Security Officer - CSO Austin, Texas

Position: Security Officer - CSO Austin, Texas

Job ID: 160027

Location: US-TX-Austin

Department: Security Service

Talent Area: Skilled Crafts Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing worldclass pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024. Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood.   To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit You can also learn more about our amazing culture at At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Security Officer CSO-- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will protect the staff, patients, visitors, and assets of our hospital. You will assist the general public, staff or patients in all matters of safety and security. The Security Officer CSO stands a post as instructed and serves as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions, detects suspicious activities, watches for criminal acts or client rule infractions and addressed them appropriately. This position responds to all incidents as dispatched, providing assistance as needed, protecting personnel and property within reason and securing the incident scene until properly relieved. This position conducts initial investigation of incidents and is responsible for documenting incident details and completing all appropriate reports and forms as necessary.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provides security functions at designated post locations
  • Patrols the hospital as assigned, observing all conditions inside and outside of the hospital for potential threats to the safety of patients, visitors, employees, and medical staff
  • Monitors traffic and parking in designated areas
  • Ensures that all emergency vehicles have ready access to Emergency Center dock for offloading of patients
  • Safely operates and maintains hospital-owned vehicles as directed by supervisor and departmental procedures
  • Responds to and assists hospital personnel with patient transport, elevator prioritization and reports during fire alarms, accidents, missing child alerts and elevator entrapments
  • Attends and completes hospital and departmental required training
  • Assist in conducting Basic Training, Departmental Training, and In-Service Training as directed


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • LCSO from the Texas Department of Public Safety must be acquired within 90 days of entering the role
  • Must have CIHSO license authorized by the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) within 180 days of entering the role
  • Texas driver’s license must be acquired within 90 days of entering the role
  • Must pass a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check demonstrating a clear driving record
  • 1- year security, law enforcement, or military experience required
  • A bachelor’s degree may substitute for the 1 year of required security, law enforcement, or military experience




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