Armed Security Officer - Chicago (Operations)
Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL, United States of America


Guardian Security Services is seeking to bring on a Full-time or Part-time Armed Security Officer! This is for day shift only! Great Location and competitive wages! If, you are looking to enhance your career in security or have no experience but want to use your excellent skills to be an elite Armed Security Officer you MUST have an Active PERC Card, FOID Card and a 40hr training certificate. Having a military veteran and/or law enforcement background will be a great addition to our team!

Guardian Security Services, a locally owned security company, founded in 1975 and has established itself as a leader in the security industry currently serving the most respected clients in the area.

Guardian Security is a premier security services provider, providing customized, cost-effective programs that exceed Client expectations. With our history of service excellence in providing customized security programs to commercial properties, corporate headquarters, public utilities, residential communities, financial institutions, college campuses and manufacturing facilities we are recognized as the security provider of choice. The cornerstone to our success is ensuring that our number one priority is client satisfaction.

Our employees are our most valuable asset! We value the integrity, quality, professional performance, and overall commitment to excellence present in our employee population. To work for Guardian Security, you must demonstrate the personal and professional skills necessary to be the very best. Experience in the security industry is helpful, but not required.

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Job Skills / Requirements

Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and provide us with a copy.
As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test.
Be mature in demeanor, personality and attitude.
Possess strong communication skills, both verbally and written.
Have a stable work history.
Maintain an impeccable image and adhere to our professional grooming standards.
No visible tattoo(s) which cannot be covered up with a short sleeve shirt and pants.
Possess strong customer service and public relation skills, and be able to interact well with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Must maintain a working telephone at all times in order for us to contact you.
Must have a reliable means of transportation.
Must have a valid Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC)
Must have a 20-hour training certificate or complete within in 30 days of employment.
Proven ability to deal with challenging situations while remaining calm and professional.
Wiliness to work at different branch locations.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Must possess or be able to obtain the following: 40-hour firearms training, FOID card, own weapon and equipment and apply for an Illinois Firearm Control Card (tan card).
Must own or have the ability to obtain a weapon of the following calibers (.38, .357, 9mm, 40 cal.)
Must possess or have the ability to obtain the following duty gear. 2 inch duty belt either leather or nylon with 4 belt keepers. Duty holster must be at least a Threat Level 2 or higher.

Job duties (General):
Day Shift Monday - Saturday
Flexible Schedule
Full-time and Part-time available
Climate controlled environment
Greeting client and customers entering and leaving
Observe and report suspicious activities and persons
Write detailed narrative reports and maintain daily activity reports
Enforce rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance.

Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma or GED (official copy of transcripts are required upon hire)

Certification Requirements (All)

20 Hour Security Training Certificate
40 Hour Security Training Certificate
PERC (Blue) Card
Ilinois Driver License

Additional Information / Benefits

Guardian Security Services, Inc. offers industry leading wages, career advancement, and great working environments with a multitude of benefits.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Special Incentive Plans

Guardian Security Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

License #122.000419

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check

This job reports to the Operations Manager

This is a Full and Part-Time position 1st Shift, Weekends.

Relocation is not required and travel is not required

Number of Openings for this position: 3