Building Security Guard$ Hourly

Travis County
Full Time $0 Per hour TX 1010 Lavaca St # 400, Austin, TX 78701, United States Apply before 7/4/2024 11:59


Are you looking for career opportunities that provide top-notch benefits including paid vacation & sick leave, outstanding health & dental insurance, a free health clinic for you & your dependents, a generous retirement plan, and much more?

Travis County’s Facilities Management Department has great jobs that serve dozens of facilities across the county. We offer stable career options with training and tuition reimbursement available to get you to the next level in your career 

Provides basic building security for County facilities during normal business hours or after hours and on weekends and holidays. Ensures doors and windows are locked and secured during non-business hours. Reports security violations and questionable activities. Monitors buildings for damages from flooding, equipment failure or vandalism.

This is a job classification within the Maintenance job family. This classification is responsible for the front- line building security functions and does not have any lead or supervisory duties or responsibilities. This classification may require a flexible work schedule in order to meet the needs of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides assistance, directions and information to visitors and County employees/officials. Signs visitors in and out of assigned facilities. Escorts visitors and staff on and off building premises upon request.
  • Provides vehicle and foot patrol for County buildings and grounds.
  • Conducts patrols in County vehicles and post operations including following all orders as specified per assignment 
  • Makes rounds of each floor of assigned building and/or makes rounds by vehicle and foot patrol of assigned buildings.
  • Ensures doors and windows are locked and secured. Monitors security camera systems and verifies proper operation of building electronic door lock systems. Turns off lights not needed for security.
  • Reports security violations, questionable activities and emergencies to appropriate authority.
  • Ensures security lighting and security monitoring systems are functioning. Monitors outside areas for vagrants and other unauthorized personnel. Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, skateboarding or smoking within 15 feet of building exits.
  • Monitors heating and air conditioning systems for proper operation during non-business hours as directed. Checks assigned facilities for leaks, during rainstorms. Monitors buildings for equipment failure or vandalism, notifies proper emergency contacts for repair.
  • Notes building repair and maintenance needs and reports these deficiencies for correction.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or G.E.D. 


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:

  • Must maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Must maintain CJIS security clearance.
  • Must be flexible to work and provide assistance to other work shifts.

Must pass a criminal background check for CJIS clearance.
Applicants are required to successfully pass the background investigation, including fingerprint clearance. 

Knowledge of:

  • Standard building security systems, including operations and maintenance.
  • Policies, practices, procedures and methods of assigned function.
  • Security surveillance systems operations and capabilities

Skill in:

  • Interacting positively with the public.
  • Responding effectively to public inquiries, presenting a positive impression of the organization.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

  • Maintain driving guidelines for Travis County.
  • Follow a regular security check schedule.
  • Recognize and report needed repairs, security risks and dangers.
  • Understand and follow instructions and communicate effectively, as required.
  • Work independently and efficiently.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and officials, and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 25 pounds, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Requires constant walking and standing and exposure to outside elements.

This position may require you to work outdoors in extreme temperatures on a daily basis. 

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

Work Hours: AM/PM/Overnight. May work some holidays, some nights, some weekends 

Department: Facilities Management Department

Location: Various County Facilities 

Criminal,  Driving, and Employment Background Checks Required.