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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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. ...
Guardsmark, LLC -- Saco, ME - $15/hr Full Time openings for experienced armed security officers in Saco, ME. Overnight and Weekend shifts are available. Must meet the following criteria to be considered--- • Minimum 5 years experience using a firearm in a work capacity • 5+ years of prior law enforcement, military, corrections, or armed security experience • Maine unrestricted License to Car...
ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS FULL TIME AND PART TIME $18.87/hour Guardsmark, LLC is looking for career oriented candidates. Candidates must possess current NYS pistol permit and must have at least 10 years of armed experience. Law enforcement and/or military experience is preferred. Candidates must have background conducive to obtaining a secret clearance, HS diploma/GED, favorable work history & ...
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...
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 ...
JOIN THE SECURITY INDUSTRY LEADER! SCIS (formerly Pinkerton Government Services) is a leader is providing cleared protective services programs that meet and exceed government requirements for facilities in the Aerospace/Defense industry. We are currently seeking top-notch full- and part-time Armed Security Officers for our Camden, AR facility. ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE -- please visit htt...
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...
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. ...
Dynamic Security, the Southeast’s premier contract security provider, is recruiting 25 part-time and full-time armed security officers in the Knoxville area to work in support of national defense. Prior military, corrections, law enforcement or security experience preferred. Armed security officer training will be provided for qualified candidates. Interested applicants must have a clean criminal ...
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...
Linxx Global Solutions, a fast growing Government contracting company, with corporate offices located in Virginia Beach, VA, is currently looking for experienced security guards to fill positions in Petaluma, CA. Responsibilities Responsible for providing armed security, safeguarding facilities, conducting patrols and escorting visitors as necessary. First responder to emergencies Investigate ...
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 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...
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...
Imperial Guard Service Taking Applications NOW!! ARMED Security Guards $10-$12 per hour Uniforms Provided Benefit Package 50 Officers Needed Immediately FULL AND PART TIME POSITIONS Evening Hours Weekends 7 days a week Apply in Person 8am-5pm 2555 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 "Interview Today - Start Work Tomorrow"...
SSC, Inc., the Northeast's leader in Contract Security Services, is seeking a highly responsible, highly professional individual to work a PART TIME assignment on a SECOND SHIFT (1600-2400 hours/4PM -Midnight) on Saturdays at our client site in Wilmington, MA throughout the year. The position is compensated at $17.00 per hour and does have the possibility of expanding to additional hours down the ...
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...
Armed Security Officer Culpeper, VA FT Position Open Availability JOB SUMMARY Observes and reports activities and incidents at an assigned client site, providing for the security and safety of client property and personnel. Precludes unauthorized access to facilities, and the conversion, theft or intentional destruction of physical assets. Responds to unusual or emergency situations using app...
ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS AZUSA 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 Observes a...
ARMED SECURITY OFFICERS CANOGA PARK 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 Obse...

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