Armed Security Officer, Transit (Santa Clara County, CA)

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 1/5/2017

Allied Universal San Jose, CA

San Jose, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
High School Diploma or GED


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US-CA-San Jose


Security Officer


Friday, Monday, Saturday, Sunday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday



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SEeking 2 motivated individuals to work our Armed Division, reponsible for the security of our largest public transportation organization in Santa Clara County. Candidates must be able to be flexible to work any shift when needed, current schedules available are primarily on graveshift.

Must already hold active exposed firearms permit. Baton and OC Spray offered for free if job offer is extended. Excellent opportunity for those seeking a career in Law Enforcement or Public Safety!


Security Officers are a cornerstone at AlliedBarton Security Services. Our officers allow us to accomplish our company s core purpose, which is To serve and secure the people and businesses of our community . They are responsible for the safety and security of the facilities they protect. Armed security officers are a deterrent to criminal activity by remaining visible and presenting a neat and professional appearance in properly worn uniform and associated equipment.

Armed Security Officers perform many tasks throughout their shifts; these tasks may include preserving order and acting to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel, visitors, and premises. The armed officer maintains proficiency in the use of all assigned protective equipment, restraint devices and weapons. Armed officers may also patrol the facility on foot or in a vehicle, work at the entrance to the facility and answering phones, greeting guests and employees and monitoring closed circuit television systems, alarms and other very important facility systems.

Essential Functions:

Armed Security officers may be asked to perform many essential functions at the facility they work at, although not an exhaustive list, these are a few of them:

* Officers ensure the facility is provided with high quality security services to protect people and property.

* Maintains proficiency in the use of all assigned protective equipment, restraint devices and weapons.

* Preserves order and acts to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel, visitors, and premises.

* Build, improve and maintain effective relationships with both client employees and guests.

* Greet guests and employees in a cheerful and welcoming manner.

* Answers questions and assists guests and employees.

* Remains flexible to ever changing environment; adapts well to different situations.

* Patrolling the facility on foot or in a vehicle.

* Answering phones, greeting guests and employees

* Monitoring closed circuit television systems and alarms.

Additional Responsibilities:

* Officers report safety concerns, security breaches and unusual circumstances both verbally and in writing.

* Handle security issues or emergency situations appropriately.

* Fully embrace security/safety training programs to enhance their ability to advance in their careers.

* Participate in industry specific security/safety training programs to offer our clients the best trained officers at their sites.

* Must be able to meet and continue to meet any applicable state, county and municipal licensing and permit requirements for Armed Security Officers and specific protective device and weapons qualifications.

* 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.

* 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.

* Be aware of and familiar with the site-specific operations performance manual and post orders.

* You may be required to take additional certification training, such as becoming certified to carry OC sprays, drive bicycles, operate Segway s, etc.


* Two years of Armed Security, Law Enforcement, Military or a combination of them preferred.

* Demonstrate the appetitive required to train in multiple positions including revenue collection.

* Have a valid CA drivers license with a clean DMV report.

* Must have strong report writing skills and have knowledge of proper submittal and filing of the reports.

* Excellent computer Skills in MSWord, Excel, Power Point.

* Type a minimum of 35 wpm with an 80% accuracy rate.

* Working knowledge of CCURE or other Alarm systems.

* Excellent spoken and written English skills.

* Exceptional customer service skills.

* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, managers, and security staff.

* Exposed Firearms permit with .40 caliber, OC spray and Baton and demonstrate proficiency in use and handling of all.

* Availability to work all 3 shifts all days.

* This individual must be self-motivated requiring minimal supervision and capable of anticipating requirements.


* Previous contract security, military or law enforcement experience sufficient to meet the minimum requirements for local licensing.

* Exposed Firearms permit with .40 caliber, OC spray and Baton and demonstrate proficiency in use and handling of all.

* Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills required.

* Ability to work in a team-oriented environment with the ability to work independently.

* Must be at least 21 years of age or older as required by applicable law or contractual requirements.

* Must have a high school diploma or GED, or at least 7 years of verifiable employment history.

* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing for the purpose of public interaction and report writing.

* Successful completion of AlliedBarton s Master Security Officers Basic (Level 1) Course.

* Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard.

* Neat and professional appearance.

* Friendly and professional demeanor.

* Ability to providing quality customer service.

* Ability to handle typical and crisis situations efficiently and effectively at client site.


AlliedBarton is known as the most responsive security services provider and it is our people that differentiate AlliedBarton. Recognized as a training leader, AlliedBarton offers on-the-job, web-based and ongoing training programs for all personnel from security officers through executive level management. Our focus on learning and development and our leadership culture helps our employees grow personally and professionally.

Are you daring enough to be a leader who sees challenges as an adventure* Embark upon an exciting career journey and Dare to be GREAT! Be daring, be GREAT, be one of us!

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AlliedBarton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Veteran.