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Maritime Security Officer

Company: Government jobs
Location: Cape Canaveral
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Class Description

Maritime Officers serve in purpose and action to detect and prevent security threats that may affect ships or port facilities. Maritime Officers are tasked with providing access control, inspection, patrol, and administrative services in concurrence with Florida State Statute 311 and Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Officers provide vital services in the deterrence, detection, and disruption of security threats. Maritime Officers work under the direction of Law Enforcement to promote public safety and the free flow of legitimate trade and travel. Position Duties

The tasks below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

  • Perform access control driver screening for secure / restricted areas.
  • Conduct vehicle security inspections.
  • Issue temporary access credentials.
  • Prepares reports and keeps records of all activities in accordance with established agency policy.
  • screening embarking / debarking foreign and U.S. Mariners.
  • Enact MARSEC Protocols as directed.
  • Conduct security patrols of cargo and cruise terminal areas.
  • Provide access control to inactive cruise terminals and cargo gates.
  • Provide TWIC escorts as directed.
  • Provide security for special terminal (public) events as directed.
  • Provide security and administrative support at the Maritime Center as necessary.
  • Participate in the training of new employees as directed.
  • Conduct fuel pipeline inspections.
  • Submit maintenance work order for supervisory review.
  • Provide active pier (vessel) security as directed.
  • Conduct garage (parking lot) security patrols.
  • Provide information and assistance to Port visitors.
  • Maintain knowledge of current security threats and patterns.
  • Recognize and detect dangerous substances and devices.
  • Provide due care for department vehicles, equipment and uniforms in accordance with standing Department Policies and Procedures.
  • Regular dependable and punctual attendance is an essential function of this job. Minimum Qualifications

    • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
    • Valid Florida Class E Driver's License (Must maintain for the duration of employment.)
    • This position requires successful completion of Sheriff's Office pre-employment medical physical and psychological examination.
    • Minimum of six months security related or law enforcement experience preferred.
    • Requires drug test prior to assuming position and if employed, will be subject to return to duty, post-accident and/or random and reasonable suspicion drug tests while employed. Additional Information

      SCHEDULE: Work is completed in 12 hour shifts (6:00pm - 6:00am) with employees working weekends and holidays. Must be available in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.

      The job requires inside and outside work; ability to tolerate inclement weather including heat, humidity, cold and fog. The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of smell, depth perception and texture perception

      During an emergency, the Sheriff will determine who is considered an emergency responder and whose work is necessary to maintain the operation of law enforcement and correctional facilities. This determination is subject to change based on staffing and the operational needs of the agency.

      The Brevard County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, and sexual orientation, national origin, age (over 40), disability or genetic information in employment practices. We encourage veterans, service members and their spouses and family members to apply for employment with this agency, qualified applicants will receive preference and priority in hiring decisions. ADA requires the Sheriff's Office to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

      • 12 annual days accrual per year* Increases based on years of service.
      • 12 sick days accrual per year* unlimited carryover.
      • 11 paid holidays per year*
      • 3 personal days accrued per year
      • 20 hours hazard leave accrued per year
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Workout facilities
      • Medical/Prescription insurance
      • Basic Life and AD&D insurance
      • Mental Health - Employee Assistance plan
      • Dental/Vision/Dependent Health Insurance available at Group Rates
      • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
      • Optional Deferred Compensation Program (employee contribution)
      • Uniforms (dependent on position)*Part-Time Permanent Employees receive leave accrual and holidays on a pro rata basis.

        01 Do you have any past experience working security at a Port, Maritime or similar facility?
        • Yes
        • No

          02 Please describe your Security/Law enforcement experience. Note: "N/A" or "see resume'/application" is not an acceptable response.

          03 This is a shift position, (6:00pm - 6:00am) Employees must be able to work this shift including evenings, midnights, weekends and holidays. Employees may be subject to report to work on short notice or work extended work days and hours to meet operational needs or in the event of an emergency. Are you able to comply with the work schedule?
          • Yes
          • No

            04 I understand, applicants hired by BCSO into the position of Maritime Security Officer, must agree to remain employed with BCSO for a period of no less than three years from their date of hire. Employees who separate employment, voluntary or involuntary, before the three year period expires are required to immediately reimburse BCSO for background fees of $1,520.00. I understand and agree.
            • Yes
            • No

              05 Have you ever been separated or resigned from a previous criminal justice employer while under a criminal investigation, administrative investigation or was potential subject to termination of employment?
              • Yes
              • No

                * Required Question

Keywords: Government jobs, Melbourne , Maritime Security Officer, Other , Cape Canaveral, Florida

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