Security Officer III - 11p-7:30a - Risk Management
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Carlsbad, TX

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Security Officer III

The Security Officer is responsible for maintaining a secure and protective environment at the state supported living center by observing and taking action and reporting incidents or security violations involving the consumers and initiating emergency response as appropriate. Primary work involves monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras, patrolling the buildings and grounds, and handling after-hours emergency calls that would enhance the safety of state facility consumers, employees and visitors. The Security Officer is responsible for the dissemination and coordination of emergency responses and information, and notification to facility management and law enforcement if appropriate, in the event of emergency and/or security violation situations. The Security Officer has responsibility for identifying unfamiliar persons on campus and within the homes as captured on surveillance cameras and during routine patrols. Responsible for ensuring appropriate lighting for the safety of consumers, staff and visitors. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Completion of work requires the use of established methods and/or techniques and decisions are varied but based on well-defined guidelines

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Monitors surveillance cameras in state supported living center buildings for unauthorized persons, fires, and unusual occurrences and incidents and reports emergencies immediately upon discovery; conducts routine patrol of buildings and grounds. 75% Handles the dissemination and coordination of emergency responses and information, and notification to facility management and law enforcement personnel, if appropriate, in the event of emergency and/or security violation situations. 10% Assists in the apprehension of suspects, where reasonably possible, in cases of unauthorized entry into buildings and work areas, malicious mischief, or other violations. 5% Prepares timely and accurate incident reports and other investigative reports relative to emergencies and/or security violations. 5% Evaluates and makes recommendations for changes to security regulations. 5%

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Experience in law enforcement or security work. Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another. Knowledge of the building or premises security, use of surveillance equipment, and of the rules and regulations pertaining to building admissions and exits, and of alarm devices. Skill in oral and written communication, including writing incident and other investigative reports. Ability to communicate with potentially aggressive, clients, visitors, and employees. Ability to patrol grounds, detect danger, and take appropriate action, to prepare concise reports, and to supervise the work of others. Ability to remain calm, reasonable and react quickly in an emergency situation.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Two (2) years experience in law enforcement or security operations or related field that involves using knowledge to assist others. Completion of a major course of instruction/study yielding formal graduation from a certified school/college or state or federal program in law enforcement or security, or a related program may account for one (1) year experience. One (1) year work experience involving computer keyboard use. Ability to work rotating and extended shifts, when necessary.

Additional Information:
Requisition ID# 223053 All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, Fingerprint and DPS criminal background check, Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. San Angelo State Supported Living Center is located approximately 20 miles northwest of San Angelo on Highway 87N in Carlsbad, TX 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 AccessHR 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.

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