• Police Captain

  • Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a dynamic professional to join our team! This position, a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified peace officer reporting to the Chief of Port Security, directs and supervises the enforcement and compliance of all security-related laws in addition to the protection of life and property within the jurisdiction of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA). 
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTION:

    • Enforces, stays abreast of and ensures compliance with applicable Federal and State laws, including, but not limited to, all security-related Federal regulations, the Maritime Transportation Security Act and Federal Regulation 33 CFR 105, the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, and PCCA Ordinances/Tariffs.
    • Assists the PCCA Chief of Port Security (Chief) and the Asst. Chief in the fulfillment of departmental initiatives, activities, supervision of staff, and serves as Alternative Facility Security Officer in the absence of the Chief or Asst. Chief.
    • Supervises, guides, directs and oversees PCCA Police Lieutenants and all other PD subordinate staff concerning all aspects of port security; manages work schedules and staffing requirements; develops and implements procedures for security and law enforcement activities, including determining techniques, necessary materials and equipment to be used.  Works closely with Port Police Assistant Chief and Contract Security Officer Supervisors.
    • Directs, and when necessary, participates in the patrols of PCCA property by vehicle, vessel, or on foot to prevent, discover, and deter security breaches, and the commission of crimes; responds to crimes in progress, or dispatched calls; conducts vehicular, vessel  and other searches in conjunction and with federal law enforcement agencies as required and when necessary; assigns, plans and participates in surveillance and undercover work; engages in detentions and arrests of persons violating State and U.S. laws, and conducts searches and seizures incident to the arrest or when appropriate, by warrant.
    • Approves, plans, organizes and supervises a variety of criminal investigative and analytical assignments to include: analyzing initial allegations and recommending required investigative resources and collateral support; investigating allegations of crimes, crime scenes, and misconduct. Reviews investigative strategies and makes recommendations concerning the investigation of crimes as needed.
    • Conducts interviews and collects evidence when necessary; ensures professionalism and confidentiality during law enforcement process.
    • Manages criminal history, background check and security access programs; reviews PCCA employee/applicant background investigations and periodic updates.
    • Prepares and presents findings orally and in writing to managers, prosecutors, and other high-level officials in an accurate, professional manner; testifies as a government witness before Grand Juries and in courts regarding criminal cases; testifies at administrative hearings in non-criminal cases; ensures accurate reports are prepared by subordinates and cases are filed with prosecutors.
    • Provides comprehensive reports to the Chief and notifies Chief of all enforcement activity involving PCCA personnel either on or off duty or within the PCCA. Requires subordinate supervisors to submit activity reports regarding PD personnel assigned to joint investigations and/or task forces. 
    • Keeps Chief, and under the direction of the Chief, other staff, informed of issues affecting PCCA security, customer satisfaction, operational readiness, staffing, and/or the morale of staff. Assists Chief and Assistant Chief in preparing documents/talking points for meetings and assists in the development of a positive police image strategy with tenants served.   
    • Identifies and prepares amendments to the Facility Security Plan in accordance with applicable federal statutes and regulations.  Submits amendments to the Chief (Facility Security Officer) and implements amended procedures after approval.
    • Revises and updates the PCCA’s police and security policy and procedures manual, and the Security Guard Standard Operating Procedures. Creates, implements and revises, as needed, the Surveillance Analyst Policy and Procedure Manual
    • Coordinates activities with local, State and federal law enforcement agencies.  Establishes and maintains solid working partnerships with same
    • Communicates effectively with the general public, PCCA employees, tenants, vendors and those who have official business on PCCA property. Maintains a high level of competence, professionalism and ethical standards both on and off duty
    • Takes proper safety precautions when operating vehicles, equipment, materials and weapons
    • Evaluates and approves purchases of supplies, equipment and tools for use in performing security/law enforcement duties. Works with and makes recommendations regarding fiscal operations and purchases for the department; adheres to bid procedures and budget
    • Assists in the identification and preparation of security grants and integrating the equipment purchased with grant funds into the existing PCCA security systems. Assists in the implementation of security-related infrastructure, including lighting, fencing, access control and closed-circuit TV systems
    • Works minimum forty-hour week shift, subject to duty at all times (24 hour basis) and in case of special needs or emergencies
    • Adheres to PCCA policy and applicable laws, ensures supervised staff does same, and holds subordinate staff accountable for non-compliance with departmental and PCCA policy
    • Promotes safety awareness and environmental consciousness and complies with all applicable safety and environmental procedures and regulations
    • Supervises, plans, assigns and reviews the work of assigned personnel, assists with evaluation of assigned staff; makes recommendations for job assignments, salary increases, commendations and/or disciplinary actions including hiring, firing, advancements, promotion or other changes of employment status. Works with Human Resources department to develop Employee Improvement Plans as needed
    • Assists in the identification of annual goals, objectives and the development of individual training plans in conjunction with subordinate staff.  Monitors subordinate progress and provides regular oral and written guidance and evaluations
    • Maintains good employee relations and assists subordinates in day-to-day work issues; initiates plan to motivate staff to achieve work goals
    • Coordinates training requirements for PCCA police force and attends mandatory PCCA provided training/testing including but not limited to, 33CFR105 and ICS 300 and ICS 400, and adheres to and stays abreast of the contents thereof.  Schedules and participates in the development of mandatory and non-scheduled facility drill and exercise requirements as outlined within 33 CFR Part 105.220; prepares and executes Declarations of Security; ensures recordkeeping requirements are met
    • Performs related duties as assigned
    • CPR certified or ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
    • Tier 1 status designation
    CANDIDATE PROFILE
    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
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, management, public administration or closely related field preferred
    • Must be a TCOLE certified peace officer, currently employed by a Texas Law Enforcement agency, or have less than a 180-day separation from a Texas Law Enforcement agency.
    • Must have Master Peace Officer Certificate
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
    EXPERIENCE & JOB KNOWLEDGE
    • Experience with a dispatch radio system, security surveillance system, computer-aided dispatch system and automated vehicle location system preferred
    • Knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure
    • Must possess a minimum of eight (8) years law enforcement experience with at least six (6) years increasingly responsible supervisory experience, having attained at minimum a second line supervisory position in law enforcement administration and methods of crime prevention and detection or in the type of duties outlined
    • Knowledgeable of TCOLE Rules and Regulations: Instructor Certificate preferred; knowledge of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS), ports and port security operations preferred.
    TECHNICAL SKILLS
    • Successful completion of management/leadership instruction course from a recognized law enforcement facility preferred
    • Proficiency of the English language
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Oral and written proficiency in the Spanish language preferred
    • Be reliable, trustworthy, dependable and maintain a good attendance record Ability to read, analyze and interpret policies, rules, regulations, instructions, general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, laws and law enforcement literature Ability to perform
    • Ability to work and lead in a team environment
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook and other related applications
    • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply all PCCA policies, promotes and adheres to the SEAPORT values, state/federal laws.
    • Maintain good employee relations and encourages and fosters a helpful environment where teamwork prevails. Assists senior management and office staff where appropriate.
    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 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
    APPLICATION PROCESS
    Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before February 3, 2023, 11:59pm 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.