Armed Guard Jobs

Armed Guard Job Overview

In general, armed guards have the primary responsibility to protect their employer’s property against theft, vandalism, terrorism and other illegal activity. While specific duties can vary depending upon the company and location, armed guards are typically required to monitor alarms, conduct security checks and alert the proper authorities in the event of an emergency. Often they are required to monitor a property even when the business is not open to patrons.

In the event of an incident, guards typically write reports, interview witnesses for court testimony and sometimes even detain violators or assailants. Other duties greatly vary based on the venue where an armed guard works. Guards at sports stadiums may have to corral crowds of people, manage parking areas and direct traffic. In offices and retail locations, guards are typically responsible for both the protection of property and the protection of the people who occupy the space.

Armed Guard Job Education Requirements

Education requirements for armed guards can vary from one employer to another. Some companies only require a high school diploma or a GED, while others, particularly those looking to hire security supervisors, may prefer to hire applicants with a college degree in criminal justice or police science. Armed guards must also participate in weapons training, and their use of firearms and periodic testing of their skills is often required. Many employers will also train guards in their own specific protocol, such as emergency procedures, proper communication and the process of detaining suspected criminals when required. Some companies also require guards to have technical and computer skills so that they can master surveillance systems and software.

Armed Guard Job Market

By 2022, job opportunities for armed guards are projected to grow by 12 percent. Applicants who have experience with video surveillance are likely to have the best job prospects, and those with degrees in criminal justice or experience in law enforcement are also likely to have an advantage. Gaming surveillance officers are projected to see only seven percent growth in job opportunities, but as gambling becomes in more states, there will be more employment opportunities for guards who specialize in this type of surveillance.

Armed Guard Job Salary Information

The median annual wage for security guards was about $24,000 in 2012, while those who worked as security officers made, on average about $5,000 more annually. The compensation for an armed guard varies depending upon the company and the specific job requirements.

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Bering Straits Logistics Services (BSLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) is seeking several part time Armed Security Guard Officers to enforce regulations and laws and ensures the security of on-site DoD assets. The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primarily responsible to perform protective service work such as guarding government owned or leased buildings and...
The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking to hire candidates for a federal contract. *Please note that we do not accept any phone calls or faxes at the corporate office regarding employment at this time. A field hiring manager will contact you if interested in pursuin...
Armed Security Guards-NY LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY **DO NOT REPLY IF YOU ARE NOT QUALIFIED** Jobs are located in Brooklyn Private School Monday-Friday and partial weekends Rate of pay: $21.50-$22.00 per hour Per Diem Work also available “MUST”: “RETIRED or ACTIVE” New York Law Enforcement “FULL CARRY PERMIT” Interviews are being held Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10:00am 368 Ave U –entrance on Eas...
Overview: SOS Security LLC has an immediate job opening for an Armed Security Officer. This position is responsible for the protection, safeguarding, and security of assets, personnel, customers and all visitors at assigned location. This is an ARMED position; shifts will be 12 hour shifts. MUST BE FLEXIBLE, WITH AVAILABILITY ON NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS if needed. Multiple tours and shifts are current...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10021
NY Finest Protection are seeking full/part time retired law enforcement candidates, preferably NYPD, with some experience in Executive / Dignitary Protection. Candidates must have a licensed firearm with no restrictions for NYC. Most work is within New York City,Westchester and Long Island. $28.50 per hour. The following are the attributes we are looking for: Supervisory and/or Investigative Ski...
DELAD SECURITY INC Miami, FL
ARMED SECURITY GUARD OFFICER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY JOB DESCRIPTION INCLUDES Cover an assignment at a fixed or patrol an area or facility Communicate effectively with the public and the County personnel and direct visitors to personnel and services within facility Conduct Patrols in accordance with routes and schedules established in the Post order SECURITY OFFICER REQUIREMENTS ORIGINAL HS Diplo...
The Whitestone Group Fort Dix, NJ
Overview: The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking to hire candidates for a federal contract. *Please note that we do not accept any phone calls or faxes at the corporate office regarding employment at this time. A field hiring manager will contact you if interested i...
Overview: The Whitestone Group Inc. is an industry leading security company providing services to the U.S. Government with an international presence. The company is currently seeking to hire candidates for a federal contract. *Please note that we do not accept any phone calls or faxes at the corporate office regarding employment at this time. A field hiring manager will contact you if interested...
Security Personnel Inc Milwaukee, WI
Security Personnel Inc. (SPI) currently has multiple openings for firearm certified security officers. These positions are primarily in retail store environments. The goal of the uniformed guard in these environments is to act as a visible deterrent to unwanted incidents. What SPI is looking for in ideal candidate is someone who can: Present a professional image. Stand and pay attention for exte...
Majestic Security Services Charlotte, NC
Job DescriptionImmediate Openings for ALL ShiftsPT Anti-Piracy Officers (Armed and Unarmed) Needed in Charlotte and Surrounding Areas (2nd Shifts 4-20 Hours - Dark Suit Required). $9.00-$10.00 per hour (DOE & Job Site).PT Armed and Unarmed Security Officers Needed in Charlotte, NC and Surrounding Areas, All Shifts Available. $9.00-$10.00 per hour (DOE & Job Site).FT Armed Security Officer Needed i...
CHENEGA TOTAL ASSET PROTECTION, LLC Company Job Title: Armed Security Guard, CDC Chenega Job Title: Guard II, Armed Clearance: NACI Location: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pittsburgh, PA Reports To: Shift Supervisor FLSA Status: Regular Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Prepared Date: 03-23-2015 Approved Date: 03-23-2015 Summary: The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primaril...
Prestige Security Service Pasadena, CA
Prestige Security Service Immediately Hiring Unarmed and Armed Security Guards. Positions : Pasadena, San Bernardino, Westminster, Carson Apply Monday - Friday From 9;00 a.m. to 6:00 pm At 5855 Green Valley Cir. Suite # 207 Culver City, CA. 90230 Main Cross St. Sepulveda Blvd. Tel: 310-670-5999....
Securatex Chicago, IL
Overview Security Guard – Armed – Chicago in Chicago, IL Securatex Branch ChicagoILUS Position: Security Guard – Armed – Chicago Location: Chicago, IL the Security Guard performs general security guard… Benefits Our Security Guard benefits are among the industry’s best! As a valued Security Guard member of… This job reports to the Manager, Regional Operations . This is a Full-Time positi...
XCel Protective Services, Inc Vienna, VA
Job Responsibilities (to include but not limited to) Comprehensive identification of all persons entering the building. Sign in/out all visitors, contractors, or employees without building credentials and their belongings. Respond to alarms as necessary and make contact with the proper authorities. Perform building patrols during security hours. Compile reports during emergency situations. C...
Looking to hire 10 Security Officers to start work THIS WEEK! FULL TIME & PART TIME SHIFTS!!! CALL MIKE @ 323-898-1484 FOR MORE INFO & IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION!!! OPEN INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD TOMORROW, MONDAY, MARCH 16th FROM 10:00AM TO 2:00PM! INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD @: 4500 MILLS Cir ONTARIO, CA 91764 REQUIREMENTS: - Must have valid/current California Guard Card - Must have your own gun ...
guardNOW Fontana, CA
Looking to hire eight (8) Armed Security Officers to start work THIS WEEK! FULL TIME & PART TIME SHIFTS!!! CALL MIKE @ 323-898-1484 FOR MORE INFO & IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION!!! OPEN INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD TOMORROW, MONDAY, MARCH 16th FROM 10:00AM TO 2:00PM! INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD @: 4500 MILLS Cir ONTARIO, CA 91764 REQUIREMENTS: - Must have valid/current California Guard Card & FIREARM per...
Solid Work History and Work Ethics. Must present a professional image. Must be willing to get State license and gun certification which employer will train and assist in obtaining. No Experience Required 12 Years Education Must Be At Least 21 Years Old Must Have Valid Class C Drivers License Preferred Skills Licensed Georgia Armed Security Officer or Military and/or law enforcement background. ...
Huntington Ingalls Industries html Newport News, VA
Guard (Armed Security Officer)9658BRO15: SecurityNewport News-Virginia-United StatesYesNo relocation assistance availableSecretMultipleFull-timeNoThe selected candidate will be able to detect and correct security violations, enforce company rules and regulations associated with Industrial Security. Good communication skills (verbal and written) are a must due to report writing requirements. Must ...
SPG Security Las Vegas, NV
Company Description: We Protect Those At Risk! Backed by over 26 years of Law Enforcement & Security experience we understand your need for professional security services. SPG is based in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, and we provide exemplary services at competitive rates. SPG is committed to providing excellent service, while keeping our clients safe. SPG offers Guard Service...
SPG Security Las Vegas, NV
SPG Security is interviewing for the following positions: - Unarmed Licensed Nevada PILB Guard Card - Armed Licensed Nevada PILB Guard Card No Phone Calls Please VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.SPGworldwide.com and click Employment tab at top right. You can download our application there. Only Apply if You Also Have a Valid Nevada PILB Guard Card. Attach Resume Along With Your DIRECT Email Address On...

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