May 17, 2019

Armed Security Officer

  • American Security Programs
  • Alexandria, VA 22301

Job Overview


American Security Programs is currently seeking Armed Security Officers in Alexandria, Virginia.

Job Skills / Requirements:
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is under the direct supervision of the Account Manager for assigned site or shift of the Security Department and is responsible for the protection, safeguarding, and security of assets, personnel, customers and all visitors.

Provide a visible security presence
Be cognizant of suspicious persons, and safety and security hazards
Politely challenge suspicious persons, or persons in need of assistance to determine their business in their building
Manage, operate and respond to security and life safety equipment, including CCTV and access control systems
Monitor elevator operations, report all issues to engineering
Maintain daily activity log, and all other associated paperwork
Maintain and account for all keys and access cards, issue to vendors and contractors as needed
Ensure fire lane in front of building remain clear
Other duties as assigned

Performing security patrols, interior and exterior, via foot of up to 18 floors, protecting property from theft, fire and water leaks and writes reports
Provide any needed assistance to customers, employees and visitors with the department's procedures. This assistance may come in the form of lifting or carrying incapacitated or injured persons, assisting with building evacuations, promptly investigating water leak as well as fires.
Enforce building security procedures, including parking regulations
Use automated patrol software system to document building patrols
Respond to alarms, emergency situations and other calls for assistance
You may also be asked to perform other related duties as assigned by a Site Supervisor, Lead Officer, Security Manager or Operations Manager.

1. High school diploma or equivalent required plus any Security/Law Enforcement experience preferred. Must be at least 21 years of age.

2. OC and Baton Certifications

3. CPR/ First Aid / AED certifications

4. Virginia DCJS Security Officer Registration and Armed Registration

5. Good working knowledge of security operations, safety practices in a business environment and enforcement procedures.

6. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and the public, to understand and follow standard operating procedures, to perform duties in a professional manner and appearance, to write and investigate required reports; to make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedures; to maintain a security license.

Work is performed inside and outside the property with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations. Shift work required.

You must be able to lift injured persons, fire extinguishers and/or ladders. You will be required to stand for periods of time, as well as have the ability to climb stairs and ladders for emergency purposes.

Monday through Friday 2230-0500 &0500-1730
Saturday and Sunday @ 0500-1700 &1700-0500

American Security Programs is a premium contract security services company based in Northern Virginia and a wholly owned subsidiary of SecurAmerica. Our mission is to provide legendary and responsive security service solutions to our client, which provides uncompromising value, cost effectiveness, and results to our clients' diverse business needs. The company was founded upon a single guiding principal: The founder's vision of a truly quality-oriented company, the executives of which would remain available, accountable and in touch with every customer.

Screenings: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Credit Check

American Security Programs is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or membership in any other protected group. As an affirmative action employer with federal contracts, we are required to report demographic information about our employees and job applicants to various agencies of the United States government. The data requested during the application phase is used to comply with the government's recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and to monitor the progress of our Affirmative Action programs. Your self-identification for the EEO categories is voluntary and the information that you provide will not be used in any employment decisions. If you decide to disclose this data, your employment will not be adversely affected.

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