USMS – Special Security Officer
in MD - USMS 4th Circuit

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USMS 4th Circuit, MD  20770

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Contract Manager, this position supports the Security of the US Judicial complex, and the safety of the judicial family and the general public utilizing the US Courts. The Special Security Officer (SSO) will observe and report activities and incidents at assigned locations, providing for the security and safety of client property, visitors, and personnel. The officer preserves order and may act to enforce regulations and directives for the site pertaining to personnel, visitors, and premises. The SSO is responsible for ensuring the safety of federal courts and court employees against unauthorized, illegal and potentially life-threatening activities. At a minimum, SSOs are required to perform the following functions: 

Job Requirements



·         Must be a US Citizen with valid Social Security Card; birth certificate; 21 years of age; fluent in speaking, reading, and writing English due to nature of the position.

·         Minimum of a GED/High School Diploma.

·         At least three calendar years of verifiable experience as a certified law enforcement officer or its military equivalency; all three years must have occurred within the last seven years.  The experience must have included general arrest authority. 

·         Must have completed or graduated from certified Federal, state, county, local or military law enforcement training academy and able to provide certification as proof.

·         Ability to use computers and Microsoft office (Excel, Word, etc.), monitor security cameras, and send and receive email using MS Outlook.

·         Ability to follow established procedures and policies. Post orders to include enforcement of client/company rules, policies, and/or regulations.

·         Must possess excellent attention to detail, good verbal and written communications, including legible report writing.

·         Ability to provide excellent Customer Service.

·         Ability to analyze and produce course of action reporting and escalate issues to management in typical and crisis situations.

·         Ability to work independently or as part of a small group to resolve urgent issues, process orientated with high attention to detail, and triage a problem quickly providing precise/clear information while working under minimum supervision.

·         Ability to perform essential functions of the position which may include long periods of sitting, walking, standing, climbing stairs, or driving with or without reasonable accommodations.

·         Ability to see, hear, and smell in order to respond to alarms and detect emergency situations. Reliable and have a strong work ethic.

·         Must have a valid driver's license from state of residency and a safe driving record for the past five years

·         Must be able to pass a background and credit check covering the last 10 years and pass a drug screening due to the nature of the position.

·         Must meet and maintain medical standards as specified by the Unites States Marshal Service (USMS); the physical demands are based on the contract and must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

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Job Attributes

Job Id:


Job Location:

USMS 4th Circuit, MD  20770