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Texas A&M University Advanced Security Officer in United States

Job Title

Advanced Security Officer

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Security Houston

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all pers p ectives, talents & lived experience s . Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our corevalues which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service .

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, Texas A&M Health encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Advanced Security Officer, under general supervision, provides a positive image of a concerned and capable security professional through bearing, demeanor and presence as duties are performed throughout campus in a highly visible manner during evening and night

What you need to know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to the selected hire’s experience.

Other Requirements or Factors: New hires must successfully complete a background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background and credit history. Ability to work rotating shifts with varying days off. May be required to work weekends, holidays, and hours other than Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school graduation or any equivalent combination of education and education

  • One year as a Security Officer or other comparable full-time employment

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must have a State of Texas class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Customer service skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with reduced levels of managerial oversight

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population

  • Must be in excellent physical health and stamina

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities, which require outside working conditions

  • Must have the ability to operate a two-wheel self-balancing mobile patrol unit

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College courses in criminal justice or behavioral science programs

  • Two years of full-time employment or military service

  • Prior employment involving contact with the public

Responsibilities:

Patrols Designated Areas

  • Patrols buildings and grounds on foot, motor vehicle and two-wheel self-balancing mobile patrol unit looking for suspicious activity, unlocked doors, fires, vandalism and act as a deterrent to criminal activity by their presence. Monitor access control systems and CCTV.

  • Provides Security escort upon request.

  • Depending on campus assignment, may be required to enforce parking regulations through assisting campus patrons, assists with traffic control for special functions.

  • Due to less managerial oversight during non-business hours, may be required to make decisions and apply discretion on security issues and criminal reporting issues more frequently than similar positions during business hours.

On-Site Security

  • Provides “on-site” security by assuming specific duties within certain buildings, such as libraries, athletic facilities and research laboratories, as well as property of TAMU located off campus.

  • Due to conditions of darkness, must be more alert for hazards and security threats.

Special Event Support

  • Provide support duty to University Police during instances of special events, e.g. football games, yell practice.

  • Provides new employees with on-the-job training as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 74,000 and nearly 14,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-5154.

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