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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.

Armed Guard

POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Guard enforces regulations and procedures designed to prevent breaches of security, exercises judgment and uses discretion in responding to incidents and emergencies, determining whether to intervene directly, ask for assistance as time permits, keep situation under control or surveillance, or to report incident or situation to the appropriate authority for handling.  Duties require specialized training in methods and techniques of protecting controlled areas.  

 

PAY TRANSPARENCY/COMPENSATION

 

Base Pay $30.00

Health & Welfare $4.47 with Cash in Lieu option

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Escort of detainees in custody while present at medical treatment facilities, courtrooms, detention facilities, and any other guard services.
  • Serves detainees prepared meals as required or directed.
  • Conduct searches of holding cells and/or detainees as required or directed.
  • providing security/escort at local medical facilities, for the duration of the detainee’s hospital care, restricting unauthorized public access to detainees.
  • Provides security as directed by TOMs to various locations throughout the facility.
  • Performs searches of vehicles and persons as directed by the contract or contracting officer’s representatives.
  • Enforce regulations and procedures designed to prevent breaches of security, exercise judgment and uses discretion in responding to incidents and emergencies.
  • Maintain the security of all areas by taking actions as required.
  • Take charge of your post by securing and protecting personnel and property for which you are responsible until properly relieved.
  • Comply with orders and instructions given. These responsibilities continue until relieved by proper authority.
  • Report all violations of orders you must enforce.
  • Give the alarm in case of disorder or emergency.
  • Report unusual events that threaten security or endangers life or property.
  • Take reasonable counteraction to save life and property or lessen danger. At the same time, you must maintain the security of your post and remain alert during the emergency.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience as a law enforcement officer, corrections officer, or military police officer, a period of active-duty military experience (with holding an honorable discharge), or six months of experience as a security officer engaged in functions relating to detaining civil or administrative detainees.
  • Possess Active Texas Commissioned security license. 
  • US citizen and resided in the U.S. for the last five years.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a H.S. Diploma or GED.
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language and ability to prepare detailed written reports and fill out forms
  • Must be able to pass all training and obtain all required certifications.
  • Able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screening.
  • Must be able to pass a background investigation to include but not limited to criminal, credit and driving record checks.
  • Must be able to pass US Government background investigation for required security clearance if necessary.  
  • Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968,
  • Obtain Federal Suitability Clearance applies.

 

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

Work is typically in a busy detention facility environment and subject to frequent interruptions with long periods of sitting, standing or walking. Extended hours to include nights, weekends and holidays may be required. May be subject to outdoor conditions including extreme temperatures and weather. Subject to high noise levels to include gun fire, hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat, extreme cold or exposure to chemicals.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS

Heavy work: Exerting up to 200 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must have visual and audio acuity to heavy equipment, machines such as fire equipment and apparatuses, firearms and clearing barrels. May be required to be fitted for and/or wear a respirator. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, often without breaks, and may be required to climb stairs or ladders and walk-up inclines and on uneven terrain.

Must meet all physical and psychological standards as required by the contract. Must be physically capable of standing a 12-hour post. Travel may be required