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Job Requirements

Job qualifications, eligibility, and expectations

What are the responsibilities of a security officer at Securitas?
Our officers help protect our clients’ people, property, and information. As technology changes the security industry, job responsibilities increasingly include video, computer, and communication technology responsibilities.

Do I need previous security experience?
No.  Anyone who meets our basic application requirements is encouraged to apply. Security guard training is delivered through effective on-the-job-training and mentoring.

What are the qualifications needed to work at Securitas USA?
Our basic employment requirements for security officers include:

  • Minimum age of 18 (21 years of age if applying for an armed position)
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • High school diploma/GED (or agreement to complete a GED program within six months of hire)
  • A reliable means of transportation and communication
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Willingness to participate in our pre-employment screening process (drug screen and background checks) 

Are there any standards on appearance for security guards? 
Our security officers are the "face" of the company and we believe that appearance reflects professionalism. While uniforms are provided at no cost, our employees are expected to maintain an acceptable personal appearance that mirrors the uniform and appearance standards in our employee handbook. 

What are the work hours?
Security is a 24/7 industry with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts giving our employees the flexibility to balance work/life needs.  This is important to both Securitas USA and our employees. 

How is the pay?
The way our industry is designed, average salaries of security officers are determined by the contract requirements, the job duties performed and the facility to which they are assigned.  There are other variables, such as state minimum wages, market and geographic pay differentials.

At Securitas USA, we believe that there’s more to compensation than a paycheck.  If you join our team of HEROES (Having Everyone Receive & Offer Excellent Service) you will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally through on the job training and other developmental tools needed to build a career with us.
Do you help me get a guard license? 
Security guard license requirements vary from state to state.  The local Securitas Human Resources (HR) personnel can advise you of what basic requirements and/or any assistance provided to obtain any necessary guard license or registration if applicable.

Do you provide training?
Securitas USA offers a wide range of training programs to help ensure our officers are knowledge leaders in the security industry. Training programs consist of mentoring, on-the-job training, classroom instruction, e-learning and a certified security supervisor training program (CSSP). If you strive to be a qualified and well-rounded security professional, we have the basic and specialized training you need to help improve your security expertise. Find out more information on security training and development.

Do you hire for part-time positions?
Yes. Whether you’re looking for full-time or part-time work, we offer non-traditional shifts, flexibility, and competitive hourly wages. Our security guards are able to maintain a proper work/life balance with a variety of employment options and advancement opportunities.

Can you work with my school schedule? 
Security is a 24/7 industry with 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts giving our employees the flexibility to balance work/life needs.  This is important to both Securitas USA and our employees. You will work with local scheduling staff and branch management to identify open available shifts, minimum site requirements, and based on your availability.

I’m in the Reserves and need some time off; will that be an issue?
Securitas USA complies with The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).  USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System.

What types of benefits are offered?
Securitas USA offers a variety of benefit plans that vary based upon the state in which you work, and/or the client site to which employees are assigned.  Please confirm eligibility for benefits by contacting the Human Resources Manager, hiring representative, and/or District Manager.

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