Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking alert and committed Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Certified Peace Officers to join our law enforcement team at the PCCA Police Department (PPD). PPD is committed to servicing and protecting PCCA tenants, customers, employees, visitors, and PCCA property.
Enforces and complies with Applicable Federal and State laws, including, but not limited to, Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, PCCA Ordinances and Tariffs
Coordinates with Local, State and Federal law enforcement agencies
Provides assistance and guidance to PCCA and Contract Security Officers concerning all aspects of port security, particularly access control procedures and screening of personnel requesting access to PCCA
Plans, organizes and conducts variety of criminal investigative and analytical assignments with supervisory approval, including but not limited to, analyzing allegations of criminal activities, recommending investigative resources and collateral support of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies , investigating allegations of crimes, crime scenes, and misconduct; conducting interviews, collecting evidence, conducting employee/ applicant background investigations and periodic updates, planning and conducting surveillance and undercover work, arresting violators of State and U.S. laws, conducting searches and seizures incident to arrest or by warrant
Prepares reports, letters and correspondence in an accurate, comprehensible, and professional manner maintaining confidentiality
Attends mandatory PCCA training/testing in 33 CFR 105 and training in ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and adheres to and stays abreast of the contents thereof
Prepares and executes Declarations of Security
Responds to crimes in progress or calls for service; engages in apprehension, detention and arrest of individuals in a professional manner
Patrols PCCA property by foot, vehicle and vessel as needed and periodically conducts vehicular, vessel, and cargo searches
Prepare reports and present findings orally and in writing to managers, prosecutors, and other officials; testify as a government witness before Grand Juries and in courts regarding criminal cases and at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases as necessary and with supervisory approval
Communicates effectively with the general public, PCCA employees, tenants, vendors and those who have official business on PCCA property
Adheres to PCCA policy, including department standard operating procedures, maintains good employee relations, competence, professionalism and ethical standards both on and off-duty
Follows proper safety precautions when operating vehicles, vessels, equipment, materials and weapons
Works varying schedules to include a schedule of 12-hour rotating shifts, 4 days on and 4 days off including nights, weekends and holidays and 24/7/365 call in for special needs or emergencies
CPR certified or ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
Functions in pre-and -post-disaster preparedness as a Tier 1 status designation
The preferred candidate for this position should be an organized, thorough, and disciplined individual with a focus on maintaining optimal integrity in support of the PCCA. They must possess the following:
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
High school diploma or GED
Certification by TCOLE as Texas Peace Officer Valid driver’s license and good driving record (must not have received any moving traffic violations or been involved in any chargeable traffic accidents in the past two years)
Must obtain and maintain current CPR certification with the use of AED
Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
EXPERIENCE & JOB KNOWLEDGE
Minimum three years full-time police officer or acceptable equivalent experience
Working knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
Adept with pistol, shotgun, rifle and at operating a motor vehicle
Knowledgeable of TCOLE Rules and Regulations, Instructor Certificate preferred
Knowledgeable in Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS) preferred Familiar with the inner workings of relevant agencies preferred
Knowledge of maritime procedures and operation of maritime vessels is highly preferred
Proficiency with a personal computer and office equipment
Ability to complete accurate, concise written reports, to read and understand policies, rules, regulations, instructions, laws and law enforcement literature
Effective collaboration, partnership and problem-solving skills; ability to foster cooperative working relationships with and among federal, state, local and private industry partners
Demonstrated proficiency of the English language; effective verbal and written communication skills; oral and written proficiency in the Spanish language preferred
Ability to fit well within an energetic and dedicated team and be responsive/responsible to supervision
Must possess self-control, tact, good judgment, emotional and mental stability; must be reliable, trustworthy, dependable and maintain a good attendance and on-time record
Promote positive, professional customer service to PCCA industry partners
Maintain good employee relations and encourages and fosters a helpful environment where teamwork prevails
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to, standing, walking, reaching, grabbing, grasping, stooping, kneeling, twisting, squatting, crouching, crawling, lifting, dragging, pulling and pushing varying amounts of weights, with or without reasonable accommodation
Ability to respond physically and verbally to physical encounters and attacks and pursue and apprehend assailants on foot or by vehicle, encounter physical danger and hazards associated with protecting persons and PCCA property
Ability to work in a general office environment, and on a work site with exposure to adverse weather conditions, fumes and /or air particulates, working in high precarious places, risk of electrical shock and moving mechanical parts, moderate noise levels and working at heights, ability to wear personnel protective equipment when performing work functions
Maintaining balance in adverse conditions, including while underway in patrol boat, rough waters, sudden and abrupt up and down, side to side motions
Ability to operate various types of motor vehicles, patrol boats, and firearms (including hand-gun, rifle, and shotguns), patrol car mobile data terminals (MDT’s) and in-car audio/video systems; Body Worn Cameras (BWC)
Communicating verbally, in writing, and over devices such as the phone, radios, and walkie- talkies
Available to work varying schedules including nights, weekends, holidays, on call; must possess a minimum eight (8) years law enforcement experience with six (6) years increasingly responsible supervisory experience in law enforcement administration and methods of crime prevention and detection or in the type of duties outlined above
Must possess self-control, tact, good judgment, emotional and mental stability
Foster cooperative working relationships with and among various federal, state, local, and private industry partners. Must not have had any TCOLE adverse actions, received any traffic citations or been involved in any chargeable traffic accidents in the past two years
Under the supervision of a PPD Police Sergeant, PCCA Certified Peace Officers are responsible for the enforcement of laws and the protection of life and property within the jurisdiction of PCCA. The PPD utilizes certified Texas peace officers, port employed & contract security officers, land and marine patrols, video surveillance, and physical barriers to provide for the safe, secure and efficient flow of commerce through PCCA.
Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before January 7, 2022, 11:59 PM CST.
If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a physical examination, drug test and alcohol screening, as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.
People Move Our Port!
Port Corpus Christi (PCC) is currently seeking an energetic individual to assist with the long term strategic mission and succession planning efforts of the PCC relative to engineering & construction. The qualified individual will join a team of engineers dedicated to leading and managing PCC’s construction initiatives.
It is the mission of Port Corpus Christi to leverage commerce to drive prosperity. The Port’s vision is “To be the energy Port of the Americas.” As the 4th largest Port in the United States in total tonnage, Port Corpus Christi, handles the goods of the world, from petrochemical to agriculture, and from wind components to iron. PCC is protected by a state-of-the-art security department, with a full police force and PCC operations are guided by the Environmental Management System, ISO 14001, providing environmental awareness and protection of assets. PCC is governed by a seven member board with appointees from the City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County and San Patricio County.
Who We Are
• Over 100,000,000 tons of Cargo in 2014 & 2015
• 66,000 Port related jobs with 200 + Employees
• $319 Million State and Local Tax Revenue
• ...22,000 acres
• Public Corporation and Texas Political Subdivision
• 10-Year $1 Billion Capital Investment Project
In the Last Decade
• Diversification of Cargo
• Operating Revenues of Nearly $90 Million
• Total Assets $435 Million
• Capital Expenditures in Port Infrastructure
• Environmental Investments $20 Million
The Corpus Christi Region
Corpus Christi is a coastal city in South Texas with a temperate climate and friendly people. The region, affectionately referred to as the Coastal Bend, features miles of shoreline and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Cultural and culinary delights abound with numerous festivals, entertainment venues and fresh seafood! The Corpus Christi area hosts millions of visitors annually. A strong local workforce is bolstered by exceptional higher education opportunities at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and through the Del Mar College System. With a metropolitan area of nearly half a million people, Corpus Christi is a city packed with modern amenities and traditional comfort.