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Welcome Sentry Officer

The Welcome Sentry Officer, as part of the Security Team, is responsible for serving as gatekeepers, maintaining a safe and secure environment, and protecting the people, premises, and assets on site. This employee will monitor the people entering and leaving the property, maintain a high visibility presence at the entry point, prevent all illegal or inappropriate actions, and suppress disturbances by detecting, deterring, observing, and reporting to the direct supervisor.

 Welcome Sentry Officer

Job Description

The Welcome Sentry Officer, as part of the Security Team, is responsible for serving as gatekeepers, maintaining a safe and secure environment, and protecting the people, premises, and assets on site. This employee will monitor the people entering and leaving the property, maintain a high visibility presence at the entry point, prevent all illegal or inappropriate actions, and suppress disturbances by detecting, deterring, observing, and reporting to the direct supervisor.

The Security Team is focused on prevention and protection, promotes a unified approach to risk identification and reduction, and supports an environment in which each client’s Circle of Care and staff support can be pursued free of concerns for one's safety.

Responsibilities

  • Protect company’s people and property by maintaining a safe and secure environment.

  • Monitor and control access at building entrances and vehicle gates by the following actions:

    • Monitor an up to date calendar of all visitors due by appointment.

    • Maintaining sign-in records, including times of arrival and departure

    • Obtaining driver’s licenses of all visitors

    • Contacting appropriate staff person assigned to visitor/worker

    • Directing visitor/worker to appropriate meeting point

  • Monitor surveillance equipment and video cameras of front gate

  • Observe for signs of crime or disorder and report disturbances.

  • Observe, report, and obtain information of extraneous vehicles or individuals near the front gate

  • Act lawfully in direct defense of life or property.

  • Prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities, inform violators of policy and procedures, and report, intercept, and detain trespassers.

  • Take accurate notes of and report unusual occurrences or suspicious incidents.

  • Control traffic by directing drivers.

  • Ensure operation of equipment and systems by troubleshooting malfunctions and calling for repairs.

  • Maintain organization's stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.

  • Demonstrate ability to follow all policies and procedures as instructed.  

  • Follow all safety precautions and ensure knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the job.

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

  • Provide service, information, and aid to all people as circumstances require.

  • Participate in all emergency response and recovery efforts.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 

  • Must be 21 years or older.

  • Must be highly responsible and personable

  • Experience as a commissioned security officer, personal protection officer, peace officer, public security officer, school marshal, etc.; or retired law enforcement, military, or special forces preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas driver’s license, and valid vehicle insurance.

  • Must be able to work on a flexible schedule as needed

Contacts

  • Requires contact by telephone, written communication, and in-person with state agency personnel, interagency personnel, and other related entities.

 Equipment Used

  • Desktop computer, telephone, calculator, and walkie talkie. 

Working Conditions

  • Work is carried out in and near the security building, administration building, and front gate.

  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.

  • Mandatory attendance to team meetings may be necessary.  

Physical Requirements  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand.  The employee is occasionally required to walk.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Mental and Aptitude Requirements

  • Ability to remain productive and maintain control under stress.

  • Ability to collaborate with others in a non-coercive manner.

  • Ability to analyze and organize systems.

  • Ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.

  • Ability to use problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Must look out for the safety and wellbeing of the youth in care by reporting any issues of abuse or neglect suspected at any time to your immediate supervisor, Regional Director of Quality Assurance, and to the DFPS Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.

This job description in no way implies that the duties listed here are the only ones the employee will be required to perform. The employee may be expected to perform other tasks, projects, and training as requested by his or her supervisor. 

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TO APPLY: please send resume and cover letter to info@therefugedmst.org.