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Full Time

Custom Protection Security Officer

G4S - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 12/5/2018

Specific Duties and Essential Functions

  • Proactively perform security patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle to include site buildings and parking lots and structures. Operate and monitor CCTV
  • Watch for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards, respond to duress, elevator, door, and fire alarms
  • Sound alarms or calls police or fire department in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons
  • Warn violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking or carrying forbidden articles
  • Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and exits. Detect, investigate, and deny access to unauthorized individuals
  • Respond to any emergency situation in a timely and professional manner
  • Observe departing personnel to protect against theft of company property and ensures that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate client requirements
  • Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities; maintain written logs as required by the post
  • Provide assistance to customers, employees and visitors in a courteous and professional manner. Also provide vehicle starting assistance, door unlocking, tire inflation and escorts to and from the buildings upon request. Maintain logs using client software
  • Conduct fire management inspections or all suppression systems and equipment in an effort to identify repair needs, tampering, and system/equipment readiness. Monthly Fire prevention/inspection reports for assigned areas
  • Occasionally assist with reception desk duties, provide security coverage for board meetings, executive protection duties, special events, or special protection detail

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Defense & Arrest Tactics (DAAT) Certification
  • Must have valid driver’s license with a driving record with 5 or less ARI points and be able to operate a vehicle during the day and night

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

  • Must possess one or more of the following
    • Service in Military Occupational Specialty related to law enforcement, security (such as Military Police, Elite Military Forces, combat arms) or any support role in a Combat Zone
    • Graduate of a Certified Public Safety Academy (military or civilian) in the law enforcement, adult corrections, or firefighter field
    • Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement or criminal justice related studies with 2 years of previous security experience
    • A minimum of 8 or more years of active service in any military branch
    • Associate’s degree (or 60 credits) or higher in law enforcement or criminal justice with current or prior active military service

Skills Required

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • 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 be able to work flexible schedules and respond to work assignments with little to no advance notice.
  • Must be able to operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors
  • Must have demonstrated ability to interact cordially and communicate with the public
  • 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

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:  Requires moderate to arduous physical exertion involving walking, prolonged periods of standing, and exposure to inclement weather. Ability to maneuver over 50lbs occasionally.

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