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Residential Security Guard Ottawa, ON Based on Experience

Residential Security Guard

Location: Ottawa, ON |
Salary: Based on Experience |
Posted: 13 Jan 2020 |
Closes: 20 Feb 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Part-time |
Business Unit: Canada |
Region / Division: North America |
Reference: G4S/TP/4286222/178283

What we offer:

  • Health & Dental Benefits
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Free uniform
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Access to over 1800 online training courses

Job Introduction:


This position description assumes that the individual has satisfied all basic requirements for employment by G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Inc., including, but not limited to: criminal police information check (CPIC) credit reference, background check, minimum age, and minimum education (high school diploma or foreign equivalency, or earned GED). Additionally, this job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The individual in this position is required to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by this position’s management.

Role Responsibility:

G4S Secure Solutions (Canada) Ltd is a leading provider of security solutions. Our company specializes in hiring and deployment of security professionals to meet the needs of our clients. At G4S we have partnered with many major companies in securing office buildings, commercial properties, warehouses, distribution centers hospitals, condominium and residential sites.

We are currently seeking for a Residential Security Guard to join our team, based at a high-end luxury condo unit in Thornhill, Ontario. We are seeking individuals, with strong ethics, tenacity and adaptability who want to be a part of a world-class organization.

The successful applicant may be required to participate in covering a 24 hour 7 day week work pattern that includes evenings, overnights, weekends and statutory holidays, with a flexible schedule that permits coverage for call-outs and sick days.

Our hard-working team members are excited and motivated by the fast-paced environment we work in.

Primary Function:

The Residential Security Guard supports G4S’s goals through the provision of excellent customer service, working closely as a member of the G4S team, you will help G4S achieve its organisational purpose, to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients specifically by providing a guarding service to the Residential Division.

 Position Responsibilities:

  • Recognize the importance of all customers and the role G4S employees plays in influencing our clients perceptions
  • Demonstrate an active interest in promoting safety consciousness in the workplace
  • Respond and react to any and all emergency situations that may occur in the workplace
  • To be professional, reliable, credible responsive and friendly
  • Ensure that the facilities safety and emergency procedures are followed
  • Maintain complete, accurate and up to date patrol notes, incident reports and information management system entries as required
  • Other security related duties assigned on occasions from G4S clients of the G4S management team
  • Ability to "take charge" and direct others in emergency situations
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and make sound decisions
  • Meticulous record keeping, Report writing and observation skills
  • Assist colleagues within all areas when needed with miscellaneous tasks

The Ideal Candidate:

Critical Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to undertake job-site specific training
  • Positive, outgoing, and attentive demeanor.
  • Demonstrated history of proven reliability and consistency.
  • Previous experience in a residential setting preferred
  • Able to work independently with minimal direction and in a collaborative team setting
  • Able to follow written site reports and deployment notes
  • Able to interact with a mix of individuals reflective of the community within which we work
  • Able to work with people positively in a fast paced, high expectation environment
  • Able to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Attention to detail and the ability to deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
  • Professional in demeanor, appearance and grooming
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple, competing priorities
  • Able to set priorities and work effectively in a constantly changing environment
  • Self-motivated and proactive, results oriented and committed to meeting deadlines
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, customer-service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop trusting relationships at all levels within the organization
  • Able to work additional hours as required, that may include evenings, weekends and over nights
  • Able to think strategically within operational plans
  • Ability to think "outside the box”
  • Able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy in various situations

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possession of an Ontario Provincial Security Guard Licence
  • Valid certificate in First Aid and CPR, issued in the Province of Ontario
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Post-Secondary education preferred
  • A Police Foundation or Criminal Justice education is a strong asset


  • May be required to troubleshoot to resolve specific site issues/problems.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain Provincial licensing requirements for Security Guards.
  • Possession of a valid Canadian G Class Drivers Licence is a strong asset


  • Excellent verbal, written and listening English language skills.
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening French language skills are an asset

PC Aptitude:

  • Computer experience and comfort in core Microsoft Office packages
  • Must have the ability to operate controls along with client security software applications.
  • Ability to operate electronic devices such as cell phones and scanners.

About the Company:

G4S is an inclusive and equitable employer, encouraging applications from qualified women and men including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

G4S est un employeur inclusif et équitable, en encourageant les candidatures de femmes qualifiées et les hommes y compris les personnes handicapées, les membres des minorités visibles et les personnes autochtones.

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