Security Guard

Full Time, Part Time
New York
Posted 6 months ago

JOB SUMMARY:
Under direct supervision, the Security Officer position patrols assigned areas to ensure protection of clients, visitors, property and equipment. Responsibilities include:

  • Watches for irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel as required.
  • Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or security code violators; approaches suspicious person and/or notifies police as appropriate; may confront and detain violators, as required, until police arrive.
  • Patrols assigned area on foot, on bicycle, or in motor vehicle, as assigned, to ensure personal, building, and equipment security
  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to ensure security; uses client keys to open and close buildings; monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.
  • Prepares routine, standardized reports.
  • Provides escorts as necessary
  • Informs and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles.
  • May provide specialized security in complex operational areas, requiring specific knowledge of the operating environment.
  • Performs periodic checks of emergency call boxes and/or street lights to ensure proper functioning; reports all malfunctioning as required.

Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

JOB SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have a valid state security officer license, if applicable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to walk and climb stairs.
  • Ability to walk extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to see and hear accurately in both day and nighttime conditions.
  • Ability to comprehend numerous policies, procedures, concepts and to be able to respond using discretion and interpretive judgment based on general and specific policies.
  • Ability to retain knowledge, information, and directions on an ongoing basis and communicate effectively with others.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to react appropriately in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
  • Knowledge of portable fire extinguishers and their locations.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the site to which assigned.
  • Skill in operating portable radio devices.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • He/she must be customer service oriented.
  • The successful candidate will pay close attention to detail.
  • He/she must embody U.S. Security Associates’ values as a highly visible representative of the branch and set high standards for him/her and others.

ENVIRONMENT:
Position based in Field Operations. Requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environment

Job Features

Job CategorySecurity Guard

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