Armed Security Guard - Opa Locka, FL (USCG)
Opa Locka, FL 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description
Armed Security Guard - Opa Locka, FL (USCG)

Job Description

Please Note: Effective 9-10-2021, per President Biden's Executive Order for federal contract facilities, the Covid-19 vaccination is now mandatory. You will be required to show proof of vaccination.

APSI and APSI-Centerra JV, LLC Security Guard / Security Officer is a position within the security and protective service field of work. Guards / Officers in this classification generally provide security services under some limited supervision from a Lead Security Guard and the Regional Program Coordinator (RPC) and / or Security Guard Supervisor , or Security Guard Manager .

Security Guard is able to perform a variety of fixed-post, mobile, or foot patrols while maintaining situational awareness and making decisions and/or taking actions consistent with established post orders, facility rules, guidelines and protocols. Duties may include work in austere and uncomfortable conditions for prolonged periods of time, including periods of inclement weather, while performing walking, standing, searching, and surveillance or sitting duties essential to the performance of the security functions.

APSI is seeking qualified applicants to fill On-Call/PT time Armed Security Officer positions in Opa Locka,FL. APSI provides a competitive salary and benefits. Candidates have a minimum 2 years of security, civilian law enforcement or an equivalent position with the Armed Forces (military). Must be fluent in speaking and writing in English. Proficiency in basic computer skills is a plus. Applicant must be able to meet medical/physical fitness requirements. Prior experience with the M4 / Remington 870 and .40 caliber platforms is preferred.

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Ahtna Professional Services, Inc.

Job Location (State)



Opa Locka

Posting Title

Armed Security Guard

Posting Type

External & Internal

Posting Subtype

Open Continuous (Pool)



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. To the extent practicable in a field setting, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Security Guard's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Keep supervisors and managers informed of unusual occurrences and important events as detailed in post orders, rules, regulations, guidelines and protocols.

  • Monitor alarms, radio traffic and other information sources. Dispatch or inform others as needed and authorized.

  • Report and appropriately address fire alarms, burglary alarms, requests for assistance and criminal acts; including but not limited to: vandalism, theft, illegal entry or attempted entry, suspicious behavior, domestic or workplace violence, threats, speed or other vehicle violations, illegal drug use, inappropriate use of facility or client equipment or property.

  • Stop, screen, inquire, and inspect vehicles and pedestrians entering and / or exiting the facility as directed by post orders, rules, regulations, guidelines and protocols.

  • Properly use equipment issued or available for use.

  • Prevent passage of prohibited articles onto or off of client facility.

  • Escort individuals or vehicles in accordance with post orders, rules, regulations, guidelines and protocols.

  • Maintain all necessary licensing, certifications, training and records for legal employment for the Security Guard position; keep and maintain all Security Clearances and documentation necessary for individual sites to include all for required ARMED positions.

  • Use portable radios, phones or other communication devises appropriately and according to established rules.

  • Monitor all APSI and client equipment; guard against loss or damage; report any such loss or damage immediately to a supervisor or manager.

  • Perform necessary work regardless of weather conditions.

  • Log in Property Pass numbers for authorized property/equipment movements.

  • Ensure the security of government property, detaining personnel using the mantrap when needed, and reporting anyone involved with unauthorized property/equipment removal.

  • Conduct regular patrols and inspections of buildings and facilities

  • Issue required badges or passes to authorized personnel.

  • Monitor electronic access control and report violations

  • Monitor radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems and respond to alarms indicating unauthorized removal of government property.

  • Grant access to areas during non-working hours to authorized personnel in accordance with the established procedure and access lists.

  • Monitor facility equipment and utility systems and report deficiencies to personnel responsible for repairs.

  • Perform random surveillance of buildings for the detection of unauthorized or inappropriate activity.

  • Perform random surveillance of fence line for breaches and the detection of unauthorized removal of government property, illegal or inappropriate activity.

  • Provide additional security support for scheduled events that may occur during or after duty hours or for unscheduled emergencies as requested by supervisor

  • Maintain activity logs and administrative documents as required by contract.

  • Contact, assist, and cooperate with local, state or federal law enforcement; locate, retain and protect necessary evidence; testify as necessary in judicial and administrative proceedings.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent

  2. Experience:

    1. Minimum of 2 years of security/civilian law enforcement experience OR an equivalent position with the United States Armed Forces (military).

    2. One year of work experience demonstrating the ability to follow directions, meet attendance requirements and the ability to complete the training necessary to certify with the State.

  3. Certifications: Florida State Security Guard license required.

  4. Language: Must be fluent in speaking and writing in English.

  5. Pre Hire Screening: Must be able to pass criminal background screen, drug test and physical exam.

  6. Must be able to meet medical/physical fitness requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

  2. Prior experience with the M4 / Remington 870 and .40 caliber platforms is preferred.

  3. Proficiency in basic computer skills is preferred

    Shareholder Preference
    Pursuant to PL 93-638, as amended, preference will be given to qualified Ahtna Native Corporation Shareholders, Descendants, and Spouses in all phases of employment.

Physical Demands (Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)

1. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

2. While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear, stand, walk, use hands to handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, and taste or smell.

3. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves anything from 10 to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


This position operates strictly within the guidelines established for the position at the assigned site. Any deviations from accepted protocols must be either approved in advance by the supervisor or immediately reported to a supervisor after the incident.

Work Environment

The position may require extensive sitting, watching monitors, walking around the facility outside in rain, wind or other poor weather conditions and kneeling and stooping to look under or inside vehicles or containers.

Ahtna Professional Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or protected veteran status. Native preference applies under PL 93-638. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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