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Security Officer II

Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: Vernon
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Security Officer II

Are you ready to be professionally challenged? Are you looking to be part of a dynamic team of engaged and committed professionals? Then the Health and Specialty Care System (HSCS) may be just the place for you! The HSCS is comprised of nine psychiatric hospitals located throughout the state, and one youth residential psychiatric center in Waco. The HSCS is a hub of excellence for forensic mental health and complex psychiatric care, with all facilities accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospitals provide state-of-the-art treatment that is recovery-oriented and science-based. Whether in a direct-care or support role, your contribution will make a difference in the life of a Texan.

This Security Officer II position is from 1:15 PM to 9:15 PM.

Under the direct supervision of the Security Shift Supervisor, to provide a safe and secure environment for State Hospital. Admit employees and visitors to hospital grounds and buildings. Provide patrol of grounds and buildings by foot and by vehicle. Check grounds completely for any fire, damaged property, equipment, or unauthorized person(s). Document all findings and report to supervisor any unusual findings. Respond to all employee accidents and distribute paperwork properly. Respond to, document all alarms, and investigate cause of alarm. Keep a Daily Log sheet of activities and turn in at the end of shift. Enforce the parking, traffic, security and safety regulations. Work any of three (3) shifts.

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.

  1. Patrols the campus on foot and in security vehicle to prevent loss of life and/or property by fire, theft or vandalism.

  2. Observes Patients, Visitors and Staffs for compliance with ID Badge Policy to ensure no unauthorized Absences occur. Assists in searching for elopements that occur both on and off the campus of the NTSH. Coordinates efforts with local law enforcement.

  3. Investigates unusual incidents by asking questions pertaining to the incident and writing reports with the information learned. Will inform appropriate hospital Staff about incidents after conferring with the Security Supervisor.

  4. Assists with combative patients when a help call is requested by one of the programs. Will demonstrate understanding and comply with all principles of TIPS and remains current in training. Will always use verbal communication skills to attempt to defuse a situation. Will write incident reports any time a personnel restraint is needed and will keep the Security Supervisors informed of any problems or concerns.

  5. Ensures the NTSH Traffic and Parking Regulations are followed by every vehicle driving on Campus.

  6. Outstanding appearance by conforming to the Security dress code. Will make sure their uniform is neat, clean and in good condition, requesting a new shirt when needed.

  7. Complete proper paperwork and assists with maintaining Security Department Records. Incident Reports when an incident is reported or takes place.

  8. Assists in monitoring the vehicles entering the campus and verifies the appropriate vehicle pass has been placed on the dash, allowing Security to readily identify any vehicle on the campus and make contact with the driver if necessary.

  9. Works harmoniously with staff, patients, and visitors by demonstrating tact, courtesy, and a positive attitude for the safety and well-being of everyone who enters the North Texas State Hospital Campus.

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.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:

  1. Ability to learn and be skilled in proper communication with 2-way radios

  2. Ability to learn and be skilled in observation techniques

  3. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  4. Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies

  5. Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with employees, patients, and visitors

  6. Ability to write factual reports with detailed and accurate information.

  7. Ability to Learn and be skilled in proper search techniques and Security and Administrative Policies and Procedures concerning Elopements.

  8. Ability to learn and be skilled in procedures used in reporting and dealing with emergencies.

  9. Ability to learn and enforce rules and regulations governing conduct of persons and the use of state equipment, building, and grounds

  10. Physical, mental , and emotional ability to perform tasks assigned

  11. Ability to maintain a driving record that allows for transporting of patients in State vehicles

  12. Ability to be flexible in location of work and shift patterns as determined by administration to meet the needs of the hospital

  13. Ability to complete mandatory training, including but not limited to CPR, TIPS and Refresher Orientation.

  14. Ability to work long hours in varying climate conditions; and to stay awake and alert at all times.

  15. Knowledge of Security Policies and Procedures.

  16. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. 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 based on HHSC Fleet Management policy. Initial Selection Criteria:

Graduation from an accredited High School or G.E.D.

Additional Information:

MOS Code:

Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include, but not limited to: 11B/C, 18D, 19D/K, 31B/O, SB, SO, MA, 205, 741, OS, 0352, 5811, 8151, 8154, 8156, 3P0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

Keywords: Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Wichita Falls , Security Officer II, Other , Vernon, Texas

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