Lamar University Security Guard - Pooled Positions (Open Recruitment) in Beaumont, Texas

Position Information

Posting Number 20111647

Position Title Security Guard - Pooled Positions (Open Recruitment)

Template Title

Position Type Staff

Position Number

Department Police Department

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

SUMMARY: Function: To provide service and information to students, employees and visitors; to enforce the rules and regulations of Lamar University pertaining to the operation and parking of vehicles on University property; to help safeguard property of Lamar University.

Scope: Responsible for enforcing the regulations pertaining to the parking of vehicles on University controlled property; directing traffic during sporting events; patrolling University controlled property for the purpose of safeguarding buildings and property under the control and jurisdiction of the Lamar University Police Department.

DUTIES: Typical: Provides service to students, employees, and visitors; checks permit on vehicles entering and parked on campus or System Complex; directs flow of traffic and parking of cars when needed; issues parking permits when needed; and issues University parking violation citations. Patrols buildings and grounds to check for fires, water leaks, potential security and safety hazards and general building security, reporting all irregularities, emergencies, or suspicious activity. Ensures all personnel entering the campus are properly identified. Issues visitor badges and maintains a log of all issued badges. Provides directions to locate buildings and offices and other general information to visitors. Patrols buildings and grounds on foot or in vehicle to provide security and prevent crime. Writes reports on incidents occurring on a campus. Performs other related duties as required.

SUPERVISION: Received: Work is performed under the general supervision of the chain of command for the Lamar University Police Department, typically that of a Senior Guard, Campus Safety Officer or a Supervisor of the University Police Department. Supervision is usually available in person or by radio. Work requires the ability to make frequent minor decisions and occasional decisions of some significance. Work is reviewed for completeness, accuracy and compliance with departmental policy and procedure.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION: Required:
High School Diploma, GED, vocational school or equivalent – currently enrolled and expected conferring within a three-month period.

EXPERIENCE: Required: None required.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Usual: Working conditions involve exposure to variable weather conditions and working on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard.

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: Duties may involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding.

Eyesight and hearing shall be of sufficient acuity to accomplish the job duties described.

Must be in good physical condition, capable of walking and/or standing for long periods of time.

Required walking and standing shall be done without the aid of canes, crutches or similar tools.

OTHER: Should have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a Security Guard of the Lamar University Police Department. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to drive a University owned and/or leased motor vehicle. Must successfully pass a background investigation. Must read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must be able to operate a hand held radio.

Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification may render the position security sensitive, and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215, Texas Education Code.

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Preferred: Past experience as a security officer or guard.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary $18,000

Work Hours

Application Information

Posting Date 10/11/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

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