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Peace Office Cadet
Houston Community College in Houston, Texas
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Date Posted 11/19/2019
Admin-Campus Safety And Police
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline 02/17/2020

Job Description 

Peace Office Cadet (Part-Time) - 19001KA 






Ensure the safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors and provide security for all campus facilities and college property. Respond to and address emergency situations when required. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned. 

As a Peace Officer Cadet, you may be required to perform the following duties while serving the community: 

  1. Patrol an assigned area by foot, bicycle or vehicle; investigate suspicious activities, individuals or conditions; and respond to calls for assistance or protection.

  2. Assist Peace Officers to subdue, control or arrest a resisting or violent subject by physical contact, forcibly, and sometimes against strong resistance, apply handcuffs and other restraints while in various body positions.      

  3. Assist Peace Officers in physically removing a subject from a vehicle or building, transport in a patrol vehicle by securely grasping or holding subject, dragging, lifting, and/or carrying subject, and book arrested persons.      

  4. Assist Peace Officers to control, investigate, and direct traffic in situations requiring human intervention such as accidents, traffic signal failure, unusually heavy traffic conditions, or adverse weather conditions to determine cause, ensure public safety, and protect life and property.

  5. Assist Peace Officers to gather information and conduct preliminary accident, injury, and criminal investigations to document facts and evidence. Prepare accurate and detailed reports by searching the scene and by interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects.

  6. Assist or rescue individuals in need of aid or protection as a result of an accident or a crime.      

  7. Conduct searches of buildings, vehicles, outdoor areas, persons, and other objects using vision, touch, hearing, and smell to find or detect potential hazards, contraband evidence, hazards, and stolen property or to find lost persons or objects for the purpose of seizing, investigating and/or rescue.  

  8. Enforce parking regulations by issuing citations or warnings to individuals who commit violations.  

  9. Provide testimony and protect the rights, property, and valuables of others in a truthful and honest manner without abusing the authority or integrity of the position.

  10. Using various methods of communication (i.e., radio, telephone, mobile data computers, etc) provide or receive direction, instructions and/or commands to facilitate providing assistance, building community rapport, protecting the public or making arrests.

  11. Communicate and interact with a wide variety of people, who may be in various stages of emotional states; to manage interpersonal conflicts, develop community relations, resolve/stop criminal activity, obtain or provide information, counsel and provide aid, maintain order, and provide service.

  12. Monitor and report any irregularities, such as fire hazards, safety hazards, and security deficiencies.

  13. Guard against theft of college property.

  14. Assist medical personnel as needed.

  15. Complete crime prevention surveys at his/her assigned campus.

  16. Conduct crime prevention programs for students, faculty and staff.

  17. Work closely with college administration to resolve conflicts between students, faculty and staff.  



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, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. 


Candidate must pass an in depth background investigation, perform the functions as described, have no integrity issues that could harm this department, the institution or his/her credibility related to testifying in court.   


The following physical activities have been linked to the essential job functions of a police officer:

a.   Running

b.   Lifting and Carrying

c.   Moving Non-Resisters

d.   Controlling Resisters

e.   Wrestling/Physical Struggles

f.    Dragging and Pulling

g.   Climbing

h.   Jumping

i.    Fighting

j.    Standing

k.   Sitting

l.    Riding a bicycle 


  • High School Diploma or GED required.  Associate’s degree preferred.

  • Texas Driver’s License


Military Police, Security Guard, Loss Prevention or similar experience preferred.   



  • Must be able to lift and move 150 lbs. without assistance

  • Must be able to enter and exit department vehicles quickly and without assistance

  • Must be able to run 100 yards without stopping and be functional upon completion

  • Must be able to perform all the essential duties listed without assistance 


Employees in this position will be scheduled to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment and will be expected to work holidays, nights and/or weekends to meet staffing and scheduling requirements;

  1. Able to mediate conflicts and demonstrate professional behavior in highly stressful situations;

  2. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws;

  3. Maintain rational decision-making and self-control in a hostile or violent situation/environment that are personally offensive (cases of child abuse, child molestation, sexual assault, extreme trauma or death, etc.), verbally or physically provoking, or which involve considerable stress, danger, personal risk, violence, hostility, or that may require the use of deadly force; 

  4. Able to communicate orally and manually using radio, telephone, and Mobile Data Computers to give and obtain information, directions, instructions, and/or commands in order to provide assistance, build community rapport, protect the public, and make arrests; 

  5. Able to interact with a variety of people functioning in various emotional states to manage interpersonal conflicts, develop community relations, resolve or stop criminal activity, obtain or give information, issue citations, counsel and give aid, or maintain order and provide service;

  6. Able to enter and exit, and safely operate a vehicle in all types of traffic, weather, lighting conditions to perform rescue, assist in arresting, or emergency operations; and

  7. Ability to successfully complete and graduate with current academy class by the end of the term and pass the T.C.O.L.E. exam, with a 70% or better.


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.







The Organization


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.



The Team


Some of the brightest minds in academics and business are choosing HCC as their teaching home. When you join our talented faculty team, you’ll play a special role as teacher, mentor and academic advisor. We’ll support you in your professional development as you contribute your knowledge and expertise to HCC, our students and the community.




Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:


  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.

  • Approximately 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 healthcare 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.




EEO Statement


Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:


David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity


PO Box 667517                                   


Houston TX, 77266


713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu




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.




Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact  (713) 718-8565.




: Part-Time 

Primary Location

: United States 


: Part-time 

Posting Date

: Nov 19, 2019 

Closing Date

: Feb 17, 2020

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