Security Guard -Pooled Positions (Open Recruitment)

Employer
Lamar University
Location
Beaumont, TX
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

20112003

Position Title:

Security Guard -Pooled Positions (Open Recruitment)

FTE:

1.00

Position Type:

Staff

Department:

Police Department

Job Summary/Basic Function:

SUMMARY:
Function: To provide service and information to students, employees and visitors; to enforce the rules and regulations of the 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. 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, Community Service 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.

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 SB 805, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:
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

Posting Date:

09/15/2020

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions:

This is an entry-level security position. Only serious applicants need to apply for these positions.

Medical/Dental benefits are offered after the 60-day waiting period.

Company

Texas Roots. Infinite Possibilities.

Lamar University students enjoy small classes where they can build lasting friendships with professors and peers. The 270-acre campus is in Beaumont, Texas, located about 90 miles east of Houston and 25 miles west of the Louisiana border. A comprehensive public university, Lamar gives students a chance to explore a variety of interests to prepare them to succeed in whatever fields they choose.

Academics

A member of the Texas State University System, Lamar University offers 63 undergraduate, 47 master's and nine doctoral degree programs. The university has more than 13,000 students enrolled in five academic colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Fine Arts and Communication. Lamar also offers the College of Graduate Studies and academic programs such as the Center for General Studies.

Students have access to numerous opportunities for scholarships, undergraduate research and study abroad programs. Lamar University students have: 

  • Performed research for NASA and flown experiments on NASA reduced-gravity flights.
  • Presented original research at academic conferences as undergraduates in fields including mathematics, business and sociology.
  • Enjoyed a 73 percent acceptance rate to medical and dental schools in recent years, compared to a 39 percent acceptance rate statewide.
  • Gone on to lead major companies and make a name for themselves in fields from art and music to nursing and engineering.

Athletics

Students can participate in or cheer on their peers in more than a dozen NCAA Division I sports. Last year, the Cardinals were Southland Conference champions in men's golf, cross country and women's tennis. The volleyball and men's basketball teams were regular season co-champs and the women's basketball team was Southland Conference East Division champion. The LU baseball program has produced several major leaguers. The women's soccer program is entering its second season. The golf team has topped national rankings in recent years.

LU is beginning to rebuild a football program. A coach was hired in 2008. The stadium and athletic complex are being renovated, and the Cardinals plan to return to the gridiron in 2010.

Campus Life

A building boom at Lamar University in the past decade has given students access to state-of-the art facilities for learning, playing, dining and living.

Residents of Cardinal Village, the modern residence halls, have private bedrooms, high-speed Internet and amenities including an outdoor pool, basketball courts and community centers. The new dining hall offers a bistro ambience with international and American cuisine.

Working out in the Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center is like a trip to an exclusive gym where students have an automatic membership. Features include a 43-foot climbing wall, an elevated jogging track, new cardiovascular and weighttraining equipment, and courts for sports such as basketball, racquetball and indoor soccer. Competitive types can participate in intramural sports ranging from basketball and flag football to dodgeball, cricket and pool.

Making friends and building a social network is easy at Lamar with more than 100 clubs and organizations registered on campus. Through campus organizations, students can:

  • Join a fraternity or sorority
  • Get involved in community service
  • Delve into a cause
  • Nurture spiritual beliefs
  • Start networking in future professions
  • Do all of the above.

LU is a short drive from many outdoor adventures: a day at the beach, canoeing or fishing on area rivers and bayous, hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Shopping and entertainment options also are nearby including theaters, museums and live music venues large and small.

History

Lamar University was founded in 1923 as South Park Junior College a few blocks from the current location. The name changed to Lamar College in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the "Father of Education" in Texas. In 1951, the school became Lamar State College of Technology, a state-supported four-year institution, the first junior college in Texas to make such a transition. The name changed to Lamar University in 1971. The university joined the Texas State University System in 1995.

Visit/Apply

Visit campus to learn more about all Lamar University has to offer. Guided campus tours normally are scheduled at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To arrange a campus visit, call (409) 880-8316 or e-mail [email protected]

To apply for admission, financial aid and scholarships, go to http://lamar.edu/admissions

 

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