Advanced Security Officer

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS

Job Title

Advanced Security Officer


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Security Houston

Proposed Minimum Salary

$18.22 hourly

Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Advanced Security Officer, under general supervision, provides a secure environment for the building, faculty, staff, students and visitors who frequent the building. This position will meet and direct visitors, monitor cameras, alarm systems and patrol the building and grounds to insure the safety and security of occupants and visitors at the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

What you need to know

Shift Requirements: This position requires working rotating shifts, including weekends with varying days off.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place. 

Required Education and Experience:
  • High school graduation or any equivalent combination of training and experience

  • One year as a Security Officer or other comparable full-time employment

Required Licenses and Certifications:
  • Must be able to obtain State of Texas class “C” vehicle operator’s license within 30 days of employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Requires working outside

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all segments of the campus population

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to plan and organize effectively

Preferred Education and Experience:
  • College level courses or courses in Criminal Justice

  • At least one (1) year experience as a Security Officer or law enforcement officer in a university or health care setting

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
  • Level II or higher security officer certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of university security procedures

  • Ability to work with limited supervision


  • Security Duties - Provides security visibility for the Houston Campus; provide directions for guests and visitors. Monitor access control systems and CCTV. Provides Security escort upon request. Performs scheduled building locking/unlocking and security rounds to include parking and facilities. Works closely with the Security Lieutenant to ensure HSC personnel, guests and facilities are safe and secure. Works with the Security Lieutenant to review, test and implement the HSC Crisis Management Plan. Responds to fire, security alarms, 911 and other emergency calls on campus. Promotes close working relationships with local law enforcement departments to ensure compatibility of communications equipment, proper access to facilities, familiarity with facilities and campus layouts, and safety for emergency response to HSC facilities and campuses. Works with the Security Lieutenant to implement and coordinate security procedures and protocols.

  • Parking Enforcement Duties - Monitors safety and security of vehicles in garage. Assists with traffic control for special functions.

  • Safety Duties - Reports safety hazards or maintenance failures. Provides response to requests for access into HSC facilities. Provides first aid at the scene of a crime or accident and/or summons emergency medical services.

  • Receiving Duties - Receiving of items delivered to campus dock area and distribute appropriately. Distribute campus mail. Maintain logs of all items incoming and outgoing from dock area. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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