POSITION SUMMARY: This position is under the direct supervision of the Program Manager for assigned shift of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Protective Service (FPS) and is responsible for protection, federally owned or leased facilities.
- The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified, according to business necessity.
- All assigned duties or tasks are deemed to be part of the essential functions, unless such duties or tasks are unrelated to the functions listed, in which case they are deemed to be other (non-essential) functions.
- Employees are held accountable for successful job performance. Job performance standards may be documented separately, and may include function, objectives, duties or tasks not specifically listed herein.
- In performing functions, duties or tasks, employees are required to know and follow safe work practices, and to be aware of company policies and procedures related to job safety, including safety rules and regulations. Employees are required to notify superiors upon becoming aware of unsafe working conditions.
- All functions, duties, tasks are to be carried out in an honest, ethical and professional manner, and to be performed in conformance with applicable company policies and procedures. In the event of uncertainty or lack of knowledge of company policies and procedures, employees are required to request clarification or explanations from superiors or authorized company representatives.
Preparing work schedules, reviewing duty logs for accuracy, assessing working conditions, gathering information for investigations, advising management concerning employee performance and disciplinary matters, inspecting uniforms and credentials, completing reports, and other tasks as assigned. Typical duties include control access to specific areas of a facility, enforce property rules and regulations, detect and report criminal acts, stop and if possible detain persons engaging in criminal activities, provide security against loss from fire or mechanical equipment failure, respond to emergency situations involving the safety and security of the facility, and act occasionally as a crowd monitor to maintain order.
EQUIPMENT/ COMPUTER SKILLS: Security guards will be responsible for operating all security equipment on post, such as batons, OC Spray, X-ray machines, magnetometers, closed circuit television (CCTV), handcuffs, and (where required by post assignment) firearm at any time while on duty.
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Have a Social Security Card issued and approved by the Social Security Administration
- Be at least 21 years of age.
- Possess high school diploma from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or equivalent certificate
- Speak English fluently, read and comprehend written English, and compose coherent written reports in English.
- And meet one of the following experience/education requirements:
- Three years of security experience within the past five years; or
- Three years of military or National Guard (active duty or reserve) experience; or
- Successful completion of Police Officer’s Standard Training (POST) course; or
- Possess a valid FPS certification card
- Pass the medical examination, drug test and in physical agilities test depending on contract;
- Completed the required training; and pass the required examination(s);
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION: Driver’s license, Social security card or birth certificate, DD214 (if applicable) and any other certification (guard/clearance card, gun permit, OC permit Baton permit, CPR, First Aid.)
COMPETENCIES (as demonstrated through experience, training, and/or testing):
- Ability to conduct effective and confidential investigations.
- Ability to write reports and correspondence in a clear and concise manner.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret various policies.
- Ability to interpret furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
- Use of personal computer and standard office productivity software.
- Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures.
- Ability to maintain professional composure when dealing with emotional or confrontational circumstances.
- Strong customer and results orientation.
WORKING CONDITIONS: With or without reasonable accommodation, requires the physical and mental capacity to perform effectively all essential functions. In addition to other demands, the demands of the job include:
- Work is performed inside and outside the property with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations.
- Shift work required.
- Must be able to stand for up to four consecutive hours.
- Ability to remain on post up to four (4) consecutive hours without eating, drinking, or relieving bladder/bowels.
- Frequent and prolonged walking, standing, sitting, and stooping, up to 12 hours per day, either indoors or outdoors, during daytime or nighttime.