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Retail Security Guard

at Allied Universal

Posted: 4/11/2019
Job Reference #: 277855
Keywords: retail

Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-CA-San Diego
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Security Officer
    Workdays Available
    Monday - Friday, Saturday - Sunday
    Shifts Available
    Afternoon, Evening, Morning
  • Overview

    We are North America’s leading security services provider with over 200,000 phenomenal employees. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more! Approximately 65% of our managers were internally promoted! ?You too can start with little, to no security experience and become one of Allied Universal’s many success stories. We have great part-time and flexible schedules! Start your phenomenal career with Allied Universal today!

    Job Description

    Allied Universal Services is currently searching for Retail Security Officers. At Allied Universal, quality starts and ends with our Retail Security Officers. The professionalism, competence, and commitment make the difference. At Allied Universal, the Retail Security Officer serves and secures the merchants, patrons, and employees of the centers they serve.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Patrol facility and/or perform fixed-post duties as instructed; foot patrol is required for all retail facilities;
    • Serve as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions
      • Detect suspicious activities and watch for criminal acts or client rule infractions at or near assigned post which may be a threat to the property, client or employees at the site
      • Report all incidents, accidents and/or medical emergencies
      • Follows procedures to respond to emergencies and alarms, such as medical incident or bomb threats, or fire alarms or intrusion

    Retail Security Officer Quality Standards:

    • Comes to work well rested and alert; is on time and completes shift assignments (including overtime, if assigned);
    • Has a neat, professional appearance and arrives at work dressed in complete and clean assigned uniform;
    • Has a friendly and professional demeanor and provides quality customer service;
    • Is a good communicator (both verbal and written) and is capable of handling typical and crisis situations both efficiently and effectively
    • Must be assertive verbally and not shy away from intervention with large groups of juveniles or young adults. Must be able to detain individuals if necessary;
    • Understands and successfully executes his/her post orders including enforcement of client and company policies, rules and regulations;
    • Must be able to successfully complete CPR, First Aid and AED training and certification;
    • May require a valid driver’s license (without restrictions or medical conditions);
    • May require operation of a Segway (Segway’s have a 250 pound weight limit);

    Physical and Mental Functions:

    • Stand or walk constantly (for up to an entire shift) on various surfaces (tile, concrete, carpet);
    • Climb stairs, ramps, or ladders occasionally during shift;
    • Occasionally bend/twist at waist/knees/neck to perform various duties;
    • Occasionally lift or carry up to 40 pounds;
    • Run as needed;
    • Constant use of both hands and arms in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while using phone, notepad, writing reports, and other administrative tasks;
    • Constant use of eyes (correctable vision to normal level required) to observe, read, interact with public and co-workers, view security monitors; includes hand/eye coordination;
    • Work in various environments including adverse outdoor conditions such as cold, rain or heat;
    • Constant mental alertness and attention to detail required while setting priorities and following up on assignments.


    Qualified applicants for the Retail Security Officer position will meet the minimum requirements, as described below:

    • High school diploma or equivalent required;
    • Read, understand and clearly speak English; constantly use speech and hearing (correctable to normal level required) in communicating with public/co-workers, giving and receiving instructions, using phones;
    • Effectual interpersonal skills across all levels of personnel and the general public in a professional manner; must be able to use initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines;
    • Must be able to read and understand all operating procedures and instructions;
    • As a condition of employment, employee must successfully complete a background investigation and a post-offer/pre-employment drug/alcohol test; Including ability to obtain a valid Guard License as required in the state for which you are applying;
    • As a condition of continued employment, employee must maintain current active status of all required License at all times, and must carry the license at all times while on duty;
    • Must display exceptional customer service and communication skills;
    • Intermediate computer skills to utilize innovative, wireless technology at client specific sites;
    • Ability to maintain satisfactory attendance and punctuality standard;
    • Neat and professional appearance;
    • Ability to provide quality customer service;
    • Ability to handle both common and crisis situations at the client site, calmly and efficiently;
    • Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume general public (constantly to occasionally depending on assignment);


    Allied Universal Services is currently searching for Retail Security Officers and is hosting a weekly Hiring Event, every Tuesday at The Westfield UTC Mall in La Jolla. We are seeking candidates to work various shifts, full-time and part-time.

    We will be located in the Security Office. Once you arrive, proceed to the Food Court/Ice Rink. You will see a set of stairs leading down towards the Ice Rink. Once you are at the bottom of the stairs, turn right, you will see a door marked Security. Check in with the officer at the front desk.

    12/18/2018 from 10 am - 1 pm, Click here for the address to Westfield UTC La Jolla.

    We are hiring for the following positions:

    • Retail Security Officer*
    • Retail Security Dispatch Officer*
    • Retail Security Patrol Officer - Ca. Driver’s License Required

    Did you know that approximately 65% of our managers were internally promoted!??You too can start with little, to no security experience and become one of Allied Universals many success stories. For all full-time positions, we offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, 401K, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more!




    Allied Universal is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Allied Universal will provide qualified individuals with reasonable accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or any other applicable state or local laws. We are committed to hiring veterans and reservists. Since 2013, we have hired over 25,000 heroes.

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