UNARMED SECURITY GUARD
Required to protect Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Birmingham, AL. Unarmed Contract Security Officers (CSO) are responsible for conducting mobile and foot security patrols, access control, personnel escort duties, observation and reporting duties, and security and fire safety surveillance. CSOs render courteous assistance to VA employees, patients, and visitors and provide safety escorts for visitors and/or employees during hours of darkness upon request within the designated area of assignment. CSOs complete witness reports, as required and report all security incidents and potential criminal violations to VA Police.
Must have a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent.
Must be able to successfully complete an extensive pre-employment medical evaluation.
Must have a valid driver’s license and an Alabama Guard Certification
Must be able to walk or stand for long periods of time.
Must English fluent and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have the ability read and follow written directives including standard operating procedures, safety practices, policies and procedures.
Must be able to work long shift hours, both day and night shifts, holidays and weekends.
Must be a citizen of the United States.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
A drug screen and thorough background check will be conducted by COGAR and a background investigation by the client agency may be required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment. Subsequent reinvestigations may be required. Random drug screens are a requirement.
Applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
Security is a customer service positions and candidates should have a minimum of one year experience demonstrating:
The ability to meet and deal with the public in a professional manner and to maintain poise and self-control under stress.
Candidates must have the ability to read, understand, and apply printed rules, detailed orders, and instructions in English;
The ability to construct and write clear and concise, but accurate and detailed reports of incidents occurring on his/her tour of duty;
Have the knowledge, ability, and experience to communicate via two-way radio (walkie-talkie) with a dispatch center.
Any combination of two (2) years of experience in either physical security (as a Security Officer-armed or unarmed) and/or service with the United States Armed Services (to include Reserves or National Guard components); OR An Associate’s Degree in Security or Law Enforcement related field; OR Successful completion of a security/police officer’s basic training academy.
In order to be a great fit for our culture candidates:
Need to share our safety-first commitment.
Must have the ability to receive communications in an emergent situation 24/7.
Must be customer service oriented with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic.
Must have both a professional appearance and demeanor.
Should desire to be part of a successful security team.
Should possess problem solving skills and leadership ability.
EEO/Drug Free Workplace Statement:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Our company takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Our company maintains a drug-free workplace. All offers of employment will be contingent on applicant passing a pre-employment drug screen.