Supervisor, Public Safety | Houston, TX | MD Anderson

Supervisor, Public Safety

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Supervisor, Public Safety position is to plan and supervise the daily activities of UTPD Public Safety Officers and Senior Public Safety Officers, to be the main contact and resolution point for building occupants in order to resolve security and safety issues, and to maintain and implement policies, procedures and operational plans for ensuring safety and security. Coordinate with Police personnel as necessary to maintain standards, effective communication, and continuous improvement processes for delivery of security services in their assigned area. Develop, train and evaluate personnel to meet professional standards and customer expectations. Through observation and patrol, safeguard institutional property, identify security issues and enforce institutional rules and regulations. In emergencies, observe, report and facilitate the orderly response to and if necessary, evacuation of buildings and structures.


Leadership and Administration Provides leadership, supervision, training and professional development of public safety officers and senior public safety officers. Conducts annual and periodic performance reviews for assigned personnel and provides periodic compliance and performance reports to management. Plans, schedules, coordinates, and assigns work and establishes goals and priorities for subordinate employees. Serves as a front-line contact with clients and acts as the customer's advocate to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of security services.

Safety and Security Processes Provides technical expertise to resolve safety and security issues involving personnel and other institutional staff. Responds to calls for service and provides requested services in a timely manner and in accordance with policies and procedures. Reviews processes and procedures for effectiveness and efficiency and makes recommendations on process improvements.

Access Control Meets and confers with law enforcement personnel and directly supports police initiatives in university buildings and on property whether through intelligence, surveillance or as a patrol activity to prevent crime, identify wanted persons, or to anticipate the opportunity for crime, disorder, or fires. Meets and confers with security and access control systems management to ensure he/she and the staff have a clear and thorough working knowledge of security devices and protocols. Ensures security devices are operating reliably and as intended, and that devices in failure are reported immediately when detected.

Other Duties as Assigned Other duties to include, but not limited to, emergency recall and/or may be required to remain onsite or work extended hours during man-made or natural disasters and unusual occurrences on campus. Local or long distance travel may be required for training or other business purposes occasionally.

Education Required:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience Required:

Five years of experience in a security or related field to include two years of supervisory/team lead experience. Successful completion of the LEADing Self Accelerate program may substitute for one year of required supervisory or management experience. Valid Texas Class A, B, or C driver's license. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 153738
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Varied
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 54,500
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 81,500
  • FLSA: non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Hard
  • Work Location: Onsite
  • Pivotal Position: No
  • Science Jobs: No