Jun 14, 2019

Armed Security Officer

  • Group Services, Inc.
  • Redwood City, CA 94061

Job Overview

Group Services, Inc. (GSI) is seeking an armed uniformed security officer to provide top-quality services to select locations near Redwood City, California. The company offers competitive wages, a pleasant working environment, full-time hours, standard shifts, paid leave, excellent benefits and exceptional training.

Founded in 1990, GSI provides proprietary security services to select business clients across the nation. State of the art technology and methodologies are employed to ensure the protection of assets, individuals and information. A high standard of excellence is maintained through ongoing training and a commitment to provide best in class quality across the range of services provided.

Our leadership brings experience from the military, law enforcement and federal investigations. Our officers provide high-level security, absolute confidentiality and excellent customer service. State of the art monitoring and alarm systems are employed. We seek career minded professionals with high integrity and enthusiasm to join our ranks.

Our employees enjoy working in a small business setting with a team-oriented atmosphere, where everyone's role is valued. State licensing fees are paid by the company and comprehensive training needed to obtain and maintain licensing is provided in-house at no cost to employees.


  • Experience in private security, law enforcement or the military is preferred
  • Experience providing top-quality customer service is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills to interact clearly and efficiently with internal colleagues, law enforcement professionals and clients to address security threats
  • Adequate computer skills for basic documentation and communication
  • Technical savvy to learn and use monitoring and alarm systems
  • Able to stay mentally alert and acutely aware of immediate surroundings
  • Able to work assigned shift, i.e., 6am – 2pm, 2pm – 10pm or 10pm – 6am
  • Able and willing to work overtime as needed to ensure coverage for this 24-hour operation
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21

Duties include:

  • Providing physical security for human and capital assets
  • Maintaining security perimeters
  • Managing access to restricted properties and locations
  • Monitoring computerized alarm systems and surveillance equipment
  • Conducting area and perimeter checks to maintain domain awareness and screen for threats
  • Analyzing situations to make quick and accurate assessments regarding security concerns
  • Sustaining a high level of attention to detail with immediate responsiveness and decisiveness to ensure security is maintained
  • Communicating with professionalism to clients, security personnel and law enforcement to ensure the protection of people and property
  • Maintaining skills through ongoing training programs to meet company standards and state requirements (see above training section)
  • Completing various reports and logs as required


  • In-house training is provided to enable officers to obtain and maintain required state licensing
  • High-level instructors with reputable qualifications provide ongoing training to employees
  • Training program components were developed by industry leaders
  • Advanced medical training is developed with medical director oversight
  • Cal Saga materials are used to provide training to obtain the BSIS guard card and baton permit
  • State-of-the-art scenario-based simulator software enhances intervention and firearms training
  • Training courses include the following: first aid, AED, advanced medical training, physical fitness, pressure point control tactics (PPCT), spontaneous knife defense, ground avoidance, ground escape, handcuffing, baton and firearms
  • Fitness training is ongoing; testing includes push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, and 1.5 mile run
  • The various in-house training programs are provided at no cost to employees
  • Mandatory training is provided on-the-clock and may incur overtime
  • Our comprehensive training program serves as useful preparation for careers in police departments and other law enforcement agencies


  • Redwood City office, with assignments nearby
  • Full-time hourly position, with periodic overtime and rotating days off
  • Company pays the fees required to obtain and maintain state licensing and provides the requisite training at no cost
  • Equipment and uniforms are provided, with laundry services
  • Basic workout facility in house, with gym memberships offered
  • Comprehensive benefits package available, including paid leave, medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, long-term disability and 401(k)
  • Tuition reimbursement available

Company Web Site:

  • http://gsisecurity.com/

Job Type: Full-time


  • Armed Security: 1 year (Preferred)
  • military: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Security: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school (Required)


  • Redwood City, CA (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)
  • BSIS Guard Card (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Evening (Preferred)
  • Graveyard (Preferred)

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