Security Officer, Sergeant - Austin

Position: Security Officer, Sergeant - Austin

Job ID: 157123

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: Security Service

Talent Area: Skilled Crafts Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more.  Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.   Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit You can also learn more about our amazing culture at Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.   


We are searching for a Security Officer, Sergeant in Austin, TX -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will protect the staff, patients, visitors, and assets of our hospital. You will support the hospital by providing a visible first line security presence, efficiently handling customer inquiries, requests for assistance, and ensuring smooth traffic flow. You will also lend support to the Security Operations Managers and Lieutenants as required.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Provides security functions at designated post locations
  • Patrols the hospital as assigned, observing all conditions inside and outside of the hospital for potential threats to the safety of patients, visitors, employees, and medical staff
  • Monitors traffic and parking in designated areas
  • Ensures that all emergency vehicles have ready access to Emergency Center dock for offloading of patients
  • Safely operates and maintains hospital-owned vehicles as directed by supervisor and departmental procedures
  • Responds to and assists hospital personnel with patient transport, elevator prioritization and reports during fire alarms, accidents, missing child alerts and elevator entrapments
  • Attends and completes hospital and departmental required training
  • Assist in conducting Basic Training, Departmental Training, and In-Service Training as directed


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 3 years security, law enforcement or military experience required
  • A Bachelor’s degree may substitute for 2 years of the required security, law enforcement or military experience
  • LCSO from the Texas Department of Public Safety-Private Security Board must be acquired within 90 days of entering the role
  • CAHSO from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety must be acquired within 90 days of entering the role
  • Texas Driver’s License must be acquired within 90 days of entering the role
  • Must pass a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check demonstrating a clear driving record
  • Must pass a Physical Fitness Test


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