OF THE U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
COURT SECURITY OFFICER
Location: Judicial Branch
Operational Division -St. Thomas/St. John District
Division: Court Security
Number of Vacancies: 4
Requirements: Graduation from high school (or
its equivalent) and experience (six months to
two years) in security, military, or law enforcement Required Documents: Cover letter, Internal Employment Application,
resume and other relevant documents
May 31, 2018
Nature of Work
This is security work in primarily
operating a screening station at the entrance to the Superior Court. Work involves screening all visitors entering
the court building as well as articles carried in to ensure there are no
threatening incidents within the facility, additional building and parking
lot. Security duties are also performed
under limited supervision by the Chief of Court Security and reviewed by
observation and results achieved.
Essential Functions (Any one
position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover
all the duties which may be performed)
visitors to walk through the magnetometer while listening for alarm indicating
the presence of metal on the person; directs individuals to remove metal from
their person to allow clearance into the building; uses hand held wand
magnetometer to detect metal on a person.
magnetometer for sensitivity as necessary; checks magnetometer for proper
carry in items by scanning them on x-ray scanner; observes machine screen to
detect weapons or contraband; confiscates items and logs them in for later
retrieval by public.
conduct hand search of carry in purses, bags and briefcases.
supervisor and law enforcement of unruly or violent individuals who attempt to
enter the building.
the rounds of floors and restrooms for security inspection; secures doors and
stairwells both before and after court hours; checks alarm systems; ensures
evacuation if fire alarm sounds.
in visitors after normal court hours.
a hand held radio to maintain two-way communication while at a security post.
escort workers to parked vehicles after working hours.
parking areas and courthouse grounds to identify security and safety breaches.
perform security work for Rising Stars Orchestra concerts.
provide transportation for Rising Stars participants.
directions to various courtrooms and offices.
daily activity log.
duties as assigned or required.
Abilities and Skills
of court procedures and policies, code and legal factors pertaining to the
of the organization, operations, functions and scope of authority of the court
or activity to which assigned.
of the court automated information system.
of legal terminology.
of appropriate fee structures.
of modern office practices and procedures.
of basic mathematical concepts.
to perform accurate mathematical calculations.
to read and interpret legal documents of varying type and complexity.
to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
to make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and departmental
policies and procedures.
to maintain a variety of complex records and prepare reports from such records.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
in the operation of a personal computer and other standard equipment.
is performed primarily in an office setting, courtroom or at a public
counter. Work involves contact with
persons who may be angry, abusive or threatening. Work may involve evening or weekend work as
Work involves a significant amount of sitting,
standing, walking, bending, stooping, listening, and reaching with hands and
arms. Must be able to visually observe
screens on x-ray scanning devices as well as observe entrance areas and areas
requiring security checks. Must be able
to transfer up to 25 pounds. Must be
able to restrain abusive or threatening individuals.
from high school (or its equivalent) and experience (six months to two years)
in security, military, or law enforcement work.
To apply, submit a cover letter, Internal Employment Application, resume
and other relevant documents to:
Human Resources Division
P.O. Box 70
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin
Tel: (340) 774-6680
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Submissions that do
not include the requested documents will not be considered. The Court will only contact applicants
selected for interviews.