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Armed Security Guard

Securitas USA • Tulsa, OK

Posted 14 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Travel - Negligible
Experience - None
Degree - High School
$9,000.00 - $11,000.00 /Year
Security
Professional Services
Relocation - No
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Job Description

Securitas Security Services, USA

JOB SUMMARY: Observes and reports activities and incidents at an assigned client site, providing
for the security and safety of client property and personnel. Precludes unauthorized access to facilities, and the conversion, theft or intentional destruction of physical assets. Responds to unusual or emergency situations using appropriate escalation of force level up to and including armed response as dictated by the situation and protocol. Makes periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment. Preserves order and acts to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel, visitors, and premises.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
 All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
 Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include functions, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
 In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
 All functions, duties or tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.


1. Controls access to client site or facility through the admittance process; precludes unauthorized
access to facilities, and the conversion, theft or intentional destruction of physical assets; assists
visitors with a legitimate need to gain entry to the facility; screens visitors and client employees in
an efficient manner in order to expedite their admittance to the site or facility.
2. Responds to unusual or emergency situations using the appropriate escalation of force level up to and including armed response following established protocol for the site and as dictated by the
situation, by the company, and through required training and licensing; maintains proficiency in
the use of all assigned protective equipment, restraint devices and weapons as required.
3. Provides an atmosphere in which all client employees and visitors know that the client responds to and cares about their needs; provides a courteous, respectful and pleasant interaction with each
client employee and visitor as perceived from their point of view; presents a good image of the
client and its security department.
4. Communicates in a manner that is open, honest and responsive in all situations; to the extent
authorized, provides information regarding the site and surrounding area as requested by visitors.
5. Monitors entrances and exits; acts to prevent unapproved or unlawful entry; controls entrances, the movement of people and vehicles, and parking; operates a gate and examines vehicle contents;


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monitors remote entrances using closed circuit television; operates remote access devices; in a
calm manner directs persons who cause a disturbance to leave the property.
6. Patrols assigned site on foot or in vehicle; checks for unsafe conditions, hazards, unlocked doors, security violations, blocked ingress and egress, mechanical problems, and unauthorized persons; inspects buildings and grounds using appropriate equipment and protective gear.
7. Protects evidence or scene of incident in the event of accidents, emergencies, or security
investigations; sets up barriers and signage, and provides direction or information to others.
8. Prepares logs or reports as required for site; writes and/or types reports and/or enters information in a computer using standard grammar; inspects security control logs and takes action as required.
9. Observes and reports incidents or suspicious activity to client representatives, company
management, life/safety personnel or public safety authorities as appropriate for the circumstances and/or as required by the site.
10. Responds to incidents of fire, medical emergency, bomb threat, flooding, water discharge, elevator emergency, hazardous materials, inclement weather, and other incidents or conditions following procedures established for the site, by the company, and/or through training or certification.
11. Carries out specific tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as required for the assigned site.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT ENTRY
Additional qualifications may be specified and receive preference, depending upon the nature of the position.
MINIMUM HIRING STANDARDS
 Must be at least 18 years of age.
 Must have a reliable means of communication (i.e., pager or phone).
 Must have a reliable means of transportation (public or private).
 Must have the legal right to work in the United States.
 Must have the ability to speak, read, and write English.
 Must have a High School Diploma or GED. If not, must be willing to complete the GED program
within six months.
 Must be willing to participate in the Company's pre-employment screening process, including drug screen and background investigation.
Education/Experience
High School Diploma or G.E.D.; experience in physical security, military service, law enforcement or a related field, sufficient to meet the minimum requirements for state and local licensing and/or site standards as established by the company.
Competencies (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):
 Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing
requirements for Security Officers.
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 Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing and permit requirements for armed security work and specific protective device and weapons
qualifications.
 Knowledge of security operations and procedures including use of personal protective equipment.
 Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatic form.
 Ability to be an effective team member.
 Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with unusual circumstances.
 Courteous telephone manner.
 Ability to adapt to changes in the external environment and organization.
 Ability to write routine correspondence, including logs and reports.
 Good organizational skills.
 Ability to provide high quality customer service.
 Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively at various social levels and across diverse cultures.

Job Requirements

Armed Security Guard:
Job description
â¢Responds to unusual or emergency situations at clientâs site using the appropriate escalation of force level up to and including armed response by following established protocol.
â¢Maintains proficiency in the use of all assigned protective equipment, restraint devices and weapons.
â¢Controls access to client site or facility through the admittance process; precludes unauthorized access to facilities, and the conversion, theft or intentional destruction of physical assets.
â¢Observes and reports activities and incidents, providing for the security and safety of client property and personnel.
â¢Makes periodic tours to check for irregularities and to inspect protection devices and fire control equipment.
â¢Preserves order and acts to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel, visitors, and premises.
â¢Monitors entrances and exits; acts to prevent unapproved or unlawful entry; controls entrances, the movement of people and vehicles, and parking.
â¢Patrols assigned site on foot or in vehicle; checks for unsafe conditions, hazards, unlocked doors, security violations.
â¢Observes and reports incidents or suspicious activity to client representatives or company management.
â¢Responds to incidents of fire, medical emergency, bomb threat, flooding, water discharge, elevator emergency, hazardous materials, inclement weather, and other incidents.
â¢Prepares logs and reports as required.
â¢With or without reasonable accommodation, the physical and mental requirements of this job may include the following: seeing, hearing, speaking, and writing clearly. Occasional reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Frequent sitting, standing and walking, which may be required for long periods of time, and may involve climbing stairs and walking up inclines and on uneven terrain. Additional physical requirements may include, frequent lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasional lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds.
â¢Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing and permit requirements for Security Officers and armed security work and specific protective device and weapons qualifications.
â¢Works in environments and under conditions that require carrying authorized weapons and ammunition, the use of protective gear and devices, and awareness of personal safety and safety of others.
â¢Required to utilize rapid and effective judgment in responding to unusual or emergency situations using appropriate escalation of force level.
â¢Experience in physical security, military service, law enforcement or a related field, sufficient to meet the minimum requirements for state and local licensing and/or site standards as established by the company.

About Us
Securitas is the most locally-focused security company in the United States, with over 650 local Branch Managers and more than 90,000 Security Officers who provide unmatched security solutions to meet the specific needs of thousands of businesses. Securitas USA's core business is Security Services. Our main service offering categories are specialized guarding, mobile security services, monitoring, and consulting and investigations.

We hire people from all walks of life with a variety of distinctive skills and perspectives united with a common purpose - "To help protect homes, workplaces and communities by providing the security needed to help protect their assets and safeguard their people." Integrity, Vigilance, and Helpfulness, represented by the three dots on our logo, are qualities our employees are proud to demonstrate daily.

All business is local, which is why we've developed our organization laterally. By establishing many independent, local units, we've created a strong base for the entire organization, one that is flexible and customer-oriented. Placing resources in the field, at the local level where they can be used most effectively, is part of Securitas USAâs effort as the industry leader to add value by being closer to our clients and to our security officers.

When people think of contract security services, they usually picture a traditional security officer making patrol rounds or controlling access at a fixed post. These functions remain crucial to security at many locations, but we are able to offer, through affiliated companies and specialty divisions, a much broader range of security solutions that can add significant value to client organizations.

Our security services can be customized and combined to meet the security requirements of any organization. We work closely with each client, listening carefully and applying our expertise to offer a security solution that meets the client's needs.

At Securitas USA we believe that the future of our company can only be achieved if we help with the continuity of our peopleâs skills. We believe in proper recruitment, extensive training and ongoing coaching. We strive to help our employees develop to their full potential.
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