Job Description

Armed Federal Security Officer (Security)
Rockville, MD, United States of America


For over 20 years First Coast Security has had the privilege of partnering with customers in the commercial, residential, and government sectors around the country. Our passion lies in protecting each customer’s best interests — whatever, wherever, and whoever that may be. We provide world-class services, delivered by highly trained professionals who are inspired to serve at their utmost potential. We ensure this by recruiting, training, and retaining people who share our commitment to excellence. Our company has grown tremendously by adhering to its core values of excellence, courage, integrity, and professionalism

Job Skills / Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

First Coast Security has a wide array of employment opportunities for Professional trained and licensed FPS Certified PSOs. Full-Time and Part-Time positions are available for qualified candidates who are looking for a career in the security industry.

Some of the duties include, but are not limited to: access control, providing escorts, facility patrols, detainments of individuals, assisting employees & visitors, following the Post Orders & regulations of the National PSO Lesson Plan (NPSOLP), responding to alarms, securing the facility, report writing, and responding to various emergencies- to include those which might be life threatening, and adhering to the guidelines presented within the Statement(s) of Work. 


Training Requirements:

FPS Basic training

16hr NWDTP Exhibit

DHS 8 Hour Orientation

FPS Initial Weapons training

State Required License/Permit

Baton and OC Spray Certification

Tri-Annual Refresher - if your basic training is 3+ years old

First Aid/CPR/AED certifications - by American Red Cross or American Heart Association ONLY.

In addition to the certifications required by the FPS, the candidate must have any certifications that are mandated according to the state/jurisdiction in which they will be working.



Applicants must be US citizens

Applicants must be able to obtain FPS suitability/clearance.

Applicants must have a High School Diploma

Applicants must have a Valid Driver’s License and Social Security card

Applicants must provide Proof of Eligibility-one of the following or reasonable combination:

  • DD214 with Honorable Discharge
  • 2 years of W2’s to show security experience
  • Law Enforcement or Corrections Certificate


Working Conditions and Physical/Mental Demands:

With or without reasonable accommodation, a candidate must have the physical and mental capacity to effectively perform all essential functions described. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:

May be exposed to stressful situations, such as challenging individuals who are in or approaching an unauthorized area.

Successful passage of background reference psychological and controlled substance tests in addition to any mandatory licensing requirements.

Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet)

Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift, run as needed. Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties. Frequent moving and/or lifting


***Please note that the safety and health of all individuals are priority for us here at First Coast Security. Therefore, during this hiring process, we are ensuring that we meet the state’s mandatory requirements concerning social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes but is not limited to using electronic resources in place of face to face interviews as well as conducting training webinars online to ensure compliance with the contract and state’s training requirements. Only when your physical presence is absolutely required during your process, we will ensure that no more than 10 individuals are in the office at any given time and social distancing of 6 feet or more are in effect***

Education Requirements (Any)

High School Diploma

Certification Requirements (All)

FPS 40 Hour Initial Weapons Training
FPS 64/72 Hour Basic Training
First Aid/CPR/AED
Maryland Guard Weapons Permit
Valid Drivers License
Maryland Guard Card
NWTP Certification
US Citizenship

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

This job reports to the Project Manager

This is a Full and Part-Time position 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift, Weekends.

Number of Openings for this position: 20