Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals?
Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission.
The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan. The Maximum Security Unit (MSU), Security Officer IV, works a Monday to Friday, 1:15 PM to 9:45 PM schedule, including weekend days and on call duty on a regular basis.
The Security Officer IV, works under the direct supervision of the Senior Security Officer( SOIV) with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment. Relative to supervision of all Security Officer II and Security Officer III positions, the Maximum Security Unit (MSU) Security Officer IV's responsibilities include, but is not limited to: (1) CAPPS time and leave management and enforcement; (2) assistance to units and departments to provide verbal intervention, Treatment Intervention, Protective Strategies (TIPS), and Behavior Emergency Management System assistance; (3) assistance to investigate contraband and criminal occurrence related incidents; (4) basic facility perimeter security activities; (5) basic facility inspections in support of safety/security objectives; (6) participation in the secure management of patients' personal property in compliance with facility policies; (7) administrative duties as assigned, including moderate to advance computer usage of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook software products for data entry and communications, respectively. (8) Assist the Program Supervisor III with the preparation and distribution of the Rusk State Hospital Emergency Management Plan (EMP). Must understand that duties, location of work and shift pattern are subject to change as determined by administration in order to meet department and hospital needs. Must understand that the duties may include exposure to blood or other potential infectious materials. Essential Job Functions:
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:
1.Experience as a supervisor, team leader, or similar leadership role. 2. Experience using a two-way radio. 3. Experience using Microsoft. Additional Information:
Requisition # 414869 Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, 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 applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility. Required: A computer test will be required for this position. Bilingual preferred.
Sign Language preferred.
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the posted minimum of the salary range.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients.
In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures. MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 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.
Texas Health & Human Services Commission