Security Officer – VPS Security 3rd Shift

VPS Security, LLC

VPS Security, LLC is seeking a 3rd Shift Security Officer in Gainesville, FL (hours: 2200 – 0600). The ideal candidate is punctual, dependable, and will uphold the company standards of conduct. This position will provide protection and surveillance for employees, clients, guests/visitors and assets from possible criminal activity and emergency situations. 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Conduct regular and random patrol around the assigned area.
  • Monitor, inspect, and protect the property, staff, and environment by keeping the location secure.
  • After business hours, checks doors, windows, and gates to ensure the property is secure.
  • Monitors crowds.
  • Use provided communication devices such as two-way radios in a clear and concise manner.
  • Escorts discharged staff, trespassers, and other unwelcome parties off the premises.
  • Report suspicious activity on the property to management in detail.
  • Provide detailed reports on daily activities and any incidents that may have occurred to management. This includes the Pass-down Report at the end of each shift.
  • Maintain logs including the Vehicle sign-out inspection report if approved to use a company vehicle, UTV, Golf cart or any other motorized device for transportation.
  • Assists dispatch with monitoring surveillance cameras as needed.
  • Perform CPR or first aid when needed.
  • Contacts law enforcement or fire department in case of an emergency.
  • Maintain uniforms and equipment in compliance with the company standards.

  • Detailed understanding of best security policies, practices, and the law.
  • Ability to learn the layout/site plan of all client property and buildings.
  • Keen and observant eye to ensure any suspicious activity does not go unnoticed.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally to varying levels of individuals and situations (low & high pressure).
  • Great customer service, interpersonal, and communications skills when dealing with business customers and other visitors to the property.
  • Ability to act with integrity and in a professional manner.
  • Ability to remain calm and act efficiently in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to operate emergency equipment.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Ability to work with confidential and classified information.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Must pass background check and drug test.

Education / Experience:

  • Must have State of FL Security License. If not currently, must acquire within 60 days of hire.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean DMVR and current auto insurance coverage a plus

 Physical Demands / Working Conditions

  • Ability to patrol the property and access areas quickly.
  • Must be able to walk/stand for extended period of time, in all types of weather.
  • Ability to sit at a desk, work on a computer, and monitor cameras for prolonged periods of time.
  • Great physical strength and agility. Must be able to lift minimum of 50 pounds at a time.

This organization participates in E-Verify.

VPS Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of our company that we will recruit, hire, transfer, train, compensate, layoff, terminate and promote persons in all job titles, and ensure that all other personnel actions are administered, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and disability, or other legally protected status, and we will ensure that all employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.

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