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Public Safety Officer

Law Enforcement
Exec VP Administration
21002144 Requisition #

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, responsible for providing excellent customer service while ensuring the security, safety, and well-being of all personnel, visitors, and the premises. Immediately responds to emergencies to provide necessary assistance and protects the institution's assets relative to theft, fire, and other safety issues. Enforces the institution's regulations pertaining to the parking of vehicles on a controlled property.


Job Duties:

  1. Screens all persons entering the facilities of the University for proper identification.
  2. Through observation and patrol, safeguard institutional property, identify security issues, and enforce institutional rules and regulations.
  3. In emergencies, facilitate the orderly evacuation of the buildings and structures.
  4. Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property to include monitoring surveillance equipment, inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points, unlocking/securing buildings, classrooms, and non-public areas, and permitting entry.
  5. Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities and informing violators of policy and procedures.
  6. Controls vehicle traffic by directing drivers.
  7. Provides security for the campus/special events and conducts foot patrols of buildings and grounds to ensure personal, building, and equipment security.
  8. Provides customer service to the public through actions such as Safe Walk escorts and motorist assistance; provides information and direction to students, employees, and visitors.
  9. Controls and monitors access by checking permits on parked vehicles and issues visitor permits as needed.
  10. Responds to various reports, alarms, and/or observed behaviors; assesses the situation, notifies Communications Center and supervisor, and determines appropriate action.
  11. Completes reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities as directed.
  12. Performs all other duties as assigned.



  • A high school diploma or GED is required.


  • This is an entry-level position with no directly related prior experience required.
  • Front-facing customer service experience is preferred.
  • Prior security experience is preferred. 


Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must possess a valid Texas driver's license and be eligible to drive a University-owned and/or leased motor vehicle.


Additional Information:

  • A four-week, structured training program will be provided.
  • All uniforms and gear is provided at no cost. 
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation.
  • Must be able to work any of the 3 rotating shifts: 6 am-4 pm, 10 am-8 pm, 8 pm-6 am, with the opportunity to bid for shifts every 4 months.


UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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