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
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)
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.
Patrols the campus on foot and in security vehicle to prevent
loss of life and/or property by fire, theft or vandalism.
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.
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.
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.
Ensures the NTSH Traffic and Parking Regulations are followed by
every vehicle driving on Campus.
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.
Complete proper paperwork and assists with maintaining Security
Department Records. Incident Reports when an incident is reported
or takes place.
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.
- 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
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:
Ability to learn and be skilled in proper communication with
Ability to learn and be skilled in observation techniques
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies
Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with employees,
patients, and visitors
Ability to write factual reports with detailed and accurate
Ability to Learn and be skilled in proper search techniques and
Security and Administrative Policies and Procedures concerning
Ability to learn and be skilled in procedures used in reporting
and dealing with emergencies.
Ability to learn and enforce rules and regulations governing
conduct of persons and the use of state equipment, building, and
Physical, mental , and emotional ability to perform tasks
Ability to maintain a driving record that allows for
transporting of patients in State vehicles
Ability to be flexible in location of work and shift patterns as
determined by administration to meet the needs of the hospital
Ability to complete mandatory training, including but not
limited to CPR, TIPS and Refresher Orientation.
Ability to work long hours in varying climate conditions; and to
stay awake and alert at all times.
Knowledge of Security Policies and Procedures.
- 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
Graduation from an accredited High School or G.E.D.
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
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.