Retail Security Officer

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Allied Universal Services is currently searching for Professional Retail Security Officer positions.

At Allied Universal, quality starts and ends with our Professional Security Officer. Its the professionalism, competence and commitment that make the difference. At Allied Universal, the Retail Security Officer serves and secures the merchants, patrons, and employees of the centers they serve.

Key Responsibilities:

Patrol facility and/or perform fixed-post duties as instructed

Serve as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions

Detect suspicious activities and watch for criminal acts or client rule infractions at or near assigned post which may be a threat to the property, client or employees at the site

Report all incidents, accidents and/or medical emergencies

Follows procedures to respond to emergencies and alarms, such as medical incident or bomb threats, or fire alarms or intrusion

Retail Security Officer Quality Standards:

Comes to work well-rested and alert; is on time and completes shift assignments (including overtime, if assigned)

Has a neat, professional appearance and arrives at work dressed in complete and clean assigned uniform

Has a friendly and professional demeanor and provides quality customer service

Is a good communicator (both verbal and written) and is capable of handling typical and crisis situations both efficiently and effectively

Must be assertive verbally and not shy away from intervention with large groups of juveniles or young adults. Must be able to detain individuals if necessary

Understands and successfully executes his/her post orders including enforcement of client and company policies, rules and regulations

Is physically able to undergo training and certification in pepper foam/spray and handcuffing and can carry out duties related to the same

Must be able to successfully complete CPR, First Aid and AED training and certification

Capable of physically detaining, restraining aggressive person(s) and/or performing self-defense

May require a valid drivers license (without restrictions or medical conditions)

May require operation of a Segway (Segways have a 250 pound weight limit)

Physical and Mental Functions:

Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet);

Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift;

Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties;

Occasionally lift or carry up to 40 pounds;

Run as needed;

Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks;

Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination;

Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat;

Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments.


Qualified applicants for the Professional Retail Security Officer position will meet the minimum requirements, as described below:

High school diploma or equivalent required;

At least 21 years of age;

Must possess effective written and oral communication skills;

Effectual interpersonal skills across all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional manner; must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines;

Must be able to frequently prepare written reports and logs in neat, legible handwriting; may require computer skills;

Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures and instructions;

Must be able to obtain a valid Guard License as required in the state for which you are applying;

As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test;

As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty;

Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills;

Remain flexible to ever changing environments; adapt well to different situations;

Intermediate computer skills to utilize innovative, wireless technology at client specific sites;

Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard;

Neat and professional appearance;

Ability to provide quality customer service;

Ability to handle both common and crisis situations at the client site, calmly and efficiently;

Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving and receiving instructions, using phones;

Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume general public (constantly to occasionally depending on assignment);

Allied Universal provides unparalleled service, systems and solutions to the people and business of our communities, and is North Americas leading security services provider. With over 200,000 employees, Allied Universal delivers high-quality, tailored solutions, which allows clients to focus on their core business. For more information: .

We proudly support the Veteran Jobs Mission, a group of over 200 companies that have committed to collectively hiring a total of one million military veterans. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Allied Universal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

License #B15802

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  • Negotiable
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  • Re-122857
  • Permanent
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