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CAPITOL SECURITY OFFICER

Class Title: CAPITOL SECURITY OFFICER
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 038621

Education and Experience: Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school; qualifying full-time police or security-related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two years.
Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications:

Applicants for this class must:

1. be willing to and able to qualify with, carry, and use assigned weapons.

2. be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date of application.

3. be a citizen of the United States.

4. have a good moral character, as determined by investigation.

5. complete a criminal history disclosure form in a manner approved by the appointing authority.

6. agree to release all records involving their criminal history to the appointing authority.

7. supply a fingerprint sample in a manner prescribed by the TBI for a fingerprint based criminal history records check.

8. have no conviction for a felony or have been discharged under any other than honorable conditions from any branch of the United States armed forces.

9. pass a physical examination administered by a licensed physician that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position.

10. pass a psychological evaluation administered by a licensed mental health professional that is consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that relates to the essential functions of the position.

11. submit to and pass a pre-employment screening test for use of illegal drugs.

12. have visual acuity of 20/100 in each eye, separately without glasses, and each eye corrected to 20/30 or better with corrective lenses.

13. possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license at the time of appointment in some positions.

14. upon appointment, successfully complete a prescribed course of instruction at the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy or have successfully completed the equivalent of the prescribed course.

Examination Method: Education and Experience, 100%, for Career Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under general supervision, is responsible for security duties of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class performs a full range of security duties on property owned, leased, or under control of state government in the capitol area, or other geographical areas.

Work Activities: 1. Provides security for the state employees’ parking shuttle service.

2. Performs routine radio dispatching duties to include receiving and transmitting of radio and telephone messages and signals; conducts vehicle registration and Driver License checks; checks for outstanding wants/warrants on individuals as required by officers; maintains all dispatching logs and reports as required.

3. Performs visual and physical checks of all buildings, grounds, parking garages, and parking areas; performs security and parking control duties on a fixed, walking, or motorized security assignment/post.

4. Performs traffic and parking control duties, including the issuance of warning tickets, citations, and control of vehicle entry and exit of state parking areas.

5. Performs routine security duties such as checking vehicles for proper decals in parking areas; checks identification of suspicious persons; makes physical checks of buildings and offices, turns lights off, closes windows, secures doors, and monitors building fire and security alarms.

6. Provides information and gives directions to the public regarding state office complexes and facilities.

7. Prepares routine security records and reports such as daily activity reports, tow-in reports, and sign-in logs for persons entering and leaving office buildings during and after normal working hours.

8. May assist in performing preliminary investigations of reported criminal acts such as reports of stolen property, break-ins, accidents, or other non-routine occurrences; makes apprehensions, notifies proper authorities of such situations and assists officers of the responding agency when they arrive at the scene.

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