McAllenRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for McAllen jobs

Security Guard

Company: South Texas College
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details

General Statement of Job

General Statement of Job

The Security Guard patrols, inspects, monitors, protects and secures college buildings and grounds for the prevention of crimes and responds to emergencies. Enforces parking and traffic rules and regulations by patrolling parking lots and issuing citations. Provides escort services and other basic public assistance services to students, employees and visitors when needed. Remains alert to emergency situations and provides first-line response.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrols, inspects, monitors, protects and secures college buildings and grounds for the prevention of crimes and responds to emergencies.
  • Responsible for the enforcement of security procedures and guidelines.
  • Analyzes situations quickly and objectively and determines if law enforcement involvement is required and/or the proper course of action.
  • Assists with traffic control and crosswalk duty, as needed.
  • Promptly responds to safety and security incidents.
  • Deters criminal acts and violence through preemptive and proactive actions.
  • Issues citations for parking violations on college properties.
  • Documents concise and accurate incident reports, security logs and other required written documentation.
  • Prepares pertinent reports and gathers written statements, as needed.
  • Reports missing traffic signals, signs and other security and safety concerns.
  • Provides safety and security services at College functions, as needed.
  • Provides escort services and other basic public assistance services to students, employees, and visitors when needed.
  • Provides general information to students, employees, and visitors.
  • Operates and conducts routine preventive maintenance on College vehicles; notifies appropriate personnel of any vehicle maintenance required.
  • Travels throughout the college district, as needed.
  • Serves as Campus Security Authority.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Position Information

    Posting Number

    Position Title
    Security Guard

    FAS-Safety and Security (Office of)

    Temporary End Date (if applicable)




    Min Salary

    Salary Range*

    Required Education and Experience

    1. To qualify, one of the following must be met:
  • College Certificate; Associate's degree preferred
  • A minimum of 30 earned college hours

    2. At least one (1) year of related work experience, preferred.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, and internet research skills.
  • Must possess situation awareness skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate exemplary work practices and work ethic.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of constituents both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult, dangerous, and high-stress emergency situations.
  • Must be willing and able to work various hours, various locations, and rotating shifts, including days, nights, weekends, College closures, and holidays, as needed.
  • Ability to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation or College-owned vehicles.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to read, speak and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
  • Security Sensitive position: all applicants are subject to a criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  • In addition, subject to a federal background check.
  • Must have or qualify for a valid Texas driver's license, proof of liability insurance, and be insurable under South Texas College's insurance policy for driving.
  • Must maintain authorization to drive College-owned vehicles.
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required or must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

    Physical Requirements
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
  • Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  • Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  • Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  • Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer terminal, and/or extensive reading including color, depth perception, and field vision.
  • Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  • Visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and operation of machines, using measurement devices, and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

    Working Environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.

    The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

    Posting Detail Information

    Desired Start Date

    Close Date

    Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date)

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    This is an online only application
    Thoroughly redact or block security sensitive information including social security number, date of birth, age, citizenship status, sex/gender, ethnicity, marital status and applicant photos from all documents. Failure to block such information will render the application incomplete. For further information, click here. All uploaded documents become part of the applicant's application and are viewable to personnel involved in the hiring process.

    Transcripts must be from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    Foreign transcripts
    Applicants submitting employment applications with foreign transcripts must provide transcript equivalency documentation from an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The evaluation service links on the following site are provided by South Texas College for your convenience but are not affiliated with South Texas College: NACES Members

    Candidate Review Start Date

    Annual Security Report and Non-Discrimination Statements

    Notice of Non-Discrimination

Keywords: South Texas College, McAllen , Security Guard, Other , Mcallen, Texas

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Texas jobs by following @recnetTX on Twitter!

McAllen RSS job feeds