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Security Officer for Retail Account

Security Officer for Retail Account

Job Description

Stellar Security Officers being saught to work for the Best of the Best!  Universal Protection Service was founded in 1965. The progressive formula that fueled our early success remains unchanged today, and the result? A company with outstanding customer service, active owner involvement, experienced management teams, responsive service, plus the meticulous recruitment and selection of only the most highly qualified personnel.

We remain the leaders in providing service and quality that are simply unmatched in the industry.

Universal Protection Service proudly supports the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a group of leading U.S. companies whose goal is to collectively hire 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.

Join a company that cares for and recognizes its Security Officers. Whether you are an experienced Security Officer, or interested in exploring the security field as a career option, we welcome you to apply!

Universal Protection Service currently seeks Security Officers to at a premier San Jose Retail Account.

The successful candidate is responsible for providing security services at assigned locations. Duties include, but are not limited to;

  • Patrol of exterior areas of assigned locations
  • Foot patrol of interior/exterior areas of assigned locations
  • Observe and report suspicious activities and persons
  • Write detailed narrative reports and maintain daily activity reports (DARs)
  • Enforce rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance
  • Use of innovative, wireless technology for checkpoints and requirements, immediate synchronization, reports, forms and locations in real-time (client specific sites)
  • Full time and part time shifts available

Job Requirements

Essential Physical and Mental Functions

  • Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet)
  • Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift
  • Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties
  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 40 pounds
  • Run as needed
  • Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks
  • Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination
  • Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving and receiving instructions, using phones
  • Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat;
  • Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional and effective manner; must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines
  • Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting; may require computer skills
  • Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures and instructions
  • Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume general public (constantly to occasionally depending on assignment)

Qualified Security Professional applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must possess a valid Guard License, or have applied and subsequently be issued such a license prior to employment.
  • As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test.
  • As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of BSIS Guard License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty.
  • Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills to utilize innovative, wireless technology at client specific sites.

EOE/M/F/D/V

Universal Protection Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

Online applications now being accepted. Drop-Ins are welcome at our San Jose Branch Office Mondays through Fridays, 8 am-3 pm, Professional Attire Preferred, located 777 N First Street, Suite 150. We have computer kiosks set up for your convenience.

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Retail, Professional Services
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 691936
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Security Officer for Retail Account


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