STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A13

Class No. 6234

SECURITY OFFICER IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) security enforcement work. Work involves overseeing and monitoring and/or patrolling grounds; receiving visitors; inspecting and safeguarding state and court buildings, properties, and equipment; directing traffic; and issuing tickets for traffic and parking violations. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Oversees, monitors, and authorizes entrance and departures of employees, visitors, and other persons to maintain security of state or court premises.

Oversees and responds to alarms and investigates disturbances.

Patrols state buildings, court premises, and grounds; watches for unauthorized persons, fires, and unusual occurrences; and reports emergencies immediately upon discovery.

Apprehends suspects in cases of unauthorized entry into state buildings, court premises, and work areas; malicious mischief; or other violations.

Directs the flow of traffic and parking of vehicles.

Evaluates and makes recommendations for changes to security regulations.

Explains traffic and parking regulations.

Issues tickets for traffic and parking violations.

Makes special arrangements for handling unusual parking problems.

May oversee the operation of security car/access badge stations and processing desks, card image collection, printing, and electronic issue logs for employees, contractors, and visitors.

May oversee and/or monitor video surveillance systems, intrusion detection systems, access control systems, and programming of such systems.

May perform sensitive system management of personnel files directly associated with access control and video surveillance systems, including retrieval and preservation of evidentiary materials.

May accompany court justices and personnel to other locations to hold court and provide security.

May explain court proceedings, policies, and rules.

May attend court proceedings and prepare courtroom.

May supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in law enforcement or security work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of traffic and parking regulations, of emergency reporting procedures, of court policies and procedures, and of general and criminal state laws.

Skill in monitoring and assessing situations; in determining appropriate response; in the use of surveillance, monitoring, and detection equipment; and in using emergency law enforcement equipment. 

Ability to enforce security rules and regulations, to conduct investigations, to prepare reports, to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations, to communicate effectively, and to supervise the work of others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require certification as a Texas peace officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


State Auditor’s Office

Reviewed 9-1-17