Fire Prevention & Security Officer III - Armed

Recruitment #220121-J41C-01



This position is with Troop R Capitol Patrol in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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)

All interagency hire will be reinstated and 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 applicant.

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 ssistance 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 III:
At this level employees are required to carry a firearm and are involved in anti-terrorism activities to protect state facilities, employees and the public. This includes detaining suspects for proper authorities or making citizens arrests; operating weapon screening posts; conducting building checks and investigating unusual or suspicious acts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements at this level include knowledge of general law enforcement principles and practices; of state and federal laws, rules and regulations related to public safety and criminal conduct; of methods and techniques used in conducting investigations; and of emergency response policies and procedures.

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.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a basic security and/or firefighters course and three (3)  years of experience in security or fire prevention and protection work; OR six months of experience in security work and a current licensure as an armed security guard through the Council of Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET).

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must have six months experience as an Armed Security Guard and have a current Armed Security Guard License issued by CLEET.


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.

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