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1 weeks ago

Armed Security Officer


Group Services, LLC
Flag us Fort Worth, TX

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Job Description

Group Services is seeking an armed uniformed security officer to provide top-quality residential based security services to select locations in Fort Worth, Texas. The company offers competitive wages, a pleasant working environment, full-time hours, standard shifts, paid leave, excellent benefits and exceptional training.

Founded in 1990, Group Services provides proprietary security services to select business clients across the nation. State of the art technology and methodologies are employed to ensure the protection of assets, individuals and information. A high standard of excellence is maintained through ongoing training and a commitment to provide best in class quality across the range of services provided.

Our leadership brings experience from the military, law enforcement and federal investigations. Our officers provide high-level security, absolute confidentiality and excellent customer service. State of the art monitoring and alarm systems are employed. We seek career minded professionals with high integrity and enthusiasm to join our ranks.

Our employees enjoy working in a small business setting with a team-oriented atmosphere, where everyone's role is valued. State licensing fees are paid by the company and comprehensive training needed to obtain and maintain licensing is provided in-house at no cost to employees.

Qualifications:

  • Experience providing top-quality customer service is strongly preferred
  • Experience in private security, law enforcement or the military is highly regarded
  • Excellent communication skills to interact clearly and efficiently with internal colleagues, law enforcement professionals and clients to address security threats
  • Adequate computer skills for basic documentation and communication
  • Technical savvy to learn and use monitoring and alarm systems
  • Able to stay mentally alert and acutely aware of immediate surroundings
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years old

Schedule:

  • The security operation is on duty 24/7/365
  • Day Shift: 6am to 2pm; Evening Shift: 2pm to 10pm; Midnight Shift: 10pm to 6am
  • Officers are assigned to a shift, but may be reassigned as needed
  • New hires typically work midnight shift or evening shift
  • Days off are typically weekdays
  • Holidays are regular workdays and follow the normal shift schedule; however, they are recognized with floating paid days off
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime as needed to ensure coverage for this 24-hour operation; overtime hours are paid at the 1.5x rate where applicable
  • Periodic mandatory overtime typically requires working an additional four hours before or after the standard shift
  • Mandatory training will be compensable time and may occur before or after a scheduled shift, or on a day off

Duties Include:

  • Providing physical security for human and capital assets
  • Maintaining security perimeters
  • Managing access to restricted properties and locations
  • Monitoring computerized alarm systems and surveillance equipment
  • Conducting area and perimeter checks to maintain domain awareness and screen for threats
  • Analyzing situations to make quick and accurate assessments regarding security concerns
  • Sustaining a high level of attention to detail with immediate responsiveness and decisiveness to ensure security is maintained
  • Communicating with professionalism to clients, security personnel and law enforcement to ensure the protection of people and property
  • Maintaining skills through ongoing training programs to meet company standards and state requirements (see above training section)
  • Completing various reports and logs as required
  • Customer service duties may include tasks outside of security functions, to include assisting with pet care

Training:

  • In-house training is provided to enable officers to obtain and maintain required state licensing
  • High-level instructors with reputable qualifications provide ongoing training to employees
  • Training program components were developed by industry leaders
  • Advanced medical training is developed with medical director oversight
  • State-of-the-art scenario-based simulator software enhances intervention and firearms training
  • Training courses include the following: first aid, AED, advanced medical training, physical fitness, pressure point control tactics (PPCT), spontaneous knife defense, ground avoidance, ground escape, handcuffing, and firearms
  • Fitness training is ongoing; testing includes push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, sit and reach, and 1.5-mile run
  • The various in-house training programs are provided at no cost to employees
  • Mandatory training is provided on-the-clock and may incur overtime
  • Our comprehensive training program serves as useful preparation for careers in police departments and other law enforcement agencies

Benefits:

  • West Fort Worth office, with assignments nearby
  • Full-time hourly position, with periodic overtime
  • Company required training and training to meet licensure requirements occurs on the clock at no cost to the employee
  • Equipment and uniforms are provided, with laundry services
  • Workout facility in house
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes the following: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave and floating holidays; medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, short- and long-term disability; after one year there is 401(k) eligibility
  • Tuition reimbursement available

Other:

  • The wage for this position starts at $19.71 per hour, which would annualize at $41,000 if a full calendar year is worked. The position includes periodic mandatory overtime, which would bring the annualized income up further.
  • The company employs a thorough selection process to include, interviews, background checks, reference checks, education verification, pre-employment medical screening and a state-required psychological evaluation, which are provided at no cost to applicants
  • When advancement opportunities arise, promotions are made from within, although this is a small company with no fast track to a higher position
  • This is an armed uniformed position requiring shift work on assigned posts
  • Executive protection officer positions exist; however, openings for that role are rare and the selection process typically is highly competitive

Company Web Site:

  • http://gsisecurity.com/

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $41,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overtime

Work Location: In person

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