Security Officer III

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Brenham , TX 77833

Posted 2 months ago

The Security Officer III is responsible for maintaining a secure and protective environment at the Brenham SSLC by observing and taking action and reporting incidents or security violations involving the residents and initiating emergency response as appropriate. Monitors alarms and surveillance cameras, patrols the buildings and grounds, checks badges or proper identification at facility gate/entrance, and handles after-hours emergency calls that would enhance the safety of facility residents, employees, and visitors. 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. Performs monthly fire extinguisher inspections in all buildings. Identifies unfamiliar persons on campus and within the homes/buildings as captured on surveillance cameras and during routine patrols. Ensures appropriate lighting for the safety of residents, staff, and visitors. May train other security officers. Works at a facility serving individuals who have complex needs and who may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors. Works under general supervision with moderate 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 basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift, and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Monitors surveillance cameras in state supported living center/state hospital buildings for unauthorized persons, fires, and unusual occurrences and incidents and reports emergencies immediately upon discovery. Reports abuse, neglect and/or exploitations allegations through proper channels if suspected during surveillance camera monitoring.

Conducts routine patrol of buildings and grounds taking appropriate action upon discovery of unauthorized persons or activities.

Responds to all fire alarms and investigates the cause of alarm, taking any emergency action if necessary in accordance with training received. Assists with fire drills and other proactive life safety checks as directed.

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.

Assists in the apprehension of suspects, where reasonably possible, in cases of unauthorized entry into buildings and work areas, malicious mischief, or other violations.

Prepares timely and accurate documentation relative to emergencies and/or security violations.

Evaluates and makes recommendations for changes to security regulations.

Trains, coaches, and mentors new security officers as needed.

Attends and participates in all mandatory training to meet requirements, maintain job-competence, and develop professionally.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the 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.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

  • 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 residents, visitors, and employees.

  • Ability to patrol grounds, detect danger, and take appropriate action.

  • Physical ability to walk extensively, run occasionally, and assist in restraining during an emergency.

  • Ability to drive a state-vehicle.

  • Ability to prepare concise reports.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Ability to remain calm, reasonable, and react quickly in an emergency situation.

  • Skill in defusing potentially difficult situations.

  • Skill in monitoring and assessing situations and determining appropriate response.

  • Knowledge of basic traffic and parking regulations.

Registration or Licensure

Requirements:

Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection Criteria:

  • High School diploma, GED, and/or 12 months of work experience is required.

  • Work experience in security, law enforcement, or military is preferred.

  • Work experience with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and/or mental health issues is preferred.

Additional Information:

Req.# 451587

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All state supported living center and state hospital employees are subject to random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

MOS Code:

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 11B/C, 18D, 19D/K, 31B/O, SB, SO, MA, 205, 741, OS, 0352, 5811, 8151, 8154, 8156, 3P0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee 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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