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4 weeks ago

Security Officer

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Job Description

At Inter-Con we take pride in providing customized security solutions for our clients. To us, that means the right officer in the right place and at the right time. In many cases our clients desire a softer security plan that meets their values and needs, but where high value people and assets are involved, others may prefer a more obvious security presence. As an Unarmed Security Officer, you will be utilized throughout various posts within Chicago's public transportation posts. To patrol rail stations and rail system via train and provide security officer coverage at or various rapid transit stations, trains, platforms, right of way and pedestrian ways as determined by Client's Security Department. As an Unarmed Security Officer, you are an integral part of the broad spectrum of specialized security services Inter-Con provides its clients every day.

Specific benefits include:

Competitive pay of $16.50 + $5.33 for health benefits

Recognition and Reward Programs.

Training and Career Development.

Opportunities for Medical, Holidays, vacation and sick.

Uniform and equipment provided

Additional benefits vary depending on position.

Expected Responsibilities:

Security officer duties include but not limited to:

· The completion of an approved twenty (20) hour, Basic Unarmed Security Officer Training Course.

· Possess a current and valid Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC) issued by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

· Must have training in interpersonal relationship skills directly related to interacting with the public and Client personnel.

· Report to duty on time at the assigned location in uniform with safety vests.

· Possess, carry, be able, and are certified to use the following equipment: cell phone/two-way radio, and flashlight.

· Be alert for suspicious person (s) or vehicle (s) entering the rail stations, railcars, and/or facilities. If assistance is required to inspect suspicious person(s), notify the immediate Contractor’s supervisor.

· Security officers must provide assistance, information and directions to customers as requested. Security officers must have a general knowledge of Client's Rail System. (Lines, transfer points and general travel information) Client will provide Client Maps. If the security officers are unable to assist patrons, they must refer customers to a Client employee for further assistance.

· Guard against unauthorized access to rail station areas by non-paying persons (i.e., fare evaders).

· Guard against criminal acts against passengers, employees and property within the rail stations, facilities, and rail cars.

· Report any damage to property, including but not limited to, gates, fences, lights, buildings, rail cars, buses, and grounds to Communication/Power Control Center immediately.

· Control and/or monitor access through rail stations, facilities, and rail cars, determine the extent of threats and/or incidents against persons and property at rail stations, facilities and rail cars, prompt response to and/or reporting of said threats and/or incidents (e.g., summoning appropriate assistance), and exert appropriate force, where and as necessary.


· A Current guard card license as required by State or local law. (PERC)

· Must pass a 5-panel drug test prior to placement.

· Must pass a psychological and physical examination

· Must pass a criminal history check.

· Must undergo employment verification check back to age 18.

· Must be 21 years or older.

Education and Experience:

· High school diploma or equivalent; possession of a college degree is highly desirable.

· Speak, read, and write English.

· All assigned personnel should be of high integrity and possess exemplary security skills and judgment.

Inter-Con Overview

Founded in 1973, Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. is a leading US-owned security company, providing integrated security solutions to government and commercial customers on four continents. Inter-Con remains under family ownership and control and operates as the industry leader in the field of customized, high-requirement security solutions. Inter-Con employs over 35,000 security personnel world-wide, trained and managed by a team of professionals with unsurpassed military, law enforcement, and security experience. Inter-Con is Everywhere Security Matters.

Why Work at Inter-Con?

Passion: Inter-Con is a thriving company that is passionate about its products and people. Joining the Inter-Con family is an opportunity for growth and career advancement in an environment that truly cares for its employees. By joining the Inter-Con family, you’re working with the best to build a safer future.

People: Inter-Con is more than a company, it’s an alumni base. We believe in positioning the right people in the right place to help them achieve their long-term aspirations for career growth. We have transitioned thousands of officers into successful careers in law enforcement, government agencies, foreign affairs and many more. Your career success drives our success.

Benefits: Inter-Con offers excellent benefits that include flexible scheduling to accommodate lifestyle commitments, vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, comprehensive training, discounts on higher education and much more.

Partner with us to begin a journey that begins with a commitment and leads to a career of a lifetime. Stand out. Be proud. Be Inter-Con!


Inter-Con is passionate about hiring veterans. In fact, we’ve hired thousands of veterans over the years and plan to keep hiring as many as we can. If you are veteran in search of a rewarding career among a team that holds an affinity for those who served as well as values your success and growth within our organization, please take a moment to review our website for all our extensive opportunities. Visit for more information.

Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. is an affirmative action employer who provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.50 – $21.83 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 1 year


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Are you fully vaccinated against COVID-19?


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Security: 1 year (Preferred)


  • PERC Card (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Preferred)
  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Chicago, IL: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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