The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Guard (Security)

Hiring department Applied Research Lab
Monthly salary $2,333 - $2,416+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Shift
Posting number 18-07-12-01-6343
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin - J. J. Pickle Research Campus (North Austin)
Number of vacancies 2
General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: References must be former employers. Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


Provides security support for Applied Research Laboratories.

Essential Functions

Provide courteous, professional assistance to visitors and staff. Answer incoming calls. Operate fax machine, computer, closed circuit video monitoring equipment and public address system. Identify employees, visitors and check badges and issue temporary badges. Conduct random inspections. Ensure strict compliance with established procedures related to urgent actions are properly implemented. Complete various log entries and forms. Control vehicle access to facility and use a vehicle reservation system for staff use of lab vehicles. Make security checks and report safety and fire hazards. Receive and document after hour mail deliveries.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Drive vehicle, operate mail room equipment and other tasks as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

High school graduation/GED. Demonstrated communication skills and ability to pay attention to detail/produce accurate work. Must be flexible to work varied shift assignments including nights and weekends. Ability to use common office equipment. Applicant must be able to walk up/down stairs to make security checks. U.S. Citizenship. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, job offer will be contingent on selected applicant applying for access to classified information within 14 days of job offer and receiving at least interim access to classified information within 10 days of the application being submitted. If interim access is approved as described, employment must commence within 30 days of approval for access. Eligibility for access must continue without interruption during employment in this position. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

More than one year experience as a guard or police officer. Formal training in law enforcement. Eligibility for immediate access to classified information.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work around standard office conditions May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Variable shift assignments including weekend, overnight and holiday shifts. Shift work will include shifts at the Lake Travis Test Station.

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