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3 weeks ago

Armed Security Officer (Niles, IL)

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Job Description

Advanced Security Solutions is seeking hardworking, reliable, enthusiastic and passionate Armed Security Personnel to join our team of trained Armed Security Officers. As an Armed security officer you will undertake the surveillance and protection of patrons, properties and facilities in the Northwest suburbs in Niles, IL. In addition, you will be responsible for detecting any suspicious activity happening, preventing vandalism, thefts or any other criminal behavior for our client facilities.

Compensation will start at $17 an hour as an unarmed officer, then transition to $21 an hour after receiving and completing the following, receiving an active Firearms Control Card (FCC) with the IDFPR under Advanced Security Solutions and passing both days of Scenarios Based Training (SBT).

The Armed Security Officer duties are as follows, duties include but are not limited to:

  • OBSERVE – Provide maximum awareness, look for inconsistencies.
  • REPORT – Document information; incidents, critical situation, etc.
  • DETER – Exhibit positive presence, mindset, and mentality at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualified applicants for the position will meet the minimum requirements, as described below:

  • 3rd (REQUIRED)
  • Weekends (REQUIRED)
  • Must have active P.E.R.C
  • Must have active F.O.I.D card
  • Must have active Original Firearms Training #230 (Semi-Auto)
  • Must have a valid driver's license for the state in which applying
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have own vehicle
  • Must have 1yr security experience
  • Must pass Scenario Based Training (SBT/both days) and an active Firearm Control Card (FCC) from the IDFPR under Advanced Security Solutions.
  • Must be able to obtain all armed equipment
  • As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • As a condition of employment, employee must be able to successfully pass a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test.

Essential Physical and Mental Functions:

  • Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet)
  • Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift
  • Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties
  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 50lbs.
  • Run as needed
  • Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks
  • Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination
  • Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving and receiving instructions, using phones
  • Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat; Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional and effective manner; must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines
  • Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting; may require computer skills
  • Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures and instructions
  • Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume general public (constantly to occasionally depending on assignment).

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.00 – $21.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 1 year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift


  • Armed Security: 1 year (Required)


  • English (Required)


  • PERC License (Required)
  • FOID License (Required)
  • Original Firearms License (#230 Semi-Auto) (Required)
  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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