Security Officer

US-IL-Elk Grove Village
Requisition ID

Position Objective

Our Security Officers support Harvard Protection Services in our mission to provide leading edge, comprehensive enterprise security and life safety, supported by innovative technical and physical security solutions. Our Security Officers are responsible for providing quality, customer-focused, security services for the safety and security of the people and property they protect.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain a professional demeanor while providing assistance to customers, employees, visitors, and guests
Maintain a visible presence in the facility / building assigned
Monitor the environment, with the ability to detect suspicious and unsafe activity
Responsible for becoming familiar with incoming and outgoing traffic, know the customers, tenants, visitors, and guests
Greet customers, visitors, staff, tenants, guests in a professional manner at all times
Answer all phones in a professional manner
Permit authorized persons to enter property and monitor entrances and exits
Know the facility / building policies and procedures, and enforce them within the limits of the position
Perform required patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle
Secure all balconies
Observe departing personnel to protect against the theft of company property and ensure authorized removal of property is conducted within appropriate customer requirements
Follow established emergency action planning and procedures
Monitor alarms and closed circuit television systems
Prepare reports on accidents, incidents, and suspicious activities, as directed
Email logs
The essential duties and responsibilities may differ by customer location assigned

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

State or municipality mandated security officer licenses
Minimum High School Diploma, GED or the equivalent
Must be 18 years of age or older as required by applicable law and contract requirements
Must have reliable means of communication and transportation
Must be willing to participate in the company’s pre-employment screening process, including drug screening and background check
Strong interpersonal communication skills
Neat and professional appearance
Write routine correspondence, to include log entries and incident reporting
Previous contract security, law enforcement, military, customer service experience helpful
All Shifts available


Harvard Protection Services offers a competitive hourly pay rate of $12.00 with applicable benefits.
About Harvard Protection Services:
Harvard Protection Services maintains true to our long standing belief, Employees and Customers First. Our Mission, Vision and Core Values of PEOPLE FIRST, SAFETY, TEAMWORK, CLIENT FOCUS, and ACCOUNTABILITY are representative of this belief with expectations set and supported throughout for all our employees. Our goals set the standard for the industry; to earn our customer’s trust, confidence, and business, through maintaining a safe, secure environment; to provide the highest level of security for their enterprise, their proprietary assets, and the safety of their human capital. Our vision is to be recognized by our customers and the industry as a dynamic, employee-centric organization that empowers our team to deliver leading edge solutions in a manner that creates value for our customers.
Harvard Protection Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Veteran/Disabilities


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