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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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 phone calls or faxes at the corporate office regarding employment at this time. A field hiring manager will contact you if interested in pursuing yo...
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...
A vacancy exists for full time and part-time Armed Security Guards; Must be a high school graduate or GED equivalent ( college preferred); Must have at least two (2) years' experience in contract or proprietor security and/or military or law enforcement experience within the last five years; Must be a US citizen and at least 21 years old; Must be fluent in English with the ability to read and unde...
Armed Security Guards-NY LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY *****DO NOT REPLY IF YOU ARE NOT A FULLY QUALIFIED ARMED SECURITY GUARD WITH A FULL CARRY PERMIT***** Job located in Brooklyn Private School Sun 8am-12:30pm Mon-Thurs 8:00am-6:30pm Fri 8:00am-12:30pm Possible to split the days among 2 guards “MUST”: “RETIRED or ACTIVE” New York Law Enforcement “FULL CARRY PERMIT” "ARMED SECURITY GUARD LICENS...
Immediate Openings for ALL Shifts PT 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 in Charlot...
Armed Security Officers Needed in Jackson, MS "apply today-work tomorrow" $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...
ARMED GUARD - Part time, $16.50/hr, Hopewell/Moon Twp. area. Call 724-218-1827 ext. 212....
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 phone calls or faxes at the corporate office regarding employment at this time. A field hiring manager will contact you if interested in ...
CHENEGA SECURITY & PROTECTION SERVICES, LLC Company Job Title: Armed Security Guard, FLETC Chenega Job Title: Guard II, Armed Clearance: Background Check Location: Cheltenham, MD Reports To: Shift Supervisor FLSA Status: Regular Part-Time Hourly Non-Exempt Prepared Date: 02-27-2015 Approved Date: 02-27-2015 Summary: The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primarily responsible to perfo...
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 phone calls or faxes at the corporate office regarding employment at this time. A field hiring manager will contact you if interested in ...
The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security 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...
Job Introduction: The world’s leading private security organization, G4S, has an immediate job opportunity for an Upscale Security 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...
Loomis Careers Spokane, WA
Description: Loomis seeks highly qualified individuals to join our team and become a fully functional Armored Services Technician (AST). These positions are sometimes referred to as driver/guard or messenger/guard. Armored Service Technicians work as a team on a designated route. You will be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of cash and coin to Loomis customers, as well as the loading a...
1st Lake Properties, Inc. Louisiana, LA
Seeking Security Guards to work Mardi Gras Weekend. From Friday 2/13 to Monday 2/16. Must have permit to carry concealed handgun. 1-2 year experience preferred. Also seeking armed and unarmed guards to secure upcoming events and be able to work as needed. Please call TSS at 504-881-1287. Create an account You must be signed in with a WorkNOLA account to apply for this job. Create an account S...
Imperial Security Services Inc. Dallas, TX
20 Licensed Armed Guards Needed for Dallas, TX $11-$13 per hour Free Uniforms Benefit Package Available Must have Texas Commission card Lic# C12212 Apply Today Start Tomorrow Call (866) 840-2066...
Carel USA York, PA
Multiple Positions Available In Lancaster :Full time, part time, armed, and unarmed security guards needed for all shifts, no experience necessary, on the job training will be provided. To qualify you must have a clean police record, driver�s license, your own transportation, and phone. Apply on line at schaad.com or call 1-800-632-9032 to request application be mailed to you. EOE Multiple Po...
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 phone calls or faxes at the corporate office regarding employment at this time. A field hiring manager will contact you if interested in ...
Description: NOTICE: This is an ARMED post which requires a duty grade firearm. DO NOT apply unless you have a personal firearm available to use at work. This position is responsible for the protection, safeguarding, and security of assets, personnel, customers and visitors. Work consists of patrol work (foot or vehicle) in an assigned area, and other duties as directed and performed in accordanc...
Legacy USA Group Jackson, MS
--Are you looking for a job as an Armed Security Guard? We may have just the career opportunity you have been looking for! Legacy USA Group, Inc. is seeking quality Part-time Armed Security Guards to work at a Bank in Liberal, Kansas. If you are interested in this job and want more info please reply to this email... --> show contact info with your resume and in the subject put Liberal, KS. We ...
CHENEGA TOTAL ASSET PROTECTION, LLC Company Job Title: Armed Security Guard, CDC Chenega Job Title: Guard II, Armed SCA WD Labor Category: Guard II, Armed Clearance: NACI Location: Atlanta GA Reports To: Shift Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Regular Prepared Date: 10-07-2014 Approved Date: 10-07-2014 Summary: The Armed Security Guard (ASG) is primarily responsibl...

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