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TPWD - Security Officer IV (Headquarters Security Officer)

Texas State Government Austin, TX
  • Expired: September 07, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment (month/year) and hours worked per week, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed. If this information is not submitted, your application will be considered incomplete. Applications with "See attached" or "See resume" will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Omission of data can be the basis for disqualification; you may state 'unknown' for any incomplete fields. A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH WORK IN TEXAS: Work In Texas (WIT) applicants must complete the supplemental questions to be considered for the posting. To complete the supplemental questions go to CAPPS Recruit to register or login. CAPPS Recruit,


VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If selected for a position Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen OR applicants claiming Surviving Spouse or Orphan veterans' preference eligibility, you will need to provide supporting documentation on or before the first day of employment.

TO APPLY Application must be completed at:

PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: TPWD Headquarters, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744

HIRING CONTACT: John Moore, (512) 389-8022

Under the direction of the Headquarters (HQ) Police Leadership, this position is responsible for ensuring the safety of Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees and the public, government officials and dignitaries visiting the TPWD Headquarters. Monitors and authorizes entrance and departures of employees and visitors, to include deliveries. Patrols buildings and grounds to maintain safety and security. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs additional duties as assigned. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.


Graduation from High School or GED.

Four years of experience in law enforcement or security work.

If driving is required, applicant must possess a valid State driver's license.

Physical Requirements:
Applicants must be:
of good mental and physical health, a test by a physician will be administered;
pass annual physical readiness testing required at a 25% standard for initial and continued employment;
of high moral character and hold no felony convictions, no DWI, BWI, DUID or class A misdemeanor convictions within the past five years, no Class B misdemeanor convictions within the past two years- a background check will be completed;
the recipient of an honorable discharge from the military service, if applicable;
Twenty-one years of age older. A background check will be done prior to final employment approval.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining physical requirements and required licenses/certifications.


Security officer training approved by Department of Public Safety, or comparable from other state.

Experience as a licensed peace officer or security officer;
Experience with customer service work.

Knowledge of Texas Criminal Laws, the Code of Criminal Procedures and the Penal Code;
Knowledge of emergency reporting procedures and traffic and parking regulations;
Skill in using MS Word, Excel and Outlook;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in monitoring and assessing situations, determining appropriate response, using emergency law enforcement equipment;
Skill in effective interaction with staff at all levels of the department and other State agencies and organizations;
Skill in providing quality customer service in a courteous and professional manner;
Ability to enforce security rules and regulations;
Ability to conduct investigations;
Ability to under stressful situations;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.

Required to work 20-30 hours per week, includes various schedules with hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and days off other than Saturdays, Sundays and holidays;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to perform manual labor, including lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Required to travel 5% with possible overnight stays;
Required to operate a State vehicle;
Must conform to TPWD dress and grooming standards, work rules and safety procedures;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.

Texas State Government


Austin, TX