Protective Security Officers are responsible for the protection, safeguarding and security of assets, personnel, customers and visitors to a federal facility. Job duties include, but are not limited to:
- Patrol federal government premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates.
- Answer alarms and investigate disturbances.
- Monitor and authorize entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintain security of premises.
- Operate detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
- Protecting property from theft, embezzlement, sabotage, fire and accidents.
- Investigating and writing reports on daily activities, accidents, incidents, suspicious activities, safety and fire hazards and other security related situations.
- Call police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
- Circulate among visitors, patrons, or employees to preserve order and protect property.
- Providing any needed assistance to customers, employees and visitors following established procedures.
- May perform other related duties as assigned by a supervisor and or the Project Manager.
Successful applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- At least 21 years of age.
- United States citizen, OR
- Lawful Permanent Resident who is currently a member of, or who possesses a verifiable honorable discharge from, any component of the United States Armed Forces.
- High School diploma or GED
- At least 2 years of armed security or law enforcement experience, OR
- At least 2 years of honorable service as a member of any U.S. Armed Forces component, OR
- A minimum of 60 credit hours, in a related field, OR
- Successful completion of a federal/state certified law enforcement education program that resulted in a law enforcement appointment.
- Fluently speak, read, comprehend, and compose coherent written reports in English.
- Possess a current FPS Suitability Adjudication.
- Possess a current VA DCJS (Armed) license.
- Able to pass required medical, fitness, and drug testing.
- Able to pass criminal background and credit checks.
- Able to successfully qualify with a firearm.
Applicants with the following training will be strongly preferred:
- FPS 64-hour Basic Training
- FPS 40-hour Firearms Training
- FPS 40-hour Refresher Training
- DHS NWDTP Training
FULL AND PART-TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE ON ALL SHIFTS AT MULTIPLE NORTHERN VIRGINIA LOCATIONS.
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