Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.
Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You’ll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you’ll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.
We are currently seeking a Senior Peace Officer (Sergeant) who will advance the institution’s proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.
You: You’re an experienced POL officer and supervisor who’s dedicated to making the world a safe place where citizens can lead their lives without fear of crime.
Your mission: We’ll rely on you to supervise peace officers and security officers at various evening campuses.
Your work: You’ll be working closely with college administrators to ensure safety and security at college facilities, and conducting criminal investigations as needed. As a supervisor, you’ll assess the conduct and quality of your officers’ work and recommend positive corrective action when necessary; schedule work assignments; listen and discuss issues; and provide officers with the administrative and technical support they need.
Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you’re a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
- Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
- 145 languages are spoken here.
- Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
- Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
- The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
- World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
- With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
- Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.
If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.
It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
Supervise peace officers and security officers at various evening campuses, and perform other support duties as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBIITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Supervise and assess the conduct and quality of work performance by officers under his/her supervision and recommend positive corrective action if needed.
Provide officers with appropriate administrative and technical support.
Listen and discuss problems with subordinates.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze data and make decisions.
Identify emerging problems and works for their resolution.
Schedule work assignments for police officers and security officers.
Prepare and submit reports as required.
Work closely with college administrators to ensure safety and security at college facilities.
Conduct criminal investigations and submits reports.
Ensure officer compliance with department and Board of Trustees policies and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, physical requirements, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Associates Degree required, seven (7) years law enforcement or military service may be substituted for the Associates Degree. Must be a commissioned police officer of the state of Texas, certified by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education with an Intermediate Peace Officer Certification. Advance Peace Officer Certification preferred.
Three (3) years of law enforcement service required.
Strong observation skills
Must be able to remain calm during stressful situations, emergencies and disturbances and be a member of the emergency response organizations at the assigned location
Must be able to lift and move 25 lbs. without assistance
Must be able to run 100 yards without stopping and be functional upon completion
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Employees in this position will be scheduled to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment. Employees will be expected to work holidays, nights and/or weekends to meet staffing and scheduling requirements.
Knowledge of state and local laws
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of HCCS personnel
Ability to mediate conflicts
Ability to communicate effectively in writing
Supervisory skills preferred
Per HCC Policy C: 4.7 Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace, a drug and/or alcohol test is required if a conditional job offer is made.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.