Texas A&M University Security Officer in Training - Nights in College Station, Texas
Position Title Security Officer in Training - Nights
Posting Title Security Officer In Training - Nights
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY (TAMU)
Department UNIVERSITY POLICE / 02-120050
Posting Number S00960FY17
Pay Basis Hourly
Job Close Date
Geographic Location College Station
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement
The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Position Summary Information
The Security Officer in Training – Nights, under supervision, receives classroom and on-the-job training from Security Officer Supervisors and University Police Officers to gain familiarity and experience for the position. 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 hours.
Required Education and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
College courses in criminal justice or behavioral science programs. Prior employment involving contact with the public.
Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Must have a State of Texas class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.
Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Physical ability and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities, which require outside working conditions and shift work with varying days off. Ability to work with reduced levels of managerial oversight. Ability to work non-business hours shifts starting at or after 4:00 p.m. and ending at 8:00 a.m. Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Other Requirements or Other Factors
New hires must successfully complete a background investigation to include but not limited to driving history, criminal background and credit history.
Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors
Detailed Job Duties
Under supervision patrols buildings and grounds on foot or car and looks for suspicious activity, unlocked doors, fires, vandalism and act as a deterrent to criminal activity by their presence. 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.
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.
Provide support duty to University Police during instances of special events, e.g. football games, yell practice.
Performs other duties as assigned.