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Sr Public Safety Officer - Bastrop, TX

Law Enforcement/Security
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This position will be based at the MD Anderson locations in Bastrop and Smithville, Texas. These locations are approximately 35 miles east of Austin and 130 miles west of Houston.


The primary purpose of the Senior Public Safety Officer position is to screen students, patients, staff, faculty and visitors entering the facilities of the University for proper identification. Through observation and patrol, safeguard institutional property, identify security issues and enforce institutional rules and regulations. Responsible for the indoctrination, training, and supervision of a Public Safety Officer force. Monitor, operate and report issues identified with security technology, software and devices. Develop, mentor and evaluate personnel to meet professional standards and customer expectations. Act as team leaders and works closely with Supervisor, Public Safety to accomplish department objectives. In the absence of the Public Safety Supervisor may be required to perform Public Safety Supervisor duties. In emergencies, facilitate the orderly evacuation of the buildings and structures.



Leadership and Training

Provides team leadership, training (to include preparation of lesson plans, instruction, and distribution of educational materials for both entry and in service sessions) and ongoing professional development of Public Safety Officers. Works closely with Public Safety Supervisor to accomplish department objectives. In the absence of the Public Safety Supervisor, may be required to perform Public Safety Supervisor duties.


Patrol Responsibilities and Services

Patrols university buildings and property on foot to prevent theft, vandalism or fire. Responds to calls for service and provides requested services in a timely manner and in accordance with policies and procedures. Actively screens all persons entering university facilities; challenges persons without appropriate identification and all suspicious persons. Serves as a front-line contact with clients and acts as the customer’s advocate to insure the efficient and effective delivery of security services.



Meets and confers with security and access control systems management to ensure staff has a clear and thorough working knowledge of security devices and protocols. Ensures security devices are operating reliably and as intended and devices in failure are reported immediately when detected.


Other Duties as Assigned

Other duties to include, but not limited to, emergency recall and/or may be required to remain onsite or work extended hours during man-made or natural disasters and unusual occurrences on campus. Local or long distance travel may be required for training or other business purposes occasionally.




Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Associate's degree.



Required: Two years of experience as a Public Safety Officer. With preferred education, no experience required.



Required: Valid Class A, B or C Texas driver's license.


Skills Assessment

Required: Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.





It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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