Armed Security Officer

Advanced Security Solutions Inc.


Contact Information


Advanced Security Solutions Inc.
1645 Birchwood Avenue
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Phone Number:

  • 847-299-0210

Fax Number:

  • 847-739-7400

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA


  • $15 - $16/hour

    ***Management Positions are Available for a Higher Compensation Rate***

Position Details

Job Description:

The ideal candidate for the Armed Security Officer position is excellent with customers and has an ability to communicate well with others. The Armed Security Officer candidate is responsible for providing security services at assigned locations.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Foot and vehicle patrol of interior and exterior areas for assigned locations
  • Report suspicious activities and persons
  • Write detailed narrative reports, maintain daily activity reports (DARs)
  • Respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance
  • Screen visitors and client employees in an efficient manner in order to expedite or bar their admittance to the site or facility
  • Check for unsafe conditions, hazards, unlocked doors, and security violations
  • Monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, trespassing, & loitering
  • Warn violators of premise rules and regulations
  • Report any facility issues to the appropriate staff member/supervisor
  • Request emergency personnel for high risk situations
  • Other duties as assigned 

Position Requirements:

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

  • Must have active F.O.I.D card
  • Must have active Original Firearms Training #230 (Semi-Auto) or able to obtain
  • Must have active P.E.R.C
  • Must have a valid driver's license for the state in which applying
  • Must have open availability
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have own vehicle
  • Must be able to pass Scenario Based Training (SBT) at own expense
  • Must have all armed equipment
  • As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation.
  • As a condition of employment, employee must be able to successfully pass a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test. 

Essential 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 50lbs.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with ability to deal with all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional and effective 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 handle pressure of working with high volume general public (constantly to occasionally depending on assignment).

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