Security Specialist

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Posting Details

Job TitleSecurity SpecialistDepartmentRice University Police DepartmentFull Time/Part TimeFull-TimeRequisition NumberS21117Open Date10/05/2020Close DateSalary Information

$29,016/Annually at 40 hour per week / $13.95/Hourly

Work Schedule

12-hour shift: days, nights, weekend, holidays

Benefits EligibleYesEligible for OvertimeYesPosition Summary

As a member of the Rice University Police Department, the security specialist is responsible for providing security services for the Rice campus. This includes monitoring CCTV; providing security escorts, key services, and motorist assists; patrolling all on-campus areas and reporting any hazards or violations of the law and regulations, etc.

In addition, the security specialist will interact frequently with members of the university community and will be responsible for providing building access, information and directions.

Education RequiredHS Diploma or equivalentMajor/DisciplineSubstitution for Education RequirementExperience may not be substituted for the education requirement.Education Preferred

Some college coursework

Experience Required1 yearType of Experience

Experience working as a security guard

Substitution for Experience RequirementEducation may not be substituted for the experience requirement.Experience Preferred

Two or more years experience working in a security guard position with responsibility for routine interactions with the public and monitoring CCTV

License/Certification Required

- CPR certification will be required within six months of hire (provided by RUPD)
- Must possess (or have the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license with no more than three moving violations and/or at fault accidents within the past 36 months, and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years

License/Certification PreferredSkills Required

- Ability to develop positive and productive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff of the university
- Ability to perform all assigned functions and duties in an effective, efficient, professional, courteous, and ethical manner with sensitivity to the diversity and uniqueness of the campus community
- Ability to effectively operate various communications (i.e., CCTV) and data storage devices
- Ability to read, write, and conduct routine business in an office setting or in field situations out of doors
- Ability to multi-task
- Ability to communicate effectively with various different groups of people
- Ability to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
- Ability to successfully detect and resolve issues
- Ability to work with minimal supervision

Skills Preferred

- Comprehensive understanding of the culture of Rice University, the relationship of the University Police Department with the Rice University community, the mission of the university, and policies and procedures of the university and the department
- Ability to operate a utility vehicle in a safe manner

Internal / External Contacts

Internal: Frequent contact with the department and university community members which includes students, faculty, and staff

External: Contact with neighbors of the university, outside law enforcement, governmental agencies, visitors, and others interacting with the university

Physical Demands

- Must be able to stand, walk, and walk up and down stairs
- Occasionally lifts boxes up to 20 pounds
- Must be able to hear and communicate clearly

Working Conditions

- Work mostly outdoors
- Large exposure to various weather conditions; some exposure to laboratories, chemicals and live animals due to the nature of the university setting

Essential Personnel

This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.

Rice University Standard of Civility

Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Security Sensitive

As defined under the Texas Education Code and Rice Policy No. 425, this position is security sensitive and employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Functions

- Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises
- Writes reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences
- Calls police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons
- Answers alarms and investigates disturbances
- Circulates among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order and protect property
- Patrols industrial or commercial premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates
- Escorts or drives motor vehicle to transport individuals to specified locations or to provide personal protection
- Operates detecting devices to screen individuals and prevents passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas
- Answers telephone calls to take messages, answers questions, and provides information during non-business hours or when switchboard is closed
- Warns persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehends or evicts violators from premises, using force when necessary
- Performs all other duties as assigned

Additional Functions or Information Job Duties

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Do you have one year of related experience working as a security guard?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Do you have a current CPR/First Aid Certification (or the ability to obtain one within six months of hire date)?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you possess (or have ability to obtain within 30 days of hire) and maintain a valid Texas driver's license?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Have you had four or more moving violations and/or at fault accidents in the past three years?
      • Yes
      • No
    6. * Do you have any convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 10/6/2020
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