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Date: Feb 28, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Security Guard - District WideJobID: 1504
Position Type:
Police, Security, & Safety/Security Guard
Date Posted:
Police Department
Date Available:
Location:Area:Job Category:
HISD P.D. Patrol AnnexCentralPolice, Security & Safety
Job Code:Contract Type:Months:
Salary Minimum:Salary Maximum:

POSITION TITLE: Security Guard


Job Code: PS0161, PS0163, PS0165, PS016H



Job Family: Public Safety

JOB SUMMARY Under direct supervision, monitors and oversees security for assigned sites such as HISD schools, administrative offices, support services locations and other auxiliary sites. Observes and reports suspicious activities of personnel or others. Observes and reports unauthorized persons on district property. Assesses other problem situations.

List most important duties first:
  1. Represents the HISD Police Department in providing a safe environment. Secures and monitors access to all entrance gates as scheduled or as needed. Patrols assigned HISD property during day/night/week-end shifts to prevent theft or damage and to ensure adequate monitoring and security. May be required to open and lock gates.
  2. Periodically monitors halls and walks the school grounds. Generates and maintains a log of activities that occur in and around the school and other facilities on a daily basis.
  3. Documents unusual and/or suspicious behavior. Identifies and reports unauthorized personnel. Secures restricted areas to prevent unauthorized access.
  4. As a security measure, monitors students, parents, guests and HISD employees on district property.
  5. When assigned to a satellite or auxiliary location, maintains a log of all persons and vehicles entering or leaving secured areas.
  6. Assesses problem situations and maintains daily log of activities.
  7. Writes incident reports and maintains daily log of activities.
  8. Assists police and/or emergency responders in emergencies.
  9. Adheres to HISD’s policies and procedures.
  10. Performs other job-related duties as assigned..

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).

WORK EXPERIENCE: 1 year. Prior law enforcement experience preferred.

Must successfully pass a thorough background check
Must successfully pass a polygraph
Must successfully pass a psychological test
Must be physically agile
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License
Effective speaking and listening skills required
Vehicles (e.g. automobile)
Microsoft Office strongly preferred; Office equipment (computer, copier) strongly preferred
Must be able to work on a shift basis; must be able to work on weekends and on holidays; must be able to work overtime on short notice.

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work and tasks are often straightforward, routine, structured and guided by established policies and procedures. Little, if any, independent judgment is required, outside of making basic choices in the selection and application of established methods

BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Takes routine or required customer actions to meet customer needs. Responds promptly and accurately to customer complaints, inquiries and requests for information and coordinates appropriate follow-up.
May handle escalated issues passed on from coworkers or subordinates.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work involves some exposure to moderate risk of accident and requires following basic safety precautions. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds. Ability to work in inclement weather.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Police, Security Guard, Security Officer, Manager, Security, Management

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