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1 months ago

Security Monitor

Bexar County
Flag us San Antonio, TX
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Job Description


Under supervision, is responsible for screening, monitoring and controlling access of all individuals and containers entering secured county facilities through designated entrances; operates metal detection, x-ray scanning and other surveillance equipment; monitors and tests emergency alarm systems; researches criminal history information; maintains activity logs; completes various clerical tasks; and performs related duties as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Screens individuals (and their possessions) entering the Adult Detention Center (ADC) for weapons and contraband; using stationary and hand-held metal detectors and x-ray scanners
  • Alerts appropriate authority when intervention by uniformed staff is necessary
  • Enforces ADC visitation policy and maintains control of the ADC Lobby and visitation areas
  • Monitors all aspects of inmate visits during the visitation process
  • Monitors surveillance equipment and emergency alarms such as two-way radios, television (TV) camera screens, fire alarms and duress alarms
  • Controls Justice Center security doors to allow authorized delivery, vendor, inmate and law enforcement officer access
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled tests of alarm equipment and records results
  • Maintains activity logs for two-way radio transmissions, officer location, prisoner movement, transport van time and mileage, deliveries, recorded surveillance VCR tapes and Courthouse and Justice Center keys
  • Recognizes and detects potential weapons and contraband; adjusts to rapidly fluctuating situations; multi-task
  • Researches defendant and suspect criminal history and driver’s license information utilizing the Texas Criminal Information Center (TCIC) and National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) computer systems
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from High School or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, and two (2) years’ experience dealing with the public; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Preferred knowledge of security practices and procedures; preferred knowledge of security equipment and monitoring techniques
  • Skill in communicating verbally by telephone and radio; skill in monitoring multiple surveillance screens simultaneously
  • Ability to operate personal computer, two-way radio, handless telephone receiver, basic office equipment; ability to deal with hostile, abusive or irrational individuals; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, service providers, co-workers, other County employees and the public
  • Must secure and maintain a favorable background investigation from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office
  • Must complete operational procedure training offered by the Sheriff’s Office within six months of employment
  • Must clear a pre-employment physical and a pre-employment drug screen test
  • May be required to work more than 40 hours during the workweek; may work weekends, holidays and perform shift work

Working Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Working conditions are primarily inside and constantly exposed to the public and occasionally exposed to potentially hostile people
  • Occasionally moves items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally moves about the office
  • Frequently communicates with others; must be able to exchange accurate information
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Positions self to perform essential functions
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position
  • Subject to continuous periods of sitting or standing for up to eight (8) hours per day

Supplemental Information

Workstations with internet access are available, if needed, to view job postings and apply online at 211 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204, 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. Phone: 210-335-2545.

Bexar County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Workplace Diversity.
We are committed to providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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