Security Officer, Lieutenant

Position: Security Officer, Lieutenant

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Skilled Crafts Worker

Shift: 7a - 3p and 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at Texas 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, Lieutenant -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will lead, motivate, train, and supervise a security team in protecting staff, patients, visitors, and assets. You will efficiently handle customer inquiries, requests for assistance and ensuring smooth traffic flow. You will also provide support to the Security Operations Manager and security department by ensuring daily security operations are conducted in an efficient manner.

Responsibilities :

  • Assists in conducting Basic Training, Department Training and In-Service Training as needed
  • Assigns available personnel in an efficient manner, ensuring minimum staffing levels are achieved in accordance with departmental guidance
  • Observes and reports all conditions inside and outside of the hospital for potential threats to the safety of patients, visitors, employees and medical staff
  • Prepares performance evaluations to document technical proficiency, competence, and professional demeanor for the Protection Force
  • Ensures hospital owned vehicles are maintained by officers and operated as defined by departmental and hospital 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. Successfully completes all necessary exams for initial and ongoing certifications


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • CommSO from the Texas Department of Public Safety-Private Security Board required within 90 days of employment
  • CAHSC from the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety required within 90 days of entering the role
  • Texas driver’s license required within 90 days of entering the role required
  • Must pass a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check demonstrating a clear driving record as defined by the routine driver qualifications outlined in the Fleet Safety Policy and Procedure by the job entry date
  • Must maintain a clear driving record
  • Must pass a Physical Fitness Test performed by Employee Health Services and/or an affiliate by the job entry date
  • 4 years security, law enforcement, or military experience required
  • A bachelor’s degree may substitute for two years of the required security, law enforcement, or military experience

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