U.S. SECURITY ASSOCIATES INC Security Officer in DES MOINES, Iowa
JOB SUMMARY:Under direct supervision, the Security Officer position patrols assigned areas to ensure protection of clients, visitors, property and equipment. Responsibilities include:Watches for irregularities, such as security breaches, facility and safety hazards, and emergency situations; contacts emergency responders, such as police, fire, and/or ambulance personnel as required.Remains alert for the presence of unauthorized persons and/or security code violators; approaches suspicious person and/or notifies police as appropriate; may confront and detain violators, as required, until police arrive.Patrols assigned area on foot, on bicycle, or in motor vehicle, as assigned, to ensure personal, building, and equipment securityExamines doors, windows, and gates to ensure security; uses client keys to open and close buildings; monitors closed buildings for unauthorized persons and/or suspicious activities.Prepares routine, standardized reports.Provides escorts as necessaryInforms and warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles.May provide specialized security in complex operational areas, requiring specific knowledge of the operating environment.Performs periodic checks of emergency call boxes and/or street lights to ensure proper functioning; reports all malfunctioning as required.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.JOB SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:High School Diploma or equivalent required.Must have a valid state security officer license, if applicable.Ability to communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing.Ability to walk and climb stairs.Ability to walk extended periods of time.Ability to work outside in extreme weather conditions.Ability to see and hear accurately in both day and nighttime conditions.Ability to comprehend numerous policies, procedures, concepts and to be able to respond using discretion and interpretive judgment based on general and specific policies.Ability to retain knowledge, information, and directions on an ongoing basis and communicate effectively with others.Ability to maintain accurate records.Ability to react appropriately in emergency situations.Knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.Knowledge of portable fire extinguishers and their locations.Knowledge of the geography of the site to which assigned.Skill in operating portable radio devices.REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:He/she must be customer service oriented.The successful candidate will pay close attention to detail.He/she must embody U.S. Security Associates' values as a highly visible representative of the branch and set high standards for him/her and others.ENVIRONMENT:Position based in Field Operations. Requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted environmentDISCLAIMER:All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. EEOCU.S. Security Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation and benefits.