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TJJD - Security Officer IV - OIG Security Officer IV (MCL) - 5430

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00005430
Keywords: emergency

Job Description

All applicants must complete the following additional forms(available at http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/jobsearch/application.aspx)and attach to the application, email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757,Austin, TX 78711 for consideration:

  1. TJJD EmploymentApplication Supplement (HR-003)
  2. Child Abuse RegistryCheck Consent Form (HR-028)
  3. Disclosure of PREAEmployment Standards Violation (HR-975)

Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays inyour consideration for this position.

A complete job description and requirements are available at:  https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00005430&tz=GMT-05:00

Applicants applying through Work In Texas (WIT) will also need to complete the supplemental questions/forms to be considered for this posting.  To complete the supplemental questions/forms, please go to the CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en) to register and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile.  A complete job description and other job requirements are available there.

Send completed application, supplemental questions/forms, and copies of diploma and college transcripts via email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov or regular mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757, Austin, TX 78711.


Your job application must be completely filled out and cover all employment.  Your application must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, name of employer, dates of employment, supervisor's name and phone number, and a description of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time and hours per week.  If this information is not provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete.  Resumes do not take the place of this required information.

Applicants must attach to the application a copy of a high school diploma/equivalent or college diploma and transcript if a degree or college semester hours are required to meet minimum qualifications.  A copy of all required certifications and/or licenses must also be attached to the application.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any other requirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.

State of Texas Benefits and Retirement Information can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov.  Benefits include:  Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paid holidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educational assistance program, employee assistance program.  Optional add-on benefits include:  Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance, Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health & Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc.  Additionally, certain designated positions are eligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free meals while on duty.


The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for investigating crimes committed by Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) employees, crimes and delinquent conduct committed at a TJJD state-operated facility or contracted facility, and crimes involving TJJD interests; detection, interception, and investigation of contraband within secure and non-secure TJJD-operated and contracted facilities; locating and apprehending TJJD youth who have escaped, absconded, or violated a condition of their release from TJJD; operating a 24-hour Incident Reporting Center (IRC) to receive and document allegations of criminal activity involving TJJD interests and reports of abuse, neglect and/or exploitation of TJJD youth; preparing and submitting reports regarding criminal investigations and OIG operations to the TJJD board, members of the legislature, and other state agencies; and monitoring compliance with the TJJD Use of Force Plan.

Performs highly complex (senior-level) security enforcement work.  Work involves overseeing, monitoring, and/or patrolling grounds outside secure facility area; checking employees and visitors in and out of the facility; inspecting and safeguarding buildings, properties, and equipment; maintaining facility security and traffic control; and checking for contraband.  Investigates all criminal offenses detected during those security duties, including offenses committed by staff, contractors, visitors, and volunteers.

Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.  May be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and be on-call.

This position is subject to a written exercise and a physical fitness assessment.



Identifies, reports, confronts, and/or apprehends/detains persons/arrests suspects in cases of unauthorized entry into buildings and work areas, malicious mischief, escape or other criminal violations.

Controls entrance to the gatehouse and all secured buildings on the facility by confirming authorized admittance or departure before unlocking doors.

Monitors and/or patrols buildings and grounds outside secure facility area; watches for unauthorized persons, fires, and unusual occurrences; and reports emergencies upon discovery.

Investigates all criminal activity detected at the gatehouse and exterior properties surrounding the secure area of the facility.

Documents the facts and circumstances of investigations of suspected criminal activity in accordance to OIG standard operating procedures.

Documents and coordinates maintenance of seized contraband in compliance with agency policies; contacts local law enforcement as necessary.

Testifies in criminal proceedings, hearings, or trials as needed.

Monitors cameras and records incidents throughout campus.

Monitors front and rear sallyport gates controlling vehicle entry and exit traffic, including deliveries and contractor traffic.

Monitors all vehicle traffic on the facility.

Makes emergencies notifications as needed and initiates all emergency calls as required.

Greets visitors and maintains records/logs of all persons/vehicles entering and exiting the facility.

Monitors all radio transmissions.

Issues and collects keys, maintains key control of entrance, and checks by telephone to determine if admission/departure is permitted.

Collaborates with facility staff in meeting established objectives and goals; shares information, identifies concerns and trends; and recommends improvements to resolve problems or enhance operations.

May train others.

Monitors outcomes for racial, ethnic and gender disparities and takes action to address identified disparities.

Performs a variety of related duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.

Performs all duties in compliance with agency safety policies and procedures:

  • Reports safety hazards and corrects hazards when possible.
  • Completes required documentation in the event of an accident/injury within requested time frames.

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency attendance and leave policies.




HighSchool diploma or equivalent.  One yearof full-time wage earning experience that may be any combination of the following:  investigative or law enforcement work; canineofficer or canine handler; military police; or experience as a correctionalofficer.

Other Requirements:

  • Must hold an activeTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Peace Officer license and beeligible for appointment as set forth in the Texas Administrative Code, Title37, Part 7, Chapter 217.

  • Musthave a valid driver license.

Note:  Any degree, diploma, high school equivalent,or course hours required to meet minimum qualifications must be obtained froman accredited educational institution.

This position is subject to mandatorypre-employment drug testing and any offer of employment is contingent uponacceptable results from a drug screen conducted for the agency.

Requirements for continued employment:

  • Maintain a valid driverlicense.

  • Maintain a valid TCOLE peace officerlicense.

  • Failure to maintainrequired licenses will result in termination of employment.


The followingphysical demands and working conditions are representative of those encounteredand/or necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essentialfunctions of this job.  Reasonableaccommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performthe essential functions.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
Ability to see
Ability to hear (with or without aid)
Ability to perform tactile discernment
Prolonged standing and walking
Heavy lifting, up to 45 lbs.
Heavy carrying, up to 45 lbs.
Pulling and pushing
Repeated bending
Restraining combative youth
Depth perception
Prolonged Sitting
Use firearms
Operate motor equipment
Reaching above shoulder
Climbing stairs or ladders
Identify colors



  • Secure facility gatehouse operations.
  • Emergency reporting procedures.
  • General and criminal state laws.


  • Meeting and handling individuals entering and exiting a security environment.
  • Monitoring and assessing situations.
  • Determining appropriate response.
  • The use of monitoring, surveillance, and detection equipment.
  • Using emergency law enforcement equipment.
  • Use of firearms.


  • Enforce law, security rules and regulations.
  • Remain alert, observant, and physically able to respond appropriately to work situations or emergencies including, but not limited to, physical restraint of youth.
  • Conduct investigations.
  • Prepare reports.
  • React quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Train others.
  • Maintain and keep accurate records, files, or logs.
  • Analyze situations quickly and take effective action.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Work collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.
  • Process information logically, make decisions, and demonstrate the soundness of those decisions.
  • Work in excess of 40 hours per work week and be on-call.
  • Successfully complete a physical fitness assessment.


In order to receive veteran's preference, a copy of your DDForm 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disabilityrating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attachedto your application.

Go to
https://texasskillstowork.com/,https://www.onetonline.org/,or http://www.careeronestop.org/for assistance translating your military experience and training courses intocivilian job terms, qualifications/requirements, and skill sets.

AdditionalMilitary Occupational Specialty (MOS) Code or Crosswalk information isavailable from the Texas State Auditor's Office at
PublicSafety MOS Codes.

If you are scheduled for an interview and require anyreasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiringrepresentative who calls you to schedule your interview.  Whenever possible, please give the hiringrepresentative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request.

Only candidates selected for an interview will becontacted.

Due to the high volume of applications,we do not accept telephone calls.  Ifyou submitted your application through the
CAPPSCareer Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en), you mayalso check the status of your application by accessing your profile andselecting My Jobpage and selecting My Submissions.

Thank you for considering employment with theTexas Juvenile Justice Department.

The Texas Juvenile JusticeDepartment does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.