• HPS - Security Officer

    Job Site Location US-IL-Deerfield | US-IL-Elk Grove Village | US-IL-Rosemont | US-IL-Chicago
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  • Position Objective

    Job Summary:


    Our Security Officers support Harvard Protection in our goal of providing best in class security and life safety services. Our Security Officers are responsible for providing professional customer-focused security and life safety services for the people and the 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 / policies / procedures, and enforce them within the limits of the position
    • Perform required patrols of designated areas on foot or in vehicle
    • Observe departing personnel to protect against 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
    • 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


    Harvard Protection Services offers a competitive hourly pay rate of $15 an hour with health & welfare, dental, vision, sick leave, vacation, and 401K enrollment benefit opportunities.
    An Equal Opportunity Employer --- M/F/D/V
    Company Overview:
    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 long-established goals desire 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 that creates value for our customers.


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