Job Posting

Job title: TANF Security Officer

Location: Pala, CA

Application Deadline: Open until filled (Early applications encouraged)

Compensation: Minimum of $19.25/hour. DOE

Benefits: *Paid Holidays *Rich Medical, Dental & Vision *Generous Vacation & Sick *401(k) Match

Status: Full Time/Regular position


Job Summary

The TANF Security Officer is responsible for a variety of routine administrative and security duties.  Daily tasks may include, but are not limited to the following: general oversight of the security of all TANF locations (including parking lots, restrooms and surrounding areas), performing clerical duties including answering telephones, screening calls, taking messages, observing for and prompting compliance with facility protocol and policies/procedures, as well as providing reports as requested. This person will circulate to provide coverage and support services to all of the TANF offices throughout San Diego County, Orange County and Santa Barbara County. The TANF Security Officer reports directly to the TANF Sites Director.


Essential Functions

  1. Call police or fire departments in the case of emergency, such as fire, flood, or the presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences (e.g., snakes, bees, stray dogs).
  2. Investigate and report any disturbances for all TANF offices.
  3. Circulate among visitors, clients, or employees to preserve order and protect property at all TANF offices.
  4. Patrol TANF premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
  5. Manage developing situations, alerting appropriate people in authority and/or emergency personnel.
  6. Follow established safety rules and regulations and assist/instruct TANF departments on how to maintain a safe and clean working environment.
  7. Maintain the utmost confidentiality in dealing with TANF employee and client information.
  8. Will be an active participant in the Health and Safety Committee.
  9. Drive a company vehicle to all locations in order to provide support services to all TANF departments.
  10. Pick up and deliver participants (including adults and children) to and from various locations on and off the reservations for appointments and special events as needed.
  11. Use excellent customer service skills, establish and maintain harmonious relationships with other employees, officials, outside organizations, and representatives of local, state, and federal agencies.
  12. Answer phones, record and distribute messages, greet and direct staff and visitors with courtesy and respect.
  13. Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.
  14. Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education/Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent; one year of experience in a progressively responsible security position; or an equivalent combination sufficient to perform essential functions of this position preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: Valid California Driver’s License with driving record acceptable to SCTCA’s insurance. CPR/First Aid Certification required at hire or within 30 days of start date.

Knowledge Requirements: Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.    Knowledge of Indian history, culture and politics a plus.

Tools and equipment:  Requires frequent use of company vehicle, laptop computer, including word processing (Word), spreadsheet programs (Excel), telephone (cellular & landline), calculator, copy machine, fax machine, and any specialized equipment needed to perform the job.

Physical: Ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects; as well as, the ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.  Ability to lift and carry up to 60 pounds. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear; as well as operate a motor vehicle.

Conditions of Employment: Candidates are required to successfully complete required background check, including Live Scan and drug screening. Will be required to wear a company provided security uniform.

Other Information

In addition to the essential duties listed above the TANF Security Officer is expected to:

  1. Demonstrate tact and a high level of professionalism due to the sensitive and highly confidential nature of the position.
  2. Consistently report to work on time prepared to perform the duties of the position.
  3. Communicate regularly with supervisor about department issues.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to handle difficult situations with respect and courtesy.
  5. Possess the ability to work effectively with people from diverse cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
  6. Be flexible for periodic after-hours and weekends. Scheduled travel (outside of the SCTCA service area or in a different county) will be required depending on workload, workshops, trainings, etc.
  7. Work independently and as a team to meet timelines.
  8. Be thoroughly knowledgeable of all TANF guidelines/policies at all times.
  9. Make sound rational decisions and recommendations without bias.
  10. Participate in various departmental meetings and/or committees.
  11. Travel between office sites may be requested to assist with training support/office coverage or as needed.
  12. Develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
  13. Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  14. Develop and maintain a relationship of trust, confidence, and good rapport with staff, administration, and program participants.
  15. Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the manager’s discretion, such as participation in Conferences, Health Fairs, Career Fairs, Graduation events, etc.

About Our Company

The Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA) is a multi-service non-profit corporation established in 1972 for a consortium of 25 federally-recognized Indian tribes in Southern California. The primary mission of SCTCA is to serve the health, welfare, safety, education, cultural, economic and employment needs of its tribal members and enrolled Indians in the San Diego County urban areas. A board of directors comprised of tribal chairpersons from each of its member Tribes governs SCTCA.

How to Apply

Preferred method:  Apply online at http://sctca.applicantpro.com/

1. Apply in person and submit a completed Application for Employment with a resume to the Human Resources office*, located at 11475 Nejo Rd. Bldg H. Pala, CA 92059. *Office subject to closures.

2. Fax a completed Application for Employment and resume to 760-742-8610.

Note: The Application for Employment can be found at www.sctca.net, under the “Careers” link.


Next Step in the Process

1.      If you are selected to move forward, you will be emailed an online assessment.

2.      If you are not selected, you will receive a denial email.

Note: These emails could possibly go to the spam folder, so please check there as well.



To be considered under Native American Preference, you must submit verification of Tribal affiliation with your application.