Texas A&M University Security Officer in Training - Nights in College Station, Texas

Position Information

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

Salary $11.21-13.26

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

Job Summary

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

Duties Performed

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.

Duties Performed

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.

Duties Performed

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

Duties Performed

Performs other duties as assigned.