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Position Type:

Full Time

Armed transit Protection Officer

G4S - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Posted: 12/4/2018

Specific Duties and Essential Functions

  • Conduct random ticket inspections to ensure passengersare in possession of a valid document for Proof of Payment
  • Issue "Fair Evasion Citations" and appear in court, if required, to give testimony
  • Exhibit good judgment and demonstrate a positive public image at all times
  • Respond to specific incidents affecting train movements on the Corridor
  • Respond to requests from the general public, including passengers regarding transit service info
  • Prepare written incident reports detailing any unusual incidents or accidents

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to meet and maintain any applicable licensing, including driver's license or certification requirements
  • Must be a graduate of a certified United States federal, state, county, or local law enforcement training program, military police training program, or an equivalent where the individual received from the program the appropriate certificate or diploma stating he/she was eligible for employment as a law enforcement officer
  • Must be able to pass state-required training and obtain Florida Class D and Class G Security Officer licenses
  • Must possess a current and valid state issued driver's license
  • Must be able to pass training and demonstrate proficiency in the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Must be able to pass training on and demonstrate thorough knowledge in client's Fare Enforcement Guide

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

  • Must have a minimum of three (3) calendar years' experience as a certified civilian or military law enforcement officer, in a role that held powers of arrest (service as a part-time police officer or reserve officer does not meet this criterion unless the candidate has had three cumulative years' service with arrest powers)

Skills Required

  • Must be able to make sound decisions and react swiftly under stressful conditions
  • Must be able to learn and adapt to changing situations and conditions
  • Must be able to accept and respond to instruction and direction
  • Ability to operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors
  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with the public
  • 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 21 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 have access to reliable transportation
  • Subject to a drug screen to the extent permitted by law
  • Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military
  • Upon acceptance of a job offer, must be able to pass the following:
    • MMPI - Psychological testing
    • Physical exam
    • Honesty and integrity assessment
    • Must successfully complete all other training required for the position
    • Must pass a local internal affairs review for all former police officers

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, walking, and sitting. Minimal to no stooping or kneeling.


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