 24 semester hours of accredited college in the field of law enforcment. A minimum of four (4) years experience in law enforcement or security operations or related field that involves the use of video monitoring systems.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A

Initial Selection Criteria:
Prefer individual with at least 24 semester hours of accredited college in the field of law enforcement. A minimum of four (4) years experience in law enforcement or security operations or related field that involves the use of video monitoring systems. The selected person must posses the ability to communicate effectively using verbal and writing skills.

Additional Information:
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, Department of Public Safety criminal background check, and Client Abuse and Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse Aide Registry Checks. If selected for employment, all applicants are subject to FBI fingerprinting per Senate Bill 643, which was passed during the 81st Texas Legislative Session. Job Requisition #229562 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individual s with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the CAPPS service center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.