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Court Security Officer

POSITION SUMMARY

 

A Court Security Officer (CSO) is a specialized security position providing protective services at or around United State Federal Court Houses or other areas as assigned under a contract to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS). CSO’s in this classification generally provide security services under some limited supervision from a Lead CSO and the District Supervisor who reports to the Contract Manager (CM).

 

The CSO position is able to perform a variety of fixed-post, mobile, or foot patrols while maintaining situational awareness and making decisions and/or taking actions consistent with established post orders, facility rules, guidelines and protocols. Duties may include work in austere and uncomfortable conditions for prolonged periods of time, including periods of inclement weather, while performing walking, standing, searching, and surveillance or sitting duties essential to the performance of the security functions.

 

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Shall enforce the District’s entry and identification system.
  • Test and Report Emergency Equipment
  • Patrol court facilities and grounds of the facility in accordance with applicable post orders.
  • Shall man USMS authorized stationary posts.
  • Shall provide focused surveillance on incoming traffic to entrances from inside or outside the facility in order to detect oncoming threats before reaching the screening area.
  • May provide armed escort services for judges, court personnel, jurors, and other designated individuals.
  • Provide security services for off-site and remote judicial functions where access to the site can be controlled and public screening conducted.
  • Where applicable, shall direct traffic, control lights on court facility properties, and monitor vehicles and pedestrians as described in the post orders.
  • May occasionally be assigned to provide courtroom security during hearings.
  • Shall provide security presence in the courtroom, enforce federal law and judicial orders within the courthouse,
  • Shall turn over any articles found in a court facility or designated facility to the COR and complete a CSO-003 within 24 hours after the incident occurs.
  • Keep supervisors and managers informed of unusual occurrences and important events as detailed in post orders, rules, regulations, guidelines and protocols.
  • Monitor alarms, radio traffic and other information sources. Dispatch or inform others as needed and authorized.
  • Report and appropriately address fire alarms, burglary alarms, requests for assistance and criminal acts;
  • Stop, screen, inquire, and inspect vehicles and pedestrians entering and / or exiting the facility as directed by post orders, rules, regulations, guidelines and protocols.
  • Properly use equipment issued or available for use.
  • Prevent passage of prohibited articles onto or off client facility.
  • Escort individuals or vehicles in accordance with post orders, rules, regulations, guidelines and protocols.
  • Maintain all necessary licensing, certifications, training and records for legal employment for the Security Guard position;
  • Use portable radios, phones or other communication devises appropriately and according to established rules.
  • Monitor all equipment; guard against loss or damage; report any such loss or damage immediately to a supervisor or manager.
  • Perform necessary work regardless of weather conditions.
  • Log in Property Pass numbers for authorized property/equipment movements.
  • Ensure the security of government property, detaining personnel using the mantrap when needed, and reporting anyone involved with unauthorized property/equipment removal.
  • Conduct regular patrols and inspections of buildings and facilities
  • Issue required badges or passes to authorized personnel.
  • Monitor electronic access control and report violations
  • Monitor radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems and respond to alarms indicating unauthorized removal of government property.
  • Grant access to areas during non-working hours to authorized personnel in accordance with the established procedure and access lists.
  • Monitor facility equipment and utility systems and report deficiencies to personnel responsible for repairs.
  • Perform random surveillance of buildings for the detection of unauthorized or inappropriate activity.
  • Perform random surveillance of fence line for breaches and the detection of unauthorized removal of government property, illegal or inappropriate activity.
  • Provide additional security support for scheduled events that may occur during or after duty hours or for unscheduled emergencies as requested by supervisor
  • Maintain activity logs and administrative documents as required by contract.
  • Contact, assist, and cooperate with local, state or federal law enforcement; locate, retain and protect necessary evidence; testify as necessary in judicial and administrative proceedings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Minimum of 3 years of verifiable civilian law enforcement experience OR an equivalent Law Enforcement position with the United States Armed Forces (military). The experience must include general arrest authority. All three (3) years shall have occurred within the last seven (7) years.
  • Must have successfully completed or graduated from a certified Federal, state, county, local or military law enforcement training academy or program that provided instruction on the use of police powers in an armed capacity while dealing with the public. The certificate shall be recognized by a Federal, state, county, local or military authority, and provide evidence that an individual is eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer.
  • Must submit to and successfully complete pre-placement screening and evaluation, which includes submission to a criminal background check, financial institutions/credit bureau check, and disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background screen, drug test and physical exam.
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted (except eyeglass wear) state driver’s license.
  • Fluently read, speak, comprehend, and compose coherent written reports in English.
  • Must be able to meet medical/physical fitness requirements.
  • Must be free from conviction of any felony.
  • Be free from conviction of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence in accordance with United States Code Title 18 U.S.C. § 922 (g)(9) Unlawful acts.

CANDIDATES MUST SUBMIT A RESUME TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION

 

BENEFITS

 

Constellis offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

 

  • Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time-Off Program & Company Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Insurance: Basic Life & Supplemental Life
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
  • Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
  • On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

The position may require extensive sitting, watching monitors, walking around the facility outside in rain, wind or other poor weather conditions and kneeling and stooping to look under or inside vehicles or containers.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear, stand, walk, use hands to handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, and taste or smell.
  • The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves anything from 10 to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
  • Work in austere and uncomfortable conditions for prolonged periods, including periods of inclement weather, while performing walking, standing, searching, and surveillance or sitting duties essential to the performance of the security functions.

Instructor

 

POSITION SUMMARY

 

An instructor serves as a member of the OST training staff at his/her location, with responsibility for training DOE and other federal, state, and local agency personnel. This involves: (1) teaching various subjects, such as driving, the use and safe operation of firearms, marksmanship, tactical response to and resolution of crises situations, etc.; (2) developing and revising courses, using instructional system development (ISD) methodology; (3) formulating teaching outlines and determining instructional methods, utilizing knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness of such methods; (4) developing and selecting training aids, such as multimedia visual aids, training handbooks, demonstration models; and (5) and testing students to measure progress and evaluate effectiveness of such training. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as subject matter expert in training by maintaining and applying comprehensive (mastery level) knowledge and competency in area(s) of occupational expertise (e.g. use and safe operation of firearms, marksmanship, use/employment of special weapons and tactics, use of force, driving, etc.), and related laws, regulations, and orders; maintaining and applying comprehensive (mastery-level) training/learning methodologies and techniques; keeping up-to-date regarding requisite and prescribed training/learning techniques and methodologies, weaponry, and equipment; providing input and assisting in the development, design, and/or revision of courses to reflect new or changing concepts and technology affecting the field; serving as lead on training projects/programs pertaining to field of specialization or occupational expertise; acting as liaison with working groups in field of specialization or occupational expertise; and maintaining professional certification and qualification standards.
  • Teach/conduct training presentations by reviewing course materials and lesson plans prior to instruction/presentation; identify learning objectives; utilize teaching aids (e.g., multimedia visual aids, training handbooks, reference works, demonstration models, etc.); utilize instructional methodologies (e.g., classroom instruction, demonstration, hands-on experience, performance exercises, scenarios, role-playing, lectures, discussions, etc.), utilize knowledge of specified training needs and effectiveness of such methods; and carrying out training presentations within prescribed course framework

 

  • Reinforce learning by utilizing teaching aids; demonstrating occupational practices, procedures, skills, and techniques; involving students in hands-on/experiential learning and practical applications/exercises; encouraging student participation and interaction; observing student performance; providing feedback to students; identifying student progress and/or remedial training needs; providing technical guidance; and coaching, counseling, and assisting students.
  • Lead and evaluate effectiveness of training/course presentation by observing student performance and student application of techniques/skills; assess student comprehension of subject matter, using oral interviews, written examinations, and performance tests; review course critiques and analyzing information; and prepare and submit after-action reports.
  • Ensure instructional presentations meet course objectives and training standards by maintaining a comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities requisite in the occupation or conducting reviewing course materials prior to instruction/presentation; identify learning goals and objectives; incorporate requisite and prescribed training methodologies and techniques; maintain continuity and consistency of training; ensure training/learning goals and objectives are achieved; carrying out training presentations within prescribed course framework; and following applicable DOE orders and OST policies and procedures.
  • Complete course/project administrative tasks by planning, organizing, and prioritizing work for accomplishment within expected timeframes; document action(s)/task(s) completed; accurately record the account code and time worked on each course/project on the official time record; prepare and submit for processing applicable forms/requisitions required for course/project presentation/completing; and follow applicable DOE, ITP-OST, and OST policies and procedures.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by studying/reviewing all relevant laws, regulations, orders, and policies; attending educational workshops; reviewing professional and technical publications; establishing and maintaining professional liaisons/networks with subject-matter experts; and participating in professional associations/affiliations.
  • Ensure that integrated safety and quality management principles are applied to all duties. Performs all activities and tasks in a safe and healthy manner.
  • Serves customers (external and internal) by focusing on quality as it relates to the customer; anticipating/understanding customer needs and expectations; responding expeditiously to customers’ questions, requests, and concerns; and satisfying customer needs and expectations.
  • Contributes to team effort by focusing on ITP-OST mission, goals, and objectives; accomplishing tasks and assignments in a professional and timely manner; keeping appropriate members informed regarding the status of tasks and assignments; establishing and maintaining professional working relationships; working amicably, cooperatively, and productively with team members; assisting others as needed, and accomplishing other duties/tasks as assigned/ directed or as necessity dictates.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  •  High school diploma or G.E.D. (bachelor’s degree preferred).
  • A minimum of three years specialized experience applying the principles, practices, skills, and techniques used by military force, protective force, security police, and law enforcement personnel.
  •  A minimum of two years teaching experience and certification as an instructor.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate DOE security clearance.
  • A working knowledge of PC’s and related MS programs.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use, function, training points, and tactical deployment of firearms.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in a field environment of, but not limited to, squad ambushes, squad urban defense, and squad attacks.
  • Knowledge of nomenclature, function, and manipulation of weapons utilized within the TSD system and employment of weapons systems.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the employment of weapons and synchronization of elements in the conduct of a counterattack at the platoon level.
  • Knowledge of DOE orders relating to firearms, firearms safety, and qualification courses.
  • Knowledge of Live Fire Range operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain a level of physical fitness and agility sufficient to perform requisite physical tasks and functions.
  • Knowledge of applicable assigned subject/topical areas for the level of instruction delivered.
  • Ability to develop course objectives, lesson plans, training aids, and student evaluations.
  • Thorough knowledge of training and learning techniques, both theoretical and practical, and demonstrated skill in delivering an effective, professional training presentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to plan and interact with people from diverse backgrounds/cultures.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate the training schedule.
  • Ability to travel for training and other ITP-OST business.
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience and certification as an instructor.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate DOE security clearance.
  • A working knowledge of PC’s and related MS programs.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use, function, training points, and tactical deployment of firearms.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in a field environment of, but not limited to, squad ambushes, squad urban defense, and squad attacks.
  • Knowledge of nomenclature, function, and manipulation of weapons utilized within the TSD system and employment of weapons systems.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the employment of weapons and synchronization of elements in the conduct of a counterattack at the platoon level.
  • Knowledge of DOE orders relating to firearms, firearms safety, and qualification courses.
  • Knowledge of Live Fire Range operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain a level of physical fitness and agility sufficient to perform requisite physical tasks and functions.
  • Knowledge of applicable assigned subject/topical areas for the level of instruction delivered.
  • Ability to develop course objectives, lesson plans, training aids, and student evaluations.
  • Thorough knowledge of training and learning techniques, both theoretical and practical, and demonstrated skill in delivering an effective, professional training presentation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to plan and interact with people from diverse backgrounds/cultures.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate the training schedule.
  • Ability to travel for training and other ITP-OST business.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS 

Work is normally performed in an office, workshop, or classroom setting. Work is also performed outdoors on a range or in support of a training exercise. Worker may be exposed to dust, fumes, loud noises, and the environment.

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work involves standing, walking, running, and kneeling for sustained periods. May involve occasional heavy lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling.