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Unarmed Security Officer - Ports

Company: American Corporate Security, Inc.
Location: Federal Way
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


American Corporate Security is seeking qualified security professionals to work in TACOMA, WA. Our vision is to be recognized as the "Employer of Choice" in the markets that we serve. We treat our employees as clients, and provide them with the finest in benefit and compensation packages. They in turn, value their jobs and better serve our clients. Our employees have a vested interest in their jobs, and thus have established a benchmark for quality service.

This position is under the direct supervision of the Lead Officer (who reports to the Post Commander) for assigned shift of the Security Department and is responsible for the protection, safeguarding, and security of property, personnel, customers and all visitors.


  • Duties include but are not limited to performing security patrols on foot and while operating a motor vehicle;
  • Open and close rail gates only after approval is received from post management personnel, if available;
  • Complete train and/or vessel arrival and departure reports;
  • Check perimeter fencing to ensure that it meets all criteria listed in the post security plan;
  • Check all facility doors and gates to ensure they are secure and pose no security or safety threat;
  • Direct traffic in all areas as directed;
  • Investigate and document all perimeter alarms;
  • Transport visitors as needed, including operation of the shuttle bus;
  • Open and close doors as needed;
  • Relieve other guards as needed;
  • Complete daily activity log, noting areas of concern and incidents that occur;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • 18 Years of Age or Older;
    • High School Diploma or EquivalentSecurity or Law Enforcement experience preferred;
    • Union Membership must be obtained within 30 days of hire;
    • Must maintain a valid driver license, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC---), and must have a clear driving record;
    • Ability to understand and follow standard operating procedures;
    • Ability to perform duties in a professional manner and appearance;
    • Required to observe all safety and health requirements for container terminal environment;
    • Must be able to work in rotating shifts, days, evenings, and nights.

      Language Skills
      • Ability to clearly read, write, and speak English;
      • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret important security related documents;
      • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from clients, employees, and management team.
        Mathematical Skills:
        • Basic mathematical skills, including but not excluding addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, and proportions in practical solutions.
          Reasoning Ability:
          • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
          • Ability to make independent and good judgment decisions within proper policy and procedure.
            Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements:
            • Requires the ability to frequently walk to employee workareas and other workareas;
            • Requires the ability to push, pull, carry, and lift up to 50 lbs;
            • Requires close vision, distant vision, and the ability to adjust focus;
            • Requires the ability to work in a work environment where there is moderate to extreme noise;
            • Requires the ability to focus in a highly charged and noisy environment;
            • Requires the ability to work in extreme outdoor temperatures of hot and cold;
            • Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time;
            • Must be able to routinely climb stairs and operate elevators while securing the post;
            • Repetitive use of hands;
            • Use of sight, including viewing computer monitors or camera monitors for long periods of time;
            • Use of sound, including occasional conditions of high levels of noise;
            • Requires extensive use of keyboard involving repetitive motions with fingers, sitting for prolonged periods of time, and extensive use of the telephones/radios and face-to-face communication that requires accurate perception of speech as well as talking and hearing.

Keywords: American Corporate Security, Inc., Federal Way , Unarmed Security Officer - Ports, Other , Federal Way, Washington

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