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Our security officers are employed at client sites throughout the state to help protect our clients’ property, their valuables and their employees, and whatever is important to the client. This is achieved through patrolling, monitoring and reporting techniques by exercising vigilance, integrity, communication, teamwork and helpfulness .
Our security officers are first class customer service experts. As the nature of our business changes, security officer job responsibilities also change to include video, computer and communication technology responsibilities.
No. Anyone who meets our basic application requirements is encouraged to apply. Security officer training is delivered through effective on-the-job-training and mentoring.
Our basic employment requirements for security officers include:
- Minimum age of 18 (21 years of age if applying for an armed position)
- Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
- High school diploma/GED (or agreement to complete a GED program within six months of hire)
- A reliable means of transportation and communication (i.e., phone or pager)
- Ability to read, write and speak English
- Willingness to participate in our pre-employment screening process (drug screen and background checks)
Our security officers are the “face” of the company and we believe that appearance reflects professionalism. Our employees are expected to maintain an acceptable personal appearance that mirrors the uniform and appearance standards in our employee handbook.
Security is a 24/7 industry with 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts giving our employees the flexibility to balance work/life needs. This is important to both Centurion and our employees.
The way our industry is designed, security officer wages are determined by the contract requirements, the job duties performed and the facility to which they are assigned. There are other variables, such as state minimum wages, market and geographic pay differentials.
Guard license requirements vary from state to state. Centurion personnel can advise you of what requirements and/or any assistance provided to obtain any necessary guard license or registration if applicable.
Centurion offers a wide range of training programs to help ensure our officers are knowledge leaders in the security industry. Training programs consist of mentoring, on-the-job training, classroom instruction, a certified security supervisor training program (CSSP). If you strive to be a qualified and well-rounded security professional, we have the basic and specialized training you need to help improve your security expertise.
Centurion honors and will always comply with The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System.
Allow yourself up to 10 minutes to complete the online application. The in-office application will take longer, Allow yourself up to 60-90 minutes to successfully complete the entire application, Invest the time to properly sell your skills. You will have the option to save and resume the application process at your convenience.
Yes. You are welcome to apply in person at any of our locations. Most locations have a designated station for applicants to complete the online application. If an accommodation is required, the hiring professional can assist you. Be sure to bring all necessary documents needed to complete the application such as your work history (including supervisor name/contact), education history, prior residence information, Social Security number, and other relevant information.
Generally, if an applicant’s overall qualifications match the skills and responsibilities of the position, you’ll be contacted within 2 weeks. Otherwise, your application will remain active for 60 days, during which time hiring professionals will continue to monitor ongoing job openings against current applications. Although it’s our desire to do so, we may not always have the opportunity to respond to all applications, due to the high volume
Generally, the hiring office will contact you, however if you have not heard anything within two (2) weeks, you may contact the local office for an update. You can contact the office during business hours.
Generally, the hiring professional will conduct a prescreening to determine if a face to face interview is recommended. The interview format can vary by hiring manager, location and position – the interview is normally conducted in person.
As with any interview, be prepared! Dress appropriately and be ready with informed questions and bring supporting documents of identification. The interview is a good opportunity for you to better understand the position you’ve applied for and learn first-hand what the position requires.
Should you require an accommodation for your interview, you are encouraged to make your request to the HR hiring professional.
Centurion is always looking for quality talent and is always hiring. With clients throughout the state we are always hiring for a variety of positions. We hire predominately for security officer positions, although there are job opportunities for supervisors, administrative staff and managers. Job openings, shifts and work sites vary by location.
In most cases you will know at the conclusion of the interview what the “next step” in the hiring process will be. There are variables which could depend upon your skill level, shift availability or wage expectation.
Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of the Centurion pre-employment background checks and in compliance with local, state and federal law.
Some positions have minimum requirements that may include higher education and/or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job. You can refer to these job postings to determine the requirements needed for the position you are interested in.
A criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being hired. First, we do not run a background check until after we have made a contingent job offer. Second, each applicant’s background and criminal background screening results receive an individual review. We look at the nature and gravity of the offense, when the conviction occurred and the nature of the job being sought. You will also be afforded an opportunity to respond to any entry on your criminal background report and we comply with the requirements under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. There may be certain client sites that have federal requirements with respect to criminal convictions and there are some states that have licensing requirements. You would be required to meet those requirements, if applicable.