Peace Officer - Staff Pool

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Jul 10, 2017
Institution Type
Community College
The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You'll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you'll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

We are currently seeking a Peace Officer who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: You want to "protect and serve" so our communities can thrive and people can be free to exercise their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Your mission: We'll count on you to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors so we can continue to offer the education and training that will enable our graduates to obtain the careers of their dreams.

A typical day: You may spend the morning patrolling HCC buildings and parking areas, investigating any suspicious situation or individual, checking doors and windows. You may respond to a call or complaint, which you'll check out, resolve and report on. You may need to spend an hour directing traffic around the parking areas during a particularly busy time.

In the afternoon, you might give a talk on crime prevention to students, faculty and staff. On your way back, you may observe a student collapse on campus and you would call for an ambulance and assist the medical personnel in any way you could. Finally, you might travel to court to serve as a witness in a case involving an incident that occurred on campus.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

• Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.

• 145 languages are spoken here.

• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.

• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.

• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.

• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.

• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity


PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

SUMMARY

Ensure the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors and provide security for all campus facilities and college property.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Patrol the buildings and parking areas of the campus, investigating any suspicious situation or individual, checking doors and windows to assure building security.

Monitor and report any irregularities, such as fire hazards, safety hazards, and security deficiencies.

Guard against theft of college property.

Direct traffic to assure safe and smooth flow of vehicles through parking areas.

Respond to complaints and calls, investigating the nature of the complaint and taking appropriate action; prepare and submit reports on incidents and actions taken, as well as other reports as may be required.

Inform violators of rule infractions on college property.

Provide general assistance to members of the campus community, such as jump-starts, lockouts, and directions.

Assist medical personnel as needed.

Transport and book arrested persons.

Assist Security Officers with day-to-day decisions concerning criminal offenses and disturbances.

Arm and un-arm secured doors.

Provide parking stickers for faculty, staff, and students.

Make court appearances.

Inspect fire extinguishers.

Complete crime prevention surveys at his/her assigned campus.

Conduct crime prevention programs for students, faculty and staff.

Work closely with college administration to resolve conflicts between students.

Conduct preliminary criminal investigations and submit reports.

Conduct accident and injury investigations and submit reports.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, physical requirements, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

Minimum of high school diploma or GED required. Must have successfully completed the TCLEOSE Peace Officer Licensing Exam (minimum 70%) or produce the actual license (ie. Pocket Card or Certification Card).

EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years police experience. In lieu of experience, must meet one of the following two requirements:
  • Twelve (12) earned hours of college credits from an accredited institution or
  • Honorable Discharge from the military


Copies of the following must be attached to your application for it to be considered:
  • Texas Driver's License
  • A copy of basic TCLEOSE certificate, or license, or the acknowledgement from TCLEOSE stating you passed the Basic Peace Officer Exam
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • If applicable, a copy of college transcript and military DD form 214


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Strong observation skills

Must be able to remain calm during stressful situations, emergencies and disturbances and be a member of the emergency response organizations at the assigned location

Must be able to lift and move 25 lbs. without assistance

Must be able to run 100 yards without stopping and be functional upon completion

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Employees in this position will be scheduled to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment. Employees will be expected to work holidays, nights and/or weekends to meet staffing and scheduling requirements.

Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License (Photocopy of driver's license must accompany the application)

Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population

Knowledge of basic vehicle emergency procedures—jump-starting, changing flats, unlocking vehicles

Knowledge of state and local laws

Ability to mediate conflicts

Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Per HCC Policy C: 4.7 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, a drug and/or alcohol test is required if a conditional job offer is made.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.



This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

EDUCATION

Minimum of high school diploma or GED required. Must have successfully completed the TCLEOSE Peace Officer Licensing Exam (minimum 70%) or produce the actual license (ie. Pocket Card or Certification Card).

EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years police experience. In lieu of experience, must meet one of the following two requirements:
  • Twelve (12) earned hours of college credits from an accredited institution or
  • Honorable Discharge from the military


Copies of the following must be attached to your application for it to be considered:
  • Texas Driver's License
  • A copy of basic TCLEOSE certificate, or license, or the acknowledgement from TCLEOSE stating you passed the Basic Peace Officer Exam
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • If applicable, a copy of college transcript and military DD form 214


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Strong observation skills

Must be able to remain calm during stressful situations, emergencies and disturbances and be a member of the emergency response organizations at the assigned location

Must be able to lift and move 25 lbs. without assistance

Must be able to run 100 yards without stopping and be functional upon completion

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Employees in this position will be scheduled to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment. Employees will be expected to work holidays, nights and/or weekends to meet staffing and scheduling requirements.

Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License (Photocopy of driver's license must accompany the application)

Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population

Knowledge of basic vehicle emergency procedures—jump-starting, changing flats, unlocking vehicles

Knowledge of state and local laws

Ability to mediate conflicts

Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Per HCC Policy C: 4.7 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, a drug and/or alcohol test is required if a conditional job offer is made.

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