South Carolina Ports Authority

Certified LE1 Patrol Officer

South Carolina Ports Authority - Posted 1 year ago
$25-29/hour  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Security Officer salary records


Charleston, SC

no experience required
Company size
800 employees

Port:  Charleston

Security Officer Job description

**MUST be a certified officer through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA).

Under the direction of the Sergeant/Duty Command, provide physical security for SCPA facilities; protect persons and property; preserve peace; maintain order, prevent fires, pilferage, vandalism, and other crimes; fully understand and courteously enforce the required security measures of the approved Facility Security Plan (FSP), the South Carolina Ports Authority and enforce the laws of the State of South Carolina. Assignment to any SCPA facility with varying shifts.


Essential Job Responsibilities


  • In accordance with (IAW) 33 CFR: have knowledge through training and show proficiency with security measures outlined in 105.210.
  • Conduct patrols of facilities IAW requirements of the approved FSP. Ensure patrols are documented as required and report any issues or concerns to the Duty Supervisor.
  • Assist with access control measures at entry points IAW-approved FSP.
  • Assist with traffic control to facilitate the flow of commerce.


  • Enforce the laws of the State of S.C. and enforce the security requirements of the approved FSP IAW 33 CFR 105 for facilities.
  • Conduct screenings as required in the FSP to detect and deter dangerous substances and devices.
  • Ensure that unauthorized persons do not gain access to facilities.
  • Enforce the Transportation Worker Identification Card standards.
  • Enforce all parking regulations, and issues citations when necessary.

Additional Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct required maintenance and inspections of assigned equipment and SPA equipment, including weapons and vehicles. Complete required documentation IAW 33CFR 105.250.
  • Fill in as directed on any post assignment on any facility.
  • Attend and participate in department training.
  • Assist berthing with docking and sailing vessels, complete required paperwork.
  • Other duties as assigned- This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be a certified officer through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) and in good standing and must maintain required standards of proficiency annually.
  • A valid South Carolina driver’s license is required to operate a Ports Authority-owned licensed motor vehicle. 

Skills and Abilities

Basic computer skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Should be neat in appearance, have good communication skills, good character, and the ability to deal fairly and effectively with others.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid and current South Carolina Driver’s License with no record during the previous five years (for suspension of Driver’s License as a result of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or dangerous drugs, or leaving the scene of an accident).
  • Should have no felony against him/her as recorded by FBI or SLED.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Individuals must be willing to work a flexible schedule including overtime. The Schedule of work varies and may include weekends, night shifts, and holidays. The Schedule of work may change with minimal notice.
  • May be required to stand for long periods of time; must be able to exert physical strength and stamina required to affect arrests or perform police functions, including defensive tactics, lifting weights over 50 pounds, bending, and stooping. Officers must be able to continually meet the following physical standards:
  • Run/Walk 1 mile in 15 minutes or less;
  • Complete 15 pushups in 1 minute;
  • Complete 15 sits ups in 1 minute;
  • Drag 150 pounds the distance of 25 feet.

*** Additional requirements for Marine Patrol:

  • Must be able to tread water in depth deeper than the height of the Officer for 5 minutes;
  • Swim 25 yards.


SC Ports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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