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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Armed Security Officers Needed in Jackson, MS "apply today-work tomorrow" $15 to $17 per hour 5 hour evening shifts Free Training Free Uniforms Group Health Must Have Armed Security License for the State of Mississippi Call 866.840.2066 click "APPLY NOW" to submit your resume...
Job Summary The Armed Security Guard shall serve as a deterrent and secures personnel and assets by standing guard or conducting roving patrols within secure premises to prevent unauthorized entry theft, violence, or infractions of the rules. Principal Accountabilities Controls access to Task Force Falcon by performing identification checks and registering visitors, vendors, and deliveries ente...
CHENEGA TOTAL ASSET PROTECTION, LLC Company Job Title: Armed Security Guard, CDC Chenega Job Title: Guard II, Armed Clearance: NACI Location: Cincinnati, OH Reports To: Shift Supervisor FLSA Status: Regular Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Prepared Date: 01-21-2015 Approved Date: 01-21-2015 Summary: The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primarily responsible to perform protective service ...
Armed Guards Special Enforcement Bureau DFW Area Special Enforcement Bureau Armed Guards $11/hr Start today! 214-637-4357 The Dallas Morning News - 01/18/2015...
ARMED SECURITY GUARDS WANTED IMMEDIATE HIRE MUST HAVE: LAW ENFORCEMENT BACKGROUND NEW YORK STATE FULL CARRY PERMIT ARMED SECURITY GUARD LICENSE FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN THE BROOKLYN AREA All interviews held Monday-Thursday 7:30am-10:30am If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment for another time please call: 718-787-0070 MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00AM-3:00PM ...
North American Security is seeking Security Guards for full and part time positions on the DIA Government Contract in Bethesda Maryland. Qualified applicants will possess the following: Must be at least 21 years old Must be a United States citizen and possess a valid Social Security card Must have an active Maryland Guard Card with Gun Permit Must have TS clearance and eligible for SCI Cleara...
JOIN THE PROFESSIONALS! APPLY NOW: http://www.cisworldservices.org/employment.html We value our officers, raise the bar in the protection industry and attract the best of the best. While all the other GUARD companies are looking for GUARDS, Our AGENCY is seeking OFFICERS that are practitioners! Come meet our Practitioners, tour our Agency, tour our State of the Art Operations Center and see our...
An International Security Company seeking qualified persons for armed guard positions in the Louisiana area to supplement Federal Security contracts. The security officers will begin accruing seniority upon standing the first paid post, and will continue to work part time until he/she successfully bids for a permanent full time post. These positions require extensive Federal background investigat...
Achieving superior outcomes across complex federal missions requires deep domain expertise and an exceptional command of their systems, applications and processes. This mandate is our mission at AGS. From managing the safety and security requirements detention through automating workflow at this nation’s central records archive to serving thousands of meals a day to America’s midshipmen, AGS and i...
Imperial Guard Service has an immediate need for Armed Security Officers in the Houston, TX area $11-$14 an hour Plus Overtime We Will Train All Shifts Full and Part Time Uniforms Provided Imperial Guard Service 866-840-2066 or "apply" to send resume LIC #C12202...
An International Security Company seeking qualified persons for armed guard positions in the Louisiana area to supplement Federal Security contracts. The security officers will begin accruing seniority upon standing the first paid post, and will continue to work part time until he/she successfully bids for a permanent full time post. These FT/PT positions require extensive Federal background inve...
General Information Job locations vary around the following cities: Port Hadlock/Port Townsend/Silverdale/Sequim XCel Protective Services is currently seeking applicants to join our team in Washington. This contract operates 24/7 therefore flexibility with scheduling is a must. Below is a general summary of the overall job responsibilities. This is not all inclusive and additional responsibiliti...
-- -Are you looking for a step up in your security career? We may have just the right opportunity you have been looking for! Legacy USA Group is looking for quality security guards! This guard must have an Unarmed or Armed Security Guard License(Non Commissioned or Commissioned) to work in Houston, TX. This Guard must be computer literate and have open availability. If you are interested in this...
Legacy USA Group Houston, TX
-- -Are you looking for a step up in your security career? We may have just the right opportunity you have been looking for! Legacy USA Group is looking for quality security guards! This guard must have an Unarmed or Armed Security Guard License(Non Commissioned or Commissioned) to work in Houston, TX. This Guard must be computer literate and have open availability. If you are interested in this...
-- -Are you looking for a step up in your security career? We may have just the right opportunity you have been looking for! Legacy USA Group is looking for quality security guards! This guard must have an Unarmed or Armed Security Guard License(Non Commissioned or Commissioned) to work in Houston, TX. This Guard must be computer literate and have open availability. If you are interested in this...
Professional Guard & Patrol has immediate employment opportunities available for Armed Guards.We have numerous full time and temporary jobs and short hour shifts (usually 4 to 6 hours). Overtime is also available for guards desiring to supplement their regular salary. Responsibilities include: Patrols and Details Report Writing Emergency/Incident Response Pay starts at $11.00 for Armed Guards...
Legacy USA Group – Baytown, TX Are you looking for a job as a security officer or one of our other positions? We may have just the career opportunity you have been looking for! Legacy USA Group, Inc. is seeking quality Armed Security Officers to work in the Baytown, TX area. If you are interested in this job and want more info please reply to this posting with your resume. You have to be able ...
The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for a Custom Protection Officer. G4S is a security provider for the United States government, fortune 500 companies, nuclear power plants, oil and gas companies, airport, ports, banks, hospitals, factories, warehouses, commercial facilities, residential communities and much more. G4S offers job security, exce...
CHENEGA TOTAL ASSET PROTECTION, LLC Company Job Title: Armed Security Guard, CDC Chenega Job Title: Guard II, Armed Clearance: NACI Location: Cincinnati, OH Reports To: Shift Supervisor FLSA Status: Regular Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Prepared Date: 01-21-2015 Approved Date: 01-21-2015 Summary: The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primarily responsible to perform protective service ...

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