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Advanced Security Officer

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All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application Cover Letter CV/ Resume Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered). Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. NOTE: If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five (5) calendar days. The posting may close at any point after the five (5) days without further notice. If a specific closing date is listed the posting will close at midnight on that date. OUR HISTORY Texas A&M University-Commerce began as East Texas Normal College in 1889 when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus in Cooper. His creed, which continues today, was "ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others." The institution's history of dynamic change began in 1894 when "Mayo's College" moved to Commerce. The State of Texas took over the campus in 1917 and the name was changed to East Texas State Normal College. In 1923, the school was renamed East Texas State Teachers College. The graduate program was added in 1935, and in 1957 the Legislature, recognizing that the purpose of the institution had broadened from teacher education, changed the name to East Texas State College. Following the inauguration of the first doctoral program in 1962, the name was changed to East Texas State University. In 1996, the institution entered The Texas A&M University System and became Texas A&M University-Commerce. The main Commerce campus and six off-site locations—Corsicana, Dallas, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Rockwall—and online offerings, continue to meet the undergraduate, graduate and professional needs of the citizens of Northeast Texas and beyond. Its mission is achieved through teaching, scholarship, and service activities on its campuses, and in the community and region. For a more detailed history, go to OUR VISION Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized as a premier regional university, distinctive for high expectations, a nurturing environment, and innovations in the enhancement of learning to produce graduates who distinguish themselves in their chosen careers and as active, contributing members of society. By focusing on access, participation, and success of students in quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Texas A&M University-Commerce will become the university of choice for those seeking a higher education in the Northeast Texas area. As a result, Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized for the creation of partnerships and initiatives that promote intellectual, social, environmental, economic, and cultural advancement of the region and state. OUR MISSION Texas A&M University-Commerce provides a personal, accessible, and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners. We engage in creative discovery and dissemination of knowledge and ideas for service, leadership, and innovation in an interconnected and dynamic world. BENEFITS Texas A&M University-Commerce offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, long-term care, accidental death and dismemberment, flexible spending accounts, offered campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to: The system will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through the system.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Advanced Security Officer
Posting Title Advanced Security Officer
System Member Institution/Agency TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - COMMERCE (TAMUC)
Department UNIVERSITY POLICE / 21-162210
Posting Number S00069FY18
Salary Minimum $23,912, commensurate with education, knowledge, and experience
Pay Basis Annually
Job Close Date
Geographic Location Commerce
Budget Type Budgeted/Benefits - Full-Time
Is this position restricted by the Patriot Act? No
Is this position D.O.T. regulated? No
EEO AA Statement

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

The Advanced Security Officer, under general supervision, serves and protects the university by assisting law enforcement in reporting crimes and suspicious activity, maintaining visibility of security presence to deter crime and assist faculty, staff and students as needed, and to enforce all parking regulations. Provides communications (dispatch) officer support to ensure department operational needs are met.

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED.

Preferred Education and Experience

One year experience as a security officer or other comparable full-time employment.

Required Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations

Hired personnel shall be required to attend and pass state-mandated certification classes, as well as, University mandated classes.

Preferred Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations
Required Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Good communication and interpersonal skills. Keyboarding skills. Planning, organizational and task management skills. Analytical / detail oriented skills.

Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to work under stress. Ability to work independently with little or no direction. Ability to prepare reports, describing facts and events accurately. Ability to comprehend technical aspects of communications equipment.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Other Requirements or Other Factors

Ability to lift 10 – 15 lbs. Ability to stand for extended periods of time. Ability to climb stairs. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
a. Security Officers are required to wear uniforms which are provided.
b. The first four weeks of employment are on the job training and may occur on any of the three shifts as needed.
c. An additional five weeks of employment are on the job training and hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Due to the position you are applying for requires access to CJI systems, if it is found you have any of the following convictions on your criminal history report your application will be disqualified:
i. Felony Conviction
ii. Felony Deferred Adjudication
iii. Class A Misdemeanor Conviction
iv. Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication
v. Family Violence Conviction
vi. Class B Misdemeanor Conviction – 10 years
vii. Class B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication – 10 years

Preferred Other Requirements or Other Factors

Detailed Job Duties

Duties Performed

Patrols designated areas to prevent, discover and deter the commission of crime.

Duties Performed

Reports matters requiring police action to communications or to officers directly.

Duties Performed

Reports all irregularities, emergencies or suspicious activity.

Duties Performed

Provides a detailed written report on witnessing any criminal activity.

Duties Performed

Issues parking citations, directs flow of traffic and assists with parking vehicles.

Duties Performed

Patrols buildings and grounds to check for fires, water leaks, and general building security.

Duties Performed

Unlocks/locks buildings as required by university schedules.

Duties Performed

Assists communications officer in performance of duties in case of absenteeism and work break periods. This will include answering and dispatching emergency calls as well as other duties.

Duties Performed

Provides information and services to visitors, students and faculty.

Duties Performed

Works special events as required or scheduled by supervisor.

Duties Performed

Projects a professional image both on and off duty, including the prudent use of Social Media, not appearing intoxicated in public, and other conduct unbecoming of the position.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you see this position advertised?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Workplace Diversity
    • Work in Texas
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Job Fair
    • This Website
    • Other
  2. If you selected Other, please let us know where you saw the position advertised.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * This position is located @ Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas not at College Station in Bryan, Texas. Please indicate you are interested in working in Commerce, Texas.
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3