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Job Reference: SS07016
Number of Positions: 20
Job Category: Security/Protective Services
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: $9.50 - $10.50
Location: Atlanta
G4S Region: Americas
Country:United States


G4S Business Unit:Secure Solutions
Closing Date: August 26, 2013

Job Introduction:

G4S, the world’s leading private security organization, has an immediate career opportunity for an Upscale Security Officer / Security Guard in Atlanta, Georgia!  Named by Fortune as one of the 100 most admired companies, we provide security for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, banks, hospitals, factories, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more.  Whether you’re looking for entry level, management, sales, or executive careers G4S has a career opportunity for you that will offer job security, excellent pay and benefits, and advancement opportunities.

Role Responsibility:

As an Upscale Security Officer, you will perform security patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle watching for irregular or unusual conditions that may create security concerns or safety hazards.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Sound alarms or call police or fire department in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons
  • Warn violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking or carrying forbidden articles
  • Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitors entrances and exits
  • Observe departing personnel to protect against theft of company property and ensure that authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate client requirements
  • Investigate and prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities
  • Provide assistance to customers, employees and visitors in a courteous and professional manner

The Ideal Candidate:

Education, Licenses and Certifications Required

 

So what does it take to qualify for this great opportunity? We’re looking for professional detail-oriented individuals with a talent for effectively assessing/evaluating situations and identifying critical issues.

Here’s the minimum you’ll need to be a successful Security Officer:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass any State-required training or other qualifications for licensing
  • Ability to pass a State licensing test if driving a company-owned or client-provided vehicle

 

Type and Length of Specific Experience Required

 

  • You will also need to possess one or more of the following:
    • Associate's degree or higher in any discipline
    • Service in the active duty military, military reserves or National Guard
    • Service in auxiliary police or police cadets
    • Meaningful and verifiable work history
    • Minimum of one year verifiable and successful security experience

 

Skills Required

 

You will need the following skills to be a successful Upscale Security Officer:

  • Ability to operate radio or telephone equipment and/or console monitors
  • Ability to interact cordially and communicate with the public
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Ability to assess and evaluate situations effectively
  • Ability to identify critical issues quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail

 

Other

 

  • You must be at least 18 years old or the minimum age required by the State
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or a foreign citizen authorized to legally work in the United States
  • You must have access to reliable transportation

Finally, here’s what we’ll need from you upon job offer:

  • You must not use illegal drugs. You must be able to pass a drug test with negative results (except when undergoing documented medical treatment).
  • Ability 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
  • Ability to provide, upon job offer, a DD214 discharge document with discharge status indicated, if prior military
  • Ability to pass the following:
    • MMPI - Psychological testing, if armed or otherwise required
    • Physical exam, if armed or required by client contract

 

Physical Requirements and Environment

 

Environment:  Indoor and outdoor, temperature ranges from moderate to extreme cold and heat

Major activity:  Walking, standing, speaking, listening, observing

Physical efforts to carry out job duties:  Standing, walking, and sitting. Minimal to no stooping or kneeling.

 

 

EOE M/F/D/V

 

G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace

 


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