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SECURITY OFFICER- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
AMERICAN SECURITY FORCE
Position Title: Security Officer
Fundamental Objective: Perform all services required to observe and report all shift activity for the purpose
of protecting the assets of clients
Level of Supervision Required: Limited supervision required. The Security Officer will operate with full
knowledge of Company and Client policies and procedures and will exhibit a high level of independence and
Job functions will generally vary from post to post. Each post will require a security officer to perform some or
all of the following essential duties, responsibilities, functions, and may require some of the following physical
I. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
A. Maintain foot patrol in accordance with instructions.
1. Walk the perimeter of client premises, using prescribed schedules.
2. Record rounds in Daily Activity Reports.
B. Observe all activity occurring during each scheduled shift.
1. Listen to all unusual sounds.
2. Identify any unusual odors.
C. Open and close gates and/or doors, and lock them, as required.
D. Respond to all problem situations encountered, as appropriate.
1. Report any suspicious activities to the client’s staff, your supervisor, or emergency personnel.
2. Perform safety check-in procedures.
3. Use safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, as required.
E. Communicate with supervisors, clients, and any responsible person on-site, as required.
F. Prepare written Daily Activity Reports and Incident Reports.
G. Maintain communication with the public, contractors, vendors, and clients to assure satisfaction with ASF’s services. American Security Force Security Officer Essential Functions
II. Potential Job Duties and Responsibilities
A. Drive a golf cart or ride a bicycle, if applicable, to conduct perimeter inspections.
B. Raise and lower flags.
C. Change tires on company vehicles, as necessary.
III. Minimum Qualifications
A. Educational requirements: High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (or equivalent).
(A security school certificate and/or one year of previous security experience may be substituted
for this requirement).
B. No felony convictions on record and no misdemeanor violations resulting in a fine exceeding
C. A valid California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services registration card.
D. Reading, writing, and verbal language ability necessary to perform the essential functions of the
job as listed in Section III.
E. Ability to walk for extended periods including walking over rough terrain or uneven ground,
walking upstairs, and walking long distances. Hourly perimeter walks may be up to one mile.
F. Ability to stand to perform inspection duties.
G. Ability to lift 15 lbs. on a regular basis.
H. Ability to ride a bicycle for the duration of perimeter check.
I. Ability to drive a golf cart for the duration of perimeter check.
J. Possess a valid Class “C” California driver’s license and driving record acceptable to ASF’s
IV. Essential Position Requirements
A. Use the telephone to communicate clearances for authorization, give directions/instructions to
perform safety check-ins, and maintain personal contact with customers, the public, contractors
B. Use a hand-held radio to obtain clearances for authorizations, safety check-ins, give
directions/instructions and maintain contact with Trans-west office, customers, public,
contractors and vendors.
C. Use a flashlight to light dark areas.
D. Use keys to unlock/lock doors and/or equipment. American Security Force Security Officer Essential Functions
E. Use an automobile for patrol of customer accounts.
F. Use clipboards to hold papers and provide a writing surface.
G. Use pens and pencils to write reports.
V. Potential Position Requirements
A. Use a golf cart to patrol customer property.
B. Use a bicycle to patrol customer property.
C. Use automotive tools necessary to change tires on company vehicles.
D. Operate a fire extinguisher when necessary during an emergency.
VI. Essential Physical Requirements
A. Body Position and Movement
1. Stand to perform foot patrolling, log ingress/egress, observe shift activity.
2. Walk to observe all activity on client premises.
3. Twist upper body while observing and reporting client activities.
4. Sit to observe shift activity, write reports, log ingress/egress, use telephone, and write
5. Kneel to pick up objects/materials for disposition.
6. Crouch/stoop to perform inspections.
B. Object Manipulation
1. Open/close gates as required (heavy, awkward). This requires the use of both hands to control weights up to 50 lbs. and to lift upward, lift outward, push, and pull.
2. Use hand-held radio for communication (approximately 1 lb) – grasp with one hand.
3. Use a telephone to communicate hourly with the dispatcher (less than 1 lb) – grasp with
hand, pushbuttons with a finger(s).
4. Use keys to unlock/lock doors (less than 1 lb) – grasp with thumb/forefinger, push, turn.
5. Use flashlight to light dark areas (less than 1 lb) – grasp with hand, push on-off button
6. Use pens/pencils for written communications – grasp, push
C. Simultaneous Object Manipulations
1. Talk on the telephone while taking messages.
2. Write reports while observing activity on client premises.
3. Drive a vehicle while observing activities on client premises.
4. Walk while observing activities on client premises.
VII. Environmental Demands
A. Exposure to extreme heat, up to 100 degrees for up to 8 hours, to perform regular guard duties during summer months. (Company requires that employees wear appropriate light clothing and drink water/liquids to prevent dehydration. Guards must use radio monitoring in an emergency.
B. Work outdoors to perform regular guard duties.
C. Work indoors to perform guard duties as previously described.
D. Exposure to extreme cold during winter temperature swings only.
E. Workaround chemical hazards in an emergency where applicable. The company requires guards to report to supervisors any chemical hazard occurrence and to receive instructions regarding leaving the area.
F. Workaround fumes/odors to perform regular guard duties as previously described. The risk involved may include headaches, nausea, eye irritation, or respiratory irritation. The company requires guards to report any symptoms due to exposure and receive instructions regarding leaving the area.
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