Armed Security Jobs

Armed Security Job Overview

Armed security officers patrol a variety of environments, including casinos, public and office buildings, retail stores and airports, with firearms to ensure the safety of the property and the patrons and staff within. Armed guards protect against illegal and/or dangerous activity, such as fire, vandalism, theft and terrorism. Guards may also direct traffic and handle crowd control at large venues and events. Related occupations include correctional officer jobs and police officer jobs. Standard duties of armed security jobs may include:
  • Enforcing the law on company property
  • Monitoring surveillance equipment and alarms
  • Restricting access for visitors and employees
  • Detaining offenders
  • Patrolling areas for security breaches

Armed Security Job Education Requirements

Most armed security officers need only a high school diploma or its equivalent, but some employers prefer guards with a two- or four-year degree in criminal justice or police science. Some positions, such as gaming surveillance officers, may require additional experience with surveillance technology.

Places with strict security measures tend to employ armed guards, who typically must register with the state to carry a firearm. Armed guards also usually complete weapons training and periodic firearms tests. The background screening of armed guards is far more rigorous than that of unarmed guards, with drug tests, fingerprinting and criminal record checks being commonplace.

Armed Security Job Market

Currently, there are 1,066,730 security guard jobs, both armed and unarmed, in the U.S. according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In the next ten years, the BLS predicts the sector will add 130,200 more jobs for a growth rate of 12 percent, which is comparable to the national average.

Heightened concerns about terrorism and crime will drive growth in the industry, especially in the private sector, as private security agencies assume many of the duties formerly reserved for police officers. The states with the largest number of armed security guards are California and New York, while Washington, D.C. and Nevada have the highest concentration of armed guards.

Armed Security Job Salary Information

Armed guards usually earn slightly more than the mean salary for security guards, which the BLS reports as $27,550. Guards in the 90th percentile for earnings make $43,150 annually, while those in the 10th percentile make $17,510. Guards working in the natural gas distribution industry make the most, earning $48,130 on average, while those in the investigation and security services industry make the least, earning $25,570 on average. Armed guards in Washington, D.C. and Alaska have the highest mean salaries, making $36,750 and $35,580 respectively.
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Experienced D & G licensed security officers needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D license, a Florida State G license, a valid driver's license, previous security experience utilizing ABDI access control software, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent computer and...
Experienced, overnight, D & G licensed security officer needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens. Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D license, a Florida State G license, a valid driver's license, previous security experience utilizing ABDI access control software, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent compu...
Experienced D & G licensed security officers needed in a challenging, fast paced, high-end gated community in Palm Beach Gardens, FL Qualified applicants must have a Florida State D license, a Florida State G license, a valid driver's license, previous security experience utilizing ABDI access control software, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, along with excellent computer and ...
To apply please go to pal-sec.applicantpro.com Description Conduct armed stationary, foot and/or vehicle patrol (interior and/or exterior). Control access and/or egress of personnel and vehicles. Compose reports. Deter criminal activity, misconduct, and breach of community rules. Perform other duties as specified in post orders. Benefits Competitive compensation. Paid holidays, personal and va...
We are a world-class private security company seeking highly qualified professionals to work as armed security officers in the Boston, North Shore and Merrimack Valley Areas. Candidates must have significant military and/or law enforcement training and experience to qualify. The position also requires strong communication skills, report writing, the ability to act in a customer service capacity. ...
Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark, LLC is currently seeking individuals who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Part-time positions for ARMED security officers are available in Jericho and Williston, Vermont. Guardsmark is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professionals acros...
AlliedBarton Security Services Topeka, KS, 66604
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
AlliedBarton Security Services Overland Park, KS, 66204
**Overview:** **ABOUT ALLIEDBARTON SECURITY SERVICES** AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers. AlliedBarton provi...
ARMED SECURITY OFFICER AND FIRE WATCH POSITIONS Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. has openings at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant, Glen Rose, TX for full-time armed Security Officers and unarmed Fire Watch positions. Applicant must be available to work all shifts and must be 21 years of age. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, 401k, and short-term disability. Init...
Job Functions / Duties / Responsibilities : RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack offers consumers products and services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and conven...
Requirements: Current NJ pistol permit At least 6 years of armed experience - 2 years of this experience must include actively carrying a weapon on duty SORA license background conducive to obtaining a DOD secret clearance Active DOD Secret clearance preferred HS diploma/GED Drug-free Candidate must be able to pass a physical fitness test favorable work history & basic computer skills Ac...
JOIN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEADER! Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc. (SCIS) Security Guards Advancement Opportunities SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services), the nation's only specialty services company dedicated solely to providing security services to government agencies and contractors that require regulated services, is currently searching for FT and PT Security Guard...
Security Officers Guardsmark, LLC Dallas, Tx SECURITY OFFICERS PAY TO $13/HR! Applicants must have great customer service skills, 21 years of age or older, HS diploma/ GED, drug free and no criminal record. Great Benefits! Apply in person Monday - Friday 10AM to 4PM at: Guardsmark,12160 Abrams Rd. #650 Dallas, TX 75243 The Dallas Morning News - 10/26/2014...
OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation is a leading provider of high quality security services and innovative investigative solutions for prestigious government and commercial customers. OMNISEC International Security Services, Inc., a subsidiary of OMNIPLEX, is seeking qualified applicants to fill immediate openings for Armed Protective Service Officers in Annapolis Junction, MD. POSITION IS EMPLOY...
Armed Security Officers Accepting applications for Full Time and Part Time Armed Security Officers. Must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check, Drug Screening and Physical Fitness Test. Must be at least 21 years of age. State of TN Armed Security Officer License preferred but will train qualified individuals. Pay rate is $9.50 an hour. Fax a current resume to 865-281-8836 for consideration. ...
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 and Long Island. $30.00 per hour. The following are the attributes we are looking for: Supervisory and/or Investigative Skills Within L...
TRINITY PROTECTION SERVICES, INC. IS ACTIVELY HIRING ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS FOR ITS CONTRACT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA Position requires (3) years Security Experience, or Prior Law Enforcement Experience, or Military Experience (DD214 required), or 60 college credit hours. APPLY IN PERSON to fill out an application for employment at TPS's office at 9315 Largo Drive West Ste. 170, Largo, Maryland 207...
Company Confidential Troy, AL
Exceptional opportunities for experienced Armed Security Officers are available in the Troy, Alabama area. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Applicants must have prior law enforcement experience, military experience or armed security experience. A DOD Secret clearance is desirable. Applicant must be a US Citizen, proficient in English with good computer skills, 21 years or older wit...
ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS HELENA, MONTANA AREA Apply now if you are interested in working for Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services, Inc(SCIS) formerly Pinkerton Government Services. SCIS is one of the top employers in the security industry, developing you as a security specialist, or benefiting from our training and education as well as designing your own security career plan. JOB SUMMARY ...
Imperial Guard Service Needs Armed Security Officers Dallas/Ft Worth areas All Shifts Immediate Work Is Available We Will Train $11 to $14 an hour Benefit Package Please Submit Resume Or call 817.625.3976 license # c12202...

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