Security Officer / Security Guard

G4S Security Solutions USA
Oct 16, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The world's leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Traditional Security Officer. As a Traditional Security Officer, you will conduct unarmed foot and/or vehicle patrol (interior and/or exterior), control access and egress, monitor CCTV and alarm systems, compose reports, deter criminal activity and misconduct, and perform other duties as specified in post orders.

G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more.

G4S offers job security, excellent pay and benefits, and career opportunities. We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers across the United States and internationally.

Role Responsibility:

* Perform security patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle

* Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards

* Sound alarms or calls police or fire department in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons

* Warn violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking or carrying forbidden articles in both English and Spanish, as required

* Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and exits while communicating in both English and Spanish languages as necessary

* Observe departing personnel to protect against theft of company property and ensures that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate client requirements

* Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities. Maintains written logs as required by the post.

* Provide assistance to customers, employees and visitors in a courteous and professional manner, including communication with all in both the languages of English and Spanish, as appropriate

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

* Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

* Must possess a current and valid Connecticut Guard Card

* Pass a State licensing test if driving a company-owned or client-provided vehicle

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

* If previously employed, meaningful and verifiable work history

Skills Required

* Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office

* Effective oral and written communication skills

* Active listening skills

* Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively

* Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately

* Attention to detail


* Must be at least 18 years old or the minimum age required by the state, if higher

* Must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States

* Must be able to work flexible schedules

* Must have access to reliable transportation

* Must be able to successfully complete all training required for the position

* Must be able to operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors

* Must have demonstrated ability to interact cordially and communicate with the public

* Must not use illegal drugs. Must be able to pass a drug test with negative results (except when undergoing documented medical treatment).

* Must submit to an extensive background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications, and Department of Motor Vehicle and credit checks if applicable

* Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military

Physical Requirements and Environment

Environment: Indoor and outdoor, temperature ranges from moderate to extreme cold and heat.

Major activity: Walking, standing, speaking, listening, observing

Physical efforts to carry out job duties: Standing and walking up to 4 hours continuously. Some sitting. Minimal to no stooping or kneeling.

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action or Diversity and Inclusion, or have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, please contact our Corporate Human Resources Department at 506-6265.