Lead, Security Officer - (STA008035)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Full Time

Under general supervision, leads work of assigned security officers and performs regular security officer duties for assigned areas.
  1. Performs security officer duties and leads work of assigned security officers.
  2. Patrols assigned areas to check for criminal activity, rule violations, and irregularities.
  3. Investigates and reports hazards, unusual or suspicious circumstances to campus police unit as needed.
  4. Coordinates and monitors work activities of field Security Officers at particular locations.
  5. Monitors shift activity and makes recommendations for adjustments in shift assignments as needed.
  6. Trains new security officers or other personnel and provides on-going work leadership.
  7. Performs other job-related duties assigned.


Qualifications :

High school and 3 years experience.

Requires a basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or GED.

Requires a minimum of three (3) years directly job related experience.

Job Title: Lead Security Officer

Job Description

See HR’s Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a high school diploma or GED.

Requires a minimum of three (3) years directly job related experience

Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Daily computer use required; must be proficient with using Microsoft

Office suite.

Must pass a Criminal History Check and valid TX Driver’s License check

prior to an interview.

Must pass Background Investigation prior to employment.

Must pass a pre-employment drug screening.

UHPD requires all applicants to complete the criminal history fields on their

application. Applicants with incomplete criminal history fields will not be

considered for a position.

Required information includes:


•Driver’s license

•Last 4 digits of SSN

Additional Posting Information

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply and will receive preference in employment over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification.

Military experience will only be considered if Military Police or Security related

responsibilities in your job functions. (Please attach a copy of your DD 214.)

Salary will be based on years of experience.

We offer exceptional benefits:

•Paid Time Off (accrual increases with your service years)

•Sick leave accrual

•Comprehensive free medical coverage for employees

(premiums apply for family members)

•Great optional benefits to enhance your medical coverage

•Many on-campus / off-campus employee perks


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met

by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of

the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. While performing this job the staff member shall:


The employee maybe exposed to inclement weather conditions; extensive public contact

with student, faculty and staff.

Employees are required to work various assigned shifts, including days,

evenings, nights and weekends and may be required to remain at their post for an

additional shift. All staff are “essential personnel” and are required to report to work

during inclement weather.


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in a law enforcement

setting and an office setting; restrain or subdue individuals; walk, stand, sit, or run for

extended periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist;

occasionally climb and balance; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment.

Notes to Applicant: See attached addendum

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