Fire Prevention & Security Officer I

Recruitment #220118-J41A-I01


This position is for the Troop R Capitol Patrol.


DPS offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance (click here).

Basic Purpose:
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities at a state facility or institution involving the inspection of buildings and grounds for elimination of fire hazards, enforcement of laws, rules and regulations and providing security against acts of terrorism for state facilities, employees, and the public. This may include patrolling assigned premises to identify and correct fire hazards, providing assistance to employees or visitors, directing traffic and performing other duties related to the protection of state property, employees, visitors and others. Some positions may be primarily responsible for fire prevention activities and have additional responsibilities assigned for assisting in firefighting activities.

Typical Functions:
• Patrols and inspects buildings and grounds, within an assigned area, to detect and eliminate fire hazards and discourage vandalism.
• Interprets and enforces rules and regulations, safeguards life and property at state facilities or
institutions and surrounding grounds.
• Responds to fire alarms and reports irregular activities; apprehends or expels violators; answers inquiries and gives directions to employees and the general public.
• Ventilates buildings to remove heat, smoke and gases; makes forced entries to rescue persons
during fires or other emergencies.
• Checks authorized persons in or out of buildings and grounds area and assures that unauthorized persons are denied access; checks to see that doors and windows are secure and lights are out; directs traffic in the vicinity of state facilities and parking areas.
• Prepares oral and written reports of activities and incidents.

Level I: 
This is the basic level where incumbents perform entry level work in a training status to build their skills in security and fire prevention and protection procedures. In this role, employees will be assigned tasks which involve enforcing security regulations and safeguarding life and property at state facilities, institutions and surrounding grounds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements at this level include knowledge of the methods and objectives of security, and of standard fire prevention and protection theory. Ability is required to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; to follow written and oral instructions; and to evaluate emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action.

Special Requirements:
Applicants must be willing and able to fulfill all job-related travel normally associated with this position. Some positions may require peace officer certification in accordance with the training and screening requirements of the Department of Corrections pursuant to 57 O.S. Supp.1988, Section 510 (2) (a-g). Some positions at the Department of Public Safety will require graduation from the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Academy (CLEET) with certification as an “Armed Security Guard.” Upon a conditional offer of employment, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services applicants must submit to a physical examination and shall meet the physical examination requirements of occasionally lifting/carrying 60 pounds and able to push and pull a maximum force of 30 pounds.

Some agencies may have determined positions in this job family to be safety sensitive as  defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8.

All interagency hires will be reinstated and be required to serve a twelve month probationary period.

All selected applicants shall be required to complete a successful background check and fingerprinting.

All applicants currently employed with the Department of Public Safety will need to submit a copy of their most recent PMP with their application.


Education and Experience requirements at this level are none.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.