Armed Protective Security Officer-Cedar Rapids – VendTech-SGI – Cedar Rapids, IA

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$30.78 an hour

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    • High school or equivalent (Required)

    • Security: 2 years (Required)

    • English (Required)

    • US work authorization (Required)

Full Job Description

Also earn $5.36 per hour for Health and Welfare up to 40 hours per week.

Job Description

As part of your assigned duties, you are expected to follow published rules of VT-SGI and FPS to include:

· control access to specific areas of a facility

· enforce property rules and regulations

· detect and report criminal acts

· stop and if possible, detain persons engaging in criminal activities

· provide security against loss from fire or mechanical equipment failure

· respond to emergency situations involving the safety and security of the facility

· deny and prevent entry to those persons refusing to submit to a voluntary inspection

· be physically able to stand post for 4 hours without relief. Ability to conduct continuous walking patrols

· be available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for any shift at any time including weekends and holidays

As part of your assigned duties, you may be responsible for:

· operating security equipment such as x-ray machines, magnetometers and closed-circuit television systems

· performing inspections which may include checking backpacks, briefcases, containers or any other suspicious items in the possession of people entering or leaving the facility

· taking actions to control crowds during civil disturbances

Job Requirements

Must have verifiable documentation of at least one experience level and at least one educational level or any reasonable combination listed below:

· Experience

o A minimum of two (2)years of security (armed) or law enforcement experience; or

o A minimum of two (2)years of honorable service as a member of any U.S. Armed Forces component

· Education

o Received a High School or General Equivalency Diploma or a minimum of 60 credit hours, in a related field from an accredited learning institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or as identified on a DD 214; or

o Successful completion ofa federal/state certified law enforcement education and training or police officer’s standard training course that may result in a law enforcement appointment or commission

· Ability to meet eligibility requirements for access to confidential material to include passing a Federal Background check which looks extensively into criminal and financial history

· Must be US Citizen, minimum 21 years of age; able to pass medical and drug screen and background check, valid driver’s license and fluent in English

· Must be able to demonstrate firearm proficiency (handgun preferred)

· Having previously passed a firearm qualification course through the military, law enforcement agency or security company is preferred (especially handgun)

· May be required to show proof of previous firearms qualifications (handgun preferred)

· Must be able to pass all state and local requirements to include their handgun qualification course, if applicable, to obtain a required local or state commission

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $30.78 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Security: 2 years (Required)


  • English (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations