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Security Officer - Armed 


Universal Protection Service, the leader in security opportunities, invites you to apply today to be one of our dynamic ARMED Security Professionals. At Universal Protection Service, our vision is to be exceptional: to maintain exceptional people, to provide exceptional service, and to create exceptional results. Universal Protection Service seeks passionate applicants who love working with people. The ideal candidate for the Armed Security Professional position must have their NYS Armed Guard License, must possess a valid unrestricted NYS Carry Permit, and must possess your own legally registered firearm. You must have excellent customer service skills and an impressive ability to communicate. The advantages of this positon are a great hourly rate, 8 &12-hour shifts, and flexibility of hours. All different tours and shifts are available, both full-time and part-time. This a great opportunity to join Universal Protection Service a dynamic high-powered security team focused on securing client properties while delivering exceptional customer service. Universal Protection Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.

Current available 8 hour shifts are 2315 Hours X 0715 Hours. For these positions you will be trained in the use of X-Ray Imagery machines. Current 12 Hour shifts are from 0630 Hours X1830 Hours, and 1830 Hours X 0630 Hours seven days a week. The successful Security Professional candidate is responsible for providing security services at assigned locations. Duties include, but are not limited to: Foot patrol of interior and exterior areas of assigned locations Observe and report suspicious activities and persons Write detailed narrative reports and maintain daily activity reports (DARs) Enforce rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance This position pays $20.50 hourly

Position Requirements


Qualified Armed Security Professional applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Be at least 25 years of age
  • Previous/current law enforcement and/or military experience preferred.
  • Must possess a NYS Armed Guard License
  • Must possess a valid unrestricted NYS Carry Permit
  • Must possess your own legally registered firearm
  • As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test.
  • As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty.
  • Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills.
  • Intermediate computer skills to utilize innovative, wireless technology at client specific sites.

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 40 pounds
  • 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 required 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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