PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER

Location
Edinburg
Posted
Sep 24, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER

Posting Number: SRGV4502
Number of Vacancies: 3
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Department: University Police
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To provide service and information to students, employees and visitors; to enforce the rules and regulations of the U.T. System Administration or an institution of The University of Texas System pertaining to the operation and parking of vehicles on University property; to help safeguard property of the U.T. System Administration or an institution of The University of Texas System. Responsible for enforcing the regulations pertaining to the parking of vehicles on University controlled property; directing traffic; patrolling University controlled property for the purpose of safeguarding buildings and property under the control and jurisdiction of the U.T. System Administration or an institution of The University of Texas System.


Description of Duties:
Provides service to students, employees, and visitors; writes reports; checks permits 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 System Complex or a 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 or the System Complex. Performs other related duties as required.


Supervision Received:
Work is performed under the general supervision of the chain of command for the System Administration or an institution police department, typically that of a Senior Guard/Senior Public Safety Officer or a Sergeant, University Police. 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.

Supervision Given:
None.

Required Education:
Graduation from high school, vocational school or equivalent.

Preferred Education:
N/A

Licenses/Certifications:
As condition of employment this position requires the applicant to be authorized to operate a University-Owned Vehicle for Official University Business. Per University of Texas System Policy 157, applicants will be subject to a motor vehicle record check for their most recent thirty-six (36) month history. Out of State Drivers are required to submit a 36-month history MVR from their prior State of residence(s).

Required Experience:
To be considered suitable for employment, applicants may be required to successfully complete a polygraph interview, a criminal back ground check, and an extensive drug use analysis.


Preferred Experience:
N/A


Equipment:
NA


Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. 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. Should have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a Guard/Public Safety Officer of The University of Texas System Police. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to drive a University owned and/or leased motor vehicle. Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation. Must be able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law.

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.


Other:
Should have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a Guard/Public Safety Officer of The University of Texas System Police. Must possess a valid driver’s license and be eligible to drive a University owned and/or leased motor vehicle. Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation. Must be able to provide creditable testimony in a court of law. 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.


Physical Capabilities: Duties 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.

Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 07/07/2020
Grant Funded Position: No
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EEO Statement:
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.


Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please visit our Careers site at https://careers.utrgv.edu for detailed contact information.


Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.


To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/25846





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