Security Officer, Armed Overnights

Walden Security Cookeville , TN 38502

Posted 5 months ago

Be proud of where you work. Walden Security is one of the nation's largest privately-held security companies, providing a range of security services for commercial high rises, residential communities, manufacturing facilities, government buildings, automakers and more. We believe that people come first, and that investing in our employees is one of the most important aspects of business. And now we want you to join our team.


Guards industrial or commercial property against fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
will be outlined in assigned post orders. Duties may include the following; other duties may be assigned by the Operations Manager or Branch General Manager:

  • Follows all assigned post orders, both general and specific;

  • Apply the use of force rules based on the situation. Employs graduated use of force to ensure that only that force which is necessary to subdue or detain is used.

  • Patrols, periodically, buildings and grounds of industrial plant or commercial establishment, docks, logging camp area, or work site;

  • Patrols lobbies, corridors, and public rooms, confers with management, interviews guests and employees, and interrogates persons to detect infringements and investigate disturbances, complaints, thefts, vandalisms, and accidents;

  • Patrols public areas to detect fires, unsafe conditions, and missing or inoperative safety equipment;

  • Examines doors, windows, and gates to determine that they are secure;

  • Performs and sets thermostatic controls to maintain specified temperature in buildings or cold storage rooms;

  • Inspects equipment and machinery to ascertain if tampering has occurred;

  • Registers at watch stations to record time of inspection trips;

  • Inspects assigned areas and records data such as property damage, unusual occurrences, and malfunctioning of machinery or equipment, for use of supervisory staff;

  • Watches for and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes, and security doors left unlocked;

  • Warns violators of rule infractions, such as loitering, smoking, or carrying forbidden articles, and apprehends or expels persons engaging in suspicious or criminal acts;

  • Notifies staff of presence of persons with questionable reputations;

  • Permits authorized persons and regulates vehicle/pedestrian traffic at plant entrance to maintain orderly flow;

  • Drives radio equipped vehicle through client's establishment, checks alarm and locates sources of alarm;

  • Sounds alarm or calls police or fire department by telephone in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons;

  • Assists management and enforcement officers in emergency situations;

  • Contacts supervisor by radio or telephone to report irregularities and obtain further instructions;

  • Writes investigation and automobile usage reports.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Armed Security Officers are subject to supervision from Supervisors and/or Operations Manager.


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