Armed Guard ($30.00/hour) Must have a Arizona State Security License

Tucson, AZ
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Security, Intelligence & Defense Analysis
  • Travel: No
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: AGS01501

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AGS, an Akima Company , provides the people, equipment, and processes that safeguard federal buildings, military bases, and detention centers. We take pride in our ability to protect and support our customers’ complex missions. We offer rewarding and challenging roles as well as competitive benefits packages and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Hourly Rate: $30.00/hour

If you have a current T-4 CBP Security Clerance, a $2500 sign on bonus will be offered.

Sign On Bonus is for AGSNew HiresOnly. Current AGS Employees are not eligible for the sign on bonus

8 Hour shifts:

  • 6am to 2 pm

  • 2pm to 10 pm

  • 10pm to 6am

Job Summary:

AGS is looking for Armed Guards to join our team of outstanding and dedicated professionals!

The Armed Guard generally provides armed security services to protect, control access and administer other associated security services to assigned areas, functions, and facilities.

General Description of Duties :

In this position you will enforce regulations and procedures designed to prevent breaches of security, exercises judgment and uses discretion in responding to incidents and emergencies, determining whether to intervene directly, ask for assistance as time permits, keep situation under control or surveillance, or to report incident or situation to the appropriate authority for handling. As assigned, ensure the safety and security of individuals who are placed in custodial detention. Duties require specialized training in methods and techniques of protecting controlled areas. The Guard II is required to demonstrate proficiency with firearms and other special weapons, and to meet rigorous physical fitness standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Requires excellent interpersonal communication and customer service skills for interacting with the customer and the general public and perform multiple tasks in tandem. Requires the ability to work effectively without constant supervision.

Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Escort of detainees in custody while present at medical treatment facilities, courtrooms, detention facilities, and any other guard services

  • Serves detainees prepared meals as required or directed

  • Conduct searches of holding cells and/or detainees as required or directed

  • providing security/escort at local medical facilities, for the duration of the detainee’s hospital care, restricting unauthorized public access to detainees

  • Provides security as directed by TOMs to various locations throughout the facility

  • Performs searches of vehicles and persons as directed by the contract or contracting officer’s representatives

  • Enforce regulations and procedures designed to prevent breaches of security, exercise judgment and uses discretion in responding to incidents and emergencies.

  • Maintain the security of all areas by taking actions as required

  • Take charge of your post by securing and protecting personnel and property for which you are responsible until properly relieved

  • Comply with orders and instructions given. These responsibilities continue until relieved by proper authority

  • Report all violations of orders you must enforce

  • Give the alarm in case of disorder or emergency

  • Report unusual events that threaten security or endangers life or property

  • Take reasonable counteraction to save life and property or lessen danger. At the same time, you must maintain the security of your post and remain alert during the emergency

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • US citizen and resided in the U.S. for the last five years

  • Must have a H.S. Diploma or GED

  • Must have a current State of Arizona Armed Guard license;

  • Must have 1 year of law enforcement, or armed security guard, or detention/corrections or military; or 6 months for security officers with experience related to detaining civil or administrative detainees

  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays

  • Must be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language

  • Must have intermediate written English skills, including ability to prepare detailed written reports and fill out forms

  • Must be able to pass all training and obtain all required certifications

  • All prospective new hire must be able to pass a pre-employment physical to proceed through the hiring process

  • Must be able to routinely pass rigorous fitness for duty standards at regular intervals and upon demand

  • Must be able to pass a background investigation to include criminal, credit and driving record checks. Screened pre-employment including psychological testing, honesty and integrity validation, employment verification, criminal records checks, credit checks, driver’s license check, pre-employment and random drug screening

  • Must be able to pass US Government background investigation to obtain and maintain a government clearance

  • Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968, Suitability applies

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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