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3 weeks ago

Security Officer


Vallarta Supermarkets
Flag us Los Angeles, CA

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Job Description

Title: Security Officer

Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports To: District Security Manager

Pay Range $22.00 – $24.00

The compensation range provided is in compliance with state-specific laws. Factors that may be used to determine your actual rate of pay include your specific skills, years of experience, and other factors.

Job Description:
Position Summary: The Security Officer's responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of our premises, assets, team members, and visitors. Patrolling the premises, investigating suspicious behavior, and enforcing company policies. Deter crime by remaining alert, vigilant, and highly visible. Must possess excellent people skills and provide extraordinary customer service. Security Officers must be able to evaluate situations successfully, always remain calm, have full control of situations, and manage themselves professionally and with high integrity. General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide security to the business as well as its occupants, team members, customers, and vendors. Secure premises and personnel by patrolling the property and always staying visible.
  • Provide extraordinary customer service to customers, team members, and vendors. Greeting and smiling all the time
  • Be vigilant and alert. Identify possible exposure to the security of everyone in the business such as fights and any other disturbances. Prevent losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures, and restraining trespassers where applicable.
  • Writing activity and incident reports as needed by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities.
  • Contacting local authorities when needed. Maintain a Professional relationship and Communication with Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, and emergency medical personnel.
  • Contribute and assist the Asset Protection team's efforts in preventing theft and losses to control shrink.
  • Assist the Asset Protection teams as needed in the execution of shoplifting arrests, and or any crimes committed against the company.
  • Adhere and enforce all company policies, procedures, and operating standards.
  • Remain in compliance with local, state, federal, and BSIS regulations for Proprietary Private Security. Keep all Licensing up to date.
  • Respond to emergencies and provide necessary assistance to Team Members and/or customers.
  • Follow procedures for various initiatives, including fire prevention, and property damage.
  • Firewatch patrol as necessary
  • Use company-provided cell phones to stay in contact with other security personnel and the Asset Protection Team
  • Stay vigilant when there are money tills being transported.
  • Inspect perimeter doors to ensure locks are in place and working properly at the end of the day.
  • Report any safety issues and concerns.
  • Report Graffiti
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Promoting a positive, desirable, and safe atmosphere within the stores, warehouses, offices, and properties
  • Adaptable to quick changes, multitask, and work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of the BSIS Power to Arrest training manual.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate professionally and effectively with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Positive attitude and a good team player
  • Excellent observations skills
Required Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma and/or equivalent
  • Prior Security Guard experience is preferable
  • Customer Service experience
  • Basic understanding of Spanish and English language; reading, writing and speaking
Physical Demands:
  • May also have to do some light lifting of supplies and materials from time to time.
  • Requires prolonged standing.
  • This position requires travel between locations in the district based on business needs, multi store location position must be available to travel.
  • Typical physical demands or activities include up to 6 to 8 hours of standing/walking. Occasional climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, and at times using reasonable physical contact in order to execute an arrest within the company guidelines and law.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
  • This is a non-exempt level position; the schedule would be based on a business necessity and coordinated through the reporting Security District Manager
  • Available to a flexible schedule based on business needs.
  • Open to work nights, weekends, and holidays
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and employees may perform other duties as directed. All employees are expected to perform any reasonable task or request that is consistent with fulfilling company goals and objectives. Vallarta Supermarkets is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives and will consider all qualified applicants for employment in accordance with all state, local, and federal laws. Vallarta Supermarkets participates in the E-verify program.

About Vallarta Supermarkets:

As of 2022, Vallarta counts on 53 stores throughout California (Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Tulare, Orange, and Fresno counties), and more than 8,000 team members. The Gonzalez family promises to continue to strive for excellence in everything we do so that our valued customers always have a Vallarta supermarket to call their own.From one small carnicería in Van Nuys in 1985 to 53 full-service markets across California, Vallarta Supermarkets is a living, breathing tribute to the hard work and customer dedication of our founding family and all of our valued employees.Vallarta Supermarkets was founded by Enrique Gonzalez Sr., who was later joined in the business by his four brothers, his son and nephew. Their family roots and humble origins began in the tiny town of Jalostotitlán, Jalisco, Mexico, where Enrique and his brothers were raised on a meager farm. Their parents instilled in them at very young ages the importance of family and the power of a strong work ethic to overcome challenges.When the opportunity arose to immigrate in the 1960’s, the Gonzalez family was thankful to stake their claim in the “land of opportunity,” the United States of America. Right away, the five brothers got to work in restaurants, either as short-order cooks or bussing tables. Even though some of the brothers were still in school, they all worked to help the family make ends meet.In 1985, Enrique Gonzalez Sr. began his journey in the grocery business when he opened Carniceria Vallarta in a 1,000 sq. ft market in Van Nuys, CA. He focused on selling the traditional cuts of meats popular in his native Mexico with an emphasis on unequaled quality and the friendliest of customer service. He soon expanded the business to a second location and brought his four brothers into the business. From there the adventure truly began, as they worked together as a family to build both a reputation for excellence and a successful business.The Gonzalez brothers believed that the key to Vallarta’s success would be to combine elevated customer service with the highest quality products to serve the growing Hispanic community whose needs may not be addressed by big chain stores.That’s why, from the beginning, Vallarta Supermarkets offered a wider variety of the freshest, traditional foods from Mexico, and Central and South America than any other store. They offered specialty and traditional items customers couldn’t find anywhere else: cut-to-order Latin-style meats (ranchera, diesmillo, lomo de res), spices, fresh fruit and produce, delicious prepared foods, pan dulce made daily, plus everything else you would expect from a traditional grocery store. Fast forward to today where Vallarta has expanded its offerings to include a juice and aquas frescas bar, tortilleria, bakery (panaderia), a cevicheria and more.

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