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Position range in Travis County $25k - $42k Per year
Security Officer III Health and Human Services Commission Occupation: Security Guards
Location: AUSTIN, TX - 78703 Positions available: 3
Job #: 15577355 Work At Home option: Not Specified
Updated: 9/22/2022 Expires: 3/27/2023
Source: WorkInTexas Site: WorkInTexas Agency Job ID: 540273

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Job/Position Description 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 residents and initiating emergency response as appropriate. Primary work involves monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras, patrolling the buildings and grounds, checking badges or proper identification at campus gate, and handling after-hours emergency calls that would enhance the safety of state facility residents, 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 residents, 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 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 buildings for unauthorized persons, fires, and unusual occurrences and incidents and reports emergencies immediately upon discovery; conducts routine patrol of buildings and grounds. 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 incident reports and other investigative reports relative to emergencies and/or security violations. Evaluates and makes recommendations for changes to security regulations. 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. Registrations, Licensure Requirements or Certifications N/A 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, to prepare concise reports, and to supervise the work of others. Ability to remain calm, reasonable and react quickly in an emergency situation. Initial Screening Criteria Experience in law enforcement or security work Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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Health and Human Services Commission
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Location/Work Site Information
Address: Address Not Available, AUSTIN, TX 78703

Compensation and Hours
Salary Range: $2,413.76 - $3,446.25 Month Not Applicable Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular Not a Special Category
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Minimum Experience Required: Not Specified
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Minimum Education Level Required: No Minimum Education Requirement
Required License/Certification: No

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Special Software/Hardware skills needed: No

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Jobs Available

This section shows the number of job openings advertised online in Travis County, TX for Security Guards and for the related occupational group of Protective Service Occupations on January 30, 2023 (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).
There were 241 job openings advertised online in Travis County, TX for Security Guards on January 30, 2023. There are also 405 job openings advertised online for the related occupation group of Protective Service Occupations in Travis County, TX on January 30, 2023.
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