Security Officer II
Denton, TX 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Protective ServicesFLSA Exempt/
Agency:Health & Human Services CommDepartment:Security
Job Title:Security Officer IIPosting Number:443501
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Job Location:3980 STATE SCHOOL RDCity:DENTON
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$1,981.75 - $2,904.91Salary Group:A09
Shift:Nights (Third)Travel:15%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
The Security Officer II provides a safe and secure environment for Denton SSLC as part of the security team. Admits employees and visitors to facility grounds and buildings. Provides patrol of grounds and buildings by foot and by vehicle. Check grounds completely for any fire, damaged property, equipment, or unauthorized person(s). Documents all findings and reports any unusual findings to supervisor. Responds to all employee accidents and distributes paperwork properly. Responds to and documents all alarms, and investigates the cause of the alarm. Performs monthly fire extinguisher inspections in all buildings. Assists with fire drills and mock evacuation drills. Keeps a daily log sheet of activities and turns them in at the end of shift. Enforces security and safety regulations related to parking and traffic. Works at a facility serving individuals who have complex needs and who may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviors. Works under a moderate level of supervision provided by the designated security supervisor, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift, and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

Admits employees and visitors to the facility grounds and buildings, ensuring proper identification and paperwork is completed.

Checks for unauthorized materials as they come into the front gate of the facility grounds to ensure the safety of clients and staff, if required by the facility protocols.

Patrols the entire grounds by vehicle and foot checking for unauthorized activity and to ensure no unauthorized person(s) are on the grounds.

Patrols the interior and exterior of all buildings checking for unauthorized activity and to ensure no unauthorized person(s) are inside of buildings. When applicable, ensures buildings are locked when unoccupied.

Responds to all fire alarms and investigates the cause of alarms, taking any emergency action if necessary in accordance with training received.

Assists with fire drills and mock evacuation drills as necessary.

Performs monthly fire extinguisher inspections to make sure they are full and in good operating conditions. Takes corrective action if needed.

Directs visitors to proper location to sign in and obtain visitor badges.

Monitors the grounds to be aware of any clients trying to leave facility grounds without proper authorization. Takes appropriate action in accordance with training.

Monitors vehicle parking and traffic violations as per facility policy to ensure safety of clients and employees. Reports infractions to the designated authority.

Attends and participates in all mandatory training to meet requirements, maintain job-competence, and develop professionally.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
-Ability to patrol the grounds by foot or in a vehicle, detect dangerous situations and take appropriate actions.
-Ability to prepare a concise report to the shift supervisor and/or co-workers.
-Ability to learn the campus buildings and grounds that are patrolled.
-Ability to learn and enforce campus rules and regulations pertaining to building admissions and exits.
-Ability to assist others in applying emergency restraint techniques if necessary after being trained.
-Ability to set up barricades for securing an area in an emergency, or secure an area after an incident or accident.
-Ability to drive a state vehicle.
-Skill in communicating rules to others.
-Skill in defusing potentially difficult situations.
-Skill in monitoring and assessing situations and determining appropriate response.
-Knowledge of basic traffic and parking regulations or ability to gain that knowledge.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.

Initial Selection Criteria:
-High School diploma, GED, and/or 6 months of work experience is required.
-Work experience in security, law enforcement, or military is preferred.
-Work experience with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and/or mental health issues is preferred.
Additional Information:
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range.

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All state supported living center/state hospital employees are subject to random drug testing.

Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.
MOS Code:
Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 11B/C, 18D, 19D/K, 31B/O, SB, SO, MA, 205, 741, OS, 0352, 5811, 8151, 8154, 8156, 3P0X1. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$1,981.75 - $2,904.91
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
0 to 1 year
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