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.
|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:
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, CERTIFICATION, OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Must possess valid Texas driver’s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. 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.