Armed Security Officer Job Description

An armed security officer (ASO) is an individual employed by a public or private institution, business, or government who carries a firearm as part of their job.

Armed security guards may be armed security guards or armed officers, or a combination of both.

Armed officers are usually employed by private institutions engaged in law enforcement and security services.

Armed guards are employed more by private institutions, such as gated communities, public utilities, banks, schools, and medical facilities.

Many armed security guards are former law enforcement or military members.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Armed Security Officer to work at our company. The job involves working with a team of security officers to protect our premises and employees. You will need to be armed with a valid security license and have a good understanding of security procedures. If you are interested in this position, please contact us.

Armed Security Officer Duties:

  • Protect, secure, and safeguard residents and facilities by monitoring for outside threats and identifying, reporting, and containing threats
  • Provide first response and immediate intervention to emergency or crisis situations
  • Perform daily patrols and periodic property checks
  • Administer building operations, perform routine inspections, and resolve maintenance issues
  • Perform variety of administrative tasks

Armed Security Officer Responsibilities:

  • Protect company personnel, facilities, and information, including performing duties associated with law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Use existing procedures, guidelines, and policies to effectively respond to emergency and non-emergency situations, and work closely with management and law enforcement on issues involving security
  • Assist in investigations of criminal activities, workplace irregularities, and other events, and issue written or verbal reports and recommendations to management
  • Promote a safe working environment by enforcing safety regulations, values and guidelines, and directing traffic and other safety protocols
  • Report violations of safety policies, rules, or regulations to management
  • Investigate employee dishonesty, theft, and other criminal activities
  • Monitor compliance with established policies and procedures, and monitor company-issued identification badges
  • Assist in physical security by monitoring gate access and vehicle identification

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Compliant with security laws and regulations
  • Proficient in using and maintaining firearms
  • Knowledgeable of crime prevention and emergency response procedures
  • Proficient in customer services
  • Proficient in first aid and CPR
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

At [Company Name], we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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