Security Officer-CSO

Position: Security Officer-CSO

Job ID: 33958

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Texas Children's Hospital

Shift: 8a 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for a Security Office CSO - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide a safe and secure environment during the shift within the boundaries of the assigned position and/or post. This position is an armed position and therefore requires the CSO to become familiar with the rules and regulations of the armed CSO, the continual qualifications for proficiencies as well as the maintenance of the department-approved firearm. 

Think you’ve got what it takes?


  • Provide security functions at designated post locations
  • Operate Texas Children’s Hospital vehicles and other assigned duties
  • Periodically foot patrol specific buildings assigned, observing visitors, patient, and staff for compliance to the organization’s rules and protocol
  • Report any hazardous conditions and suspicious activity to the supervisor and dispatch, using radio and other means of communication according to established departmental procedures
  • Ensure that all emergency vehicles have ready access to Emergency Center dock for offloading of patients and provide assistance with helistop patient transport to inpatient areas
  • May respond in the case of an emergency and use AED, or assist in providing basic life support, and utilize Personal Protective Equipment


  • 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 GED required
  • Licenses/Certifications:
  • LCSO - Commissioned Security Office within 90 days of entering position
  • CHSO - Basic HC Security Officer within 180 days of entering position
  • TDR - Texas Driver's License within 90 days of entering position
  • BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support
  • Physical fitness test required
  • 1 year experience in security, law enforcement, or military required
  • A Bachelor's degree may substitute for the 1 year of required Security, law enforcement, or military experience

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