Security Guard - Pooled Positions (Open Recruitment)
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 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; checks permit 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 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, Campus Safety 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.
WORKINGCONDITIONS: 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.
PHYSICALCAPABILITIES: 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 drivers 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.
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.
Preferred Qualifications: EXPERIENCE: Preferred: 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.
Lamar University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Lamar University not to discriminate on the basis of non-relevant criteria including, but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices.
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Home to more than 14,000 students, Lamar University is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and is a member of The Texas State University System. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana