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Armed Security Officer

Armed Security Officer

Service Area: Chicago, Illinois 

Position Type: Part Time 

Reports to: Armed Security Site Supervisor 

Compensation: Commensurate with Experience + Credentials 

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW 

Rush Solutions (RS) is an Illinois-based investigations and security company, offering opportunities for people to be of service to their community through the important work of safeguarding people and property against internal and external threats. RS provides a full suite of services ranging from Background Checks to Witness Location and has proudly served the Chicagoland area since 2009.  

POSITION SUMMARY 

Rush Solutions provides Site Protection services for a variety of clients. Our team plays a key role in the safety and security of people, property, and other valuable assets. Site-based security teams are trustworthy, personable, and take pride in their job. They provide customer service to our clients by applying best practices in safety and security standards, site-specific policies and when appropriate, emergency response activities. RS team members respond to incidents and critical situations in a calm, problem-solving manner. Working environments and conditions may vary by client site. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Acknowledge all tenants and/or visitors upon arrival and when existing. 
  • Ensure visitors and vendors are properly signed in prior to accessing the building. 
  • Observe departing tenants, visitors, and vendors to guard against theft of tenant or building property. 
  • Assist tenants and visitors with directions and general business information. 
  • Perform regular patrols (foot and/or mobile) throughout the facility including outer grounds. 
  • Identify and report security threats, unsafe conditions, and/or other emergency situations.  
  • Clearly and accurately record data such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of equipment, to Rush Solutions and building management. 
  • Perform site-specific duties and tasks based on assignment, which may include customer service, loss prevention, lobby/visitor reception, loading dock security, or other security roles. 
  • Control access at building entrances. Monitor alarm systems or CCTV and operate emergency equipment. 
  • Perform regular inspections, as directed, of fire and safety equipment. 
  • Adhere to post orders, site rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and respond to emergency situations requiring security assistance. 
  • Demonstrate and maintain proficiency with firearm. 
  • Maintain clear, accurate logs of people or property including packages. Maintain daily activity reports (DARs). 
  • Participate in all company and site required orientation and training programs. 
  • Maintain excellent attendance and personal grooming habits acceptable to Rush and its clients. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Must be 21 years of age or older with a minimum high school diploma or equivalent. 
  1. Current or prior military experience, or college education in the security field desirable. 
  1. Minimum 1-3 years of professional-level work experience preferred. Prior experience in the security industry, law enforcement, military, and/or customer service highly desired.  
  1. Customer-oriented and able to de-escalate situations before they become hostile or unsafe. 
  1. Must possess the ability to maintain poise and self-control in stressful situations. 
  1. Professional, articulate, and able to use good independent judgment and discretion. Must be able to interact with people in an urban environment. 
  1. Ability to successfully interact at all levels within the organization. 
  1. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to write accurate, concise, and legible reports. 
  1. Successfully clear background investigations and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test where required by the Rush Solutions and its clients.  
  1. Proficient with computers; and have good penmanship for written communications. 
  1. Maintain current/active status of all necessary registrations/licenses/permits required and must always carry the appropriate documents while on duty. 
  1. Reliable transportation to consistently get to and from work on time is required. 

OTHER POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations, and Permits 

  • First aid and CPR training. 
  • 40-hour Security Training or former Military/Police training/experience. 
  • Current and PERC and FOID registration/permit/license required by the State of Illinois. Other industry certifications/licenses/registrations may be required. 
  • No felony convictions or dishonorably discharged from armed services of the United States. 
  • Current state driver’s license, clean driving record as determined by Rush Solutions, and the ability to safely operate motor vehicle and/or bicycle if assigned to a location requiring such. 

Physical and Mental Abilities 

  • Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods of time. 
  • Lift or pull 200 pounds with or without assistant. 
  • Work outside in the elements. 
  • Good day/night vision sufficient to identify people, items, and places in low light or at night. 
  • Cannot be suffering from or being treated for mental illness, narcotic addition/dependence, or habitual drunkenness. 

LETTERS OF INTEREST 

Please email a cover letter summarizing experience and interest in this opportunity along with a current resume to peyton@rush-solutions.com. Address cover letter to: 

Rush Solutions 

21141 Governors Hwy., Suite 203 

Matteson, IL 60443 

Attn:  Staffing Director 

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Rush Solutions is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran, or military status.