Help Wanted: Professional Security Officer
A security officer is a uniformed professional, fully trained and knowledgeable of all post orders, operation logs, procedures, practices and site layout. The security guard protects property against thievery, arson, property damage, and terrorism. This officer in also trained in customer service. He or she is on site to provide a concierge service as well as deter, detect and report any incidents which may occur.
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- High school diploma or equivalent
- Must be 18 or older
- Ability to speak, read, write and understand the English language
- Writing basic incident reports
- Testify in court
- Interview witnesses or victims
- Prepare case reports
- Contact police, fire, or emergency medical services via radio and/or telephone
- Must be able to work flexible hours 7 days / week
- Must be able to work a 40 hour work week
- Must be able to work shift work
- Must be able to walk and/or stand during an entire 8 hour shift
- Must be able to stay alert for 8 hours
- Possess a neat, clean, and presentable appearance
- Must be able to pass extensive background screening including, but not limited to, drug screening (five panel tests) FBI fingerprint check, SSN trace, employment and educational confirmations
Career Development Path for a Professional Security Officer at Eagle Security Services
Eagle Security Services offers employees a three-level professional career development path, starting with core competencies and building to advanced professional skills.
- Level One functions as part of the Eagle Security Services employment screening process. Focusing on basic security officer skills exceeding many state-mandated minimum standards required for beginning security officers. Candidates must successfully complete this screening process as a condition of employment.
- Level Two focuses on career development including site-specific training as well as Eagle Security Services premier Certification Training Program. Officers with Level One competencies are qualified to advance to Level Two.
- Level Three offers rigorous, specialized training for officers who seek continued development beyond Level Two. Working with their managers to select appropriate courses, officers may choose advanced study in topics such as homeland security, workplace violence, risk assessment, emergency management and more.
Meeting the Highest Professional Standards: ASIS Guidelines
The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) has drafted guidelines for the training and selection of private security officers. These guidelines recommend 48 hours of training in specified topics within an officer’s first 100 days of employment. To meet the requirements, security officers must pass written examinations to demonstrate understanding of subject matter.
Eagle Security Services commitment to training and depth of resources allow industry-leading compliance with ASIS recommendations. The list below outlines ASIS training requirements and corresponding Eagle resources that fulfill them. Eagle Security offers course material in various media including e-learning, self-study books, video and instructor-led classes.
ASIS Requirements / Eagle Resources
- Conflict resolution awareness → Workplace Violence
- Court testimony → Law and Order
- Crime and loss prevention → Security Officer Responsibilities
- Crisis management → Emergency Response
- Crowd control → Crowd Control
- Customer service and public relations → Customer Service Essentials
- Electronic security systems → Access Control
- Emergency response procedures → Emergency Response
- Employer orientation and policies → CT 1
- Equal employment opportunity and diversity → Harassment and Discrimination
- Ethics, honesty, professional image and proper conduct → CT 1
- Evidence and evidence handling → Law and Order
- Fire prevention skills → Fire Smarts
- First Aid, CPR and AED → CPR
- Incident scene preservation → Law and Order
- Information sharing → Security Officer Responsibilities
- Ingress and egress control procedures → Fundamentals of Access Control
- Interpersonal skills → CT 1
- Job assignment and post orders → CT 1
- Labor relations → Work Stoppages
- Nature and role of private security → CT 1
- Note-taking/report writing → Report Writing
- Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) requirements → Blood borne Pathogens
- Patrol and observation techniques → Patrol Techniques
- Private security officers and the criminal justice system → Limits to Authority
- Safeguarding proprietary and confidential information → Computer Security
- Safety hazards in the workplace → Security Officer Responsibilities
- State and local laws → Site-specific on-the-job training
- Substance abuse → Substance Abuse
- Traffic control and parking lot security → Traffic and Parking Lot Control
- Use of force and force continuum → Limits to Authority
- Verbal communication skills → Telephone Techniques
- Workplace violence → Workplace Violence
New Officer Introduction Program
The New Security Officer Introduction Program functions as part of the Eagle employment screening process. It offers prospective employees an introduction to the fundamental responsibilities of a professional security officer, as well as complying with state mandated licensing standards. Candidates must successfully complete this screening process as a condition of being hired.
The program also includes OSHA-required information on Blood borne Pathogens and Hazard Communication.
Officers who drive on the job also take the Eagle Safe Driving Program, including on-the-road certification.
Hazard Communication Awareness
This course explains how material hazards are communicated. Security personnel learn to identify hazards from warning labels, use material safety data sheets, and minimize exposure risks with personal protective equipment. Topics include:
- Forms of container
- Safe work practices with labeling hazardous substances
- How to use Material Safety Data Sheets
Blood Borne Pathogens
In compliance with OSHA requirements, this program educates employees about the nature of blood borne pathogens and related safety precautions. Content includes:
- Blood borne diseases
- Exposure control
- Occupational transmission compliance of blood borne diseases
- Steps to take if an exposure occurs
Eagle Safe Driving Program
This course ensures that employees required to drive on the job have the knowledge and skills to safely operate their assigned vehicles. Topics include:
- Defensive driving
- Emergency situations
- Driver attitude
- Physical road test