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Flex Security Officer

Company: Puget Sound Security
Location: Seattle
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPSSP FUNCTIONAL JOB DESCRIPTIONPosition: Flex Officer The Flex Officer position is responsible for filling in at numerous locations within a defined geographic region. Candidates must be available for work between the hours of 4pm and 8AM and able to work between 8 to 12 hours per shift with a one guaranteed scheduled day off that will not occur on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The Flex Officer is a highly visible position within the company affording the opportunity to be an ambassador for the company. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written are required. The job requires critical thinking skills, with the ability to quickly observe a situation and make the appropriate response. The Flex Officer position is a direct feeder program to PSSP Supervision/Management Team for those candidates that excel in the position. Starting wage is $15.00 an hour, all training is paid at minimum wage per hour, and employer subsidized Medical, Dental, Vision and PTO compensation. A Physical Agility Test and a reading/writing comprehension test is part of the selection process.Position Responsibilities May Include But Are Not Limited To: Submit written reports to Operations Manager for any unusual event and document findings as appropriate. Notify other managers or supervisors as required.Practices safe driving skills both on and off dutyAccess Control to include vehicle, client, visitor, vendor and customer depending on locationMaintains a HIGHLY visible presence observing and reporting all unusual activityConducts security checks and inspects building entrances and exitsPatrolling, inspecting and/ or securing access areas into and onto client's premises, as well as to highly sensitive locations within the buildingsLocks and unlocks areas according to scheduleConducts and reports results of site safety and security inspectionsComplete documentation of observations, activities and actions completedContinue to adapt and innovate for maximum efficiency and profitability in a dynamic environment Duties include but are not limited to: Ability to establish prioritiesAbility to identify and articulate events through pictures, audio and the written word using an automated reporting programRespond to AlarmsReviews utilization and maintenance of security equipmentCommunicates with clients about security needs and problemsAll other duties as assigned by PSSP Management TeamRespond to emergencies, ability to direct emergency responders quickly to needed areas, assist in evacuations as neededMeeting the physical requirements of the job and the ability to work in the environmental conditions listed below to perform common security functions and duties.Performing security patrols by company or client vehicle and/or on foot;Protect property from theft, embezzlement, sabotage, trespassing, fire and accidentsThe observation and reporting of any unlawful activity;The prevention of theft or misappropriation of any goods, money or other items of valueThe protection of individuals or property, including but not limited to proprietary information, from harm or misappropriationThe control of access to premises being protectedCrowd control in public areas;Investigate and take the appropriate lawfully action as authorized by PSSP on accidents, incidents, trespassing, suspicious activities, safety, and fireNeutralize situations calmly with tact and common senseWatch for safety and fire hazards and other security related situationsEnforcing client’s policies and proceduresProvide any needed assistance to customers, employees, visitors, or the public;Perform requests by the client, within the scope of our duties or within reason; Serve as training officer to new security staffAbility to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in written form; required documentation by writing reports;Perform other related duties as assigned by the PSSP Management Team, Operations Manager, or Site Lead/Supervisor/Account ManagerDrive a Company vehicle for work-related purposes (for driving positions);Maintain the professional standards of PSSP by following the policies and procedures of company Essential Skills and Experience: Excellent driving skills, clean driving record (no moving violations or at fault accidents for the past 5 years)Ability to quickly learn various CCTV systemsAbility to quickly learn various Access Control SystemsAbility to adjust to varied job sites to include corporate environments and construction sitesAbility to make critical decisions and stay calm in emergency situationsWorking knowledge of computer applications, word, excel, fire panels &video recording equipmentPhysical capability to access all PSS Client Locations to include climbing multiple flights of stairsExcellent Reading Comprehension SkillsInductive reasoning skillsExcellent Problem Solving SkillsMust have adequate vision corrected to 20/20 and hearingStrong organizational skillsGood communication skills, both internal and externalSelf-starting, working well independently and with little supervisionAbility to multi-task, prioritize and make timely decisionsDemonstrated high level of accuracyAbility to upwards communicateValid driver’s license with clean driving record Qualifications:No criminal record - must be able to obtain Washington State Security LicenseAdaptable, flexible to hours and days - willing and able to work graves and weekendsSharp, well groomed appearance, no visible tattoos, facial piercing or ear gaugesMust have a command of the English language that is easily understood both orally and in writing for the purpose of public interaction and report writingPrior Military Experience is a plusSecurity experience a plusMust obtain and retain a TWIC CardMust obtain and retain Pepper Spray CertificationMust obtain and retain CPR/AED CertificationAble to pass a drug screen and background check21 years or olderPersonal transportation is required (You must have a vehicle available to you at all times during your required availability 1600-0800)Physical Requirements:Must pass a physical test to include:Must be able to walk, run and climb stairsMust be able to tolerate exposure to outside elements including inclement weather for a 12 hour shiftMust have sufficient hearing to respond to normal verbal speech, alarm signals, radio and telephone communicationsMust be able to stand, walk, and/or drive for up to 90% of a 12 hour shiftKnowledge and Skills:Skill in both verbal and written communicationSkill in observing situations and decision makingSkill in dealing courteously with publicSkill in Data EntrySkill with Computer programs to include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPointKnowledge of basic security proceduresDecision making skills in emergency situationsKnowledge of basic law enforcement regulations in the state of WashingtonKnowledge of local law enforcement departmentsUnderstanding of surveillance systemsAbility to communicate security related conceptsEducational Qualification and Experience:High school certificate or GED RequiredApplicants should have two years of experience in police, security, military or related field. Environmental:1. Work is performed year-round, inside and outside buildings and/or vehicles with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable crisis situations;2. Possible environments with high levels of noise, dust, dirt,3. Shift work required, including day, swing, night, weekends and holidays all year-round;4. Work alone in poorly lit areas all hours, including nights.Physical: Since we are a private contract security service, we have many different types of work that can vary and change. Current clients and services provided can change rapidly. Physical requirements can vary depending on the job assignment and work site. All officers can be assigned to a variety of different job assignments and work sites depending on current needs. The following physical requirements apply to all the different types of physical security we provide:1. Navigating distances and times: a. comfortably navigate a security round per hour. Rounds can range from vary from: • Distance of 1/8th of a mile to 1+ miles per hour; • Hourly round times can range from 15 minutes to 50 minutes of physical patrol time around to protect various properties.2. Navigating environments includes: a. Inside buildings; b. Outside in the elements and inclement weather conditions; c. Surfaces and environmental terrain can vary from (but not limited to); • Carpet tile, wood, concrete, asphalt, grass, curbs, uneven gravel and dirt; • Uneven ground surfaces; common at mill and/or construction work sites. • Surfaces can be slippery with, water, ice, or snow in incline weather.3. Maneuver safely up and down flights of stairs multiple times a round or shift. Stairs can be inside or outside. Also to navigate up / down hilly terrain, over curbs and other obstacles4. Lift, carry or push weight in the following range: 5 to 25 pounds.5. Continuously stand at an assigned post from 2 hours to 12 hours (with legal break times).6. The essential sensory and communicative activities include: a. seeing b. hearing c. speaking d. smelling e. feeling f. reading g. writing7. Driving positions require: a. Operating a manual transmission compact vehicle; b. Get in / out of a car up to 15+ times an hour; physical patrol up 50 minutes per hour c. Sit in a car from 1 hour to an entire shift Company

Keywords: Puget Sound Security, Seattle, Flex Security Officer, Other, Seattle, Washington

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