Lamar University

Lamar University

Full-Time Security Guard #495177

United States

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20112669

Position Title Full-Time Security Guard #495177 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Police Department

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

Who We Are:

Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

About This Role: Function: To provide service and information to students, employees and visitors; to enforce the rules and regulations of Lamar University pertaining to the operation and parking of vehicles on University property; to help safeguard property of Lamar University.

Scope: Responsible for enforcing the regulations pertaining to the parking of vehicles on University controlled property; directing traffic during sporting events; patrolling University controlled property for the purpose of safeguarding buildings and property under the control and jurisdiction of the Lamar University Police Department.

What You'll Do – Position Duties

As a member of our team, you will have an impact on our clients through accomplishment of the following responsibilities:

Typical: Provides service to students, employees, and visitors. Patrols buildings and grounds to check for fires, water leaks, potential security and safety hazards and general building security, reporting all irregularities, emergencies, or suspicious activity. Ensures all personnel entering the campus are properly identified. Issues visitor badges and maintains a log of all issued badges. Provides directions to locate buildings and offices and other general information to visitors. Patrols buildings and grounds on foot or in vehicle to provide security and prevent crime. Writes reports on incidents occurring on a campus. Performs other related duties as required.

SUPERVISION : Received: Work is performed under the general supervision of the chain of command for the Lamar University Police Department, typically that of a Senior Guard, Community Service Officer or a Supervisor of the University Police Department. Supervision is usually available in person or by radio. Work requires the ability to make frequent minor decisions and occasional decisions of some significance. Work is reviewed for completeness, accuracy and compliance with departmental policy and procedure.


At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition covered at 100% for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    EDUCATION : Required: High School Diploma, GED, vocational school or equivalent–currently enrolled and expected conferring within a three month period.

    EXPERIENCE : Required: None required.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Usual: Working conditions involve exposure to variable weather conditions and working on any one of three shifts with varying days off and on holidays. Work involves a degree of hazard. PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: Duties may involve driving, walking, running, standing, stooping, climbing, crouching, pushing, jumping over, pulling, carrying, reaching above head, lifting, lowering, hand-wrist and elbow motion, grasping, and holding.

    Eyesight and hearing shall be of sufficient acuity to accomplish the job duties described. Must be in good physical condition, capable of walking and/or standing for long periods of time. Required walking and standing shall be done without the aid of canes, crutches or similar tools.

    OTHER : Should have the physical and mental capabilities to properly carry out responsibilities and duties as a Security Guard of the Lamar University Police Department. Must possess a valid driver's license and be eligible to drive a University owned and/or leased motor vehicle. Must successfully pass a background investigation. Must read, write, speak and understand the English language. Must be able to operate a hand held radio.

    EEO Statement

    Lamar University is An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas SB 805, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Past experience as a security officer or guard.
  • Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary $22,880 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 05/11/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    This is an entry-level security position. Only serious applicants need to apply for these positions.

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
  • Yes
  • No
  • Please indicate the highest level of education you have completed.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Some college credits
  • Technical School Degree and/or Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • In what subject did you receive your highest degree?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of work experience do you have in security?
  • None
  • 6 months
  • 1-2 years
  • 3-4 years
  • 5+ years
  • What type of license or certification do you currently hold for as a security guard? If none, type "N/A".
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate(s)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Job details


    Full-Time Security Guard #495177


    Lamar University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type




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