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3 weeks ago

Security K-9 Officer

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Job Description

Hiring IMMEDIATELY: K-9 Handlers

Security K-9 Handler Courses available for non-experienced applicants– Next course begins soon!

First American Security, Inc. is a security services provider specializing in K9 deployment and utilization, protecting America's private and government operations, facilities, and interests. If you are looking for an exciting career that allows you to work with canines and protect others, then First American Security is the company for you!

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must successfully pass a physical examination that includes performing 10 push-ups, 10 sit-ups, lift 70 lbs, and run a half mile.
  • Must be comfortable around dogs
  • Must be able to perform physically strenuous tasks
  • Must be able to manage high stress situations
  • Must have a valid PERC card and a copy of 20-hour training certificate.
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen & criminal background check
  • Must successfully pass psychological evaluation
  • Must have a valid State of Illinois ID or Driver's license
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to provide a High School Diploma/GED

Job Description: The pre-employment, physical and operational demands are based on the specific contract and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A list of these job duties is inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Be able to perform assigned duties regardless of inclement weather.
  • Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet, outdoor surfaces).
  • Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift.
  • Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties.
  • Occasionally lift or carry at least 80 pounds.
  • Run as necessary.
  • Constant use of both hands and arms (including shoulders) in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative and operational tasks.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Candidates must have a valid PERC and or necessary licensing and the ability to maintain it, including meeting any state accredited training requirements.
  • Must possess a minimum of two (2) years of security, military, or law enforcement experience.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications, and Department of Motor Vehicle and credit checks if applicable.
  • Must be able to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military.
  • Ensure the client facility is provided with high quality security services to protect people and property.
  • Report safety concerns, security breaches and unusual circumstances both verbally and in writing.
  • Build, improve and maintain effective relationships with both client, employees, fellow employees and guests/customers.
  • As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required license(s) at all times, and must carry the license(s) at all times while on duty.
  • 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 company guidelines.
  • Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting; may require computer skills.
  • Posses intermediate computer skills to utilize innovative, wireless technology at client specific sites.
  • Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures, instructions and policies.
  • Must be flexible to ever changing environments and situations.
  • Ability to maintain a satisfactory attendance, punctuality standard and job performance record.
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance consistently.
  • Must be able to provide quality customer service.
  • Ability to handle both common and hostile/chaotic situations at the client site professionally.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to handle pressure of working with a high volume general public.
  • Must be flexible with scheduling and have the ability to hold over to the next shift and work extra hours as needed.
  • Attend necessary court proceedings and have the ability to give proper court testimony.
  • Ability to work in elevators and respond to high-rise floors and elevated areas.
  • Ability to respond to emergency calls and follow company procedures to properly handle the situation.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $25.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Paid time off

Experience level:

  • 2 years


  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Have you ever worked for First American?
  • Are you at least 21 years old?
  • Please provide an email address
  • Are you currently employed?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Security: 2 years (Required)


  • PERC card (Required)
  • 20 hour training certificate (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Overnight Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Required)

Work Location: In person

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